THE TRACY PIPER "BLOOM"
Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 6-9PM
Showing: March 18 - April 16, 2022
3344 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Voss Gallery presents “Bloom,” a solo exhibition by The Tracy Piper that reimagines the Garden of Eden as an inclusive paradise celebrating our collective growth in these tumultuous times. Meet fellow art lovers while taking pleasure in the artist's vibrant figurative paintings—in addition to a curated selection of regional artists in the gallery's lower level space [The Down Low].
The exhibition is on view through April 16, 2022. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6PM or by appointment. We are closely following the situation with COVID-19 via the CDC and SF Department of Public Health and will share any updates on our website, newsletter, and social media channels.
A new addition to the artist’s signature color palette, Tracy includes fictional tattoos in each portrait to share the subject’s inner stories. In “Shine,” line-drawn hands signing ‘bloom’ in American Sign Language (ASL), illustrate the personal history of Brandon Kazen-Maddox, a multi-talented GODA (Grandchild of Deaf Adults) BIPOC ASL Artist who advocates for more visibility for the Deaf community through art and performance.
“It takes all types of flowers to make a garden. This series depicts the stories of my community, the strength it took to make it here, and a choice to champion everyone, as we are, now. People from all walks of life who in their very existence are worthy of being seen.” —The Tracy Piper
THE TRACY PIPER (b. Oakland, CA, 1987) is a female-identifying, contemporary painter and art activist. Best known for her vibrant portraits and figurative acrylic paintings, Piper’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 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! Most recently, Tracy completed six murals in the Bay Area to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement and promote community safety during COVID-19. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration from California College of the Arts and is represented by Voss Gallery.