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First Thursday

First Thursday Gallery Walk

October 3, 2019, 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.

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

  • Negin Sharifzadeh: Appearance Stripped Bare brings together photography, sculpture, and animation that challenge the concept of the European Renaissance as an isolated phenomenon, placing it in conversation with earlier movements from the Middle East. Sharifzadeh explores the impact of the broader Mediterranean culture and ideas that helped spark and inform Europe’s rebirth, juxtaposing present-day collisions of culture. On view through October 6, 2019.
  • Qinza Najm: Still I Rise Najm presents work informed by Eastern and Western philosophies of compassionand feminist theories of gendered violence and female subjectivity. On view through October 6, 2019.
  • Eleven x Seventeen brings together 20 New York Artist Members work in a familiar format: a piece of 11 x 17 in. paper. Despite the guidelines of scale and media, the outcomes vary in process, concept, medium, and content—demonstrating artistic diversity and the multiplicity of approaches that have historically characterized the art of A.I.R. Gallery members. On view through October 6, 2019.


Art in General (145 Plymouth Street ) presents Caitlin Berrigan: Imaginary Explosions which investigates how deep time and interspecies communication might assist us in radical planetary transformation. Imaginary Explosions is multimedia installation comprised of video, sculpture and communication instruments that explore what other presents and futures become possible once we begin to think beyond the framework of the human. On view through November 14, 2019.


Art In General Artists Studios (20 Jay Street #M10E) hosts an open studios for their current  international artists-in-residence who hail from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Working across a wide range of media, their works on view include video, sculpture, photography, drawing and sound installation. On view one night only.


Cuban Art Space / Center for Cuban Studies (20 Jay Street #301) hosts an opening reception for Leandro Soto: Crónicas visuals, a mixed media exhibition on Afro-Caribbean themes that draws on the shared African heritage of several Caribbean nations. A selection of the works were in the artist’s 2017 exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Havana. On view through November 11, 2019.


Big & Small / Casual Showcase (20 Jay Street #M01) hosts an opening reception for Jillian McDonald: Home Sweet (Psycho) Home which brings together McDonald’s works on paper that reference, referencing horror film, ecological holocaust, haunted landscapes, and paranormal events including work from her series of drawing of Horror Film Houses. On view through November 7, 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.


Janet Borden Inc. (91 Water Street) presents Alfred Leslie: Hoboken Stripes, an amazing group of abstract paintings showing the virtuosity of this master artist. On view through October 18 2019.


KLOMPCHING GALLERY (89 Water Street) presents two exhibitions:

  • Doug Fogelson: Anthem. which includes a new body of work, as part of the artist’s extensive ‘Chemical Alterations’ series, exploring the impact of humans on the environment. On view through October 11, 2019.
  • Icebergs and WildFires which features the work of Adriene Hughes and DM Witman. On view through October 11, 201


LIGHT YEAR (Pearl Street Triangle) presents Light Year 54: Digital Fairy Tales: Slightly Scary Stories for Children curated by Leo Kuelbs Collection. Artists include: Participating Artists: Richard Jochum, Shir Lieberman and Jonathan Phelps with Alon Cohen, Jake Zhange and Theory, Nicole Antebi, Sarah Oh Mock. On view one night only.


Made in NY Media Center by IFP (30 John Street) hosts an opening reception forBernhard Fasenfest: Liminal Landscapes which takes over the ultra-wide displays of the Media Center’s gallery.  Fasenfest takes images of pastoral groves and seaside cliffs and decomposes them, transforming everything into pulsating surfaces of colors. Using multi-layered compositing techniques developed by the artist himself, videos are painted, stretched, twisted, and torn like fabric, bursting through one other into chromatic fields of pixels. On view through October 31, 2019.


Main Window (1 Main Street) presents Paul Simmons: Clear Spot, a site-specific installation. On view through October 21, 2019.


MINUS SPACE (16 Main Street, Suite A) presents Leslie Roberts: HOW THINGS ARE a solo exhibition of conceptual painter Leslie Roberts. On view through October 26, 2019.


Platform Project Space (20 Jay Street, Suite 319) hosts a special event to meet the artist Catherine Howe and curator Alexi Worth in conjunction with the exhibition Freehand: Monotypes and Mylar Paintings by Catherine Howe. On view through October 12, 2019.


Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street) presents two exhibitions:

  • Esperanza Cortés, a solo exhibition of mixed media works crafted to encourage the viewer to reconsider social and historical narratives, especially when dealing with colonialism and raises critical questions about the politics of erasure and exclusion. A former Afro Latin dancer, Cortés’ work seeks to underscore sacred space, the patterns of dance, music, and fragments of histories as departure points for her installations. On view through November 3, 2019.
  • Viviane Rombaldi Seppey: Voice includes recent artist books, drawings, collages, and an interactive sound piece that explore verbal language, communication and comprehension. Having lived most of her life in places where the spoken language was not her mother tongue, Rombaldi Seppey investigates elements of language and how to function in a place where people have difficulty understanding you. On view through November 3, 2019.

Undercurrent (70 John Street Brooklyn) hosts an opening reception for After Light. Curated by Daina Mattis, After Light spring boards from the social phenomena of the idea of looking but not buying. One can buy a window accessory, a view, even airspace, but ironically no one can purchase daylight. The artists’ work in After Light punch holes into the capitalist mirage that everything is for sale. Artists include Elisabeth Roth, Michael Villareal, Megan Stroech, Ashley Jonas, Saar Shemesh. On view through November 9, 2019.