Artist Scooter LaForge moved to New York City in 2001 and has lived in the East Village for the past 17 years. His work spans the gap between pop and contemporary art, using painting, sculpture, and drawing, often in collaborations with his pal, NYC icon Patricia Field.
Homo Eruptus, is his new body of work that just opened at Howl! Happening that draws inspiration from everything from prehistoric cave paintings, murals of Pompeii to childhood memories and leather bars.
The Executive Director of Howl, Jane Friedman says,
“What impresses me is the urgency with which he paints —the fluidity— his vulnerability and knowing subversiveness.“
Subversiveness and urgency that can be seen in his large mural (below) created for a gay and lesbian youth center in Tel Aviv where four teens were murdered.
Homo Eruptus runs through March 13, 2019 at HOWL! Happening, 6 East 1st Street in NYC.