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First Thursday

First Thursday Gallery Walk

September 5, 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.

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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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.


Asphodel (20 Jay Street, Ste. 837) presents Karl Burkheimer: aline which acts as a manifesto, travelogue, process, and documentation of thought: a living archive of calls and responses, and an elegy for object making. Burkheimer’s creative practice is an open current and critique of the ‘perfect circuit’ of production: always provisional, intended to be unmade and made again. On view through September 21, 2019.


Big  & Small / Casual Showcase (20 Jay Street #M01) hosts an closing reception for Sjoerd Doting: Days In A Life, comprising small paintings Doting has made of the view of his studio window—including the window frame. An installation of these 5 x 7 in. windows, each capturing the time, light and different dramas of the day is on view through September 7, 2019.


Gallery 55 / Empire Stores DUMBO (55 Water Street) will host an opening reception for JP Hackett: Live Fast, comprising a selection of the artist’s gestural impasto paintings — informed by his surroundings, contemporary art and pop-culture.


Ellis Studio/Gallery (68 Jay St Basement #26) hosts a book release party for “Doing Lines with David Craig Ellis – Volume Three.” The book presents Ellis’ new line drawings. On view through October 2, 2019.


Janet Borden, Inc. presents Alfred Leslie: Hoboken Stripes, an amazing group of abstract paintings displaying the virtuosity of the master artist. On view through October 18, 2019.


KLOMPCHING GALLERY (89 Water Street) hosts an opening reception for two exhibitions:

  • Doug Fogelson: Anthem. On view through October 11, 2019.
  • Icebergs and WildFires. On view through October 11, 2019.


LIGHT YEAR (Pearl Street Triangle) presents Light Year 53: From the People to the Land, highlighting the cultural diversity and varying backgrounds that collectively shape America. Focusing on the urgent topic of immigration in an era of globalization, the videos unpack social issues that are faced by this new community. The show explores a context that is typical of large cities, where impacts from migration are compounded, and the rift between desires to remain faithful to tradition while adapting to the enveloping milieu is most acutely felt.


Made in NY Media Center by IFP (30 John Street) hosts an opening reception for LoVid: Thread Through The Eye, a collection of works from interdisciplinary creative duo LoVidas part of IFP Week 2019. Thread Through The Eye combines digital, analog, and handmade processes using homemade audio/video synthesizers and historical analog A/V instruments, as well as digital editing and animation software. This exhibition has been made possible by Sedition. On view through September 30, 2019.


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


Undercurrent (70 John Street Brooklyn) hosts an opening reception for Rodney Dickson: Paintings 2009-2019 which includes three different aspects of Dickson’s creative interests, sketches all black and identical in size sketchbooks that appear like Gideon Bibles from hotel rooms; large, extremely thickly executed oil paintings, and a large collage of colorful stapled, canvasses/rags. On view through September 28, 2019.