Generation Gaps:

Contemporary Works by BRENT Houzenga

Claire Elizabeth Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition for Brent Houzenga, Aug. 3 – Aug. 27, 2017 with an opening reception on Dirty Linen Night in the French Quarter, Saturday, Aug. 12th from 6-9pm. The exhibition titled Generation Gaps features contemporary works by New Orleans based artist Houzenga, who traces generations with his unique mixed media portraits of historical, cultural and pop figures.

In Generation Gaps, Houzenga takes portraits and allusions to the past and literally layers them into visual images through his unique process of stenciling, taping, assembling and painting. From the historical figures taken from a found album of 19th century photographs to the images of cultural icons Johnny Cash and Batman, each work references a prior generation made modern through Houzenga’s use of color and modern materials. The exhibition features paintings, works on paper, and sculptural assemblages each referencing in some way the old made new.

Generation Gaps is a survey of recent work by Houzenga, who has lived and worked in the city for over five years and recently graduated with an MFA from the University of New Orleans. Houzenga has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions in New Orleans and throughout the U.S. including Washington, DC; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA and Miami, FL. His works are included in numerous private collections including that of actor Matthew McConaughey. Generation Gaps is Houzenga’s first exhibition at the Claire Elizabeth Gallery.