WonderGround Ground Gallery Presents; Sean Chao
WonderGround Gallery’s Artist in Residence-Sean Chao
February 1 – February 2
WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney® District, Disneyland® Resort
Every Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 9pm, throughout the month of February, meet WonderGround Gallery’s Artist in Residence, Sean Chao, whose miniature sculptures illicit amazement to all those who see his work.
Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Sean Chao now finds home in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, Chao graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with a BFA in Illustration. He learned how to create in a variety of mediums, from drawing, to painting, to sculpture. Working in a small studio, he yielded his love of creating miniature sculptures.
Using Sculpey (a type of polymer clay), bass wood, balsa wood, paper, wire, and painstaking precision, Chao creates a delicate balance in his sculptures by showing enough detail to ignite wonder, yet enough imperfection to reveal that they’re lovingly handmade.
Nature is a recurring theme in Chao’s work. He often depicts dense forests filled with plants, animals, and insects. He has also portrayed ocean scenes as well as space scenes. He creates a lot of movement in every scene so that each one feels like a moment frozen in time. Watching people view Chao’s artwork, you can’t help but notice their looks of awe as they pore over all the minute details and then their smiles as they walk away.
With his artwork, Chao intends to offer a bit of joy while at the same time trying to change the world – even in a small way – which turns out to not be so simplistic after all.
Disneyland® Resort presents a Robert Olszewski Product Release & Signing
Disneyana Shop on Main Street, U.S.A.
Join us as we welcome Miniaturist, Robert Olszewski who will be on hand for a special appearance and signing for the launch of his newest release, the fifth and final installment of the Main Street Electrical Parade series, To Honor America, featuring the American bald eagle and American flag. A special plaque will be adhered to the bottom of the base for the first day of release. Sculpture comes complete with certificate of verification. Bob will appear at the Disneyana Shop on Main Street, U.S.A., February 2, 2013 from 9 – 11am.