LUSH LIFE: WHISTLE
Sue Scott Gallery is pleased to announce participation in the exhibition LUSH LIFE.
LUSH LIFE is an exhibition curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud which takes place at nine Lower East Side (LES) galleries: Collette Blanchard Gallery, Eleven Rivington, Invisible-Exports, Lehmann Maupin, On Stellar Rays, Salon 94, Scaramouche, Sue Scott Gallery, and Y Gallery. LUSH LIFE adopts Richard Price’s 2008 novel to title and organize the exhibition. The novel is set in the contemporary LES and through a murder investigation, exposes the dynamically changing community of the neighborhood, which despite its evolution retains a ghostly and vital link to its layered past. The deep and varied history of the LES now includes the LES galleries as new community members, and the premise of community is reflected in the cooperative nature of the galleries’ and artists’ participation in the exhibition which uses Price’s novel to critically consider concepts of neighborhood and change.
Each gallery will host a sub-exhibition reflecting the idea of one of the nine chapters in the book. The curators selected one artist from each gallery to participate in the exhibition and solicited from each of them one additional artist recommendation of an artist not from one of the nine participating galleries (nine total recommendations). The curators then supplemented this base group of eighteen artists to complete nine sub-exhibitions, ranging in size from three to ten artists. LUSH LIFE will be the present for what will become a living ghost to the future form into which the LES will inevitably morph.
Sue Scott Gallery Chapter One: Whistle
On Stellar Rays Chapter Two: Liar
Invisible-Exports Chapter Three: First Bird (A Few Butterflies)
Y Gallery Chapter Four: Let It Die
Lehmann Maupin Gallery Chapter Five: Want Cards
Collette Blanchard Gallery Chapter Six: The Devil You Know
Salon 94 Chapter Seven: Wolf Tickets
Scaramouche Chapter Eight: 17 Plus 25 Is 32
Eleven Rivington Chapter Nine: She'll Be Apples
Artists: Christoph Draeger, Claudia Weber, Coco Fusco, Dana Frankfort, Dana Levy, Dani Leventhal, David Shapiro, Derrick Adams, Elisabeth Subrin, Erik Benson, Ezra Johnson, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Jackie Gendel, Jackie Saccoccio, Jayson Keeling, Jessica Dickinson, Joanne Greenbaum, Jose Lerma, Jonathan VanDyke, Judi Werthein, Justen Ladda, Kai Schiemenz / Iris Fluegel, Karina Skvirsky, LaToya Fraizer, Leslie Hewitt, Manuel Acevedo, Mario Ybarra Jr, Matthew Weinstein, Melissa Gordon, Nana Debois Buhl, Nicolas Di Genova, Nina Lola Bachhuber, Oliver Babin, Patty Chang, Patrick Lee, Paul Gabrielli, Paul Pagk, Robert Beck, Robert Melee, Rudy Shepherd, Scott Hug, Tim Davis, Tommy Hartung, Xaviera Simmons, and others.
LUSH LIFE: WHISTLE opens at Sue Scott Gallery on June 17 and runs through August 1. There is a collective opening of all participating galleries on Thursday, July 8th from 6 – 9 pm.
We are grateful to Richard Price and the vitality of his novel.