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Rubén Morales Closing Night: Memories of Mexico

By Ninfa Cuervo

In the past, Rubén Morales sold his work in Morelia, in the artisans’ market and on the streets, and also through galleries in Mexican beach locales. He has been noticed by American collectors over the years and has had shows in Tucson and Phoenix in Arizona, as well as in Florida and New York. He has also traveled to Uruguay with his paintings and won a French painters award when a piece of his was entered into a competition by a patron. Morales has for a long time been one of the favorite artists at Casa de la Noche, where his works enliven many of the rooms. Morales has recently endorsed the Bordello Galeria as his primary venue.

Closing Reception
Memories of Mexico
By Rubén Morales
Sun, Dec 6, 6-8pm
Bordello GalerÍa
1/2 block off Hernández Macías
No charge

Morales, 68, says, “I try to create a feeling 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. The mood is slightly nostalgic and sentimental, aided by the posture of the figure, the composition, and the broad strokes of color. Morales works from memory and imagination, portraying everyday life in the Mexican campo. He esteems Diego Rivera as his favorite influence.

Bordello Galeria, so named due to its location in the house where “ladies of the night” once made their living, takes several rooms of the large B&B known as Casa de la Noche. The owner of Casa de la Noche is a painter herself, as well as an art collector and a patron of the arts. The 14-room “Hotel Boutique” is filled with art and is a cozy respite for tourists and travelers. Please come and enjoy our hospitality and art!

Bordello Galería, located at Organos 19, will host the fall offerings of favorite Morelian artist, Morales. The closing party will be held this Sunday, December 6, from 6 to 8pm. Morales will be on hand to greet patrons.


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