Stop 115, Prairie Tamer by Daniel Perry, Iowa, Stainless Steel and Paint
Dan Perry’s sculptures imply a narrative where the viewer becomes a witness - part of a scene; a moment suspended in time. Perry’s work has been exhibited across the United States in over 50 juried and group exhibitions as well as 10 solo exhibitions. Notable venues include the Des Moines Art Center, Waterloo Center for the Arts, and the Spartanburg Art Museum. Dan has also completed 7 large-scale public sculpture commissions. Most recently, he completed large scale sculptures for the cities of Urbandale and Marion, Iowa. Currently, Dan teaches at the University of Northern Iowa. He is also Co-Director of the UNI Public Art Incubator and serves on several civic public art committees.
“I believe art, specifically public art, to be a powerful way to define a “place.” It transcends aesthetics to become an integral part of a place’s culture and history – a defining visual marker. I strive to create artworks that are “readable” yet offer enough complexity to engage viewers over time,” Perry says.