Gio Swaby's Textile Reflections at Claire Oliver Gallery

Art Currently
The exhibition is a love letter to Black and Brown women, often Swaby’s friends. Focalizing on their flaws, personal style, strength and eccentricities through sewn line drawing and quilting; the intricately rendered textile portraits imbue tradition as well as upend it, leaving the backsides of each canvas on display. In doing so, the artist grants an intimate look at the typically hidden knots and loose threads to expose and embrace imperfections, symbolizing an ongoing journey of life.
May 30, 2023