Yunior Chiqui Mendoza: Bananhattan

Author:Yunior Chiqui Mendoza
MediumArchival Inkjet / Serigraph
Description:"Some people won’t eat guineos unless they’re spotted ripe, and there must be something to that, because Chiqui Mendoza doesn’t paint them any other way: yellow, ripe, and spotted. So it isn’t surprising that Chiqui sees one when he looks at the subway map of Manhattan, and can’t help but note that WaHi/Inwood, the heart of the Dominican community, is located at precisely one of those juicy, dark spots. As any Dominican will tell you, to be aplatana’o is to be Dominicanized, and here the ubiquitous guide to the Big Apple is the basis for Bananhattan."