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First Thursday

First Thursday Gallery Walk

February 7, 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.

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

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

Highlights from this month’s Frist Thursday Gallery Walk include the opening of ON PLANE VIEW: Max Esteban/ Doug Fogelson at Klompching Gallery, Min Liu: TANGIBLE at Made in NY Media Center and Triangle Arts Association hosts Open Studios for their spring studio artists.

Participating February 7th First Thursday Gallery Walk venues include:

Agency at Meta Meta Meta LLC (20 Jay Street, Suite M14) hosts an opening reception for Uncanny Tales, a group exhibition that presents new figurative painting that hybridizes the uncanny with caricature, exaggeration, and invented mythologies. The artists included in this show have discovered new worlds that reveal anxiety, mystery, and eeriness that reflect our current state of political unrest. On view through February 24, 2019.

Blackbook Presents (20 John Street) a group Show consisting of well-known talent and emerging artist. Artists include: Andrew Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Berenice Abbott, Bob Tabor, Christopher Tennant, Daido Moriyama, Diane Arbus, Francesca Galliani, Hugh Arnold, Irving Penn, Peter Beard, Peter Tunney, Richard Avedon, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning. On view through February 15, 2019.

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.

Cuban Art Space/Center for Cuban Studies (20 Jay Street, Suite 301) presents ECLECTIC: An Island’s Art a group exhibition of the Centers, mostly, recent acquisitions showing art being made in Cuba now, across the island: Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Camaguey and Santiago de Cuba, and across genres. Artists include: Abel Barroso, Sandra Ceballos, Luis Alberto Copperi, Sandra Dooley, Roberto Fabelo, José Fuster, Grupo Bayate, Joel Jover, Alejandro Lazo, Alberto Lescay, Manuel Mendive, Elsa Mora, Mabel Poblet, Sandra Ramos, Carlos Cesar Roman, Adrian Rumbaut, Jorge Cesar Saenz, Camilo Villalvilla. On view through March 9, 2019.

Janet Borden, INC (91 Water Street) hosts an opening for  Only The Best which presents “Only the Best” new work by Janet Borden Inc. gallery artists. Artists include: Fred Cray, Robert Cumming, Jim Dow, Baron Von Fancy, David Brandon Geeting, Jan Groover, Alfred Leslie, Hanno Otten, Martin Parr, John Pfahl, S.B. Walker, Neil Winokur. On view through February 28, 2019.

Klompching Gallery (89 Water Street) presents ON PLANE VIEW: Max de Esteban / Doug Fogelson a two-person exhibition which showcases the photographs of Bauhaus photographers Max de Esteban and Doug Fogelson, key artists in the European touring exhibition, Bauhaus und die Fotographie which celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus. While the artists are individually concerned with different narratives, the aesthetics of their work meet via a shared visual concept that is concerned with a reduction of three-dimensional objects into flattened graphic shapes and the dispensing of linear perspective inherent in Western art. On view through March 9, 2019.

Light Year (Pearl Street Triangle) presents with Moving Silence, the Berlin-based network for contemporary silent film and Hungarian media artist Eszter Szabó, LIGHT YEAR 46: Avalanche! An inspired group of international artists from an open call adds depth and dimension to the quiet anxieties encapsulated in animated, camera-based and digitally originated works. The approximately 30- minute program loops as the sounds of the trains passing overhead provide the soundtrack; adding another level of disconnection and happenstance to the proceedings. On view one night only.

Made In NY Media Center (30 John Street) host an opening reception for Min Liu: TANGIBLE curated by Thomas D. Rotenberg that examines the format of animation and moving image by exploring the relationship between its digital representation and analog and physical experience with both traditional animation with unusual medias, including record players, flipbooks and tattooing on her own skin to convey her belief of “what you see is what you get.” On view through February 28, 2019.

Main Window (1 Main Street) presents Henning Haupt: Interstices between Misery and Freedom cutout three-dimensional paintings reference latticework of Arabian screens that engage in the interplay of revealing and concealing, and the Renaissance hedge maze – a garden installation that was meant to confuse. Haupt invites the viewer to project themselves beyond the window glass and into the spaces of color and lines to a position between the painting and our individual realm of ideas. On view through March 4, 2019.

New York Studio School (20 Jay Street, Suite 307 hosts an opening for Thomas Stavovy: Work Play Display comprising of several objects and drawings ranging in subject matter from geometric abstractions to disused objects in a range of materials including plaster, cardboard, and wood. Work Play Display explores Stavovy Interest in structure especially structure of deformed objects and relation between structure and surface showing how he works in techniques include forming with plaster, construction, and assemblage. On view through February 14, 2019.

Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street)  presents two installations that challenge male-dominated narratives, portraying their male subjects from their positions of creative prowess.

  • Bonnie Collura: Prince constructs several versions of a male surrogate out of disparate materials, flipping the gender roles of artist/creator and model/muse. On view through February 24, 2019.
  • Rachelle Mozman Solano: Metamorphosis of Failure takes on iconic artist Paul Gauguin by casting him as a self-doubting disappointment in his own biographical story, seeking affirmation from the ambivalent women who he aims to dominate by putting forth alternative narratives. On view through February 24, 2019.

Triangle Arts Association (20 Jay Street, 317 + 318) will host Open Studios for their spring studio artists, including Oasa Duverney (New York); Autumn Knight (Texas); Cole Lu (Taiwan); and students from the Clermont-Ferrand MFA program, France. Artwork includes sculpture, drawing, performance, photography and more. On view one night only.

United Photo Industires (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 February 7, 2019.

Usagi NY (163 Plymouth Street) presents with SciArch Center the Future of Food features the work of 22 artists who explore the scientific and cultural evolution of food as sustenance, a waste product, and creative medium as we look towards our futures. On view through March 2, 2019.