Series: 'Shadows and Silhouettes' urban realist paintings
Signature: Artist signed front, paint
Image rights: Artist copyright 2017
Exhibited: So— Andra Norris Gallery
Stars and stripes are at play in this subtle red, white and blue painting, depicting a Chinatown residency from Lynette Cook, whose contemporary photorealistic acrylic paintings captures SF and other Northern California towns which convey the stories of their inhabitants. In this painting a fire escape casts a shadow of a stairway climbing across a brick facade, upward. The staircase may illustrate the promise of immigrating to the USA and working toward citazenship. The exterior facades of urban dwellings that are both architecturally complex — and mundane — are the focus of Cook’s Shadows and Silhouettes series. The paintings feature the rhythmic dark-light dance of light traveling through wrought-iron balconies and inner-city fire escapes, as well as shadows cast from clean laundry hanging out to dry. The work captures that which is universal and connects all people in their elemental desire to create a sense of home.
This important series that was exhibited at California’s Morris Graves Museum in 2016. In the same year the artist was awarded a prestigious Jackson Pollock citizenship Foundation honorary grant.
This important series that was exhibited at California’s Morris Graves Museum in 2016. In the same year the artist was awarded a prestigious Jackson Pollock Krasner Foundation honorary grant.