Cuban-American artist Luis Abreux paints from memory, creating surrealistic images of his life in Cuba, where he lived until 2005. In his first solo exhibit in Houston, Luis Abreux, currently on display at Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Abreux shows off his sense of humor as well as his artistic talent. One image, Bike and Rum, shows a blindfolded man riding a bicycle backward while downing some rum. I paint from my memories, Abreux told us in Spanish. One day I saw a drunk man getting on a bicycle backward. Its those images, those moments, I try to capture in my paintings. Another image, The Truth/La Verdad, shows a group of people sitting around a table. Well, that is, they seem to be people, sort of. One man has a moon for a head and another has wings sprouting from his back, while one woman has a birds beak peeking out from under the wide brim of her hat. The setting seems festive, but there are menacing undertones, much like the homeland Abreux left behind.
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Theres a reception with the artist 7 to 10 p.m. September 7. Regular viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Through October 20. 333 South Jensen. For information, call 713-222-1213 or visit www.tbhcenter.org. Free.
Mondays-Fridays. Starts: Sept. 7. Continues through Oct. 20, 2011