The Tracy Piper "All I Need"

Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 7, 6-10PM
Showing: February 7-29, 2020

Voss Gallery
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.

Front entrance of the gallery during The Tracy Piper's
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The front entrance during The Tracy Piper's
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All I Need sign promoting The Tracy Piper's
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Paintings installed on the gallery's spotlight wall. The Tracy Piper's
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Photograph of The Tracy Piper's work installed in Voss Gallery. The Tracy Piper's
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Photograph of The Tracy Piper's install exhibition. The Tracy Piper's
Photograph of The Tracy's work installed at Voss Gallery. The Tracy Piper's
Install photograph of The Tracy Piper's paintings at Voss Gallery. The Tracy Piper's
The Tracy Piper's exhibition install at Voss Gallery. The Tracy Piper's
The Tracy Piper's work installed at Voss Gallery. The Tracy Piper's

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.

People attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
People attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Man viewing artwork during the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
People attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Le Bohemian Muse attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
The Tracy Piper with two models at the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Shane Izykowski and friends attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Gallery viewers looking at prints during the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
The Tracy Piper and friends attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
The Tracy Piper and Bobby Boyd during the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Ashley Voss, The Tracy Piper, Ariel Gold, Shane Izykowsi, and Natalia Lvova during the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Lady Henze during the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
The Tracy Piper hugging Harumo Sato during the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Woman posing with artwork during the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Tim Irani, The Tracy Piper, and Harumo Sato during the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's
Gallery guests during the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's