Friday, January 12, 2018

At the opening reception of Samoa's 'Candy Coated Evil' at Howl! Happening

"Candy Coated Evil," a solo exhibition by Samoa, curated by Kembra Pfahler, had its opening reception Wedneday night at Howl! Happening.

Text and photos by Dan Efram

Samoa's beautiful opening was inspiring. Artists and supporters from the past and present of the NYC arts scene packed the space on East First Street at the Bowery.


Curated by his longtime artistic partner Kembra Pfahler, the show encompassed props and costumes from many of their performances together. However, to these eyes, the real stars of this show are Samoa's voluminous painted works. Most of these brightly colored pieces, mixed in subjects with a dark political humor and history. These are social injustice pieces that engage and enlighten.

Highly recommended. Runs until Feb. 11.

And don't miss a performance by Kembra and Samoa tomorrow night from 7-9. (Find more info on that here.)

[Kembra Pfahler and Samoa]

Find more details on the exhibit as well as the dates and times of the special events here.

Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project is located at 6 E. First St. between the Bowery and Second Avenue.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Samoa's 'Candy Coated Evil' opens tomorrow at Howl! Happening


Eden Bee said...

It's a great show! About to post my own pics and videos from packed it was hard to move around!

caroline said...

Super colorful and fun!

Anonymous said...

Is that Danny Fields in the last black and white photo with the tall hat? It sure looks like him.

JQ LLC said...

That piece with the monopoly characters looks like Ed Snowdon.

Anonymous said...

Feel the Grooves cool beans