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Passing Times, Ruben Morales - opening

Saturday, October 13, 6-8pm
Bordello Galeria, Organos 19
152-0732
Free

Passing Times, Ruben Morales - opening

By Madam Turca

Bordello Galeria, Organos 19, will be hosting the Fall offerings of our favorite Morelian artist, Ruben Morales. The reception will be held this Saturday October 13 from 6 to 8. Morales will be on hand to greet patrons.

Morales has been a long time favorite at Casa de la Noche, where his works are featured in many of the rooms. He has recently endorsed the Bordello Galeria as his Primary Venue, and will be showing paintings in acrylic for the first time this Saturday.

Barbara Poole, the exhibit organizer, first became interested in Morales's work in the nineties, and has since collected many of his oil paintings, now seen throughout the B and B. These images evoke memories of a simpler time, and contribute to the experience of Mexican charm so characteristic of Casa de la Noche.

Morales, 72, says, "I work to create a mood or emotion, not just a picture" He does this through faceless subjects in everyday situations; a woman selling flowers, an old man walking with a cane or a girl washing clothes. Emotion is evoked through posture, composition and color which is applied in broad strokes with a pallet knife or brush.

This time, though, Morales is trying a twist, and painting in acrylic. He tells us he can achieve many different effects with this medium. Come see for yourself how this accomplished painter takes his next creative step...

A former student of Morelia's Bellas Artes school, Morales says he rejected most of the traditional art education and learned from other painters he met. He works from his memory and imagination capturing the nostalgia of everyday life in the Mexican compo.

Morales esteems Diego Rivera as his favorite influence, but only his subject matter reflects Rivera's style; they both pay tribute to the common man and woman. Morales' gestural works are technically looser and more flowing than Rivera's, and without the strident political content.

This exhibition will be held at the Bordello Galeria, so named because its location is in the house where "ladies of the night" once made their living. Exhibition space takes up several rooms of the large B and B, known as Casa de La Noche.

Poole, owner of CDLN and a painter herself, uses her spaces to promote lesser-known Mexican artists and local San Migualesians. The fourteen room 'Hotel Boutique' is filled with art and is a cozy respite for tourists and travelers.

Please come Saturday and enjoy our hospitality and art, and meet the man who reminds us of the Mexican heart... and Passing Times...Ruben Morales.

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