Jeff Kipnis and Maurice Clifford at MOCA GA

An evening with Jeff Kipnis and Maurice Clifford in MOCA GA’s Education/Resource Center downstairs at TULA Arts Center.

Jeffrey Kipnis was born in 1951 in Georgia and is an architectural critic, theorist, designer, film-maker, curator, and educator. Not a registered architect, Kipnis first came to prominence through his association with avant-garde architect Peter Eisenman, and their joint collaboration with French philosopher Jacques Derrida. Kipnis holds a Masters degree in physics from Georgia State University, USA (1981), and in 2006, he was awarded an honorary diploma by the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, in recognition of his contributions to the discipline of architecture as a teacher, critic, and theorist.

This exhibition features a selection of works by Maurice Clifford, from various private collections around Atlanta. This selection features several paintings from the private collections of Robert Hoge, Annabelle Illien, Edith Kelman, Jeff Kipnis, Edwin Robinson, and the Artist and his wife.

Maurice Clifford (b. June 1950 in Spartanburg, South Carolina) is a painter who studied at Yale University and the University of Georgia before he received his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and later going on to graduate studies in Computer Graphics & Media Arts at New York Institute of Technology. Clifford has shown work since the 1970s and his solo exhibitions have been featured at the Nexus Contemporary Center (now Atlanta Contemporary Center) in Atlanta, GA; and the Albany Museum of Art in Georgia. He has taught at the American College for the Applied Arts, American Intercontinental University, and the Art Institute of Atlanta. Clifford was included in the 2004 MOCA GA exhibition “Selected Works: State of Georgia Art Collection”. The artist says that his objective is “To use the visual arts and in particular visual virtual environments as an expressive medium for reflecting upon the human/personal condition.

6:30 p.m. reception, followed by an artist talk beginning at 7.

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
75 Bennett Street, Suite M-1
Atlanta, GA 30309

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