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Salt Flats No. 2 Archival Inkjet Print Edition 1 Of 4, 40 X 60" © Courtesy of the Artist and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

560 South First Street
95113 San Jose

June 8th, 2013 - September 14th, 2013
Opening: June 14th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Peninsula/South Bay
Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat-Sun 12-5; Closed Mon
sculpture, traditional, figurative, conceptual, video-art, installation, digital, mixed-media, photography


It’s back!! The ICA’s regularly-scheduled exhibition features the next new talent on the horizon.

The ICA is honored to present NextNewCA, an exhibition that marks the debut of 15 of California's best new artists. The show features a sampling of works by 2012 MFA graduates and 2013 MFA candidates from 11 MFA programs across the state including: University of Southern California (UCSC), San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), California College of the Arts (CCA), Claremont Graduate University (CGU), Mills College, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), San Francisco State University (SFSU), San Jose State University (SJSU), University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), University of California Berkeley, and Stanford University.

Featured artists were selected from among more than 100 candidates and include: Barbara Boissevain, Kate Bonner, Daniel A. Christopher, Missy Engelhardt, Chris Engman, Liam Everett, Sarah Frazier, Jennifer Groft, Rhonda Holberton, Joe Lloyd, Keegan Luttrell, Atilio Pernisco, Christopher Reynold, Dimitra Skandali, and Sean Talley.

NextNewCA presents a unique opportunity to view an exhibition of MFA work presented in a broader statewide   context. In the past, NextNew exhibitions at the ICA featured MFA students from the Bay Area. However, as the ICA expands its exhibition programme to showcase artists from throughout the state, NextNewCA represents a significant step in that direction. The works in the show reflect broad perspectives present in the contemporary artistic landscape that explore innovative approaches to new media, installation, photography, painting, drawingand sculpture.  


The works also present a variety of conceptual and aesthetic themes. Stanford's Rhonda Holberton's sculptures and SJSU's Barbara Boissevain's photographs illuminate environmental concerns. SFSU's Sarah Frazier's paintings and Mills' Keegan Luttrell's pieces represent emotions surrounding elements of danger. CalArts' Christopher Reynolds and UCSC's Daniel A. Christopher's works explore the viewer's physiological responses to and physical interfaces with the pieces. Challenging traditional two-dimensional art into three-dimensional forms are CCA's Liam Everett's paintings, SFAI's Missy Engelhardt's works on paper, and CCA's Kate Bonner's sculptural photocopies. USC's Chris Engman's photographs record actions and elaborate processes, while SJSU's Jennifer Groft confronts domesticity through her materials and techniques. Focusing on both similar and contrasting compositions and forms are CGU's Joe Lloyd's paintings and Cal's Sean Talley's sculptures and drawings.

Main Gallery & Cardinale Project Room