Crit Night February 10th


Our artist for this month, Check them out!

Dot Vile
Differences in human physique are inner and outer: male, with his capability to act outwardly, and female, with her inward capacity to endure pressure. To equate these bodily roles to roles within a home has become either outdated or embraced.

I directly compare cloth with femininity. Structurally, both hold traits of deep-seated fragility. Single threads, repetitively built up, construct cloth. Our body repeats a single cycle, preparing itself to bear. A womb and a blanket act nest-like while adapting to what they hold. Similarly, bricks and cement become a shell of a building, seemingly strong, on par with man. I exploit such materials by forcing a raw interaction between them, exposing a strength, weakness and resilience in each. I work this way to investigate the homelike qualities of masculine and feminine balance.

Mike Dvorka, Painter, Writer and member of New Boon(e)

Anne Pagana  works in painting, videos, or just whatever works. She is also a member of New Boon(e)





DIMITRA ERMEIDOU will be showing her new body of work, Power Players Projected, at New Boone on the First Friday of February. The following day New Boone with hold a discussion about the work with Dimitra Ermeidou. Please join us this coming first Friday and the following Saturday!

About Dimitra’s Power Players:!the-power-players/c217l

Event Details:
Exhibition: February 6-10, 2014, Reception: First Friday, February 7, from 6.30pm, Artist Talk: Saturday, February 8, at 2.00pm

Knight Arts Review of the OFF WHITE BEAST

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Here is a link to a review of the Off White Beast performance this past week! Thank you to our friends at Knight Arts!

Also Here are some images from the show

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Critique Nite Tuesday the 28th

This next Tuesday, January 21st, at New Boon(e), New Boon(e) is hosting a Critique Nite at 7pm! Two New Boon(e) artist’s Anna Decaria and Zac Beaver will show their works along with Ben Coover from Bait. Here is some information about the artists.


The Artists:

Anna Decaria
Fibers, Performer
New Boon(e)

Ben Coover
Video, Performer
“We get really complacent about what sounds we link to what visuals, and the red face came out of wanting to be both a. a devil with the voice of an angel, and b. outside of gender. My music is written/performed from a gender-ambiguous perspective, too. The latest things I’ve been writing are love songs, but more to interact with the tropes of writing love songs than because of any greater emotional drive to do so. I’m interested in the artifice and reality and distance and warmth of performance, how you can talk about something incredibly intimate and expect people to latch onto some universal ideas and relate to you while in your head all that’s going on is trying to remember the next word or note.”

Zac Beaver
New Boon(e)

Off White Beast

Off White Beast Performance Jan13

And in Sweet Heart City, in the neighborhood called Snake Belly that is the part of town that never stays in the same part of town, lives a monster. A monster they all call the Off White Beast. And the Off White Beast is horrible in the word’s most absolute way. He is the kind of monster that contains only pain and has felt it for a very, very, very long time and the only way he knows how to deal with it is to share it. He will never again enjoy a hot meal. He will never again have good sex or even any sex at all. He will never again know friendship and he has been away from it for so long that he doesn’t remember the way it feels. But before being gifted and cursed with immortality, before being invited in through bedroom windows night after night by slow red faced Unfortunates, before God partitioned their voice for him, before he even tricked God in the first place he was human. He was an Unfortunate.

Come to New Boon(e) Collective and Gallery for a story telling performance by Joshua Francis Beaver ( to learn how the Off White Beast became what he is. There will be music, dance, storytelling, and food by Chef Pat Higgins. And also a solo acoustic performance by Stephen Ignatius Fitzpatrick.

January 23rd Doors at 7:45pm, performances beginning at 8pm. 253 N. 3rd st. Old City, Philadelphia. $5.

December First Friday: Selling Out for the Holidays


Dear Old City,
New Boon(e) is selling out for the Holidays!
Your beloved Boonies invite you to come to our Holiday Art Market Sale. Both members and non-members will be selling moderately priced Art wares for the Holiday Season. There will be paintings, craft wares, and possibly even back scratches for sale on the evening of Friday, December 6th and then again from 11am to 5pm on Saturday the 7th. Plus music by Oluwafemi during Saturday’s sale.

Love, The Boonies.

Critique Night 2 at New Boon(e)

New Boon(e) presents the SECOND of many monthly Group Critique Night series on Tuesday November 19th! Two members of New Boon(e) and an outside artist will present work to be discussed. All are welcome — artists, outsiders, friends or anyone who wants to talk about an view work by New Boon(e)’s Stephanie Price, Christina Lower and Tyler School of Art Undergraduate student Conor Mullen.

Doors will open 6:45, with the first critique will starting promptly at 7:00 pm. The critique will finish around 8:30, or whenever natural discussion ends.

Please join, us or at least follow the links below to view past and present work by the artists showing! No RSVP is required, though seats and standing room will be limited.

member of New Boon(e) & recent graduate of Tyler School of Art

member of New Boon(e) & recent graduate of Tyler School of Art

painter & student at Tyler School of Art

Some fantastic young artists and their work will be shown and we’d love your support. Thank you and hope to see you there!

November First Friday: Empty Boutique

For the first week of November & First Friday, New Boon(e) and curators Sasha Parker and Christina Lower are pleased to present a collaborative effort by Jamie Felton and Zachary Rawe in their November exhibition, empty boutique (remaining in idle).

Felton and Rawe’s work describes the autonomous art object’s role in proliferating aesthetics within painting and fashion alike. Felton displays a series of brightly colored abstract paintings consisting goof a variety of brushstrokes that waver between confidence and clumsy doodles. Placed in between Felton’s pieces are a series of roughly hand-sewn t-shirts by Rawe that take cues from Felton’s paintings and consider how her decisions can become applicable within the fields of design and fashion.

Felton’s practice inherently problematizes the historical notion of painting as purely emotional Her gestural brushstrokes lay on the surface and allow observers to both experience and sift through her authorship as thought it were in a petri dish. This analytical treatment of painting is complicated by it’s lineage to lyrical abstraction, with palates that are equally reminiscent of Helen Frankenthaler’s soak-stain paintings and Urban Outfitters’ faded color aesthetic. It is here that Felton’s work can be read as an attempt to procure an object where analytics, design, and intuition can rest together in an awkward longing

Rawe will be presenting grey and silver t-shirts situated uncomfortably between autonomous art objects and utilitarian design that express an interest in productive modes of passivity. These shirts are equipped with comically ambitious componets such as hidden interior pocks that allude to self sufficiency. For example, Prototypes: Silver Becoming a Bedraggled Machine (grey jersey t-shirt with large interior pocket for carrying all you need in a day on your person and not on your back) is a shirt that desires to lose the necessity of a bag. Though self sufficiency is referenced, the shirts’ uniformity deny a state of individuality by focusing on aesthetic links.

Please visit us this First Friday in Old City, and support our loca,l young Philadelphia Artists. The show will be opening at 6:30 pm, and refreshments will be served and catered by Patrick Higgins. It will be on Display until November 7th.