325A Grove Street, East Lansing, MI 48823 | Phone (517) 333-7180
Hours: Wenesday–Friday 12–5:30pm | Saturday 11–5:00pm |  Sunday 12–4pm


 Grove Gallery & Studios

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Michael Maurer Smith

My paintings are meditations—a search for beauty and solace. Although they are non-representational they reveal my affinity for the landscape and may be seen as a kind of topography. As the renown painter, Howard Hodgkin, has said of his nonrepresentational paintings, “They are representational pictures of emotional situations.” So are mine.

As a photographer the camera is my window, excuse, shield, door, weapon and notebook. It affords me access and distance. Quoting Man Ray, “I photograph what I do not wish to paint and I paint what I cannot photograph.”