Art + Culture

December First Thursday Pick: (present)

With the holiday season in full swing, the DUMBO art scene is still bustling with the last First Thursday Gallery Walk of 2012. On December 6, make sure to check out the opening of the (present) exhibition at spring design & art at 126a Front Street.

The exhibition described as “the new tribal” features the work of three New York based artists: Nina Bovasso, Yoko Inoue and Michele Quan. Included in the show are Bovasso’s vibrant drawings that “are colorful explosions and playful mounds hide deeper reflections, reactions to everyday life, by means of color and gesture”; a selection of Untitled Masks from Inoue’s Pop Protocol series described as “an amazing take on pop culture and tribalism – these masks feel like permutations, possible future translations of cultural influences”; and Quans’s handmade ceramic art and objects for the home and garden that are “rooted in the visual symbols of Eastern iconography – their meaning and beauty of which she is continuously in awe.”

Later on in the month, Kate’s Paperie will be joining the (present) exhibition as well. The show runs through January 2013 at spring design&art, 126a Front Street.

Check out the full First Thursday Itinerary on The DUMBO Decoder.