April First Thursday

April 5
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our First Thursday Gallery Walk is April 5, and we’ve got your guide to the robust line-up of openings, performances, and cultural activity right here!

This month, be sure to make it to Superfine for the opening reception of The Artist Interactive: 2017 Retrospective, a group show of original work and interactives created by DUMBO artists and the public during the 2017 season of Live at the Archway! Plus, enter a raffle to win one of the original collaborative works! Next, head to 20 Jay Street Suite 307 to the New York Studio School Sculpture Studios for Objecthood, a group exhibition of work by advanced sculpture students. Then take the elevator up to the eighth floor to Asphodel for the opening reception of artist Amy Vogel’s exhibition “fear-of-nature-of-fear.”

Projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “Motion,” a series of short films curated by DUMBO gallery A.I.R.  Projections begin at dusk and continue until 10pm. Best place to view is from the Pearl Street Triangle (or the restaurants on that block!)

Galleries will stay open ’til 8pm— plenty of time to scope out new art and pop into one of DUMBO’s small shops and grab a bite at one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants and bars. And while you’re out, stop by Blanc and Rouge for their weekly wine tasting!

First Thursday is presented in conjunction with Art in DUMBO.

About Sharon Brant: Plenty 

MINUS SPACE presents the solo exhibition Sharon Brant: Plenty. This is the Beacon, New York-based artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. This exhibition will present a suite of recent geometric paintings on linen. The exhibition will be on view until April 28.

About Amy Vogel: fear-of-nature-of-fear 

Asphodel presents "fear-of-nature-of-fear," paintings and drawings by Amy Vogel. Vogel's carcinogenic palette and stratified brushstrokes both cloak and reveal nature as "a place that is both somewhere to escape to and from." Amy Vogel is Associate Professor and Interim Director of the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institue of Chicago. Vogel has had solo exhibitions at Larissa Goldston (NY), Paul Kotula (Detroit), Edward Mitterrand (Geneva), and Air de Paris (Paris). The exhibition will be on view until May 19.

About Objecthood 

Curated by faculty Jilaine Jones, Objecthood features works by advanced sculpture students and focuses on pushing the literal by showing objects made and in the making. Featuring: Eva Jimenez-Cerdanya Darrell Hostvedt Mallary Marks Marco Palli Thomas Stavovy Andrea Betty Vogel Gallery open Friday 2-6 pm and by appointment info@nyss.org The exhibition will be on view until April 14.

About Take Back Your Body / Skin.Cells / Pretty Real 

A.I.R. Gallery proudly presents Take Back Your Body, an exhibition by A.I.R. co-founder Daria Dorosh, Skin.Cells, a video program exhibition, and Pretty Real, an exhibition of embellished sculptures by Caroline Wayne. Take Back Your Body is an exhibition by A.I.R. co-founder Daria Dorosh exploring the correlation of art, feminism, and technology. Take Back Your Body presents textile art-to-wear meant to be owned, worn, and provoke conversation, in conjunction with digital prints that consider the dark side of beauty and commodification of the body. Skin.Cells is a video program exhibition that explores health and care through the concepts of permeation and membrane. The exhibition Pretty Real by Fellowship Artist Caroline

About Jan Groover: Photographs 

A slightly retrospective viewing of Groover's amazing range, including newly discovered photographs of Hartford that presage her famous triptychs. The exhibition will be on view until April 28.

About Cara Barer: New Work 

An exhibition of new work by Cara Barer. The artist photographs outdated, abandoned, and obsolete books— but only after transforming them into sculptural objects.

About Constellations 

This First Thursday, join the Made in NY Media Center for the opening reception of Constellations for free wine and beer, with the artists and curator in attendance! The Made in NY Media Center is proud to present Constellations, their second collaboration with Albert Chau, owner of Grumpy Bert. "Beyond light and space, these stars tell stories of a time and place. No matter how far apart we are, we're all connected, like this constellation of artists." Featured Artists: Ben Voldman Cindy Suen Drew Shields Irene Feleo Jean Jullien / Nicolas Jullien John Balestrieri Josh Cochran / Ara Devejian Matt Huynh Michael C. Hsiung Min Liu

About Opening Reception: The Artist Interactive, 2017 Retrospective 

Support DUMBO artists and you could walk away with an original collaborative work of art for $20! For the 2017 season of Live at the Archway, the DUMBO BID  launched the Space Station -- a pop-up gallery and interactive art experience with This Friday or Next Friday-- and featured a different DUMBO artist each week of the season. Now those ten artists have taken back the interactive works they created with the public over the course of each evening, and have "finished" them. Come experience their original work + these public interactives at a group show at Superfine. The show is on view through

About Light Year 36: Motion by A.I.R. Gallery 

LIGHT YEAR 36: Motion by A.I.R. Gallery Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, April 5 6:30 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Negin Sharifzadeh. Featuring works by Setare Arashloo, Melissa Brown, TaniaFerie & Negin Sharifzadeh, Oscar-Nominated Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter and Jay Moorthy. A.I.R. Gallery is a non-profit arts organization founded in 1972. It is an artist-run organization and exhibition space that supports the open exchange of ideas and risk-taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. A self-directed governing body, the organization is an alternative

About Zach Blas: Contra-Internet 

Art in General presents Contra-Internet, the first-ever solo exhibition in New York by artist Zach Blas and the world premiere of his new film, Jubilee 2033. Contra-Internet confronts the growing hegemony of the internet through installation, video works, CGI animation, glow-in-the-dark text, blown-glass sculptures and a single-edition publication titled The End of the Internet (As We Knew It). At the center of the exhibition is Blas’s timely, queer science fiction film, Jubilee 2033, which presents a futuristic, genderless society rising from the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Silicon Valley. The exhibition will be on view until April 21.

About Waterfront 

Waterfront is an exhibition and multimedia experience for all ages that brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline through stories of workers, artists, industries, activists, families, neighborhoods, and ecosystems. Waterfront traces a personal, local history of the borough’s waterfront while also revealing the coastline's global significance. The exhibition engages with important debates about the shoreline’s future by taking on the waterfront’s most pressing contemporary topics including sea level rise and gentrification. Waterfront at BHS DUMBO will be open to the public during the following hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 11 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday, 11 am to