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‘Respect’ 40x30 Acrylic on Canvas
Part of ‘Worthy’ 2019
With Drag coming into our national collective experience with shows like rupauls dragrace and movies like a star is born it could be easy to forget how far we have come. The courage to stand up and do the hard work of performative gender (with an emphasis on performative!) is not easy. In a country built on puritanical notions even harder... This community of misfits, clowns, deep thinkers, rule breakers, punk rock boundary exploring people are worthy... worthy of ‘Respect’.
The Tracy Piper
Tracy Piper is an ex-circus performer turned figurative painter. A kaleidoscope of vibrant color; Tracy’s work tackles the changing landscapes of community and identity in the 21st century. She has shown at both SCOPE Miami and SCOPE New York, and shows all over the world. In 2017 Tracy competed on the hit TV show ‘Skin Wars: Fresh Paint’ and emerged victorious. She graduated from the Illustration program at California College of the Arts with distinction in 2012.