"The miracle of these small, spare paintings and drawings is their power and conviction. One senses the Zen-like mastery of Hopkins's [sic] stark black strokes, their just-rightness—nothing appears labored, excess has been bled out."
"The Act of Making Their Marks"
Alan G. Artner
April 18, 1996
"In recent years the Evanston Art Center has mounted some impressive shows of abstract work from Chicago-area artists but none stronger than the one for Ben Dallas and Michael Hopkins."
"Antecedents are the chastely ravishing drawings of Bernar Venet, though Hopkins' begins more severely and achieve winning individuality through an intimacy based in part on their comparative smallness."