Lush Life on the LES

Lower East Side

“Lush Life,” the novel by Richard Price (recommended), is based on an event that happened on Rivington Street on the Lower East Side (LES) of Manhattan.   “Lush Life” the group show,  is a series of art exhibitions based on chapters of the book (through mid-August) and boasts a bunch of really great artists.   From the blog:

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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, ScaramoucheSue 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.

Go. Read. Enjoy.

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Written by Francesca Gangitano
Francesca Gangitano

July 26th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

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