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Blurr

November 11, 2022 - December 17, 2022
Platform Project Space, 20 Jay Street, #319
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Blurr features work by four stylistically different painters—Jimbo Blachly, Sunny Kim, David Scher, and Kate Teale—who blur boundaries visually and in their subject matter. Interiors blend with landscapes, abstract elements with pictorial episodes.

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Always In My Heart

November 18, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Always In My Heart is an exhibition of works by Morehshin Allahyari, Hangama Amiri, and Fatemeh Kazemi, that explores the artists’ shared inquiry into popular visual and textual idioms of love, desire, and intimacy in each of their respective identity positions. Curated by Muheb Esmat in conjunction with Aziz Hazara’s solo exhibition in Gallery One, Always In My Heart brings together textiles, drawings, printed matter, and a web-based project that highlight how pop-culture idioms fall short of expressing all of…

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Aziz Hazara: It’s Only Sound That Remains

November 18, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Aziz Hazara’s first major solo exhibition in NYC, It’s Only Sound That Remains examines sound as a powerful repository for memory, recognition, and a source of critical reflection in contemporary Afghanistan. Curated by Muheb Esmat, the exhibition brings together two large-scale video installations by Hazara that highlight the sonic performativity of power and politics in the everyday. Through two distinct acoustic experiences: a mourning ritual, and Kabul’s soundscape during the most recent regime change, the works in this exhibition portray…

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New Work: Genesis Baez and Jenny Calivas

November 18, 2022, 8:00 pm
20 Jay Street, 20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY, NY 11201 United States
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Interventions in the landscape and performances with community conjure communion with both the self and kin, both real and imagined, past and present. Baez’s work exists in a diasporic universe, tracing the invisible threads that tether her to people dispersed throughout the world and time. Calivas’s ritual self burials elongate time and facilitate a reclaimed communion with the self. View the work at 20 Jay Street #309C.

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Exhibitions

Siru Wen: Live, Dwell, Stay

November 19, 2022 - December 18, 2022
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Live, Dwell, Stay, a multi-channel video installation by artist Siru Wen. The work discloses the uncanny yet mundane activities that occur under the roof of an old Chinese couple. This is Wen’s first solo exhibition in New York City.

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Exhibitions

please come flying

November 19, 2022 - December 18, 2022
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce please come flying, a group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Wiet and Taylor Bluestine. Taking its title from a poem that Elizabeth Bishop wrote in homage to her mentor Marianne Moore, please come flying explores the importance of intergenerational exchange to A.I.R.’s history by bringing together works by A.I.R. New York & Adjunct Members and former A.I.R. Fellows on the occasion of the gallery’s 50th anniversary.

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Exhibitions

Teruyo Fujiyama: SAORI Weaving – IROIRO

November 20, 2022 - December 24, 2022
Loop of the Loom, 197 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A Japanese saori weaver, Teruyo Fujiyama at the age of 9, her art teacher's mother lead her to a saori weaving studio in Kobe, Japan. Since then she's been weaving with other weavers in an inclusive studio once a week for over 30 years. She received many international awards as an artistic fiber artist with Down Syndrome, she was recognized internationally through VSA Arts and influenced many saori weavers. The show at Loop of the Loom is her third in…

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Tomás Karmelo Amaya: Embracing Our Sovereignty

November 28, 2022 - December 16, 2022
Photoville, 20 Jay Street, Suite 207
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Instagram, in partnership with local Brooklyn non-profit Photoville, presents an immersive photographic exhibition that uses augmented reality to bring the work of artist Tomás Karmelo Amaya to life. Embracing Our Sovereignty is a series of photographs that offer a glimpse of Amaya’s Indigenous family, friends and collaborators. As Amaya explains: “I look forward to the stories we will tell together: your lived experience and existence is powerful, a universe of its own that deserves love and the warmest embrace.” This…

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Azucar!

December 1, 2022 - January 20, 2023
Cuban Art Space, 20 Jay Street, Suite 301
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Various Cuban artists, vintage-print fabrics from Cuba, handmade crochet clothing, books, and gifts on display.

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Exhibitions

The Brooklyn Watercolor Society and Friends: A Water Show

December 1, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Gallery Gaia, 79 Hudson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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This show will take you through the magic of watercolors, from its purest transparent form of innocence to a more adventurous one with the use of mixed media creations. Curated by Christian Le Gars.

