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DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Art Walk
August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Highlights from August’s Gallery Walk include Art in General’s Summer Residency Program, where the public can meet their six international residents to discuss their work; new to DUMBO, the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront which features images of Brooklyn’s Waterfront as captured by two dozen photographs across decades; and a screening of Brooklyn-Based, a collection of videos by Brooklyn artists presented by Light Year at the Pearl Street Triangle.
On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO’s galleries stay open late for a night of art, gallery openings, artist talks and live performance. Visitors enjoy incredible views of the East River and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges as they walk along the waterfront from one gallery to the next, and can enjoy local drink specials after their tour. Free and open to the public. Visit ArtinDUMBO.com for more information.
The participating August 3rd First Thursday Gallery Walk venues include:
68 Jay (68 Jay Street) hosts an opening reception for Ernesto Gonzalez and Steve West: I really want to go home with you. How much am I worth? Part II. The previously unseen artworks, studies, and Polaroids will be on view for a weekend of lively negotiation. How much am I worth? asks viewers to consider the value of owning an artwork and the cost of producing it with a bidding war. On view through August 5, 2017.
A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street) presents an open reception for three exhibitions:
- Another Gesture/ Um Outro Gesto/Eine weitere Geste/, a group exhibition with Veronika Hilger, Svenja Kreh, Alice Quaresma, and Teresa Viana, curated by Cynthia Cruz and Tatiane Santa Rosa,. presents recent work in a variety of media. This exhibition is focused on how Brazilian and Germans women-identified artists approach notions of abstraction and the gestures needed to achieve them, as well as the complicated relationships founded on colonial expidition and post-war immigration between Germany and Brazil. On view through August 20, 2017.
- Lisa Cooperman: Baize is the second solo exhibition at A.I.R. of Lisa Cooperman. Cooperman, an alumna artist, will show a new body of work featuring textile sculptures inspired by life in California’s Central Valley. Cooperman’s work delves into the complexities of Stockton, a historic river delta town and epicenter of pioneer mythologizing, exploitive labor practices and environmental malfeasance. On view through August 20, 2017.
- Lauren Simkin Berke: Neither the Other or Myself is the third solo exhbition at A.I.R. Gallery by alumna artist Lauren Simkin Berke and features a new body of work, a collection of large painted portraits of the artist’s mother from childhood through adulthood. The reference material used includes both photographs taken by family members, and the artist themself. On view through August 20, 2017.
Art in General (145 Plymouth Street) hosts a special event for their Summer Residency Program which includes artists: András Cséfalvay (Bratislava), Trần Minh Đức (Ho Chi Minh City), Justyna Górowska (Skawa), Gábor Kristóf (Budapest), Adéla Součková (Prague), and Lê Thuận Uyên (Hanoi). This summer, Art in General has transformed its ground-floor gallery at 145 Plymouth Street into a space of artistic production and research. The six international residents discuss their works-in-progress being developed. On view through September 15, 2017.
Brooklyn Bridge Park (99 Plymouth Street) presents Rush Arts Philanthropic Foundation: By My Window Have I For Scenery, a group exhibitions of artwork by the Rush Arts Summer Session students. This year’s installation draws from the works of Rush Director of Education, Meridith McNeal, whose paintings depict vibrant land and cityscapes viewed through diversely styled, open or closed windows. After viewing McNeal’s exhibitions in Brooklyn galleries and visiting BBP’s Empire Fulton Ferry section, the students designed their original paintings based on photographic references of the park. On view through August 21, 2017.
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO (55 Water Street) presents a group exhibitiion Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront featuring two dozen photographers whose images crisscross the Brooklyn shoreline, from Newtown Creek to Jamaica Bay. By picturing decades of Brooklyn’s coastal scenery, including its changing industrial and postindustrial environment, the exhibition presents dramatic panoramic vistas; spectacular aerial views; glimpses of popular recreational attractions, particularly in nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park and at Coney Island; and other scenes, including those impacted by natural or manmade forces, as well as by gentrification. On view through September 10, 2017.
CREATIVEBLOCH GALLERY (145 Front Street #17) hosts a special event Joe Bloch & Alejandro Caiazza: Open Studio. Joe Bloch and Alejandro Caiazza open their studio to the public. See their new work. Originals, prints and gifts available.
Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street) presents FRESH: Annual Summer Exhibition, a group photography exhibition curated by W.M. Hunt and Darren Ching. Fresh 2017 is the 6th Annual Summer Exhibition of artists selected from an international open call. This year features photographs by Giles Clarke, Nicolo Sertorio, Jamey Stillings, Krista Svalbonas, Gesche Würfel. One of the five exhibiting artists will be awarded the Rhonda Wilson Award. Ten finalists are featured on an Online Showcase on the gallery website. On view through August 5, 2017.
LIGHT YEAR (Pearl Street Triangle) presents Brooklyn-Based, a collection of videos by artists based in Brooklyn. Artists include: Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps, and Alon Cohen; Visakh Menon and Heavy Birds; Thomas D. Rotenberg and Jarboe; Nicole Antebi and Laura Ortman; Integrated Visions and Miss Natasha Enquist; Daniela Kostova and Anna Leevia; Naormi Meijia Wang and John Terhorst. On view August 3rd only.
Made in NY Media Center by IFP (30 John Street) hosts an opening reception for Digital Profiling, a group exhibition with artistis Shamus Clisset, Michael Grenadier (Serra MM), Chin Chih Yang, Ella Gant, Eric Corriel, Sophie Kahn, Peter Burr, Moo Kwon Han, Perry Bard, Ariana Gerstein, Nicholas Fraser, Jason Bernagozzi, Jason Mitcham, Fernando Orellana, Katie Torn. Digital Profiling explores the observed and projected self in both the digital and physical realms and subsequently invites the artist and viewer to interpret and/or project imagery as portrait. Works include visualizations that cross cultures, genders, conformity and identity. The exhibition is held in conjunction with NYFA’s Facial Profiling exhibit at C24 Gallery. On view through August 31, 2017.
Main Window (1 Main Street) presents Sarah Bird: Sarah Bird, an exhibition of site specific photography-based installation. On view through August 29, 2017.
MINUS SPACE (16 Main Street, Suite A) presents Gabriele Evertz / Sanford Wurmfeld: Polychromy, new works by two revolutionary New York City-based abstract color painters. On view through August 12, 2017
Museum Quality (59 Pearl Street) hosts an opening reception for Amanda Huang, Clarabelle Pong, Zakary Man, Harry Lam Motion Graphics, Emilie Liu: Morphing Tunnel. Morphing Tunnel is an interactive installation that examines the idea of transcending an obstruction, designed to expand boundaries of space between the body and the surrounding physical barriers inside a tunnel. On view through September 4, 2017.
NYFA (20 Jay Street #740) hosts an opening reception for Informality which features dynamic works by select 2016 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Finalists. Artists in Informality include Jennie Allen, Walter Dundervill, Alex Escalante, Koosil-ja, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, Jennifer Williams, Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong. During the First Thursday Gallery Walk, NYFA will host a screening and conversation with Jennie Allen (6 – 6:45 PM) and performance by Walter Dundervill (7 – 8 PM). On view through September 3, 2017.
The Studio at St. Ann’s Warehouse, (45 Water Street) presents Sarah Hickson: Sounds Unseen: A Photographic Memoir of The Calais Sessions, which documents The Calais Session, a live music project among musicians living in the UK, the Calais “Jungle,” and Dunkirk’s “Grande Synthe.” Shot between December 2015 and May 2016 in these migrant camps in northern France, the exhibition chronicles the evolution of this collaboration and celebrates a vital human connection forged through the common voice of music. On view through September 24, 2017.
UsagiNY (163 Plymouth Street) hosts a closing reception for Shu Ohno: Doodles, Drawing & Sculpture. Shu Ohno, whose practice includes assemblage and bricolage techniques, invited gallery visitors to surrender electronic waste, small toys, and other objects that would otherwise have been discarded. Scavenged and received objects were subsequently incorporated into the hyper-complex sculptural pieces that have come to define Shu Ohno’s style. Like New York itself, the resulting artwork was molded day-by-day by the people and objects that passed through the fabrication space. On view through August 3, 2017.