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Savannah-based artist Sharon Norwood’s installation in the Drawing Room at the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters will investigate the story of unpaid labor, violence, and resistance in a way that counters the idealized, romanticized narratives often associated with Southern pre-Civil War homes. Through the use of ceramics and other mixed media works, the lived experiences of the enslaved will be centered, creating a space for meaningful dialogue that acknowledges America’s complex racial colonial past.

About the Artist:

Sharon Norwood is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans several media to include painting and ceramics. Her practice explores issues of identity, speaking about race, gender, and our perceptions of beauty. Norwood received her BFA at the University of South Florida and an MFA in studio art from Florida State University. Her exhibition record includes solo exhibitions, group collaborations, and site-specific installations. She has exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Canada.



Sharon Norwood, photograph courtesy artist.

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