Things That Make Us Tick
A second solo exhibition by one of The Ropewalk’s studio artists, Michael Scrimshaw, opens on Saturday (April 23) at the Maltkiln Road gallery in Barton upon Humber.
The exhibition, “Things That Make Us Tick”, follows on from his 2007 show The Giant Sleeps which will be long remembered for its four metre high mechanical man with its animated arm.
In this exhibition Michael used forms of sculpture, drawing and paint to explore the idea of things that make us tick.
The Ropewalk’s Exhibition Officer, Richard Hatfield, says that Michael has his own distinctive style.
“He dislikes being pigeonholed as a sculptor or painter as he maintains there are no hard divides between disciplines,” explained Richard.
“This is evident in his art, whether 2D or 3D which emphasises his own distinctive style.”
And Michael describes his exhibition as being about “the values, memories, experiences that people choose to carry with them and which are used to define who and how they are.”
In recent years Michael has exhibited widely in the area including successful solo shows at East Coast School of Art and Design, and Abbey Walk Gallery, both in Grimsby.
He also featured in Abbey Walk’s Out of the Dark exhibition, held last year, which included works by artists such as Picasso, Dali, Hirst and Emmin.
The exhibition runs until Sunday, May 29.