The Girl at the Bar at the Folies Bergere by Edouard Manet

(See references to Manet in Harry Roche's interview. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

John Sheridan's high-key drawings occupy a Twilight Zone time warp depicting American pop culture via art historical heroes such as Manet and Mondrian. Another Oaklander, Sheridan floats hyperrealistic figures resurrected from undervalued secondary sources like pulp novels and B-movies. One of three Paper Cuts participants with a history of having his/her work censored in the Bay Area, Sheridan's drawings nonetheless revel in their own ambiguity. -- Harry Roche press release