Series: 'Shadows and Silhouettes' urban realism
Signature: Artist signed front, paint
Image rights: Artist copyright 2012
Exhibited: So— Andra Norris Gallery
Lynette Cook’s shadow-centric scenes — executed using exceptional concentration, patience, and skill — pay homage and provide clues to the individual lives of those who inhabit San Francisco and neighboring communities. Yet the life-like acrylic paintings — capturing light as it dramatically moves across this unique environment also represent that which is universal in human experience and connects people on a basic level. With meticulous detail the commonplace is celebrated and rises to the extraordinary in this important series that was exhibited at California’s Morris Graves Museum in May of 2016. In the same year the artist was awarded a prestigious Pollock Krasner Foundation honorary grant. Painting in canvas is 24 x 18 inches. Beautifully framed in a contemporary pale hardwood floater frame with an outside dimension of 25 x 19 inches.