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Exhibitions

Paolo Arao: mythweaver

December 1, 2022 - February 2, 2023
Main Window, One Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A multi-panel hand-woven textile installation. Arao is a Filipino-American artist making sewn paintings and site-responsive installations that are rooted in geometric abstraction. Arao mends this lineage of abstraction through his use of textiles, making work that explores the elastic nature of queerness and honors his Filipino heritage

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Special Event

DUMBO Tree Lighting

December 1, 2022, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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The DUMBO Improvement District is thrilled to sponsor the 16th Annual DUMBO Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Tree Lit at 5:30 pm Sharp! - TREE LIGHTING. With a countdown led by our very own Alexandria Sica! - SANTA CLAUS. All the way from the North Pole, in a fabulous setting generously created by West Elm. Photobooth from our friends at Self Portrait Project. - CALYPSO MUSIC. From Brooklyn-based steel drum band Jah Pan. - CHRISTMAS COVERS. By Curtis J. Social and…

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Eamon Goodman, Laurel Atwell, and Erica Newton

December 1, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Studio School Projects @ DUMBO, 20 Jay Street, Suite 307
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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New York Studio School (NYSS) Projects residents take the opportunity of the First Thursday event to showcase work in their community. This event brings together the work of Eamon Goodman (sound), Laurel Atwell (video), and Erica Newton (painting) in the exhibition space. Erica is a painter and current resident at the NYSS projects @ DUMBO space. She received her MFA from the New York Studio School in May 2022 Eamon Goodman is a musician, sound designer, and installation artist based…

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Screening

Light Year x DUMBO Improvement District: If all bodies attract each other, how is it possible the Universe is expanding?

December 1, 2022, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pearl Street Triangle, Water Street between Pearl Street and Anchorage Place
Brooklyn, 11201
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Janet Biggs, Meredith Drum, Dakota Gearhart, and Faith Holland propose tensions bursting with pleasure, effort, and abandonment. They create a sticky physicality that touches invisible realities and rejects “normal” behaviors, both of matter and of relationships. Would that mean that matter and relationships are malleable, and only ingrained perceptions and inertia prevent our dissolution into one joyful, fluid, ever-changing collectiveness? Curated by Eva Davidova.  

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Special Event

Shop the Studios

December 10, 2022, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Just in time for the holidays, 35 artists in DUMBO will open their studios to the public to sell their art on Saturday, December 10, 12-4pm. Organized by the DUMBO Improvement District and Art in DUMBO, Shop the Studios is an opportunity to connect directly with artists working in DUMBO, Brooklyn, explore their studios, and take home an original artwork priced for the holidays. Shop the Studios is organized in coordination with the DUMBO x Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market in…

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DUMBO Public Art Tour

January 5, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the latest projects from the Downtown Brooklyn and Dumbo Art Fund. See the works, and hear from artists Sherwin Banfield, Joseph Morris, and Owen Trueblood about their pieces and process. Sherwin Banfield, Sky's the Limit in the County of Kings is a sustainable sonic sculptural tribute dedicated to the legacy of Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. Born and raised in Brooklyn, B.I.G.'s musical frequency is rooted in American, Jamaican and African rhythms. A true Diasporic sound,…

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Exhibitions

d’Ann de Simone: textilis mnēmosynē

January 7 - February 5
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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An exhibition of three-dimensional collages by d'Ann de Simone. The work brings together bits of found fabric, often acquired at garage sales and primarily made by women. The collaged textiles re-weave these fragments into a collective narrative, embedded in the text of the art.

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Exhibitions

15th A.I.R. Biennial: Friend of the Artist

January 7 - February 5
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Taking an open-call format, the exhibition, curated by Eriola Pira, asks artists to invite the public into their webs of relation, love, and mutual support. The works in Friend of the Artist offer intimate glimpses of individual friendships, as well as considerations of collaboration, community, and solidarity in artmaking and life.

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Opening Reception

Cris Gianakos: Works on Mylar 1983-1989

January 7, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Minus Space, 16 Main Street, Suite A
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Opening reception for the solo exhibition of Cris Gianakos, featuring artworks on mylar from the mid-1980s by the renowned NYC-based artist.

