I'll be showing a new body of work in the back gallery at Track 16 as part of Stuck Together: Marsian De Lellis, Simone Gad & Debra Broz. Over the past 2 months, I've collected and altered 25 ceramic rabbits originally created in the 1950s and '60s by the Japanese company Lefton. White rabbits are albinos created by selective breeding and have been a prime source for fur and animal testing, but they are also a symbol of Easter and the catalyst that brought Alice to Wonderland. My White Rabbits are a study of variations on a single form, each alteration is a walk into the realm of possibility with an animal that represents the dual worlds of science and magic.
From the press release:
Track 16 presents “Stuck Together,” an exhibition featuring Marsian De Lellis, Simone Gad, and Debra Broz. The three Los Angeles-based artists create a handmade response to mass-produced images and objects, re-contextualizing and re-purposing through collage and assemblage. The work consists of anthropomorphic imagery—animals and representations of bodies. Each artist imparts into the work an aura that is both ludic and obsessive, and each artist gives attention to objects and creatures that might be discarded, and instead reworks, reinvents, and gives the objects a chance to stand up, warts and all.
Runs through May 11.
See the press release for more about the exhibit here.
Stuck Together opens Saturday, March 16, 7-10 pm and will be up through May 11 at Track 16 Gallery, 1206 Maple Ave, #1005, Downtown, Los Angeles, 90015
Photo by Sean Meredith, Track 16