Nikole Hannah-Jones and Gio Swaby on Portraiture that Uplifts Black Women
Gio’s work evokes at once awe and comfort, complexity in a misleadingly simplistic form. It is approachable even as you must pause and admire the sheer artistry, grace, and skill that created it. As soon as I saw it, I knew two things immediately. First, I had to do everything in my power to add Gio’s work to my collection. Second, I had to meet this brilliant woman for myself to discuss how she came to create such magnificent works. I am still working on one of these goals. The following is the fruit of the second.
May 26, 2022