Thirty-one year old Tracy Thomason is a third-generation artist – her mother and grandmother before her.
Working down this matriarchal line Thomason draws inspiration from forms artistically associated with the female body. In her paintings sinuous curves arc and sweep across the canvas.... BUT (and in careful keeping to a crazy lady sterotype) not before Thomason attacks the ground, scratching and scraping the surface. This violent desctruction in (bi) polar opposite to the lush curves.
What makes her works even more exciting are her material explorations. Beauty products, sheepskin, activated charcoal and marble dust are all coopted as art supplies. Often mixed into pastes (sheepie fur excluded) the materials are “painted” on with a palette knife.
Her works are rough, rich, and beautiful.
Tracy Thomason has an upcoming solo exhibition at Phoebe’s. She is a 2015 nominee for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant. In 2014 she was awarded The Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency with Dana Schutz, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship.
And! You can see two of her paintings right now at Cuevas Tilleard.