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At Samoa’s ‘Candy Coated Evil’ Opening

Bowery Boogie, New York on January 15, 2018

Kembra, Lizzi, and Marcia
Kembra, Lizzi, and Marcia, Photo: Clayton Patterson

In a poisoned, jaded world, this show is a limitless panacea. Samoa’s vocabulary is so innately understandable by anyone with a heart that still beats. And loved by those of us who understand that art and music and performance can create change, rather than just swell our pockets or decorate our rooms. It’s art that serves a purpose, and Samoa’s work does just that—one show at a time. —Kembra Pfahler

Samoa artist
Samoa, Photo: Clayton Patterson

Samoa’s first major one-man show is now on display at the Howl! Happening gallery space.

Curated by Kembra Pfahler, “Candy Coated Evil” showcases Samoa’s diverse art while recreating his Candy Coated Evil store which held court at Pink Pony in 1996.

Ace and Sharon D'Lugoff
At the opening, I ran into Ace and Sharon D’Lugoff. Ace is showing up everywhere as a child fashion model . . .

. . . Gang Gang Dance singer Lizzi Bougatsos was there with punk photographer Marcia Resnick

Antzhony Zito
Anthony Zito, one of our most well-known and respected portrait painters, was also there

Keith Patchel
Keith Patchel, who was recently featured in the new Richard Lloyd autobiography, Everything is Combustible. In addition, it was revealed over the summer that the then-future president Barack Obama had been his midtown roommate during the Columbia days

Source: https://www.boweryboogie.com/2018/01/claytons-corner-samoas-candy-coated-evil-opening-photo/

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About the exhibition
Samoa picture
In a poisoned, jaded world, this show is a limitless panacea. Samoa’s vocabulary is so innately understandable by anyone with a heart that still beats. And loved by those of us who understand that art and music and performance can create change, rather than just swell our pockets or decorate our rooms. It’s art that serves a purpose, and Samoa’s work does just that—one show at a time. —Kembra Pfahler more

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SAMOA catalog | published on the occasion of the exhibtion at HOWL! Happening, New York 2018

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