After working construction for years, Bony Ramirez took a bold step during the pandemic by choosing to focus on his art. The young Dominican American artist has since had, as curator Elena Muñoz-Rodriguez puts it in this story, a “meteoric rise.” We visit his solo exhibition Cattleya (named for the tropical orchid) at the Newark Museum of Art. The new works Bony Ramirez made for the exhibition use his trademark surrealism to probe the legacies of colonialism and tourism in the Caribbean. Produced by Susan Wallner for State of the Arts. Director of Photography Joe Conlon; Camera Jack Stawowcyzk; Narrator Nemuna Ceesay.