Michael Shaw


25 Sep 2021 – 16 Jan 2022

Main Gallery

Image: Michael Shaw, U-too, 2021 at the Hub

ACTIVATE/PARTICIPATE is a journey through a sculptural wonderland created by Michael Shaw, in which viewers can affect his sculptures’ form, colour and appearance. The exhibition includes a series of kinetic sculptures and optically changing artworks given life by viewer interaction and intervention. The centrepiece U-too, a giant inflatable sculpture is made from highly reflective fabric draws visitors’ reflections onto the work. This site-specific sculpture is architecturally bespoke and made to fit our building like a glove. It remains in a constant state of flux as its surfaces constantly change, during its writhing circumnavigation of the Hub’s axis of supporting columns and metal framework.

Image: Michael Shaw, U-Too 2021, ACTIVATE / PARTICIPATE Private View

Image: Michael Shaw, Loopy Dyad 2021, ACTIVATE / PARTICIPATE Private View

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