In boxed frames, cut out photos of cute little birds perch on real barbed wire and metal fencing. In other pictures they sit on top of media city cranes trying to make sense of Salford's constantly re-created concrete jungle. And behind many of the images are strips of the yellow and black striped tape that became iconic for the Hacienda generation.
This is pop culture, industrialism and nature clashing all over the place but the resultant harmony that rests in Michael Cuddy's new works is something fresh and modernly beautiful that deserves a much wider audience.
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a big black and white swirled Salford-style psychedelic collage of scenes, sights, angst and imaginings by one of the city's best up and coming artists.
The mixed media exhibition, featuring screen prints, cut outs and ink drawings is only on for two weeks in the foyer of Salford Arts Theatre and all the works are for sale at affordable prices.
IN Harmony – Salford Arts Theatre, Kemsing Walk, off Liverpool Street, Salford M5 4BS until April 1st
Open week nights 5:30-9pm
Further details: www.salfordartstheatre.co.uk
0161 925 0111