All posts by Precious Johnson-Arabitg

162 Cherry Wood

Born Tegucigalpa, Honduras (date unknown) / B.A. and MFA., Visual Arts, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada / Lives in Beverly Hills, MI

To sit down with Cherry Wood is to notice his poise and calm, traits that serve the observational interdisciplinary artist well.  His voluminous output spans photography, drawing, painting, and performance, and has recently evolved to include time-based media, such as film and experimental music, as well. Through this approach, he explores race, language, geographic borders, sexuality, and identity. The Honduran-born creative is also the founder and publisher of Barbed Magazine, which has spotlighted LGBTQ, Black, Asian, Latinx, and other underrepresented artists in Metro Detroit since 2014.

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New Writer – Precious Johnson-Arabitg

Precious Johnson-Arabitg is an artist, writer, dancer, and collector. Born in the American South, she began her journey into the arts during college where she discovered Argentine tango and soon thereafter undertook a two-year ethnography exploring the dance’s history and gender politics. Precious holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in legal studies from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Her research and writing interests include intersections between deconstruction and nondualism; the construction of self; and critical theory in contemporary art practice.