The Tracy Piper "All I Need"
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 7, 6-10PM
Showing: February 7 - 29, 2020
3344 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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 a female-identifying, contemporary painter, muralist, author, and art activist. Best known for her vibrant portraits and figurative acrylic paintings, Tracy's illustrative work tackles social constructs in an abstract-realist style. She has shown at SCOPE and SELECT in Miami, FL; stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA; SCOPE New York, NY; and exhibits internationally. In 2017 Tracy competed on the GSNTV show “Skin Wars: Fresh Paint” and emerged victorious! Her ten murals and public art projects spread positivity and inclusivity from East to West Coasts. She has published two books "Worthy" and "SEEN" with Voss Gallery Books. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration from California College of the Arts, CA and is represented by Voss Gallery in San Francisco, CA.