What makes this exhibit outstanding is to see the variety and diversity of talented artists who have chosen to live, work and/or pay homage to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Gordon Parks's mother told him, "A white boy can do it, you can do it. Don’t come home with any excuses." This true American renaissance man took her at her word.
The artist was raised in Berkeley. His father was John Galen Howard. So it's fitting the show is at the city's art museum.
Erica Deeman's photographs of African diaspora women are on show at BAMPFA through June 11.