Brian Butterick AKA Hattie Hathaway: We Call Your Name

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and Howl! Board member, Brian Butterick aka Hattie Hathaway. Under treatment and fighting lung cancer for the past six months, he was surrounded by all the friends who loved and cherished him.  His warmth, intelligence, wit and friendship, have sustained … Continued

Gail Thacker: HOMO BULLA

By Kelly Long Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art PhD Candidate, University of Rochester   I had a dream, once, as wild and as weird as the place from which Gail Thacker dispatches her Polaroid pictures. It was dark there too, but the darkness was tender, and not unsafe. There were characters I thought … Continued

This Side of Paradise: Jonas Mekas

Howl! Happening is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Jonas Mekas, the Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet and artist born in 1922, whose contribution to the Downtown Manhattan arts scene spanned nearly seven decades of experimentation, performance and leadership. Having left his home country to escape wartime conditions in 1944, Jonas and his brother Adolfas … Continued

Howl! Happening: Spring 2019 Preview

We’re delighted to share the new preview video for our spring 2019 season here at Howl! Happening. Footage by Yoon. Thanks to Michael Venus at Never Apart and Richelle Delora of Bob Gruen Studio for kind permissions. Music by Akira The Don.

Scooter LaForge “Creation of the Animals” on view at Empirical Nonsense 9 November 2018 – 26 January 2019

Howl! is pleased to announce the exhibition of three new paintings by Scooter LaForge at Empirical Nonsense, the new gallery promoting the legacy of the late Feature Gallery founder Hudson, a beloved member of the NY art community, who passed away in 2014. Hudson was widely acclaimed as “one of the most prescient, independent-minded and … Continued

From Sur Rodney (Sur)’s Everybody’s Something Else

We both can easily recall how we were seen as exceptions to everybody’s something else. Our black queer creatively-inspired and intellectually dexterous minds could produce possibilities for something more than what many might have anticipated possible. Admired for our tolerance, our courage, our rage, and sometimes seeming outrageousness, I’m admiring of Tony Whitfield’s love for … Continued

Zeitgeist Opens at The Maier

ZEITGEIST: THE ART SCENE OF TEENAGE BASQUIAT TRAVELS TO MAIER MUSEUM IN VIRGINIA We’re pleased to announce the opening of Zeitgeist at the Maier Museum in Lynchburg, Virginia. It all began with Sarah Driver’s documentary, BOOM FOR REAL The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Zeitgeist, the exhibition curated by Howl! Happening, Sara Carlo McCormick, and … Continued

Peacocks per Tutti by Robert Kushner

  “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.”  Oscar Wilde. “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”  Mae West   Chris Tanner’s latest excesses are definitely too much and are definitely wonderful. In this amazing exhibition covering the entire span of Tanner’s work,  two recent diptych paintings  of mirrored peacocks steal … Continued