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Linus Coraggio—The Existential Weld by Brad Melamed

October 1, 2019

Click Here to view the catalog for Linus Coraggio’s Ramifications. Apocalyptic Now. On the last day of July 2019, a thunderstorm plays soundtrack to the works that line the walls of Linus Coraggioʼs studio. It is an immersive environment, a portal into the apocalyptic subversion that is the “now” of Coraggio’s work. Ranging in scale…

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The Lighter Side of Heavy Metal: The Welded Steel and Scrap Metal Works of Linus Coraggio by Michael Carter

September 23, 2019

Click Here to view the catalog for Linus Coraggio’s Ramifications. I first encountered the work of Linus Coraggio in the summer of 1984 at Avenue B Gallery in the East Village. With his scrap-metal “3-D graffiti” and cartoony welded-steel constructions, the young artist’s work built upon the first wave of E.V. street art, with a…

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Linus Coraggio: Onto the Streets by Anthony Haden-Guest

September 17, 2019

Click Here to view the catalog for Linus Coraggio’s Ramifications.  When the street art phenom broke big in the early- 80s, art worldlings got a grip soon enough and Keith  Haring, Kenny Scharf, and Jean-Michel Basquiat became the anointed ones. But in 2017, Richard Hambleton, the creator of that street presence, Shadowman, OD’d. And blew…

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Inside Out: The Power of Art in Prisons

June 12, 2019

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…

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“With A Little Help”

May 5, 2019

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…

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A Community of Shared Experience

April 10, 2019

  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…

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From “The City Below” by Carlo McCormick

February 17, 2019

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…

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Brian Butterick AKA Hattie Hathaway: We Call Your Name

January 30, 2019

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…

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Gail Thacker: HOMO BULLA

January 26, 2019

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…

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This Side of Paradise: Jonas Mekas

January 23, 2019

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…

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