The Unsung Heroes: “Hear Me Now – The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina”

“Hear Me Now” is not just an historical exhibition, it is also a dialogue between the past and present. The exhibition features contemporary works from leading black artists who, through their creative expression, respond to and amplify the Edgefield story. Artists such as Robert Pruitt, Simone Leigh, Woody De Othello, Theaster Gates, and Adebunmi Gbadebo employ their craft to fill gaps in this often-fragmentary history. Each artist, in their unique way, responds to the Edgefield potters’ legacy, reflecting on its resonance for contemporary audiences.
June 22, 2023