THE TRACY PIPER "BLOOM"

Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 6-9PM
Showing: March 18 - April 16, 2022

Voss Gallery
3344 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

The Tracy Piper's figurative painting of a man with curly hair titled "Shine," is available for purchase at Voss Gallery for 2800USD.

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

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The Tracy Piper's portrait painting of a woman with long hair titled
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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.

Photograph of three people talking during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of a woman viewing artwork during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of three men during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of two people viewing artwork during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of a woman holding fine art prints during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of woman scanning art book during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of two people talking during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of two kids during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of artist holding a glass of wine and a woman during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of two men laughing during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of a couple during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of a couple during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of two people holding glass wines and talking during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of a couple viewing artwork during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of a girl wearing a face mask during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.
Photograph of people and kids during The Tracy Piper's Bloom exhibition Opening Reception at Voss Gallery, San Francisco, March 18, 2022.