The Art of AIDS
BY Benjamin Ryan
November 18 2010 5:00 AM ET
A Man Remade
Terrence Gore’s résumé is a collage of his diverse interests. The 46-year-old Philadelphia native has worked as a hairstylist with models and celebrities, he’s excelled in interior design, he’s curated gallery shows and sold artwork by well-known African-American artists like Allen Stringfellow and Frank Louissaint, he’s studied modern dance, and to top it all off he’s accomplished in the culinary arts. An insatiable curiosity has taken him and a pair of trusty Rollerblades to the four corners of the globe, where he’s sped through various cultures and picked up many varied treasures along the way.
“I just gained more and more momentum, becoming inspired with beauty,” he says of his peripatetic days, “whether with a single-panel painting or a building or a person dressed nicely.”