(A) facet of “TRANSCEND” that’s especially noteworthy (is that) it comes at a moment when increased awareness of the lived experience of transgender people has brought about a sensitivity about the prurient, tabloid-y matters that pertain to transitioning. Senarighi’s insistence on the physicality and intimacy of trans bodies is a response to their erasure in the public sphere. Senarighi depicts clothes in grayscale, using only black paint on a white canvas and — apart from the cloud-and-sky backgrounds — restricting the use of color to the subjects’ faces, hair, and skin, where it’s nothing short of riotous.
Expression Through Art, Beyond Gender Podcast, June 28, 2018
If you enjoy smiling and being moved by spectacular art pieces featuring the LGBTQ community, then you need more of Rae’s work in your life.