Exhibit Dates: October 10 – November 15, 2020

“The Next Generation”

The Healdsburg Center for the Arts and MUSA present "The Next Generation," an exhibition for emerging artist whose body of work are redefining the arts in the Bay Area. 

exhibition jurors:

Clay Howard,

Magdalena Fraga Lauhirat,

and Skylaer Palacios.

artists representing MUSA:

Anton Kuehnhackl

Amadi Greenstein

Derek Popple

Mengjiao Zhang

Reniel Del Rosario

Vivian Vivas

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Anton Kuehnhackl is an artist residing between the North Bay/SF Bay Area.
Their work focuses on pushing the “classical” approach to photography through multidisciplinary methods. 

Questioning the importance of the medium, its “truth”, and materiality. 

They have been in solo and group shows like: Paul Sack Gallery, Lifeframer, Diego Rivera Gallery, Bass & Reiner. 

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Vivian Vivas is an interdisciplinary artist working in installation, performance, film and photography. Her work seeks to invite conversations about cultural and philosophical issues through experimental art forms and interrogate the role of art in culture. From extensive travel focused on cultural rituals and aesthetics, Vivian infuses expanded cinema in her current work.

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Amadi Greenstein (Northern Virginia) is a textile artist who creates original works primarily through techniques of weaving and embroidery. "In my artistic practice I experiment with a mixture of materials extending from transparency film, developed photography film, along with natural and synthetic fibers. These materials brings focus to color, pattern, and textures within my body of work, while also communicating narratives of my values of memory, personal identity, and cultural identity. "

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Mengjiao Zhang (Suzhou, China) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, Zhang makes work that deals with the documentation of events and the question of how they can be presented. Her works are an investigation into representations of (seemingly) concrete ages and situations as well as depictions and ideas that can only be realized in art.

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Derek Popple is a printmaker based in Berkeley, CA. Originally a photographer, he focused on CMYK reproductions of his photographs, but now focuses on risograph prints and screenprinted textiles that reflect his travels through the East Bay and California's backcountry.

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Reniel Del Rosario is a Vallejo-based artist whose wide range of work confronts consumerism, banality, and culture. His projects range from ceramic creations of burials jars, food, and everyday objects to costumes, performances, and large scale installations within galleries, museums, and temporary interactive set-ups in public locations.

Held at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts at 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA.

The show is the result of a collaboration between two communities of artists based in Northern California. Represented in both jurors and artists, these communities voice a thriving artistic scene in newer generations of artists. The show includes ceramists, performers, painters, photographers and xerographists exploring a wide range of themes that pertain relevance to philosophical and sociopolitical currents of today. Of the twelve artists selected to participate, six are part of the MUSA community. 

Special thank you to the Clay Howard and the members of The Healdsburg Center for the Arts.