In the 1990s, when Luis Abreux lived and studied in Havana, Cuba, the lights often went out every day around 4 p.m., a means for the government under then-president Fidel Castro to conserve fuel. Hotels, Abreux noticed, always had electricity.
But the blackouts didn’t stop him from painting. By the flickering glow of candles, he created somber-hued pieces that expressed his sentiment toward that decade he calls “dark times.”
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Fresh Black Paint: Memories of Cuba
Where: New East Art Gallery, 1601 East Fifth St.
When: 12 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Monday and Saturday by appointment through Sept. 5