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Performance

Duvet

January 21, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Duvet is a group of artists, movers, and friends merging friendship and form building. As a part of the 15th A.I.R. Biennial, Friend of the Artist, five of the members of Duvet will be presenting a two-hour performance based on their ritualized authentic movement practice.

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Special Event

Zeph Farmby Mural Unveiling Celebration

February 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Time Out Market New York, 55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join a celebration for the unveiling of an iconic mural located on the 5th floor of Time Out Market New York by Zeph Farmby, a multi-disciplined artist, activist, and educator based in Brooklyn. Music by MORESOUPPLEASE.

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First Thursday

First Thursday

February 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Triangle Winter Open Studios

February 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Triangle Arts Association, 20 Jay Street, Suite 317 & 318
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Triangle will hold their Winter Open Studios in February. Students from the Clermont Ferrand School of Fine Arts (ESACM) will present a group exhibition of their current work, and visitors will be able to tour fields harrington's open studio. All guests will be required to wear masks, if you have any questions, please contact mail@triangleartsnyc.org.

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Opening Reception: Orderly Chaos

February 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Studio School Projects @ DUMBO, 20 Jay Street, Suite 307
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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The New York Studio School is pleased to present Orderly Chaos, a group exhibition curated by Artist-in-Residence Yiting Zhao feauring the work of sixteen painters. The works selected are painted from observation in a practice of painting that, as one artist observes, is “like putting in order the chaos in front of the painter.” The works in Orderly Chaos emphasize color, form, texture, surface, and other formal elements that indicate the experience of working from life. The visual languages specific…

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Screening

Light Year x DUMBO Improvement District: The Wind That Makes No Sound

February 2, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pearl Street Triangle, Water Street between Pearl Street and Anchorage Place
Brooklyn, 11201
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Curated by Lee Wells, projecting videos on the Manhattan Bridge. Featuring artists Yorgo Alexopoulos, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Motomishi Nakamura, and Amelia Winger-Bearskin. On view for one night only. Best viewed from Pearl Street Triangle.

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Special Event, Talk, Tour

Artist-led Tour: Emily Clayton & Tomi Faison

February 4, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Smack Mellon for an intimate artist-led tour with the exhibiting artists of their exhibitions on view: Emily Clayton, Hydra and Tomi Faison, First As Tragedy, Then As LARP.

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Reading, Talk

Peer Review: Volume I Publication Launch

February 4, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Peer Review is an experimental publication of reviews for artists by artists. Our mission is to organize thoughtful, text-based investigations of the artist being reviewed. For the official publication launch, two cohort members of Peer Review: Volume I, Juliana Cerqueira Leite and Fernando Pintado, will read their reviews of other artists in the cohort followed by a Q&A with the artists and the organizers.

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Talk

Artist Talk with d’Ann de Simone

February 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In conjunction with her solo exhibition textilis mnēmosynē, d’Ann de Simone will present an artist talk focused on her current body of work.

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1. Exhibitions

But How Do We Split the Check?

February 2–March 3

Aegir

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2. Exhibitions

Allison Gildersleeve and Tracy Miller

January 27–February 25

Platform Project Space

Open: Fri–Sat, 12–6 PM

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3. Exhibitions

Alfred Leslie

January 26–March 11

Janet Borden, Inc.

Open: Tues–Sat, 11 AM–5 PM

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4. Exhibitions

Tomi Faison: First As Tragedy, Then As LARP

January 21–February 26

Smack Mellon

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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5. Exhibitions

Emily Clayton: Hydra

January 21–February 26

Smack Mellon

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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6. Exhibitions

Cris Gianakos: Works on Mylar 1983-1989

January 7–March 25

Minus Space

Open: By Appt. & Sat, 11 AM–5 PM

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7. Exhibitions

Closing Soon

Orderly Chaos

January 5–February 11

New York Studio School Projects @ DUMBO

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8. Exhibitions

Letha Wilson: Folds and Faults

December 17 2022–February 18 2023

Higher Pictures Generation

Open: Mon (By Appt.); Tues–Sat, 11 AM–6 PM

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9. Exhibitions

Mercado/Made in Cuba

December 10 2022–February 28 2023

Cuban Art Space

Open: Wed–Sat, 12–6 PM; Sun–Tues By Appt.

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First Thursday Gallery Walk

The first Thursday of every month, the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions. Neighborhood restaurants and bars have specials for First Thursday patrons.

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