(L) Sean O'Meallie, Punch Party (The Wave Series), painted wood, 2014 / (R) Jason Chase, Big Wheel, oil on canvas, 2013
PLAY: Sean O'Meallie & Jason Chase
October 24–December 13, 2014
Events are free, but space is limited—register to secure your spot.
Jason Chase delights with his super perfect world of paintings painted bigger, better, and brighter than reality. Sean O'Meallie is renowned for creating eye-catching, thought provoking, and beautifully crafted sculptures with multi-layered content that packs a punch. Together, these two artists invite you to the campus gallery this fall to PLAY.
Part of the Gerry Riggs Memorial Fund Exhibition Series and funded in part by UCCS Visual and Performing Art Department (VAPA).
About the artists:
Jason Chase received his bachelor's degree from UCCS in 2000 and a master's in fine arts from Boston University in 2003 where he studied with artist John Walker. Chase has exhibited in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.
Sean O'Meallie is from New Orleans. He studied art at the University of New Orleans and served as assistant to noted artist Ida Kohlmeyer. For 10 years he worked in New York City as a toy inventor for the international marketplace. O'Meallie moved to Colorado in 1977 and taught studio art at UCCS for nine years.
O'Meallie's sculptures have been exhibited and toured in the U.S. and Europe. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art & Design in New York City, The Decorative Arts Museum in Little Rock, Ark., The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo.