NEW YORK ARTIST M. TONY PERALTA DELVES INTO
CONTROVERSIAL TERRITORY FOR NEW ‘COMPLEJO’ EXHIBIT
Deeply Personal Works of Art Explore Issues of Skin Color, Hair Texture, Self-Esteem and What It Means to be ‘Latino’ and ‘Black’
For artist-designer Manuel Antonio Peralta, growing up as a dark-skinned Dominican in upper Manhattan’s Washington Heights/Inwood neighborhood, the child of Dominican immigrants, was an eye-opening experience.
It was these memories that fueled Peralta’s artistic process during the creation of COMPLEJO(‘COMPLEX’), a thought-provoking new exhibit of mixed-media silkscreens exploring complexes people of color have regarding hair texture, skin color, etc. The new work will be shown at the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) Gallery.
Find more info on the event here: The COMPLEJO art exhibit Opening Reception.