Arvie Smith: 2 Up and 2 Back documents his unprecedented exhibition shown in two parts: 2 Up and 2 Back at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, and 2 Up and 2 Back II at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University, in 2019-20. The titles for these exhibitions come from a colloquial idiom that recognizes, in the curator's words, "the glacial pace of social change (taking two steps forward, sliding two steps back)." The two exhibitions and this publication are supported by a generous donation from The Ford Family Foundation.
Curated by Linda Tesner, Interim Director and Curator, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Portland State University.
This publication features essays by Berrisford Boothe and Daniel Duford.