Blackpool News / Culture / What's On HIVE Presents: Michael Cassidy and Adrian Pritchard's "Inertia" 18 October 2018 by Visit Blackpool HIVE is an artisan coffee shop in the heart of Blackpool town centre. The emphasis is on quality, using where possible local suppliers and produce. Come down to HIVE on Thursday, 25th of October, to see the launch of 'Inertia', by Michael Cassidy and Adrian Pritchard. For this special launch event, pay just £5.00 for drink and canapes and soak up the atmosphere. The title of the show "Inertia" is based on Newton's first law of motion which describes the movement of objects and how they are affected by applied forces. It describes the resistance in objects and their change in direction and speed. With both Adrian's and Michaels work we can see a play with motion and performance allowing the paint to be itself as marks are often made via motions of drag and gravity. In Michaels' case he drags the paint neatly twisting and turning to create snake like patterns or tracks that leave a trace event; the work is then juxtaposed from playful individual pieces into a complete random picture. This comes from Michael's fascination with rainbows, mirrored opposites and symmetrical properties. Adrian physically manipulates the paint by tipping and turning the surfaces allowing the paint to find its own channels under the pull of gravity. Over time the materials then settle into their own shapes and patterns creating multi-layered compositions that reference the dynamic and ever-changing forces of nature. Metallic and translucent pigments are often used to give a sensation of depth and reflect light within a chosen space. Adrian Pritchard is a local artist whose work has a deep rooted interest in physics. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. In (1999) he was awarded the British Academy AHRB scholarship to study a Masters Degree at the Slade School of Art. He was shortlisted for the John Ruskin Art Prize (2012); awarded the visitors choice award at the Neo Art Prize (2013). Adrian was awarded membership of the Kinetica Museum London (2017) and a solo exhibition at the Grundy Gallery Blackpool (2018) Michael Cassidy is a local artist and musician. Michael graduated at Chelsea Collage of Art ( 2007) and was shortlisted for the 'Jerwood Contemporary Painters' (2009) and then later took part in the Treignac Project in (France 2009;) Michael is also the newest family member of the acclaimed English post-punk band 'Section 25'