by: John Rodriguez
Meanwhile in another exhibit, showcases the inner turmoil of Dominicans regarding their image where he places an image of two Barbies standing side by side, one black and one white. Over the white Barbie the word Linda (Spanish for pretty is written) but over the black Barbie the word Fea (Spanish word for ugly is written). “We really don’t talk about these issues, these race issues,” Peralta said, commenting on how his exhibit reaches not only the Dominican community but everyone outside.
While the exhibit’s purpose is to spark conversation about the community’s often taboo topic, Peralta perceives that the exhibit will make a life-changing impact on those who visit it. Viewed at the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), the exhibit has ended but will be heading to Apt. 78 a lounge spot on Broadway and W. 190th St.