Art + Culture

Arts & Culture Pulse: What’s Happening This Week In DUMBO

NEW THIS WEEK:

Tuesday, July 16

OPENING: Gyun Hur: In a Landscape Anew

Artadia’s DUMBO Exhibition Space, 111 Front St, Suite 210, 5-7 PM

6 PM – Conversation with artist Gyun Hur, Artadia Executive Director Carolyn Ramo, and 2001 Chicago Awardee Angelina Gualdoni.

Artadia has been making great use of their new DUMBO exhibition space since moving to the neighborhood at the end of last year. This summer, they are presenting Summer Open Studios, bringing Artadia Awardee artists from other cities to present their work in NYC. In July, Artadia presents 2011 Atlanta Awardee Gyun Hur. Hur’s piece, “In a Landscape Anew,” is made from hand-shredded silk flowers, mirror, and stone. Narratives of memory, loss, and place are vital elements to her artwork, and Hur’s refers to her destruction and reassembly of silk flowers as an attempted cremation and commemoration. Hur’s work is an amazing exercise in physical and metaphorical layering, and we’re excited to hear her discuss it with Artadia’s Executive Director Carolyn Ramo.

Thursday, July 18

OPENING: FRESH 2013

Klompching Gallery, 111 Front St, Suite 206, 6-8 PM

curated by W.M. Hunt and Darren Chings, featuring Manuel Cosentino, Peter Croteau, Chang Kyun Kim, Priya Kambli, and Maxine Helfman.

Klompching Gallery has been bringing the best of contemporary photography to DUMBO since 2007. We look forward to their annual summer show when Klompching’s gallerists work with guest curators—this year it’s W.M. Hunt —to select exciting new voices in photography from their international open call.

OPENING AND BOOK LAUNCH: Lion Base: Barron Claiborne, Shawn Peters and Mallence Bart-Williams

powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St, 6-9 PM

powerHouse Arena is hosting a book launch and opening reception for the documentary photo book and corresponding exhibition Lion Base. From powerHouse Porfolio Review to NYPH, we trust powerHouse to bring only the best in contemporary photography. The photos of this exhibition document the life of 20 youth in Freetown, Sierra Leone as they form the creative collective *FOLORUNSHO emerging from an environment of violence and crime embodied in their home LION BASE.

DRAWING: Brooklyn Roasting Drawing Club

Brooklyn Roasting Company, 25 Jay St, from 6 PM

What a welcome addition to our artist-laden outpost! Brooklyn Roasting Club invites neighborhood artists and residents to work on drawings, hang out, and drink coffee. No news yet as to whether there is a model or entry fee. We’ll keep you posted.

RSVP with jenna@brooklynroasting.com

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS: 

AIR Gallery – Annika Erixån: Spacetime of One’s Own / Shanti Grumbine: The Glittering Point Wish You Were Here 12: A.I.R. Gallery’s Annual Benefit Postcard Show (through Sunday, July 21)

Amos Eno – Two Walls and a Floor, featuring Chris Kienke, Gwen Shockey, Sam Tufnell, and Lucy Wilner (through Saturday, July 27)

BAC Gallery – 14 SHADES OF JUSTICE (through August 9)

Arcilesci Homberg Fine Art – Bigger is Not Always Better (through Friday, July 30)

Mighty Tanaka – Alexandra Beaty: It’s All Black and White (through Friday, August 2)

MINUS SPACE – Julio Grinblatt: Cielito Lindo (through Saturday, August 3)

tART – Group Therapy: Aesthetics and Politics (through Friday, July 26)

VII Photo – Mikolaj Nowacki: Odra (through Friday, July 19)

Image: Gyun Hur In A Landscape Anew, 2012 | Hand-shredded silk flowers | The Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA