The new book Shifting Time: African American Artists 2020-2021 collects the art, poems, essays, and statements of over 70 African American artists as a glimpse into their lives during the pandemic years. Co-editors Berrisford Boothe and Klare Scarborough join the podcast to discuss this passion project that includes some of the Studio Noize fam like Tokie Taylor, Imo Imeh, Alfred Conteh, Delita Martin, and more. They talk about how it all came together from the Shuga and Wata online talks to the artwork and essays. They also discuss the need for community, whether online or in person, how events change artists, and the need for art during tough times. Listen, subscribe, and share!
Episode 173 topics include:
Shifting Time: African American Artists 2020-2021
artists working during COVID
how artwork changed over time
networking during the pandemic
Shuga & Wata sessions
creating the book Shifting Time
lessons from the COVID years
the trend of Black figuration
Berrisford Boothe was born in Kingston, Jamaica and is now a U.S. citizen. Boothe has served on the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. He is currently a Professor of Fine Art at Lehigh University. Berrisford Boothe is the Principal Curator of the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection. He was one of 100 artists nationwide featured in Robert Wuthnow’s book ‘Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist.’ Berrisford’s digital print collages, ‘Virtual Lithographs’ were part of the exhibition African-American printmakers: The Legacy Continues at The Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts in Newark, NJ. He was in the 2008 seminal exhibition: In Search of the Missing Masters: The Lewis Tanner Moore Collection of African American Art at The Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA. His work has been featured in exhibitions at The Allentown Art Museum, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, The African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA, The William Benton Museum of Art, The New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA and The State Museum of PA.
See more: Order Shifting Time from Amazon + Berrisford Booth IG @verbena2160
Presented by: Black Art In America
Jamaal Barber: @JBarberStudio
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