Peter Foucault at ICA's NextNewPaper Exhibition

NextNewPaper continues the ICA’s recurring series of exhibitions dedicated to exploring emerging artists and art practices. In this iteration, 17 Bay Area artists use paper as their medium, creating works that highlight the endless ways in which this ubiquitous and seemingly innocuous material can be manipulated.

In this iteration of the NextNew series, 17 Bay Area artists use paper as their medium, creating works that highlight the endless ways that this seemingly innocuous material can be manipulated.

Originally invented in the first century, this omnipresent material continues to be a necessary resource even in this digital age. Letters, notepads, business cards, Post-its, money, utility bills and promotional flyers are all part of our everyday lives. Artists in NextNewPaper examine the numerous properties of this medium, cutting, bending, molding and otherwise manipulating it to create intimately detailed works as well as massive site-specific installations.

Joyce NojimaWeston Teruya, and Imin Yeh explore ordinary objects such as cash register receipts, electrical outlets, and architectural elements to question our relationship to these ordinary fixtures in our daily lives. Kyong Ae KimMichael BuscemiAmy Oates and Annie Vought meticulously cut paper to construct reliefs and intricate silhouettes that emphasize the play of light and shadow. The sculptures of Jann Nunn and Jacqueline Rush Lee are painstakingly assembled with hundreds of thin sheets of paper resulting in amazingly sturdy structures. Collage, mixed media, and abstract mark-making with ink, coffee, and tea (and sometimes with the help of a robot) are seen in the works of Peter FoucaultJavier ArceCynthia Ona InnisCarolynn Haydu, and Michael SellMonica Lundy and Kirk Maxson reference leaves and plants to evoke a sense of place and reflect upon history in their nature-inspired pieces. Julia Anne Goodman examines the concept of intimacy with her newest pulped bed sheet work. With Loren Kingthe two collaborate to create colorful “brain maps” on hand-made paper. And, Taro Hattori’s monumental site-specific installation made of cardboard bends the dynamics of the medium in awe-inspiring ways.


Jun. 5 – Sep. 18, 2016
Main Gallery & Cardinale Project Room

Opening Reception
Sunday, June 5
Members Preview, 1pm-2pm
Public Reception, 2pm-4pm
Free admission
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Talking Art

Sunday, June 26, 3:30pm-5pm
Paper Talk

Sunday, July 17, 3:30pm-5pm
Artist Panel Discussion

Javier Arce
Michael Buscemi
Peter Foucault
Julia Anne Goodman
Taro Hattori
Carolynn Haydu
Cynthia Ona Innis
Loren King
Kyong Ae Kim
Jacqueline Rush Lee
Monica Lundy
Kirk Maxson
Joyce Nojima
Jann Nunn
Amy Oates
Michael Sell
Weston Teruya
Annie Vought
Amin Yeh


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