Artist’s Statement "Prairie Vane" is based in the notion of a portable landscape stemming from my time living in the Midwest. The architecture of rural Iowa varies greatly, yet the common theme is how it is adapted to meet the needs of people; an adaptation that isn't always 'pretty,' but necessary. "Prairie Vane" explores our human desire to control our surroundings, from the elements, to the shelters that protect us from them.
Over the past 9 years, Dan Perry (b. 1979 Omaha, NE) has exhibited his artwork across the United States in over 20 juried and group exhibitions as well as 5 solo exhibitions. Notable venues include The Quincy Art Center in Quincy, Illinois; Alice C. Sabatini Gallery in Topeka, Kansas; The Cole Art Center in Nacogdoches, Texas; The Tug Boat Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska; and The Des Moines Art Center.
Dan has exhibited large-scale sculptures in outdoor exhibitions in Dubuque, Iowa; Champaign, Illinois; and Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Recently, he has completed public commissions for the University of Northern Iowa, Red Rock Arabian Stables, and the City of Coralville, Iowa.
Currently, Dan is the Art Studio Technician and Instructor at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.