SELECTED DRAWING SHOW
Michael D Smither CNZM
Join us to view and discuss Michael Duncan Smither's 40 Working Drawings exhibition at CR Exhibit Space, Coromandel Town, NZ.
Open 10am - 4pm
Friday 20th October- Sunday 29th October 2023
CR Exhibit Space
24 Wharf Road, Coromandel Township, NZ
Step into the captivating world of contemporary art as Michael D Smither CNZM, a revered New Zealand artist, unveils his latest collection of working drawings. Immerse yourself in a journey of delicate lines and intricate details that encapsulate the essence of Smither's artistic genius. These working drawings, a precursor to his larger masterpieces, offer a glimpse into the artist's creative process, showcasing his unparalleled ability to bring life to paper through a stroke of a pen or brush. Explore the nuances of form, light, and emotion, as Smither's art continues to challenge conventional boundaries and spark new conversations within the contemporary art scene.
Join us for this extraordinary exhibition, where art enthusiasts and admirers of Michael D Smither's work come together to celebrate a lifetime of dedication to artistry and innovation.
In 2004 Smither was awarded the CNZM (Companion to the New Zealand Order of Merit) for Services to Art.
Michael has been painting for over 66 years and is renowned as one of our most recognised master painters in New Zealand and his paintings are held innumerable public collections including Auckland Art Gallery and Te Papa Tongawera Museum of New Zealand and prominent private collections
In art history books Smither is filed under hard-edge realism as the most prominent painter of this prominent homegrown school.
During his long and prolific career, Michael Duncan Smither has found continuing inspiration from his immediate environment. This has resulted in a large body of work that is synonymous with the New Zealand landscape and culture.
Smither paints coastal and mountain landscapes, family and children, domestic objects, and religious symbols. Michael also has a continued interest in reflections with a large collection of famous colour works that are strongly influenced by his knowledge of music and harmonics. Michael has held many prestigious one-man shows in New Zealand and Australia and has been included in many group exhibitions.