Ken and Kenzie Housego at Ruberto Ostberg
Father and daughter with separate art practices, Ken and Kenzie Housego are undoubtedly influenced by each other. Their artworks similarly focus on the material and the tactile, and both of their aesthetics navigate the territory between contemporary art and kitsch.
Ken’s artwork holds a sense of regionalism reflecting his environment, place, home, experiences and memories. Known for cannibalizing his older works and using found objects, Ken views art making as his arena to play. His artwork contains whimsy, narration and symbolism.
Likewise drawn to found objects and imagery with a sense of history, Kenzie investigates a romanticized past and the narrative of objects. Through the use of textural nuances, Kenzie often highlights contemporary modes of femininity and beauty by reflecting on stereotypical images and symbols of the feminine. Her artwork also explores the interconnections between desire, play, and fortune.
Curios will be on display from October 14th - November 5th, 2016