New Boon(e) presents Press Start, a group show curated by New Boon(e) member Maureen O’Dwyer.
First Friday Opening : May 6th 7-10pm
Performance : May 7th doors open 7:30pm
"Throughout history, art has depicted the observable, natural, scientific world, as well as the ecstatic mysteries of religion, mythology, and folklore. These two seemingly disparate means of experiencing reality have often been at odds, especially as the slow forward march of scientific progress threatens the structures of power built by religious institutions. One such intellectual and ideological struggle centers around our very beginnings: the birth of the universe, abiogenesis, and evolutionary biology versus religious narratives of creation."
The artists featured in Press Start work in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and sound, and they individually approach their understandings of the origins of life and the universe by religious, spiritual, and/or scientific means. Press Start seeks to explore whether or not these contemporary artists reconcile these scientific theories and creation narratives, and contextualizes the artwork for the broader understanding of the audience. The work varies between the personal and the impersonal, the certain and the uncertain, and may not provide answers so much as it will raise more questions.
Katie Dillon Low
Karim Habib El Fakih
In conjunction with our First Friday show Press Start, New Boon(e) will be screening a short film by former member Joshua Francis Beaver on Saturday May 7
Saturday May 7 12-3 PM and Sunday May 8 12-3 PM
Saturday May 7
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Movie begins at 8 PM