Marylhurst art alum Christopher Perry ’93 will participate in a group show at Cannon Beach Gallery and the popular Cannon Beach Plein Air & More Festival in June 2017.
The weekend of June 23-25, Christopher Perry will be one of nearly 50 artists creating art throughout Cannon Beach: in the town and on the beach. On Saturday, all of the artists will gather in the center of town forming an “Artists’ Swarm,” dozens of artists simultaneously creating in one location. The Cannon Beach Plein Air & More Festival goes beyond the typical plein air event by including the traditional – oil, pastels, watercolor – with other art forms, such as bronze sculpture, stone carving, metal working, jewelry, ceramics and glass.
Concurrently, the Cannon Beach Gallery presents Landscapes as Perception, a group show featuring Christopher Perry with fellow artists Sidonie Caron and J. Scott Wilson. The exhibition runs June 14 through July 16, with two special events: an opening reception on June 17 at 6 p.m. and an artist talk on June 18 at 11 a.m.
Landscapes as Perception features three distinct landscape styles and mediums interpreting horizon, time and space in unique ways. Both Caron and Wilson work largely in oils, though with different approaches. Perry, whose work is on display for the first time at Cannon Beach Gallery, works in both oil and kiln glass. His abstract kiln glass work allows the audience to interpret the moment in time which the landscape is depicting. All three artists approach the landscape in a way that honors the Oregon coast, with expansive perspectives that draw the viewer into the deep space where sea and air meet.
The Cannon Beach Gallery is located at 1064 S. Hemlock Street. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.
Christopher Perry earned his B.A. in Art from Marylhurst University in 1993. His award-winning work has appeared in the television series Lost and is part of numerous collections including Bellevue Towers, Oregon State University, the Portland Art Museum and private collections worldwide. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Council.