Lush Life: Liar

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Lush Life: Liar

213 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
June 23rd, 2010 - August 1st, 2010
Opening: July 8th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

east village/lower east side
Wednesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, noon –6pm


Lush Life

Curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud

June 17 - August 1

Opening Reception July 8, 6-9 pm

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.

The exhibition opens on June 17 and runs until August 1, 2010.  There will be a collective opening of all participating galleries on Thursday, July 8th from 6 – 9 pm.

Sue Scott Gallery

Chapter One: Whistle

On Stellar Rays

Chapter Two: Liar


Chapter Three: First Bird (A Few Butterflies)

Lehmann Maupin

Chapter Four: Let It Die

Y Gallery

Chapter Five: Want Cards

Collette Blanchard Gallery

Chapter Six: The Devil You Know

Salon 94

Chapter Seven: Wolf Tickets


Chapter Eight: 17 Plus 25 Is 32

Eleven Rivington

Chapter Nine: She'll Be Apples


Artists: Alice O’Malley, 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, Jonathan VanDyke, Jose Lerma, 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, Olivier 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.


We are grateful to Richard Price and the vitality of his novel.


For more information please contact

On Stellar Rays

133 Orchard Street
 New York, NY 10002