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  • View of “Michael E. Smith,” 2014. From left: untitled, 2014; untitled, 2014.

    Michael E. Smith

    Susanne Hilberry Gallery

    Detroit-born Michael E. Smith’s familiarity with the Susanne Hilberry Gallery (he has been featured in six shows at the venue) no doubt contributed to the sophisticated visual harmony between a series of his near-monochromatic rectilinear artworks and the architecture of this former sales office, built in 1954. In a slender installation that demonstrated the artist’s affinity for simple geometry, a series of thirteen sculptures—largely composed of weathered or worn domestic objects and building materials, but also fossils and bones—and paintings hewn from fabric, vinyl, plastic, and

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