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First Thursday

First Thursday Gallery Walk

December 5, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 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:

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:

  • Caroline Wayne: Grown Cyclone” explores the emotional, psychological, and vibrational labor expended in order to survive life after trauma. Through onerous mark-making, she exposes the suffering that a body can accumulate over time. On view through December 22, 2019.
  • Lauren Simkin Berke: First Language” charts the narrative possibilities of images through doodles, rough sketches, and published illustrations. Many of the drawings were originally created as illustrations for The New York Times, Paris Review Editions, Out, The Advocate, The Boston Globe, and Smithsonian Magazine, and cover diverse subjects, including information technology, gun violence, Shakespeare, lesbian hairstyles, World War II, and important women often left out of the story of history. On view through December 22, 2019.
  • Ann Pachner: Water Falling into Water” explores the sublime and the natural world. Building on black and white photographs of water droplets, this new body of work employs multiples, repetition, and mirroring to suggest layered and sequential time. On view through December 22, 2019.


Art In General (145 Plymouth Street) presents “Lukas Hofmann: Skin Come Leather” a newly commissioned work consisting of video, objects, installation and performance that centers around the concept of skin conditions–such as eczema, itching, dry skin and others–as a multi-layered metaphor and sphere for interaction, manipulation, (self)violation, sensation, or exploitation. The exhibition is curated by Karina Kottova and is in partnership with Jindrich Chalupecky Society, Prague. On view through January 31, 2020.


Janet Borden, Inc. (91 Water Street) presents “Interior Influences: Jim Down, Guillermo Srodek-Heart, Walker Evans, Fernando Paillet,” a group exhibition. On view through December 7, 2019.


LIGHT YEAR (Pearl Street Triangle) presents “Light Year 56: Limb from Limb,” a collection of videos curated by Kate Gavriel featuring work by Laura Bernstein, Lizzy DeVita, Kyoung eun Kang, Maggie Hazen, Lawrence Mesich, and Mariana Peragallo . LIGHT YEAR presents video at a massive scale, projecting curated collections onto the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage. On view one night only, 6-10pm. 


Made in NY Media Center by IFP (30 John Street) hosts a reception for “CYFEST13: Chaos & Cosmos” which includes “Personal Mythology,” a video showcase curated by Cyland video curator Victoria Illyushkina; “Line in The Sand” by artist Daniele Spano presented by Italy-based new media curator Isabella Indolfi; and “Artist Union” by new media artist Anna Frants. On view through January 3, 2020. 


Main Window (1 Main Street) presents “Cecile Chong: Straingers,” a large scale, multi-media installation of mask-like sculptures. The beaded images of the guagua, the Quechua word for baby, are applied to kitchen strainers, suggesting separation–liquid from solid, insider from outsider, exotic from mundane. On view through December 16, 2019.


MINUS SPACE (16 Main Street, Suite A) presents “Sonya Kelliher-Combs: Mark” which premieres works from her new Credible series among other series. For the artist her title, Mark, specifically speaks to the endangered state of the natural environment of Alaska, her home state, and the persistent struggles of its indigenous peoples. On view through December 21, 2019.


New York Studio School (20 Jay Street #307) presents “Pushing the Wall” which brings together ten artists whose work conceptually and logistically depends on the wall. Artists include: Carol Diamond, Bruce Gagnier, Natalie Charkow Hollander, Jock Ireland, Elisa Jensen, Jilaine Jones, Kaitlin McDonough, Jenny Lynn McNutt, John Newman, Lee Tribe. On view through December 20, 2019.


Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street) presents “Idol Worship” which celebrates the ongoing cultural, social and political significance of role model adoration as an essential survival strategy. Partially inspired by John Waters’s Role Models, the exhibition emphasizes work that presents women and women-identifying role models as sources of possibility, creativity, courage, self-fashioning and sometimes, transgression. Artists include: Rebecca Baldwin, Loren Britton, Anna Campbell, Liz Collins, Alexandria Deters, Jamison Edgar, Jason Elizondo, Cara Erskine, Caroline Garcia, Patty Gone, Kris Grey, Tatyana Gubash, Michelle Handelman, Tenaya Izu, Aaron Krach, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, Emily Lombardo, Helina Metaferia, Sophia Narrett, Brice Peterson, Jennifer Quinones, Gwen Shockey, Pacifico Silano, Anna Skarbek, Tiffany Smith, Ariella Tai, and Conrad Ventur. On view through December 29, 2019.


Superfine (126 Front Street) hosts an opening reception for “Jaimie Walker Studio’s Holiday Cash & Carry Art Show” which presents mixed mediums of collage, watercolor, chalk, acrylic and spray paint which are all available for cash & carry. On view through January 31, 2020.


Two Coats of Paint (55 Washington Street #454) hosts an open house for Artists-in-Residence Peter Dudek and Monika Sosnowski who will present a selection of recent works including painting, sculpture, photography and prints. One night only.


United Photo Industries (16 Main Street, Gallery B) presents “Female in Focus,” an exhibition celebrating the new award founded in partnership with 1854 Media & British Journal of Photography to highlight the exceptional quality of work by female photographers around the world. Female in Focus features over 22 Photographers including the Jury Choice Series Winners Priya Jambli and Katinka Schuett. On view through January 17, 2020.