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First Thursday Gallery Walk

December 7, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 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!

Highlights from December’s Gallery Walk include Roberta Allen: Some Facts About Fear, featuring a new suite of works on paper and one sculptural installation at MINUS SPACE; a Silkscreening Workshop with artists Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier including a performance of their band Hot Temper, held in conjunction with the exhibition UPROOT at Smack Mellon; and an opening reception for Claire Rosen: Imaginarium, consisting of elaborate photography tableaux of whimsical anthropomorphic animals, archetypal heroines, and symbolic still lives which evoke the aesthetics of classical painting at United Photo Industries.



The participating December 7th First Thursday Gallery Walk venues include:

68 Jay Street Bar(68 Jay Street) hosts Ernesto Gonzalez and Steve West: “I really want to go home with you. How much am I worth?” part IV with original works including Polaroids, studies and more available for purchase at a price determined through a dialogue between guests and the artists. To challenge the traditional method of selling art, attendees will be encouraged to begin by offering what they believe the available artworks are worth, while factoring what they can afford. One night only.

A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street) presents three exhibitions:

Susan Stainman: Dream Bird, Hatching the Egg is an immersive installation of soft sculptures that explores the interconnection between Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and the creative process.
Mimi Oritsky: Floating Trails continues Oritsky’s investigation of paint, perception, and the natural world. This series of oil paintings touches the subtle temperature of a place and its temporary moods with a bright meditative consciousness.
Ann Stoddard: Seeing Things invites viewers to participate in the artistic deconstruction of racial and ethnic profiling using hybrid media approaches. On view through December 17, 2017.

AGENCY by Meta Meta Meta LLC(20 Jay Street, Suite M14) presents Everything You’ve Ever Wanted, a group exhibition featuring works by more than 60 artists. This show is a fundraiser to support Meta Meta Meta LLC and AGENCY in fostering community and promoting underrepresented and emerging New York based artists. On view through December 21, 2017.

Art In General (145 Plymouth Street) in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCAE) Estonia presents Merike Estna and Maria Metsalu: Soft Scrub, Hard Body Estna and, Liquid Presence, featuring artwork and performances, guest curated by Maria Arusoo, Director of CCA Estonia. Soft Scrub, Hard Body, Liquid Presence explores issues of over-consumption of virtual space, the stress from competition and acceleration, from the female perspective as it relates to the shift in the realm of our aesthetic and emotional sensibilities, creating a zombified body in response. On view through January 13, 2017.

Asphodel(20 Jay Street, Suite 837) presents Heidi Schwegler: My Enemy, Schwegler’s first New York solo and the gallery’s inaugural exhibition. Schwegler presents a tableau of cast glass replicas of classical Roman portraits and modern garden statuary, cast glass reliefs, orifices, animals, found objects, and photographs. Her works act as a relay between now and then, the unreality of the present. On view through December 16, 2017.

Janet Borden Inc(91 Water Street) presents Alfred Leslie: The World is Charged with the Grandeur of God: Seven new works from 50 Characters in Search of a Reader which includes seven large Pixel Scores by renowned photographer Alfred Leslie depicting characters from literature. Pixel Scores represent a hybrid art-making process, where Leslie draws directly on the computer screen. On view through December 20, 2017.

Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street) presents 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Part Two, a group exhibition of artists represented by the gallery, in celebration of its 10th anniversary. On view through December 9, 2017

Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street) hosts an opening reception for Cyfest Presents: Cloudy With A Chance Of Pixels, a collaborative work made specifically for the 27-screen video wall at Made in NY Media Center for Cyfest. Taking inspiration from the festival theme “Digital Cloudiness,” a team of 9 digital arts students at Pratt explore ideas around pixelated nature, universal simulation, and the data cloud as a new form of environment. On view through December 31, 2017.

Main Window (1 Main Street) presents Jamie Morales and Andra Samelson: Crossing Lines, featuring works by painters Jamie Morales and Andra Samelson. On view through January 6, 2018.

MINUS SPACE (16 Main Street, Suite A) presents Roberta Allen: Some Facts About Fear, the second solo exhibition by renowned New York City-based artist and writer, Roberata Allen, featuring a new suite of works on paper and one sculptural installation. On view through December 23, 2017.

New York Studio School Dumbo Sculpture Studio, (20 Jay Street,  Suite 307) presents COLORSCULPTURE, a group exhibition which explores the issue of color and sculpture. On view through December 15, 2017.

Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street) hosts a musical performance by Hot Temper and Silkscreening Workshop by artists and band members, Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier, held in conjunction with the exhibition UPROOT, which presents artists who are urgently engaging with the current state of affairs since the 2016 presidential election. On view through December 31, 2017.

United Photo Industries (16 Main Street, B) host an opening reception for Claire Rosen: Imaginarium, presenting Claire Rosen’s elaborate photographic tableaux constructions of whimsical anthropomorphic animals, archetypal heroines, and symbolic still lives which evoke the aesthetics of classical painting. On view through January 27, 2018.

Usagi NY (163 Plymouth St) presents AYA KAWABATA: Parallel Crossings, bringing together two disparate aspects of multidisciplinary artist Aka Kawabata oeuvre: vivid textiles populated by imaginary creatures comprised of geometric primitives and sparse prints inspired by the architectural environment of Brooklyn waterfront. On view through February 1, 2018.