First Thursday Gallery Walk
June 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 June’s Gallery Walk include Wish You Were Here, an exhibition of original works by 350 postcard-sized works to raise valuable funds for A.I.R. Gallery programming; an opening reception for HARVESTWORKS PRESENTS: RICHARD JOCHUM, which features two large-scale media installations as part of the New York Electronic Arts Festival 2017 at Made in NY Media Center by IFP; and the last chance to see Postcommodity: Coyotaje at Art in General, the collective’s first solo exhibition in New York highlighting their years-long investigation of the military and economic life of the US-Mexico borderlands.
A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street) presents two exhibitions:
Gathering Differences, curated by Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator at the New Museum, brings together artists with a wide range of practices to explore the use of the human body, the relationship of the bodyto its environment, and the formation of identity that comes from this relationship. Artists include: Hend Al-Mansour, Rae Broyles, d’Ann de Simone, Dani Dodge, Shannon Forrester, Alisa Henriquez, Jody Joldersma, Julia Kim Smith, Mimi Oritsky, Patty Smith, Ann Stoddard, Amy Swartele, Vicky Tomayko, Erin Wiersma, Joo Yeon Woo, Mineko Yoshida. On view through June 25, 2017.
Wish You Were Here 16 contains 4” x 6” original works by more than 350 artists. The artworks were donated by A.I.R. Gallery artists and hundreds of artists from as far away as the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, and China. Each card is signed and dated, some with a message on the back from the artist to the collector. All artworks are cash & carry, priced at $45 per piece to raise money for A.I.R. Gallery programs. On view through June 25, 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.
Automatic Studios (52 Bridge Street) presents Jeila Gueramain: What Is Your Dream, a site-specific textile installation that explores the historicity of found woven materials which have been stitched, knitted, and crocheted into a magical universe of Gueramian’s imagination. On view through June 16, 2017.
Brooklyn Bridge Park (99 Plymouth Street) presents 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.
Janet Borden, Inc. (91 Water Street) presents 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) presents 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.
LIGHT YEAR (Pearl Street Triangle) presents (IM)PERSONAL, a selection of new video work that examines storytelling without depicting human characters. The videos trigger our tendencies to narrativize and anthropomorphize, and they prompt us to consider video and film techniques that cast inanimate objects as heroes and illustrate actions by portraying only their environments. One night only.
Made in NY Media Center by IFP (30 John Street) hosts an opening reception for HARVESTWORKS PRESENTS: RICHARD JOCHUM, a joint presentation between Made in NY Media Center and HARVESTWORKS as part of the New York Electronic Arts Festival 2017. The exhibition includes two large-scale media installations: Crossword Project, ,an interactive crowd-sourced crossword puzzle that visitors can answer through a webform or Twitter feed using #crosswordproject, and Thirty-Two Angry Dogss, video recordings of 32 performers silently barking. On view though June 30, 2017.
Main Window (1 Main Street) presents Rene Lynch: Main Window, a solo exhibition showcasing new oil paintings. On view through June 16, 2017.
Minus Space (16 Main Street) presents Julio Grinblatt: Pasillos which features a single, horizontal frieze of 40 photographs from his Pasillos series in their New York debut. The tiny Pasillos photographs, measuring only 1 1/8 inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide, depict stark, vacant hallways devoid of any people in flawless one point perspective. The photographs illuminate the idea of perspective itself, where the receding architectural elements function solely as spatial markers in the mind of the viewer. On view through July 1, 2017.
United Photo Industries (16 Main Street) presents 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.