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Congratulations to Herb Alpert and Lani Hall for their 2010 Grammy Nomination for the instrumental “Besame Mucho” from their latest live outing, “Anything Goes.” We aren’t just saying that because we designed their very popular site where the devoted fan of the Tijuana Brass bandleader may also find a full discography, read exclusive biographical interview, even an in-depth music appreciation essay on the legendary trumpeter’s sound, and get a full chronological timeline from 1961 to the present, and a window into Herb’s work as a successful abstract painter and sculptor.
Silhouettes & Shadows is an ongoing experimental project of Andrew Lakey portraits, that examines the liminal boundaries of likeness using a minimum of subject information to generate the threshold of stimulus of sufficient intensity to produce a similarity. The process of capturing the mere tracing of a shadow cast by a profile, or the simple outline of a body part, such as a hand or a torso or a foot, as a methodology to eliminate extraneous detail, becomes a portal into a new dimension of artifact. The question is “How much can be removed before likeness is lost or new likeness is revealed?”
The Silhouettes & Shadows collection is a continuum of work that will be shown to the public in upcoming exhibitions and at select venues where the artist is making a public demonstration of the process.
In a post-post-modern art world where there is little agreement as to who the reigning masters are, and even less agreement about the direction of its many divergent schools, California artist Andy Lakey has managed a juggernaut painting career that continues to unfold in unexpected paths and in richly provocative ways.