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First Thursday

First Thursday Gallery Walk

December 6, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The first Thursday of every month‚ the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions. Visitors curate their own evening of art viewing by visiting any or all participating venues. Maps are available on site.

Insider’s Tour

Want an inside look? Join Art in DUMBO for an Insider’s Tour of the gallery walk. Visitors can sign up for a free docent-led tour of two exhibitions. Sign up for the Insider’s Tour here: http://artindumbo.eventbrite.com

Highlights

Highlights from this month’s Frist Thursday Gallery Walk include the opening of Martin Parr: Holiday Parr-ty at Janet Borden, Inc; a Movement Workshop: Butoh and Alterity lead by dancer, choreographer, and teacher Vangeline at Smack Mellon; and Aunty! African Women in the Frame, 1870 to the Present on view at United Photo Industries.

All First Thursday attendees are invited to end their evening at Superfine, whose First Thursday Happy Hour extends to 9 pm.

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Participating December 6th First Thursday Gallery Walk venues include:

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

Janes Swavely: Jinx, a new series of large format oil paintings that functions as a vessel, carrying omens that mark the shifting landscapes we reside in.

Joo Yeon Woo: Sound Words, a solo exhibition of new works that seek to relate a sense of identity and place with her physical and psychological experiences of displacement.

Hana Sackler: Here, right now, an exhibition of new photographs and video exploring perception and the nature of truth and fiction. This is Sackler’s first solo exhibition in New York City. On view through December 16, 2018.

Art in General (145 Plymouth St) presents School of Pain a group exhibition which draws on the work of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and Marquis de Sade, the first two thinkers of economies of desire. The works in the exhibition represent diverse artistic practices that explore intensity, expression, and vulnerability without the shield of irony. Artists include: Than Hussein Clark, Anna Daučíková, Chiara Fumai, Mark Ther and BRUD (Aditya Mandayam). On view through January 26, 2019.

Automatic Studio (52 Bridge Street) hosts an opening for Jeila Gueramian & Rick Midler: Clouds & Trees a debut collaboration between Jeila Gueramian and Rick Midler. For the exhibition, the artists created a wildly colorful and metaphorical world where trees and clouds are not what they seem. On view through December 14, 2018.

Asphodel (20 Jay Street, Suite 837) presents Notes to Diane, an exhibition of monochromatic paintings by Nicholas Szymanski. On view through December 21, 2018.

Brooklyn Historical Society (55 Water Street, 2nd floor) presents Waterfront, an exhibition and multimedia experience that traces a personal, local history of Brooklyn’s waterfront while also revealing the coastline’s global significance. The exhibition engages with important debates about the shoreline’s future by taking on the waterfront’s most pressing contemporary topics including sea level rise and gentrification. On view through January 31, 2021.

Ellis Studio (68 Jay Street, #B26) presents Early Works, a collection of the artist’s early large-format oil paintings. On view through December 31, 2018.

Janet Borden, INC (91 Water Street) hosts an opening for Martin Parr: Holiday Parr-ty presenting festive tiny photographs from Britain’s most famous photographer. On view through January 12, 2019.

Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street) presents Commorancy, a group exhibition featuring contemporary photographs utilizing architecture across a range of visual and theoretical concepts. Artists include: Niv Rozenberg, Krisa Svalbonas, David Trautrimas, Joana P. Cardozo, Odette England, Diane Meyer, and Ben Marcin. On view through December 7, 2018.

Made In NY Media Center (30 John Street) host an opening reception for Cyfest 2018: E.V.O.D.E.V.O.R.E.V.O. which explores the genetic and memetic evolution, devolution, and re-evolution of the human consciousness through three interconnecting 45-second animated loops, that are combined to tell a story about our collective personhood. Artist include: Angela Chen, Angie Huang, Richan Li, Zoe Li, MK Luff, Christopher Munoz, Noth Liu, Hoda Ramy, Ofer Shouval On view through December 31, 2018.

Main Window (1 Main Street) presents a site-specific installation by Anne Peabody. For this installation, she uses hand worked copper intricately cut and soldered plants to imagine an overgrowth of weeds creating an environment where and insects foreshadow future man-made environments. On view through January 4, 2019.

MINUS SPACE (16 Main Street, Suite B) presents Subvert City, a group exhibition conceived by gallery artist Vincent Como. The exhibition brings together five artists of several generations – John Beech, Sharon Brant, Vincent Como, Michelle Magot, and Lael Marshall -– who are engaged in varied and distinct forms of painterly heresy. The artists presented in Subvert City honor the modern painting canon by undermining, oversaturating, or inverting it. Employing an apophatic approach to art making, the works by these artists range from the visceral and to the sublime, and stress an unadorned, material objectness. On view through December 22, 2018.

New York Studio School (20 Jay Street, Suite 307) hosts an artist talk, moderated by curator and NYSS faculty member Jilaine Jones in conjunction with their current exhibition, Pushing the Body, an alumni group show presenting a broad range of approaches to making sculpture that concerns the figure. Pushing the Body also references working with a new body (of materials), an image, a presence, a structural idea, an icon, an internal kinesthetic manifestation, and spatial interaction. Artists include: Jan Abt, Maud Bryt, Darrel Hostvedt, Avner Lenvinson, Emily Nam, and Lisa Sanders. On view through December 14, 2018.

Platform Project Space (20 Jay Street, Suite 319) presents Nancy Diamond: Earth Eye containing new works on paper depicting natural organisms and their structures intersecting with the human body. On view through January 14, 2019.

Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street) hosts a special event Movement Workshop: Butoh and Alterity in conjunction with their exhibition EMPATHY.

Movement Workshop: Butoh and Alterity is lead by dancer, choreographer, and teacher Vangeline. Vangeline creates work that is firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century. One night only 6:30 – 8 pm.

EMPATHY curated by Gabriel de Guzman features artists who reveal a capacity for empathy, a willingness to reflect on another’s perspective or to understand those whose backgrounds differ from their own. Artists Include: Andrea Arroyo, Corinne May Botz, Sasha Phyars-Burgess, iliana emilia garcia, Beatrice Glow and Alexandre Girardeau, Zac Hacmon, Georgia Lale, Bundith Phunsombatlert, L.J. Roberts, Iván Sikic, Elisabeth Smolarz, Rosary Solimanto, Susan Stainman, Patricia Thornley, Vangeline, Michael Kelly Williams. On view through December 30, 2018.

United Photo Industries (16 Main St Suite B) presents Aunty! African Women in the Frame, 1870 to the Present which features a trove of original archival, vintage, and contemporary images from The McKinley Collection. The McKinley Collection is a repository of rare, original images ranging from portraiture to cartes de visite, spanning the African continent from Morocco to South Africa, Guinea to Kenya, Madagascar to Benin, from the 1870s to now. On view through January 31, 2019.

Usagi NY (163 Plymouth Street) presents Sorry We Were Not Here to Meet You, We’ve Been Out Exploring a group exhibition of small and medium works by East Coast artists curated by West Coast gallerist Pablo DePinho. The selected works share a graphic sensibility, focusing on solid shapes, gradients and lines. Artist include: Jessica Hans, Miles Debas, Jenna Ransom, Austin Eddy, Paul Simmons, Angela Heisch, Matt Kleberg, Rachel Hayden, LilKool, Tessa Perutz, Yurika Shiroyama with Shlumper, and Mark Sabio Mazza. On view through December 6, 2018.

VRBAR (67 Jay Street) presents Cleon Amrit: Apparition brings together the strongest work of Amrit from the last three years. His painting and poetry are prayers, forms that thrive on blue, deep, melancholic backgrounds. On view through December 31, 2018.