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Visual Art Presentation: Johnisa Swaby: INDIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

Fri, September 1st, 2023 - Fri, December 15th, 2023

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Straight from Miami, Florida, Johnisa Swaby is an emerging visual artist who thrives in the digital realm. Swaby’s energetic series of digital abstractions will excite and dazzle audiences of all ages. Touching on sacred geometries and graphic synthesis, the works curated for this show are pulled straight from Swaby’s vault of images which reads like a Fort Knox of new techniques and cutting edge technologies. The works will be displayed on the first floor along the curved wall of Corridor 62’ Gallery @ the 62 Center for Theater and Dance with visibility through the large windows. The proposed programmatic design includes printing a graphic for the window and possibly bringing the artist up for a talk, neither of which is reflected in the project budget below.

ABOUT CORRIDOR ‘62 When the ‘62 Center for Theater & Dance was designed the long corridor was envisioned as a space where the community would share and engage with visual and interdisciplinary art. With this mission in mind, Corridor ‘62 was conceived as an exhibition space to expand access to the visual arts across the Williams College community and engage the public with works of art that embody the values of the ‘62 Center. This space displays artwork created by underrepresented artists at various points in their careers.

Corridor ‘62 is led by independent curatorial consultant Shawnette Smalls and a team of guest curators.

To provide feedback, please contact the Visiting Artist Producer and Outreach Manager Randal Fippinger at rfipping@williams.edu.


Shawnette Smalls is a fashion designer, independent curator and gallerist. Smalls has a Master of Science degree in Fashion Design from Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. Her experience includes corporate retail work with Urban Outfitters, Perry Ellis International, John Varvatos and Donna Karren.

In 2019, Smalls opened the Upper Darby Art Gallery in Pennsylvania, which she continues to own and operate along with her own private design consulting practice. Smalls has consulted on exhibitions at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Williams College Museum of Art, the private collection of Danny Simmons Jr. as well as the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Corridor ‘62.

Shawnette currently resides in Williamstown, Massachusetts and works with The Clark, Research and Academic Program. Additionally, Smalls acts remotely as Curator of Virtual Programming for Rush Arts Philadelphia where she directs a thriving virtual art program serving elementary aged students in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

To contact Shawnette please send an email to shawnettejsmalls@gmail.com

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