School of Art Friday Lecture: David Sherry

  • Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:30 to 13:00

  • Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
    74 Lauriston Place
    EH3 9DF

I will be talking about recent work, inspirations, reading from some of the books I have been looking at, I will be selling some of my 'Total Crap' also so bring your cash for a real bargain of 'Total Crap', I will also bring my cash register programmed for the event to sell my one-off receipts. I will sing a song entitled 'oligarch of the year', channel Jim Morrison to see what he thinks of current affairs, I will also read from the 'classification of class'. I will be 'canceling some people's faces' with my home-made stamps.

David Sherry (born 1974 in Northern Ireland) gained his BA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast, in 1997. He then went on to complete his MFA at The Glasgow School of Art in 2000. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. His work 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.

About the School of Art Friday Lecture Series

The School of Art Friday Lectures are a public series of talks by leading national and international artists and thinkers. This year, the Lectures are focused around the School’s research clusters: Futurity, Material, Narrative, Sexes and Temporality. The School of Art’s practice-led research embodies and critically reflects upon new registers of contemporary art, whilst rearticulating processes and practices associated with established artistic media.