Torchy, high gloss enamel on panel, 88" x 44"
Tracy Murrell is an Atlanta-based artist and curator. Her artwork explores the use of silhouettes, recontextualizing the images to use as entry points for deeper conversations on gender, race, and beauty. Using imagery from popular culture, her process begins by reducing her subjects to their essential elements, eliminating everything until they are stripped to raw line to expose their most compelling details. Painted in high key color, her paintings are reminiscent of Pop and post-pop Masters such as Lichtenstein, Katz and Hume, prompting the viewer to question their own beliefs about race and gender, as well as what is high and low art.