In 2008, artist Terrence Koh filled the basement at 969 Chung King Road with flour four inches deep, and for a month you'd see white footprints up and down Chinatown's gallery row. That space, formerly home to Peres Projects, closed not long after, its windows frosted over. Not so as of Saturday: Charlie James Gallery moved in from down the street. Its first exhibition there, Andrew Lewicki's “Fabricatio Desiderii” (or “Fabrication of Desire”), features a functional Gibson guitar made of discarded material, “bullion” bars made of melted gold crayons and goofy riffs on minimalism arranged in that wonderful, big basement. 969 Chung King Road, Chinatown; through April 14. (213) 687-0844,

Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: March 3. Continues through April 14, 2012

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