Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud are ambitious curators, to say the least. They’ve managed to take apart Richard Price’s 2008 novel, Lush Life, piece by piece, page by page, to create—with the help of a slew of New York artists—a colorful reinterpretation of Price’s 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 Kramer’s 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, it’s always the same.”

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. Starts: July 2. Continues through Aug. 1, 2010