Ghetto Mother and Child Remix

Editorial Board

Senior Editors
Patricia J. Saunders
Donette A. Francis
Review Editor
Raphael Dalleo
Managing Editor
Allison Harris
Graduate Research Assistant
Karla Heusner

Cover Art

"Ghetto Mother and Child Remix"


Leasho T. Johnson was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1984. Educated at Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts, he graduated in 2009 with a degree in Visual Communication. Since then he has participated in numerous group exhibits such as “Rockstone and Bootheel” at the Real Art Ways, Connecticut, 2009; “Who more Sci-Fi than us” at Kade Gallery, Amersfoort the Netherlands, 2011; (e)merge art fair, NLS Kingston and ARC magazine, 2014 just to name a few.

Social commentary is an integral part of his work. He often juxtaposes cartoons with realistic imagery since the approachable nature of cartoons enables him to break down contentious, often disturbing issues and make them seem harmless, even comedic, and in the end more palatable. His works are influenced by Pop Art with a mix of various graffiti/graphic art styles. He also explores his own childhood and his journey as a gay Jamaican male, by creating works related to Jamaican Dancehall culture and gender roles in a postcolonial Caribbean. His works spans from paintings, illustrations, collage, sculpture, and some digital medium.