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.
Just popped out back in two hours (2008) consists of a chair, the artist, and a post-it note. The post-it note reads “Just popped out for two hours”, and is stuck to the artist’s head. With a glazed look in his eyes, he sits gawping as the viewer walks around him. To read the note the viewer must lean in quite closely.