Gio Swaby: ‘I Will Blossom Anyway’ at Claire Oliver Gallery

Art Martin Cid Magazine
Swaby’s work is a marked counterpoint to this: intentionally serving as a love letter to Black women, often her friends, through a gaze that is loving and aims to see the whole person in their imperfections, personal style, strength and eccentricities as a counterpoint to the often-politicized depictions of Black bodies. I Will Blossom Anyway uses this framework to turn the artist’s signature embrace inward, offering an intimate and unguarded view of her personal self-reflection and identity.
July 8, 2023