The Tracy Piper "All I Need"

Voss Gallery presents “All I Need,” a solo exhibition of figurative paintings by The Tracy Piper that vibrantly depicts sensual scenes of leisure in opposition to the increasingly idealized ‘hustle culture.’

The exhibition opens on Friday, February 7, 6-10PM and runs through Saturday, February 29, 2020. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6PM or by appointment.


A timely tribute to the ‘rest as resistance’ movement, “All I Need” reaffirms society’s right to reflection and self-care. In “A Little Space,” an androgynous woman proudly embraces herself, emphasizing the necessity of self-trust. Rendered in repose, the figure resists the societal pressures of womanhood and capitalism’s normalization of insecurity.

Throughout the works, washes of rainbow hues fluidly fade from the foreground to suspend figures in abstraction. Tranquility is found in the immaterial. Utilizing the technique of transparency, Piper’s polychromatic brushstrokes are a testament to sensuality and inclusivity.

Universal imagery is employed to underscore the exhibition’s collective call to action. A pair of hands yearn to connect. A solitary eye envisions a brighter future. These pictorial tropes prompt viewers to challenge established paradigms in search for an authentic and individualized truth.

“All I Need” is a deeply personal journey to discover what it is we all hope for. It’s radical to take the time for ourselves and our community. This series is a chance to see what happens when we take our collective foot off the gas pedal. It’s okay to take care of yourself. Whenever you find yourself rushing through life, I want to remind you to take a step back and ask: “What do I need?”–The Tracy Piper.

THE TRACY PIPER (b. Oakland, CA, 1987) is an ex-circus performer-turned-figurative painter based in San Francisco, CA. She has shown at SCOPE, SELECT, and SPECTRUM in Miami, FL; stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco, CA; SCOPE New York, NY; Art San Diego, CA; Superfine! Fair, Los Angeles, CA; and exhibits internationally. In 2017 Tracy competed on the GSNTV show “Skin Wars: Fresh Paint” and emerged victorious! She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration with distinction from California College of the Arts.

VOSS GALLERY is an art gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District established in 2019 by Ashley L. Voss. The gallery features a dynamic exhibition program of work by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows with an emphasis in New Contemporary work with a technical edge. Voss Gallery prides itself for its unique commitment to fostering community and establishing relationships with local artists and young collectors. New exhibitions are presented approximately every three-to-four weeks.