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In its first five years of existence, Howl! Happening has become an intergenerational cultural hub—a club house of experimentation, camaraderie, collaboration, and crazy wisdom.
There is a theatrical quality to Helen Oliver’s paintings, their scale and earthy palette recalling, in one glance, those eerily charmed circus or movie marquee posters of yesteryear. This feels especially true of her portraits, which loom large enough to engulf the viewer in the formal contortions of their sometimes nude subjects. Yet these works … Continued
Most often the alchemy that produces a poem or a work of fiction is hidden within the work itself, if not embedded in the coiling ridges of the mind. —Patti Smith, Devotion Helen Oliver Adelson’s portrait paintings of her friends, family, and acquaintances seem to result from a kind of alchemical process. The sitter poses, … Continued
Howl Arts Inc. is excited to share our 2019 Annual Report. Throughout 2019, Howl expanded to offer more for the community—reaching a larger and more diverse audience, developing and launching new programs unlike any others offered in downtown New York, and continuing to champion and reveal currents in the culture and counterculture that flourish on … Continued
Exhibition curated by Carlo McCormick Spring/Break Art Show 2020 From Unfolding by Lee Quiñones and Ori Carino Howl Arts recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Named to honor Allen Ginsberg’s epic poem, his clarion call against what he believed to be a narrow, stultifying 50s American culture, Howl Arts has become a … Continued
It was called the Tenderloin, not for any array of fancy steakhouses but because in a society of graft and corruption it offered the choicest cuts. Populated by pimps, prostitutes, chicken hawks, hustlers, and all manner of predators, Times Square, New York City, was in its way a kind of meat market, catering to a … Continued
As an artist, Jane Dickson is compelled to witness, examine, and interpret. She works with the tools at hand, with observation and analysis distilled in paint. Figuration, her vehicle of expression, is flexible enough to accommodate either a narrative impulse or poetic metaphor. The figure invites projection and identification for artists and viewers alike. Dickson … Continued
Jane Dickson was just 25 when she arrived in New York in 1977. The following year she began working the weekend night shift as an animation designer operating the Spectacolor billboard at One Times Square—the first computer light board in New York City—bringing a woman’s perspective to a low-down dirty world. Times Square in the … Continued
“Stereo” from Marriage: A Sentence By Anne Waldman Marriage marriage is like you say everything everything in stereo stereo fall fall on the bed bed at dawn dawn because you work work all night. Night is an apartment. Meant to be marriage. Marriage is an apartment & meant people people come in in because when … Continued