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LUSH LIFE | Chapter 3: First Bird (A Few Butterflies)

14A Orchard Street, 212-226-5447
East Village / Lower East Side
June 25 - July 31, 2010
Reception: Thursday, July 8, 6 - 8 PM
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INVISIBLE-EXPORTS is pleased to be part of LUSH LIFE, an exhibition in nine chapters curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud.

LUSH LIFE is an exhibition 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. See gallery specific schedule below. There will be a collective opening of all participating galleries on Thursday, July 8th from 6 – 9 pm.

Sue Scott Gallery Chapter One: Whistle June 17 – August 1 On Stellar Rays Chapter Two: Liar June 23 – August 1 Invisible-Exports Chapter Three: First Bird (A Few Butterflies) June 25 – July 31 Lehmann Maupin Chapter Four: Let It Die July 8 – August 13 Y Gallery Chapter Five: Want Cards July 8 – July 25 Collette Blanchard Gallery Chapter Six: The Devil You Know July 8 – August 13 Salon 94 Chapter Seven: Wolf Tickets June 24 – July 30 Scaramouche Chapter Eight: 17 Plus 25 Is 32 July 8 – August 6 Eleven Rivington Chapter Nine: She’ll Be Apples July 15 – August 13

Artists: Alice O’Malley, Alisha Kerlin, Amy Longenecker-Brown, Carol Irving, Chakaia Booker, Christoph Draeger, Claudia Weber, Coco Fusco, Dana Frankfort, Dana Levy, Dani Leventhal, David Kramer, David Shapiro, Derrick Adams, Elisabeth Subrin, Erik Benson, Ezra Johnson, Gail Thacker, Gina Magid, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Jackie Gendel, Jackie Saccoccio, Jayson Keeling, Jeffrey Gibson, Jessica Dickinson, Joanne Greenbaum, Jon Rappleye, Jonathan VanDyke, Jose Lerma, Judi Werthein, Justen Ladda, Kai Schiemenz / Iris Fluegel, Karen Heagle, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Leslie Hewitt, Manuel Acevedo, Mario Ybarra Jr., Matthew Weinstein, Melissa Gordon, Nanna Debois Buhl, Nicholas Di Genova, Nina Lola Bachhuber, Olivier Babin, Patrick Lee, Patty Chang, Paul Gabrielli, Paul Pagk, Paul Pfeiffer, Pedro Barbeito, Rashid Johnson, Robert Beck, Robert Lazzarini, Robert Melee, Robin Graubard, Rudy Shepherd, Scott Hug, Tim Davis, Tommy Hartung, Wes Lang, Xaviera Simmons, Yashua Klos

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

Sue Scott Gallery, 1 Rivington Street, On Stellar Rays, 133 Orchard Street, Invisible-Exports, 14A Orchard Street, Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street, Y Gallery, 355 A Bowery Street, Collette Blanchard Gallery, 26 Clinton Street, Salon 94, 1 Freeman Alley, Scaramouche, 52 Orchard Street, Eleven Rivington, 11 Rivington Street,
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