This week the Midwest’s greatest contemporary art podcast crew have what can only be described as an “encounter” with one of the Midwest’s greatest living artists, Chis Larson! Hailing from St. Paul Minnesota, Larson’s newest body of work started its life in Tennessee and slowly spun and wove its way to Engage Projects, Chicago. Taking up a former manufacturing space Larson asks that we consider our relationship to labor from the intimate to the global supply chain in a triumph of an exhibition. The Residue of Labor, April 8 – May 21, 2022
Gio Swaby is a Bahamian Toronto based visual artist whose work explores and celebrates Blackness and womanhood. Her elegant thread based portraits centres on Black joy as a radical act of resistance. Through love as liberation she explores pathways of healing and empowerment through conversation and observational drawing, allowing the strong and soft to coexist beautifully.