'Brink' | Michael Simms
March 29 to April 23
Opening: 2-4pm on Sunday April 2
Multi-award wining artist Michael Simms unveils 'Brink', a solo exhibition atCambridge Studio Gallery. This will be Michael’s first Melbourne show, having won the Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize in 2016. Inspired by subjects on the cusp of change, this series of paintings and drawings are both literal and allegorical expressions of transformation.
Michael’s intimately scaled and dream-like landscape paintings canvass the precarious moments before an environment is plunged into darkness, revealing bursts of light and colour against dramatic shadows. Conversely, his introspective portraits make use of vivid lighting and subtle expressions to convey the individual temperaments and inner reflections of his subjects.