Saturday, August 15, 2020

A look at 'Bringing Back Bowery' at Howl! Happening

Howl! Happening reopened Thursday with a special exhibit titled "Bringing Back Bowery: Public Art as Protest."

The group show is an outgrowth of an effort organized by Bowery artist Sono Kuwayama in June. She received permission from store owners to paint on the plywood of the boarded-up businesses along the Bowery. She then reached out to some local artists to have them create murals.

These works have been preserved and are now on display at Howl! EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by Thursday for a look...

[Scooter LaForge's "People Have the Power"]

[Izhar Patkin's "Aria: After the Black Paintings"]

[Sono Kuwayama in front of her work "Look Up"]

["Little Boy Blue" by Catt Caulley, Grace H. Gutekanst & Robert Blodgett]

["Black Trans Lives Matter" by Maya Edelman, Scooter LaForge & Sono Kuwayama]

[Sono Kuwayama, Scooter LaForge, Hitomi Nakamura & James Rubio]

Howl! Happening, 6 E. First St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery, is open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show ends on Aug. 23.

The gallery is limiting the number of visitors at any one time, and will require masks for everyone. Guests must also register upon entering and have their temperature taken. Find more details about the artists at this link.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like the guard not wearing a mask!