The careers of potter David Drake, painters William H. Johnson and Jasper Johns, and sculptor Grainger McKoy span three centuries, and each holds their own niche of history. These talents, honored in the GCMA exhibit Art and Artists of South Carolina, pay homage to their Palmetto State roots. Drake’s pottery, inscribed with poems, speaks to the legacy of enslaved African Americans, while William H. Johnson’s Lift Up Thy Voice and Sing is a further commentary on the experience of African Americans during the Second World War. This exhibit is a multifaceted display of the art of those who have called South Carolina home.
Art and Artists of South Carolina is on display at Greenville County Museum of Art, 420 College St, Wed–Sat, 10am–5pm, Sun, 1pm–5pm. For more information, visit gcma.org/art-and-artists-of-south-carolina.