Rag and Bone, 2021
Umbrellas, moving blankets, house paint, zip ties
Cow Ear Calla Lilies, Bouquet, 2021
Cow ears, artificial flower stems, glass vase
Fever Dream, 2021
As we try to define what is to become the “new normal,” it is likely that many of us will rationalize our conscious decisions based on two conflicting beliefs and impulses.
In this show seasonal items such as beach chairs, umbrellas, and moving blankets mark our dependence on disposable foreign goods, and yet we justify our purchases as good for the national economy.
The surreal juxtaposition of these incongruous materials brings into question materiality and meaning, association and memory, and allusions where the viewer is transfixed, fraught in a moment of simultaneous attraction and repulsion.
Kevin Tracy resides in Davis CA and is pursuing an MFA.
A recent Post-Bac graduate in studio art through UC Berkeley Extension, his work has been shown nationally and he received the Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Student Award for 2021.
As an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, sculpture, performance, and video, his artwork lies at the intersection between craft and fine art. Drawn to art as therapy at an early age, he continues to explore the psychological reality of things and the interplay of disparate media to alter perception and meaning.