Inside Out: The Power of Art in Prisons

A young woman on the cusp of 22 years of age is sentenced to life in prison. A 14-year-old teen hasn’t seen his family in six months because they could not afford to post bail. A 45-year-old woman with three children serves a four-year sentence for opioid possession—developing an addiction to the drug after a … Continued

“With A Little Help”

Mark Berger’s memoir of the 1960s and its climactic event, the Woodstock Music Festival, is so richly evocative in its detail and presence, you’ll swear you were there. — T.C. Boyle Howl! is happy to present this short excerpt, “With A Little Help”, from Mark Berger’s memoir Something’s Happening Here: A Sixties Odyssey from Brooklyn … Continued

A Community of Shared Experience

  The Vega Arts Workshop Series, inspired by the legacy of Arturo Vega, is an adult art education makerspace where people with varied backgrounds and experiences with art can feel comfortable expressing their creativity and learning new skills. Each workshop starts with a seated circle and short introductions. This seemingly small gesture establishes community and … Continued

From “The City Below” by Carlo McCormick

In this previewed excerpt, critic Carlo McCormick discusses the themes and allusions in the new works by Scooter LaForge on show at Howl! Happening until March 13th 2019. The exhibition catalogue for Scooter LaForge: Homo Eruptus will be available soon. Check for updates on our social media and weekly emails for the announcement of the … Continued

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