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.
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