Saturday, April 13 at 3:00pm
Join us at Etherton Gallery to hear Chris Rush, author of The Light Years: A Memoir (FSG, $27) and Victor Lodato, author of Edgar and Lucy (Picador, $18).
This event includes a projection of a new video by Eric Hopper inspired by the book.
The Light Years is a joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbulent times in American history. Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 1960s, was destined to fracture their precarious facade. After an unceremonious ejection from an experimental art school, Rush heads to Tuscon and disappears into the nascent American counterculture. Stitching together a ragged assemblage of lowlifes, prophets, and fellow wanderers, he seeks kinship in the communes of the west. The Light Years transcends one boy's story to perfectly illustrate the slow slide from the optimism of the 1960s into the darker and more sinister 1970s. This is a riveting, heart-stopping journey of discovery and reconciliation, as Rush faces his lost childhood and, finally, himself.
Chris Rush is an award-winning artist and designer whose work is held in various museum collections.
Note: This event takes place at Etherton Gallery, 135 S 6th Ave B.