First Thursday Gallery Walk
May 4, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The first Thursday of every month‚ the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions. Neighborhood restaurants and bars have specials for First Thursday patrons. Don’t miss it!
Highlights from May’s Gallery Walk include an opening of S.B. Walker: WALDEN in conjunction with a book signing by the artist for his new book, Walden, at Janet Borden, Inc.; the opening of Sarah Hickson: Sounds Unseen: A Photographic Memoir of The Calais Sessions at The Studio at St. Ann’s Warehouse which documents The Calais Sessions in a Northern France refugee camp; and an opening of Jamel Shabazz: Sights in the City, an exhibition of street photography Shabazz took in New York between 1980 – 2016 at United Photo Industries.
Participating May 4th First Thursday Gallery Walk venues include:
AICAD / New York Studio Residency Program (20 Jay Street, M10) hosts a reception for On the Passage (of a Few Persons Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time), a group show featuring the eighteen young artists currently participating in the final year of the New York Studio Residency Program. Over the past semester, the artists worked to create a site for collective action and reaction, and their work represents myriad forms of investigations, discourse, and praxis.
A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street) presents three exhibitions:
Alison Owen: Only Connect includes works the artist made using remnants and studio ephemera from A.I.R. Gallery NYC artists, national members, and current and former fellows. Through this exchange, Owen developed a method based on a form of “call and response” between herself and other artists. On view through May 21, 2017.
MaryKate Maher: Invisible Float continues Maher’s exploration of landscape, focusing on two extreme climates with unique geology and ongoing environmental challenges: the California desert near the Salton Sea and the Icelandic tundra. This is Maher’s first solo exhibition in New York City. On view through May 21, 2017.
Maxine Henryson: Contrapuntal features large archival pigment prints alongside intimate photobooks of images Henryson took in Italy and Germany between 2011 and 2015, exploring the differences and similarities between these cultures. Intuitively capturing objects, interiors, figures, landscapes, religious sites, and views of nature, the artist transforms these historical markers into a collection that challenges a fixed reading. On view through May 21, 2017.
Art in General (145 Plymouth Street) presents Postcommodity: Coyotaje,the collective’s first solo exhibition in New York. Composed of artists Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist, Postcommodity’s multidisciplinary practice reveals and examines indigenous cultural narratives and their relationships to broader social, political, and economic dialogues and actions. For this new exhibition, Postcommodity continues its years-long investigation of the military and economic life of the US-Mexico borderlands, highlighting the complex dynamics between US Border Patrol, the communities living in the San Pedro River Valley region, and individuals moving across the border. On view through June 3, 2017.
Brooklyn Bridge Park(99 Plymouth Street) hosts an opening reception for Jesse Chun: Twenty Five Hours. Chun transforms data from the Brooklyn waterfront and the East River’s tides into into visually engaging works of Concrete Poetry. Using various methods of digital manipulation, erasure, screen printing, painting and drawing, she reinterpreted found materials into an installation of text-based paintings on canvas, and pigment prints on paper and organza. On view through June 20, 2017.
CREATIVEBLOCH Gallery (145 Front Street, 17) hosts an opening reception for Alejandro Caiazza: Expressions Abstracted. Caiazza’s painting’s strokes and capture expressions of happiness and angst. Caiazza developed his pictoral language by mixing various traces, signs, figures, and colors, communicating universal feelings and sensations. On view through May 26, 2017.
Janet Borden, Inc. (91 Water Street) hosts an opening reception for S.B. Walker: WALDEN, S.B. Walker’s debut exhibition with the gallery in conjunction with a book siging for his new book Walden published by Kehrer Verlag. Walker’s photographs illustrate how this once pristine landscape is now viewed and used. Using a large format camera, Walker captures both the grandeur and the cotidian one hundred years after Thoreau. On view through June 23, 2017.
Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street) hosts an opening reception for Vanitas: Jeanette May & Kimberly Witham, an exhibition of contemporary still life photographs, that draw inspiration from the Dutch Golden Age of still life. On view through June 30, 2017.
Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street) hosts an opening reception for Temporal Topologies, a group exhibition with Ariadne, Mark Dorf, Patricio Gonzalez Vivo & Jen Lowe, Sophie Kahn, Rollin Leonard, Anton Marini & Danielle Ezzo, Zach Nader. Temporal Topologies presents the artists’ unique way of expressing time as a physical terrain, both internal like the body and mind or external like a landscape. On view through May 31, 2017.
Main Window (1 Main Street) presents Rene Lynch: Main Window, a solo exhibition showcasing new oil paintings. On view through June 16, 2017.
New York Foundation for Arts, (20 Jay Street, 740) hosts an opening reception for Informality, an exhibition featuring select NYSCA/NYFA 2016 Fellowship Finalists: Koosil-Ja Hwang, Jennifer Williams, Alex Escalante, Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong, Anthony Gatto, Walter Dundervill, Jennie Allen. On view through August 2017.
Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street) hosts a preview for their popular Kentucky Derby Party & Art Auction, featuring artwork that will be up for auction at the party.
Split Level, (218 plymouth Street) hosts an opening reception for ELEANORA KUPENCOW: somthing about faces, an exhibition of portraits in Kupencow’s signature style. On view through May 31, 2017.
The Studio at St. Ann’s Warehouse, (45 Water Street) host an opening reception for 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 May 28, 2017.
Triangle Arts Association, (20 Jay Street, 318) hosts an Open Studio event for one night only. Triangle is an artist-founded non-profit art institution in New York City, working locally and globally since 1982. Their programs emphasize research, dialogue and experimentation through residencies and public programs.
United Photo Industries (16 Main Street) hosts the opening reception for Jamel Shabazz: Sights in the City, an exhibition of color and black-and-white photographs taken in New York City between 1980 and 2016. Shabazz has carried his camera everywhere, from Harlem to Times Square, the Lower East Side to Downtown Brooklyn. Like a fisherman seeking a fruitful catch, Shabazz ventured into locations full of life and uncertainty in hopes of capturing a unique moment. On view through June 17, 2017.