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Franklin Evans

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A Life Less Lush   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Melissa Gordon, Tommy Hartung, Jayson Keeling, Yashua Klos, Paul Pagk, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky at Scaramouche July 8th, 2010 - August 7th, 2010
Posted 7/11/10
    Lush Life is an exhibition, like the novel from which it takes its title, motifs, and organizational strategies, that is about the life of a community, its history, its transitions, its present.  And not just any community; no, the location—and, in fact, the subject—of this collaborative, 9-gallery exhibition, and of Richard Price’s eponymous 2008 Bestseller, is the infamous Lower East Side.  Curated by independent curators Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Lush Life enacts 9... [more]
– Franklin Evans’ first solo show at Sue Scott Gallery in the Lower East Side was developed over a year-long residency at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program in DUMBO.  The show is an obsessive articulation of the gallery, as Evans utilizes watercolors and everyday studio materials such as tape, bubble wrap, sheets of canvas, and dozens of gallery press releases to transform the space into a wonderland that narrates partial stories of the New York art world and his own studio process. In... [more]