Lorena Morales: Urban Kaleidoscope

September 16th - October 22nd, 2016

Opening Reception
Friday September 16th, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Artist in attendance.  Facebook event link HERE.

Discussion with the Artist
Saturday October 8th, 2016, 2:00pm. Facebook event link HERE.

Closing Reception
Friday October 22nd, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm

2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 111, Austin, TX 78702

Lorena Morales continues the development of her Urban Kaleidoscope series with works in this exhibit, on view at CAMIBAart Gallery from September 16th through October 22nd.

Working with a visual vocabulary deeply influenced by geometric abstraction and kinetic art, Morales creates dynamic artworks about color, shadow, impermanence of reality, movement of time, and perception of home.  She presents a unique blending of color chromatic abstraction and fanciful cityscapes/landscapes in an effort to engage conversation on our ever-changing perception of home.  What is home to you:
Where you are from?
Where you lived as a child?
Where you live now?
Where your “heart” is? 
Where your family is? 
Where your friends are?
Where your memories are?

These whimsical abstract cityscapes are sometimes rooted in real vistas, while at other times are purely imagined – however, they are all meant to elicit an ever-changing sense of place in the viewer.  As you move around the artwork, the images change and the perception of the piece changes.  Is the art the paint on Plexiglas or the shadows and reflections on the wall?  Should they be seen as separate?  Or viewed together? Maybe it’s both?

A native of Venezuela, Morales graduated from Rafael Urdaneta University before immigrating to the United States and studying at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  In 2011 she was awarded scholarships from the Carlos Cruz-Diez Foundation and the Glassell School to participate in the Advance Seminar in Contemporary Art: The Doors of Perception.  Most recently, Morales was commissioned by Houston First Corporation to complete a site-specific installation for Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center’s permanent collection.  She completed the installation of this 50” x 200” artwork titled “Flight Plan” in August of 2016.  Lorena Morales is represented by Hooks-Epstein Gallery in Houston, TX and CAMIBAart Gallery in Austin, TX.