WordPress blog designed as a collection of contemporary works by the late artist Andy Lakey, who passed away October of 2012.
The Subtotal Project has launched in the studio of artist Andrew Lakey, and will be presented once completed, culminating with the publishing of books, a documentary and exhibitions.
This CVA site is an online gallery showcasing a collection of paintings from Andrew Lakey’s “Unencountered Language” collection.
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.
Curatorial book design and editorial by Day For Night, published for the Japanese art market.
Artist Andrew Lakey‘s following in Japan has been nothing short of fanatical since the early 1990s, and the exhibition catalogue Angel Magic 108 was produced before his Tokyo showing in December 2007, in association with JMA / Lightworks (Japan). December 2009 also marked the release of our second art book of Lakey paintings, “Unencountered.” Works from the ever-popular Unencountered Rogues Gallery and Studies, Drawings and Sketches are also featured.
The books are available for purchase online from Amazon.co.jp, and at this link:
“Unencountered” by Andrew Lakey
Artist Andrew Lakey‘s following in Japan has been nothing short of fanatical since the early 1990s – and this miniature exhibition catalogue was produced before his Tokyo exhibition in December 2007, in association with JMA / Lightworks (Japan) and Crave Media Publishing (Japan).
“Angel Magic 108” is an oracle pairing original Lakey paintings with thematic virtues (Patience, Beauty, Tolerance…) and extends well beyond the angel artwork Lakey is best known for, spanning works from the last decade of Unencountered, Silhouettes and Shadows, Hearts and early abstract works.
The book is available for purchase online at this link: