Artist / Sculpturer
Kris Perry, born in Berkeley, Ca.,
studied under illustrator Charles Pyle,
and attended California College of Art.
Kris is a skilled craftsperson and metal fabricator, he has worked with David Best on large scale projects. Kris Perry’s own creation, the much-heralded “Machines,” combines industrial sound sculptures with live performance, and has been exhibited in a number of galleries and venues. These collaborations have included Tommy Stinson, Elvis Perkins, Brian Dewan, and others. Large-scale kinetic sculptures have been commissioned and exhibited across the country. His workshop is in Hudson, N.Y.
“Tripod with Bells”
Metalwork made from decommissioned gas tanks, and scrap metal
Kris Perry Artist Statement: “Tripod with Bells” engages its audience beyond its visual impact. The scale of the sculpture, with its massive three legs, creates a space that invites viewers to enter the piece. The ship’s wheel at the center allows participants to create sounds resonant of industrial history: the wheel, decommissioned gas tanks, and scrap metal. The sounds of the bells, created by turning the wheel, are at once eerie and celebratory – a perfect reflection of our industrial past. Inanimate scrap metal comes alive in this abstract creation, a work that suggests a creature beyond the world we know.