Opening this Saturday, February 11th at the Katherine Cone Gallery in Los Angeles, is the latest solo exhibition by Sean Cheetham. Entitled Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams this new show features 16 figurative paintings. As stated in the press release, Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams is way of saying one should have the best of everything although we know that this isn’t always true, and quit often it seems like life deals out more black eyes than it does Mai tais (pun). The lead painting in the show (first below) shows the artist with a black eye and that overall look of weariness that comes with a life less than fantastic. This feeling continues through the works, as does the intense style of painting and color that Sean is capable of. For those interested in his painting process, there is some great videos on Youtube, and Artist Daily has a good article about his use of the “mud palette” here.