Tomorrow I'm in a group show in the Lower East Side in NYC. I'm really happy to be involved, it looks like it will be a good show. The show starts tomorrow, but the opening reception is July 8th... Below is the press release...
Chapter 3. First Bird (A Few Butterflies) Curated by Franklin Evans & Omar Lopez-Chahoud
Nicholas Di Genova, Christoph Draeger, Jeffrey Gibson,
Karen Heagle, Ezra Johnson, Wes Lang, Dana Levy,
Gina Magid, Jon Rappleye and Xaviera Simmons
June 25 - July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 8: 6-9pm
A nine-gallery exhibition
inspired by the Richard Price novel
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 Price’s novel provides a potent vehicle for the consideration of community as voices compete for, ignore, and occasionally share the same physical and conceptual space.
The galleries will host concurrent exhibitions with each 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 exhibitions, ranging in size from three to twelve 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 schedule varies slightly at each gallery with the earliest installation being June 17 and the latest closing being August 13. There will be a collective opening of all participating galleries on Thursday, July 8th from 6 – 9 pm. See the full schedule.
INVISIBLE-EXPORTS is a gallery dedicated to superior conceptual work. IE is located in the Lower East Side, at 14A Orchard Street, just north of Canal. NOTE: The gallery will be closed on July 3-4. July hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12pm – 6pm, and by appointment. For the month of August, we are by appointment only.