November 3, 2020. By Cristina Cruz.
10. “Bony Ramirez: MUSA X PARADISIACA” at Thierry Goldberg, New York
Following a virtual exhibition earlier this year, Thierry Goldberg presents an in-person solo show of Dominican-American artist Bony Ramirez. The works exhibited reflect on the traumatic colonial past of the island of Hispaniola and how it informs contemporary life in the Dominican Republic. Using elements of Renaissance portraiture, Ramirez surrounds his figures with symbols of the native environment and Taíno culture. These life-sized, paper-on-wood panel paintings engulf the viewer in a colorful and sensory experience quintessential to the Caribbean. Still lifes of shells, plants, and plantains accompany these portraits, adding to the effect.
Location: Thierry Goldberg, 109 Norfolk Street, New York
Time: Wednesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.