Bill Drum - Chris Drum
Chris Drum was born in Sao Paulo Brazil, lived in Mexico and California for many years and works as a sculptor in Billings where he shares the Montana Black Iron studio with his father, Bill
Mr. Drum has shown and sold his work in the CODA Gallery, Palm Desert, CA; KEVIN RED STAR GALLERY, Roberts, Montana; CENTER STREET GALLERY, Jackson, Wyoming; DANA GALLERY, Missoula, Montana; SAMARACK GAllery, Whitefish, MT; SHIDONI GALLERY, Santa FE, NM; WESTSOUTHWEST GALLERY, Denver, Co; BERGELLI GALLERY, Larkspur, CA; BROSCHOFSKY GALLERY, Ketchum, ID; LANNING GALLERY, Sedona, AZ; FRAME OF REFERENCE GALLERY, Big Fork, MT; FRAME HUT, Billings, MT and Rimrock Gallery, Billings, MT. One man shows include the ELVERHOY ART MUSEUM, Solvang, California; DANA ART GALLERY, Missoula, Montana; COLSTRIP ART CENTER; Colstrip, Montana.
In these salvage yards old car bodies are picked up by a crane with huge claws which quickly crunch them to about one third their original size as they are lifted into another powerful machine which further crushes them into a large cube. Voila’ - more "found steel" for my sculptures!
With an oxy-acetylene torch, crow bars, and other cutting tools we separate these crushed and bent pieces of found steel so we can bend them into the shape we want and weld them together to make oursculptures.