I first became aware of Simone Gad running into her at art openings where she was often accompanied by Sheree Rose. I heard that Simone was a former child actor and outsider artist, but didn’t know her all that well. That all changed one day when Sean Meredith suggested we partner for an exhibition at Track 16.Continue reading “Simone Gad (1947-2021)”
From September 20th-29th, 2019, a photograph from Model Killer will be part of American Puppetry Today, The Photography of Richard Termine in Charleville-Mézières, France.Continue reading “Model Killer, American Puppetry Today, The Photography of Richard Termine, Charleville-Mézières”
Whether it’s disintegrating dolls, mutant ceramic bunnies, or rescue animal pinups, the artists of Stuck Together: Marsian De Lellis, Simone Gad, Debra Broz, playfully handcraft responses to mass-produced objects and images charged with autobiographical fragments. Join me on a virtual tour, where we can survey the work for context… Continue reading “How We Got Stuck Together”
On June 16th + 17th, I presented an initial scene from Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups, as an artist-in-residence at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center at the culmination of the National Puppetry Conference. Model Killer is a morbid comedy centered on Vivian Nutt, a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator. Vivian builds dioramas of unsolved murders, only for it to be revealed that she is a serial killer. In Model Killer, I am creating a universe in which I invite the viewer to reconsider female serial killers, the historically feminine craft of miniatures, and murder as entertainment.Continue reading “Model Killer – Model Victims, Waterford, CT (workshop performance)”
In June 2017, The Walt Disney Company and the Eugene O’Neill Center underwrote an artist-in-residence for Model Killer as part of the National Puppetry Conference.Continue reading “Walt Disney Co. + Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (support)”
On June 17th, 2016, I presented a private reading of excerpts from Model Killer at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut.Continue reading “Model Killer – 2016, Waterford, CT (private reading)”
On Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 7:00PM, my ultra-short puppet animation film, “The Gunman” was screened at Standard ToyKraft as part of “Summer Cinema Presents: Glen or Glenda”. The pre-show line up (curated by Jessica Scott) also included films by Daphne Gardner, Beau Brown and Trey Kirchoff. I animated “The Gunman” in 2007 using found objects, figurines, and toys, with drawings by Katie Shook, and assistance from Laura Heit and Dillon Markey.
In June 2011, I was the recipient of the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry Scholarship to participate in the the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. While at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center I worked on Web of Mystery, in which a spider dances with it’s puppeteers before overtaking one of them, and as an assistant puppeteer on Leslie Cararra-Rudolph’s Wake Up Your Weird, in which a candy obsessed five year old must process her feelings after getting bullied out of a play date.