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First Thursday Gallery Walk

October 5, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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!

A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street) presents 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, 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.

Art In General (145 Plymouth Street) presents At Work’s End, a New Commission by Danilo Correale. The exhibition grapples with our hopes and anxieties in an era of increased automation. The exhibition incorporates installations, audio, video animation, and paintings by Correale that consider what another model for a technologically and economically developed society could look like. On view through November 11, 2017.

Automatic Studios (52 Bridge Street) hosts a one night event, Collection of Local Designers & Artists: Pop Up Event, featuring Ashaka Givens, djauniversal, de main, Lorraine West, Krammer & Stoudt & and more. One night only.

Brooklyn Bridge Park (99 Plymouth Street) presents Exquisite Plants, a three-part installation created by Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao inspired by the flowering plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park. This interactive project includes a magnetic wall where the public is invited to rearrange decals to create new compositions, a large wall relief made of brightly painted shapes, and a collection of collages made during community workshops. On view through November 3, 2017.

Janet Borden Inc (91 Water Street) presents Fred Cray: Dissolve. Printed on a ink-repellant surface, 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.

Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street) presents 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Part One, a group exhibition of artists represented by the gallery, in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Artists include: Odette England, Jennifer B. Thoreson, Max de Esteban, Lynn Silverman, Ken Rosenthal, Brad Moore, Vojtech V. Slama, Elaine Duigenan, Doug Keyes. On view through October 28, 2017.

LIGHT YEAR (Pearl Street Triangle) presents Light Year 30: Open to Interpretation which explores the subtle boundaries and dynamic relationship between Music Videos, Vjing, and Video Art. Artists include Cyriac Harris, Yannick Jacquet (Legoman), Chi Ka, Dev Harlan, Viktor Vicsek, Andrea Sztojánovits, Martin Daniel Gabor and Albin Bousquet. One night only.

Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street) hosts an opening reception for Over (T)here, featuring work by Ronan Devlin, Ant Dickison, and Michael Flückiger. On view through October 31, 2017.

Main Window (1 Main Street) presents a site-specific installation by Julian Jackson featuring paintings she created during a recent trip to Osaka. On view through October 30, 2017.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) (20 Jay Street, Suite 740) hosts a reading by NYFA staff members Mirielle Clifford and Chris Messer in conjunctions with their exhibition Off Time: NYFA Board and Staff Exhibition, the first exhibition featuring visual and literary works by NYFA’s board and staff.  Participating visual artists include Amy Aronoff, Hannah Berry, Judith K. Brodsky, Madeleine Cutrona, Alicia Ehni, Felicity Hogan, Grace Kang, Theresa Marchetta, Nell Painter, Madeline Scholl, Dread Scott, Anne Spalter, David C. Terry, and Carmelita Tropicana with participating literary artists Mirielle Clifford, Lauren Hilger, Chris Messer, and Saïd Sayrafiezadeh. On view through December 1, 2017.

New York Studio School Dumbo Sculpture Studio, (20 Jay Street, #307) hosts an opening reception for Darrell Hostvedt: Wood and Plaster Sculpture Environment, an exhibition of constructions made in wood and plaster by NYSS Alum & Sculptor in Residence Darrell Hostvedt. Hostvedt’s experience in construction and building confronts his fine art background in his process and the materials of his sculptures and reliefs. On view through October 27, 2017.

Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street) presents Ron Baron Blues Performance & Conversation held in conjunction with the exhibition Rob Baron: Beyond-Beyond. The evening will include conversation, music, and blues by Baron, Stephen Ellis, and Scott Williams. Exhibitions on view include:

Ron Baron: Beyond-Beyond, an expansive installation of nearly 100 pairs of life-size cast ceramic shoes. Although each pair is small in comparison to the gallery’s vast space, their combined poetic and ghostly presences fill the significant void and evoke all that is missing. On view until November 5, 2017.

Karina Aguilera Skvirsky: The Perilous Journey of María Rosa Palacios is a half-hour film that documents her travel from Ecuador’s Chota highlands to the coastal town of Guayaquil. The expedition serves as a re-creation of her great grandmother’s 1906 journey and an exploration of identity, representation, and ever-shifting boundaries of place and nationhood. On view through November 5, 2017.

Split Level (218 Plymouth Street) presents A COOL 25, work by award-winning artist Joey Ice spanning 25 years in various mediums including sculpture, decor, jewelry, fashion, modeling, photography, TV, movies, videos, and cartoons. On view through November 1, 2017.

Superfine (126 Front Street) presents Kirsten Kramer: Saudade: Something Lost, a collection of works by Kirsten Kramer from her series “Hearts” and “Ghosts.” On view through October 30, 2017.

United Photo Industries (16 Main Street, B) hosts an opening reception for Josh Lehrer: My Shot, Portraits from Hamilton an exhibition of photos by acclaimed photographer Josh Lehrer. Taken with an antique camera lens from the mid-1800s, just after Hamilton’s time, My Shot features one-of-a-kind photos of the cast of the award-winning musical Hamilton. On view through November 22, 2017.

UsagiNY (163 Plymouth Street) presents Andrew Lucia: A Catalog of Difference in conjunction with architecture month. It is a study of change across material and perceptual environments, calling attention to those differences which make a difference. Collectively, A Catalog of Difference speculates on the role of structured light as an active agent and dynamic force in the production of form. On view  through October 28, 2017.