David Sherry draws attention both to the ordinary events of everyday life and the intricate structures of the art world, by subtle interventions or absurd exaggerations. Working mainly as a performance artist, Sherry takes a playful approach to his drawing, painting, photography and video work too. His work presents social awkwardness as an important and often painful part of being human.
In Electrical Appliance (2011), an enormous plug and thick wire are attached to Sherry’s head. As he lies on the floor, passers by are welcome to step over him.