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Gio Swaby: Fresh Up

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

Gio Swaby: Fresh Up

On view August 12 to November 26, 2023.

Gio Swaby (born 1991, Bahamas, works in Canada) is a multidisciplinary artist exploring the intersections of Blackness and womanhood. Swaby creates portraits of women from her own tight social circle using a range of textile-based techniques. The portraits are anchored in the artist’s desire to represent and celebrate the complex ways women style themselves. Interested in restorative forms of resistance, the artist states, “My work operates in the context of understanding love as ... view more »


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