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DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk
September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
Highlights from September’s Gallery Walk include: Four Weeks and Forty-Five Years, four micro exhibitions of Rachel bas-Cohain, Christine Gedeon, Kazuko Miyamoto, and Tenesh Weber and the first in the series of exhibitions to celebrate A.I.R. Gallery’s 45th Anniversary; The Artists Interactive, a new collaboration between This Friday or Next and the DUMBO BID presenting one-night-only exhibitions, this week featuring DUMBO-based artist Eleanor Kupencow; and Fred Cray: DISSOLVE, a exhibition of new work presented by Janet Borden, Inc.
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 September 7th 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 September 10, 2017.
The Artist Interactive (Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge) collaboration by This Friday or Next Friday, a gallery run by artists Nathan Sinai Rayman and Zach Seeger, and the DUMBO BID, presents Eleanor Kupencow, a one-night exhibition of painting and sculpture. Drawing on a variety of imagery ranging from modern art to paper dolls to the iconography of Mayan, Aboriginal, and Native American art, Eleanor Kupencow’s paintings and sculpture depict colorful faces, figures, and animals. On view one night only, September 7, 6-9pm.
A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street) hosts an opening reception for three exhibitions:
- Joan Snitzer: Chromophore features new paintings and represents Snitzer’s ongoing pursuit to express the poetic and dynamic relationship between our histories and our current visual surrounding. On view through October 8, 2017.
- Four Weeks and Forty-Five Years comprises a series of micro-exhibitions, each dedicated to a work or small set of works from a single artist who has been part of the gallery’s 45-year history: Rachel bas-Cohain, Christine Gedeon, Kazuko Miyamoto, and Tenesh Weber. On view through October 8, 2017.
- On the Other Side: Collaborative works by Patty Smith and Claire Fouquet, a dual artist show, considers the suffering and triumphs of migrants, while reflecting on the contributions made by newcomers to the layers of historical, cultural, and experiential landscape. On view through October 8, 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 and showcase new work. On view through September 30, 2017.
Janet Borden Inc (91 Water Street) hosts an opening reception for Fred Cray: Dissolve. Cray created this series by printing his images on a surface that repels ink. As a result, the prints have a very brief lifespan (2-20 minutes) before they dissolve into something either unrecognizable or unusable, suggesting that a secret is about to be revealed. On view through October 7, 2017.
LIGHT YEAR (Pear Street Triangle) presents We the Hell Am I, a series of videos that seek to illuminate the building blocks of identity and highlight their fluidity as evolutionary armor, redressing and examining place, past histories, gender roles, traumas, contemporary mythologies, and movement through time and space as an amalgam and pastiche of complex identity construction. Artists include Liss LaFleur, Andrew Erdos, Dylan McLaughlin, Nicholas Galanin, curated by Erin Joyce. On view one night only, September 7, 2017.
Main Window (1 Main Street) presents Julian Jackson, a site-specific installation with paintings created during his recent exhibition in Osaka, Japan and re-imagined for Main Window. On view through October 30, 2017.
Meta Meta Meta (20 Jay Street #M14) hosts an opening reception for How to Draw The Human Figure, which features artwork by Angela Conant, GaHee Park, and Sophy Naess. On view through September 28, 2017.
MINY Media Center by IFP (30 John Street) hosts an opening reception for BRDG Studios Presents: BLINK VR. As part of IFP Week 2017, the Made in NY Media Center has partnered with BRDG Studios on a new virtual reality experience for groups, without the headset. BLINK VR presents VR videos selected from an open call. On view through September 29, 2017.
Split Level (218 Plymouth Street) hosts an opening reception for A COOL 25 which presents work by award winning artist Joey O’Donoghue spanning 25 years in various mediums including sculpture, decor, jewelry, fashion, modeling, photography, TV, movies, videos, and cartoons. On view through November 1, 2017.
UsagiNY (163 Plymouth Street) host a closing reception for Under the Same Big Sun, a group photography exhibition held in collaboration with Tea & Water Pictures. Photographs in the exhibitions tell important, often personal, stories stretching far and wide from the U.S. and Europe to Africa, Asia, and South America. Artists include: Jesse Burke, Dolly Faibyshev, Mariella Furrer, Jens Görlich, Gabriela Herman, Christopher LaMarca, Michael McLaughlin, Noah Sheldon, Jørn Tomter. On view through September 9, 2017.