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Adia Millett in Conversation with Simone Gage about her exhibition at San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art

Adia Millett's art honors the history of domestic craft, abstraction, and architecture, while being inspired by afro futurism, emotional resiliency and the preservation of our land. Her work ranges from painting, quilting, stained-glass, collage, video, sculpture, to installation. Investigating the fragile interconnectivity among all living things, she deconstructs images, ideas and materials to shed light on the multifaceted and complex parallels between the creative process and the nature of personal identity. 

Simone Gage earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Mills College in 2021. From there, Gage went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Art History from the University of California at Davis, where she studied global contemporary art with a focus on the 1960s American cultural revolution with an emphasis on queer, feminist, and post-colonial theories. In her own research Gage examines how the confluence of such mid-century national events as the post-war economic boom, the rise of the supermarket, auto industry, suburbs, and the advent of psychedelics have shaped visual culture. She has worked for and interned at various museums and galleries throughout the Bay Area, including the Mills College Art Museum, Minnesota Street Project, and the de Young Museum. 

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  • Laamsha Young
  • Gordon Yamate
  • Angelika Marie Heckert
  • John Huddle

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