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

Stooge Director Madeleine Farley on Extreme Fandom

I’m interested in outsiders—people who seem to have the type of freedom dreaded by so-called normal people. I heard about Robert, a man in his 50s tearing around Europe in a 1980s hot hatch following his rock ‘n’ roll hero Iggy  Pop. I’d just returned from filming gorillas in Africa, and here was this madman trying to … Continued

A Call To Love: Chris Tanner by Karen Finley

  Glitter, glamour, melody and voice. Loyalty, adornment, lilac icing on cake His last dollar, will gladly give to you A tinsel tiger carries your weight Made for you from heaven’s gate It is art, my dear We are here Have a cup of tizzy tea   And wear your best frock We are together … Continued