Gordon Parks’s early years — National Gallery

A National Gallery show examines Gordon Parks’s early years   He was the youngest of his father’s 15 children. He wrote in his high school yearbook that he wanted to be “a general or a Jazz Sheik.” Gordon Parks fell short of those goals, but in the process of failing, he became a poet, novelist […]

John Mawurndjul — ARTIST

By Sebastian Smee — SYDNEY — In early summer — winter in Australia — an exhibition that the wider world should know about opened in a museum of contemporary art situated between Sydney’s Opera House and Harbor Bridge. The artist, John Mawurndjul, is an aboriginal man with a white beard, a furrowed brow and a springy halo of […]

Shawn Marie Hardy — ARTIST

  Interview with artist Shawn Marie Hardy — 1. Who are you and what do you do? I am mixed-media artist, Shawn Marie Hardy, aka Collage-a-Dada, and I currently make my home in Eugene, Oregon in the United States. I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember–it was my career goal from […]