Art, Murder and Mystery on the Lower East Side

Thursday, July 22, 2010

(Lehmann Maupin Gallery)

Nine galleries in the Lower East side were inspired by an unlikely source: a murder mystery. The novel, Richard Price's "Lush Life," is set in the Lower East side and has nine chapters, each of which have been interpreted by one of the galleries participating in the nine-part exhibit.  You can see many of the chapters and a lot more at tonight's Lower East Side artwalk.

Organized by Artlog, the crawl takes place in over twenty Lower East side galleries.  It's not just "Lush Life" you'll see- there's an exhibit of camo-inspired oil paintings, and a show of abstract sculptures made from painstakingly cut paper.

Check-in for the crawl begins at 6:30 at the New Museum, where you can see the mind-altering "Dream Machine."  A $20 ticket includes free admission to the New Museum and two post-crawl parties.

Bor Hunter by Pia Dehne
Pia Dehne
"Bor Hunter" by Pia Dehne at Blackston Gallery

"Bor Hunter is part of the exhibit Eve of Destruction at Blackston Gallery.

Pia Dehne's fantastical images of camoflauge clothing have closed to the public, but Blackston Gallery is allowing art crawl participants to see the show one last time.

Installation of Land Use Survey

Installation of the  "Land Use Survey" exhibit at Jen Bekman Gallery.

"Land Use Survey" is a group show with images from Joel Meyerowitz, Matthew Moore, Michael Lundgren and many others on view at the Jen Bekman Gallery.

One of the chapters of "Lush Life" at Lehmann Maupin Gallery.

An installation view of Brian Nuda Rosch's solo show at DCKT Contemporary Gallery.

"Self Portrait" by LaToya Ruby Frazier as part of chapter six of "Lush Life": "The Devil You May Know" at Collette Blanchard Gallery

An installation view of "Keeping Busy: An Inaccurate Survey of Michel Auder" on view at Participant Inc.

Jen Bekman Gallery
Installation of the "Land Use Survey" exhibit at Jen Bekman Gallery.
Lehmann Maupin Gallery
An installation view of "Touched" on view at Lehmann Maupin Gallery
FusionArts museum
"Diane" by Raken Leaves at FusionArts Museum

"Diane" is named for the Greek goddess Diana, the God of the hunt.

"One Thing I Like about Zen" on view at Galerie Zurcher


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