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Gallery Diet is pleased to present Playing Hands, the second solo exhibition of the Miami-based painter Michael Clifford, in the gallery projects room. Incidental, laboriously quick, and preciously considered, Clifford’s work is executed with levity, amassing elements of sexuality, loss, and sentimentality.
Clifford investigates abstract mark making through the implementation of symbols. The …

Gallery Diet is pleased to present Playing Hands, the second solo exhibition of the Miami-based painter Michael Clifford, in the gallery projects room. Incidental, laboriously quick, and preciously considered, Clifford’s work is executed with levity, amassing elements of sexuality, loss, and sentimentality.
Clifford investigates abstract mark making through the implementation of symbols. The notions in the symbols become bittersweet in their familiarity, yet are rooted in faint memory.
The use of familial materials in his work suggests a proclivity towards childhood prophecies and intuition. …