Tracey Harris’ figurative artwork addresses gender roles and social norms with vulnerability and a sense of humor. Through a play on the world of self-help, Harris reminds the viewer to step back and laugh at all that modern society not only seems to ask of us, but also demands we execute with perfection.
In her paintings, Harris overly exaggerates the never-ending cycle of trying to do it all. Her work deals with the struggle of being the mom, the maid, the handyman, the cook, etc., all while trying to maintain a sense of self. The humorous imperfection she conveys in her subject matter contrasts with the perfection of her paintings’ execution, furthering the idea that the need to perfect prevails.
- Rachel Stephens (from American Art Collector magazine, September 2014)
Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207