We Wear the Mask, Art Exhibition

Wednesday, January 31-11  71 Days  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Della Brown Taylor Hardman Gallery


Racial identity in the Paintings of Clifford Gordon


We Wear the Mask is a reconceptualization of African American racial identity by artist and educator, Clifford L. Gordon. The exhibit dives into the idea that identity is transitive, symmetric, and reflexive and introduces masks and face paint as metaphors to better understand identity. Gordon hopes by analyzing and interpreting the relationship between masks and identity, people will gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for their own culture and “unmask” distorted self-identity complexities.

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mr. Clifford L. Gordon is an artist and Fine Arts Instructor at Columbia State Community College. He received his A.S from Chattanooga State Community College, B.S. from Tennessee State University and his M.F.A. from Memphis College of Art.

On view  at the Della Brown Taylor Hardman Art Gallery
Exhibition Dates: January 31 - April 11, 2018
Clifford L. Gordon Visit & Exhibition Reception: February 22, 5-8pm.


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