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14/01/2022 - 19/02/2022

New Work - Sculpture


Michael E. Smith

This is Smith’s second solo exhibition with Modern Art.

The raw materials of Michael E. Smith’s works are familiar, mostly mass-produced things: frying pans, plastic toy sleds, items of clothing, as well as organic matter, such as dried fish, bones, or popcorn.

Michael E. Smith grew up in Detroit. He studied sculpture at Yale University in the class off Jessica Stockholder, and his work is born out of an appropriation and assemblage approach to sculpture as much it is in dialogue with the cannon of minimalism and conceptualism. The formal vocabulary of his works is testament to Smith’s devotion to the legacy of minimalism and its rigorous attention to the precision of objects and bodies in space.


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