David Sherry’s work includes performance, drawing, painting, video, sculpture and sound. He has stated that ‘Many of my ideas uncover thoughts and opinions that underlie the public face of etiquette or small talk. I often reflect on cultural codes, asking questions of basic learned behaviours… Central to my approach is ‘play’. I use the different processes of my practice to understand what influences behaviour and opinion. Many of my works aim to find a space where artworks can process ordinariness into a source which is meaningful and creative.’

After a particularly busy period of performances and exhibitions, David will use this residency to reflect upon recent projects and to begin to develop new work.

Image: ‘Electrical Appliance’, Generation 2014, commissioned by GoMA photograph Alan McAteer. Courtesy of the Artist and Patricia Fleming Projects.