Galeria Contempo Announces an opening reception for Mexico City artist Abelardo Favela on Friday, December 30, from 6 to 10 pm. The artist will be present at the event.

The multi-faceted artist was born in Mexicali in 1948 but moved to Guadalajara and eventually Mexico City, where he began painting in 1970. Alongside with his artistic pursuits, he was a TV producer for Channel 13, a cultural public television network, and subsequently opened and directed Grupo Match, his own advertising agency, where he produced over 250 commercials before retiring to paint full time. With over 25 individual exhibitions, the artist’s works now hang in many private collections.

Favela  paints with so much joy, poetry and beauty, it gives one a sense of complete amazement, along with his very subtle sense of humor. Women dancing in immense ballrooms; sailors in an improbable musical; musicians who carouse rather than suffer the adversities of their trade; young men of innocent beauty; young women of natural lasciviousness; beloved objects; furniture, plants, trees, the embracing landscape and the ever present fauna, are a few of his recurring themes.

Galeria Contempo is located at Basilio Badillo 252, in Colonia Emiliano Zapata. The opening reception will coincide with the neighborhood’s Southside Suffle, an evening event showcasing nearby shops, galleries, eateries and much more.