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Event Review: Katherine Cone Gallery's Hot Opening with Sean Cheetham's "Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams"
See image to right, "Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams," 2011 oil on Arches paper, 10 x 8."
Fabulous night....packed gallery, nice bar....something I always enjoy and the art....outstanding! There was also a wonderful mix of people, creating a nice open vibe.
What I like about this exhibition, is unlike so many abstract/contemporary artists today, you can see that Cheetham actually has some training as an artist.
So many artists have had no formal training, yet will splash some paint on a canvas and call it art. They have no idea of how to draw or paint. Not the case with Sean Cheetham.
Cheethan is a skilled draftsman. His classic portrayal of his subjects allows the viewer to step into the scene. Almost as if they, the viewer are part of that reality.
His portraits, usually of women, capture a moment in time, often revealing the sadness of the characters, intertwined with the richness of the art form. You can feel the emotion seeping from the canvas.
"Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams," a wonderful show...make sure to stop in. It will remain open until March 10th, 2012.
Katherine Cone Gallery is located at 2673 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10-6pm; (310) 287-1558; www.katherineconegallery.com.