|Dan Perry - Waterloo, Iowa
Artist's StatementThe imagery in my work is an amalgamation of candid recollections and fabricated realities constructed in the guise of toys, props, machines and architectural elements. Constant exposure to films, music, folklore, science and the events of the world around me influence my work as I attempt to recreate events sculpturally. Stanchion is based in the notion of a portable landscape. By combining references to common building materials such as cinder blocks with the imagery of an idealistic cloud. I aim to explore the human desire to control our exposure to our environment.
Dan’s work has been shown nationally in such places as Omaha, NE, Nashville, TN, Louisville, KY, Tyler, TX, Topeka, KS and Joplin, MO. His artwork has also been included in regional exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center, the Sioux City Art Center and the Tugboat Gallery. Dan recently completed a public commission to design and build the cauldron for the 2010 National Special Olympic Summer Games as well as a public commission for the University of Northern Iowa. Currently, Dan is the Art Studio Technician and an Instructor at the University of Northern Iowa.