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Jon Ciliberto

Review: Maurice Clifford challenges conventions of reality and illusion in “Beyond Words”

Maurice Clifford's paintings are explosions of energetic forms. The works in "Beyond Words," on view through May 25 at Tula Art Center, continue the mode he adopted as a result of a revelatory experience he had in 1970. This visionary encounter led to a style of painting that is a peeling back of reality, exposing not a hidden-behind "ultimate" truth, but only the fact that the visible, material world is not the whole of what exists right in front of our eyes: reality is only what a person chooses to see.