Gio Swaby’s Love Letters to Black Women at Chicago Art Institute

Mariyam Syed for The Courier
The beautiful intricacy of Going Out Clothes 1 is a common characteristic of each of Swaby’s works, which feature models with diverse body types, outfits and hairstyles. The women in the tapestries stare back at the viewer, their proud faces held high, their hands on their hips. Swaby’s expert stitching captures each fine detail of the women’s face, the shape of her hair and her clothing.
June 5, 2023