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David Perrett BFA (Hons)

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Sculptor David Perrett BFA (Hons)
David Perrett

About David Perrett

David Perrett`s work is a continued evolution exploring how people interact with their environments, and the individuals who inhabit them. Relationships with spaces and environments are one of the defining features of any culture, in densely populated areas space is like a currency of it`s own, in sparsely populated areas space is taken for granted, an ignored part of the scenery. Traveling extensively through Northern Canada by canoe, taking thousands of photographs, David then uses these images, and experiences to inform the rest of his art practice.

David`s most recent works seek to reconnect with the base components of spaces, examining the value of simple materials such as stone, soil, and plant life, some the building blocks of everything humans have constructed. Current sculptures seek to understand the rigid geometry that is imposed on the organic form of the landscape. Maps created using grids, to bisect the topography, categorizing distance "as crow flies" but invariable create lines that are impossible to follow. The lines are corrupted by the topography and vegetation of the terrain, becoming longer with every undulation of the land. David reclaims shattered stones with geometric surface treatements, and breaks down whole stones into rectilinear forms. Inevitably, some part of the organic form of the materials intrudes to interrupt the geometry, creating a beautiful, yet precarious balance between imposition of form, and the uncontrollable nature of the material.

Exhibition History of David Perrett

Selected Exhibitions
"42 Days in 18 Ways" June 8- July 1, 2007
(Collaboration with Jennifer Cherniack)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Moss and Stone" November 25-December 2, 2006
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Public Installations
"The Stalagmites" Temporary Public Installation March 25 - April 3, 2005
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Juried/Curated Group Exhibitions
"The Swag Bag Project" August, 2008
Semai Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
"Scratching the Surface: The Post Prairie Landscape" Sept-Oct, 2007
PlugIn ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Spring Melee" April 6, 2006
The FreeHouse, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Home Sweet Home" March 9, 2006 at Gallery 36
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Doug Melnyk`s Fruits and The Man Show" June 2 - July 2, 2005 at Cream Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Reservations for All" May 16 - 30, Ace Art
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

"Scratch" May 4 - 19, 2001 University of Manitoba Student Exhibition at Ace Art
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Biography / CV of David Perrett

David Perret has been working in sculpture, and installation since his graduation from the University of Manitoba School of Art in 2003.

He has also taught art in public schools in Winnipeg to students at both primary, and secondary levels.

David was recently commissioned to create an "Artist Designed Bus Shelter" and 10 ton stone sculpture for the City of Winnipeg`s Public Art Collection.

Awards and Prizes of David Perrett

ArtSMART Grant 2007/2008 partnered with Cole Dieppe in Pembina Trails School Division
"C" Grant 2006, Manitoba Arts Council
Student Bursary 2002, Manitoba Arts Council.


“Magic of Mar­ble” Mar­ble Carv­ing Sym­po­sium, 2012 and 2013
Syla­cauga, Alabama, USA

“city.block.stop” Artist Designed Bus Shel­ter and Sculp­ture June 2, 2010
Col­lec­tion of the City of Win­nipeg, Man­i­toba, Canada

“The Sta­lag­mites” Tem­po­rary Pub­lic Instal­la­tion March 25 — April 3, 2005
Win­nipeg, Man­i­toba, Canada

Acquisitions / Collections of work by David Perrett

Col­lec­tion of The City of Winnipeg
Col­lec­tion of Pason Sys­tems inc.
Col­lec­tion of Man­i­toba Hydro
Numer­ous Pri­vate col­lec­tions internationally

Reviews of work by David Perrett

Uptown Magazine
October 4, 2007 p. 5
"Art Against the Grain: Exhibit offers contemporary look at the Prairies through the works of 19 local artists" by Stacey Abramson

The Uniter
October 4, 2007 p. 12
Northern Enlightenment: See the "Post Prairie Landscape" - at the Plug In ICA by Dana Murray

Winnipeg Free Press
Thursday, June 7, 2007 p. D1
"Art and watercraft" by Morley Walker

La Libert Loisirs
Vol. 93 n. 34, December 6-12, 2006 p. 3
il de David Perrett by Patricia Sauz-de-Bilodeau.

Public Works of David Perrett

2007 Winnipeg Transit/U of W Gateway Public Art Commission, Winnipeg Arts Council.

Qualifications / Education of David Perrett

1998 – 2003 BFA (Hons) University of Manitoba School of Art, Canada
2012 - Men­tor­ship with Renzo Maggi, Mas­ter Stone Sculp­tor, Pietrasanta, Italy.
2014 – 2016 Studying MFA Sculpture at York University, Toronto, Canada

Publications / Media / Bibliography of David Perrett

catalogue; "Scratching the Surface; The Post Prairie Landscape"; 2007.

Price Range of Work

David Perrett's work has a price range from £500 to £8,350

Mediums utilised

David Perrett's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

David Perrett's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary (6)
Small / Little Abstract Contemporary Sculptures / Statues (4)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (4)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (4)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (3)
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes (2)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (2)
Square Rectangular Cube shaped Abstract sculpture statue
Architectural Sculptures
Objects of desire Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Objets Trouve or Found Objects Sculptures or Statues
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Buildings, Structures and Parts Statues or Sculptures
Assemblages Sculptures Made from a Variety of Pieces or Bits collected together
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