Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud are ambitious curators, to say the least. Theyve managed to take apart Richard Prices 2008 novel, Lush Life, piece by piece, page by page, to createwith the help of a slew of New York artistsa colorful reinterpretation of Prices riveting tale of a murder investigation on the Lower East Side. Different chapters can be experienced in nine downtown galleries, which include Collette Blanchard Gallery, Eleven Rivington, Invisible-Exports, Lehmann Maupin, On Stellar Rays, Salon 94, Scaramouche, and Y Gallery. Start your viewing with Chapter 1: Whistle at Sue Scott Gallery, which features artist David Kramers piece (Bar) Unfinished Business, a fully stocked plywood bar that Kramer told our own Leslie Minora represents the typical Lower East Side watering hole, where there are endless possibilities, but, really, its always the same.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. Starts: July 2. Continues through Aug. 1, 2010