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.
Here is a link to purchase the full catalog, where you can also read Daniel Duford’s 7,000 word deep dive into Arvie’s life and work.
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.