Kenneth Ian Husband exhibit on display until March 25
The Sheboygan community is invited to visit the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan for its latest art exhibit, Loss of Control by visual artist Kenneth Ian Husband. An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 3 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. The public is invited.
Husband was born on Long Island NY and recently moved to Sheboygan Falls. He studied art in New York at a local college before becoming a long shore commercial fisherman. After a six-year absence from the fine arts, he started to paint again. His artworks have been displayed throughout New York State and New York City.
Whether in his art or his personal situations, Husband felt the need to control many of the aspects of his life. As he got older, he realized how little control he had.
“We cannot control love, emotions, jobs, or life and death to the extent we pretend to. The hard truth is that most things in our life we have very little control of, and this is what my art represents,” Husband said.
After a long time controlling paint on a canvas, he decided to let the paint control the canvas. He decides colors, but the paint ultimately decides were to go. As an abstract expressionist, Husband does use his emotion to drive each painting and the colors he uses.
“I hope people see the artwork as much more then colors on canvas. These paintings are my emotions, my hopes, my dreams, my ups and my downs. They are my visible soul,” he said.
Husband received two Best in Show awards from the Phoenix Gallery in Bellport, NY, and from the Southbay Artists Association in Bellport, respectively. He recently exhibited at the Windows Gallery in New York City and will show his work at the Morpho Gallery in Chicago and a two-man show at the BYO Studio Gallery in Milwaukee. He has also been accepted to the Richeson 75 International Art Competition in the abstract category at the Richeson Art Gallery in Kimberly, WI.
Husband is a member of the Sheboygan Visual Artists, Plymouth Arts Center and New York area arts groups, South Bay Arts Association and the Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council. He also has work held in private collections.
The UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most of the paintings will be available for purchase. The exhibit will be on display until March 25.
For more information about the show or UW-Sheboygan's Fine Arts Gallery, contact gallery director Dan Smith at email@example.com or (920) 459-6649.