Simone Gad ~ Au Centre Biologie Diversite-Endangeure Ocelots/Jaguars, 2019
Au Centre Biologie Diversite-Endangeure Ocelots/Jaguars/ Pumas/Elmer Batters Hommage, 2019
Oil pastel, ink, and collage on paper.
11 x 14 inches.
Simone Gad's collage drawings are brutal, playful, and kinetic consisting of rescued animals drawn amongst vintage nude pinup collage. Combining the vulnerability of both the models and the rescues, she’s relating her own desire for being rescued—how they might rescue each other from the trauma of being objects to be discarded. The daughter of Polish immigrants and Holocaust survivors, Simone moved to Los Angeles in 1951. At age 73, Simone’s work continues to explore themes of trauma and survival.