David Sherry: Humanist Cumulative
3 May - 15 Jun 2013
Common acts of social interaction and the resulting omnipresent etiquette are central themes in David Sherry’s work. In Humanist Cumulative Sherry provides an insight into the cultural codes and learned behaviours revealed in conversations, radio programs, newspaper articles or banal incidents in the street. As an artist Sherry also applies this enquiry to the way he engages with art. Sherry’s work provides another way of thinking about the aspirational philosophy often found in this type of exchange, peering into the laws of the social mesh, repelling an accepted discourse and embracing other forms of meaning common to us all.
David Sherry graduated with an MFA from The Glasgow School of Art in 2000. He has had solo exhibitions in Mother’s tankstation, Dublin; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; Villa Concordia, Germany; Glasgow Museum of Modern Art and Tramway, Glasgow. Selected group exhibitions including Film and video at BBC Scotland, BBC Scotland, Glasgow; Grin and Bear It at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork and One fine morning in May, at GAK Bremen. In 2003, Sherry was selected to represent Scotland at the 50th Venice Biennale and his work is held in many collections including the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art.
Glasgow Visual Arts Award/Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, 2012.
Creative Scotland Artists Award, 2011.
Royal Scottish Academy Residencies Award, 2009.
Image: Buckie Cloud, 2013 courtesy of the artist.
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