August 31, 2017

Michael Smith – Memory Current

Essay by Robert Enright

A landscape for Michael Smith is a world and a whirled. He recognizes that all his references
are to landscape and he is obsessed with those possibilities. There is no single way for his
landscapes to be viewed or rendered and, as a result, the process of their realization is neither
stable nor predictable. In Smith’s hands, a landscape is a repository for memory (the past) and
a site for making (the present). At their core, they hold emotion, psychology and aesthetics in
an inexplicable balance.

To read the entire essay, please open the PDF listed below.

Image Credit:
Clock, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
48″ – diameter