Shifting Time: African American Artists 2020-2021
Shifting Time: African American Artists 2020-2021 explores how contemporary Black artists responded to the emotional and cultural challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice movements, and political upheaval during this critical period of turmoil and uncertainty. Co-edited by Klare Scarborough and Berrisford Boothe, the book offers a glimpse into the lives of over 70 African American artists, featuring personal essays, creative poetry, artistic statements, memorial tributes, and images of artworks. 240 pages, 214 illustrations.
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.
Arvie Smith: 2Up and 2Back
In coordination with the Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, respected PFF artist and friend Arvie Smith, received a grant for publication of the book 2Up and 2Back. It’s a fine catalog with in-depth analysis and context of his work. PFF Curator, Berrisford Boothe, contributed a 4,000 word essay about five of Arvie’s paintings. A link to the PDF of his essay is included below.
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Boothe, Berrisford. “Embedded Truths: Five Paintings by Arvie Smith.” In Arvie Smith: 2Up and 2Back, 5–16. Portland, OR: Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University, 2020.
“womenXwomen” Interview with Barbara Bullock
In early 2020, PFF loaned 29 artworks made by women to Penn State University’s Ronald K. De Long Gallery for their show, “womenXwomen“. PFF Curator Berrisford Boothe, and consultant Lewis Tanner Moore, interviewed Barbara Bullock for the show’s catalog.
Jasmine Gardens was African. That’s where I chose the people to be. I wanted the “gardens” to be in a free, sensual, open environment.Barbara Jane Bullock
Here is a link to the PDF of their conversation.