December First Thursday

December 7
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our First Thursday Gallery Walk is December 7, and we’ve got your guide to the robust line-up of openings, performances and cultural activity right here!

This month, be sure to check out Cloudy with A Chance of Pixels at NY Media Center, a 27-screen video wall exhibition curated by a team of 9 digital students at Pratt to explore ideas around pixelated nature, universal stimulation, and the data cloud as a new form of environment.

Then, head over to Dream Bird, Hatching the Egg at A.I.R Gallery to experience Susan Stainman’s immersive installation of soft sculptures that explores the interconnection between Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and the creative process.

Plus, projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “Addressing Home,” a collection of personal video responses to the topic of “What does home mean?” from students of the Art and Art Education program’s Video Art Class at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Looking to buy art? Don’t miss the opportunity to acquire incredible works from over 60 artists for a range of affordable prices at Meta Meta Meta LLC’s group exhibition, Everything You’ve Ever Wanted. This show was formed as a fundraiser with the goal of fostering the art community and promoting underrepresented and emerging New York based artists. Each artist has generously agreed to contribute a piece for this show. Proceeds will be shared equally between the artist and Meta Meta Meta LCC.

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 Light Year 32: Addressing Home 

LIGHT YEAR 32: Addressing Home Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, December 7 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Personal video responses to the topic of “What does home mean?” from students of the Art and Art Education program’s Video Art Class at Teachers College, Columbia University. About LIGHT YEAR: LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in partnership with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created for the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in celebration of the

About Group Show: UPROOT 

UPROOT presents the work of artists who are urgently engaging with the current state of affairs since the 2016 presidential election. On view 2017-11-18 to 2017-12-31

About Heidi Schwegler: My Enemy 

Asphodel is pleased to present My Enemy, the first New York solo show of Heidi Schwegler and the gallery’s inaugural exhibition. Schwegler presents a tableau of cast glass replicas of classical Roman portraits and modern garden statuary, cast glass reliefs, orifices, and animals, found objects, and photographs. The artist rides multiple tangents of conceptualism through classical naturalism and back again, Janus-facing both humanism and nihilism. Her works act as a relay between now and then, the unreality of the present and the faulty idealism of the past, what we consider contemporary and the ancient that never was. On view 2017-11-02 to

About Cyfest Presents: Cloudy With A Chance Of Pixels 

“Cloudy with a Chance of Pixels” is a collaborative work made specifically for the 27-screen video wall at Made in NY Media Center for Cyfest.  Taking inspiration from the festival theme of “Digital Cloudiness”, a team of 9 digital arts students at Pratt explore ideas around pixelated nature, universal simulation, and the data cloud as a new form of environment.  These young artists investigate possibilities for tearing open analog reality, finding consciousness and meditation in a torrent of data. On view 2017-12-07  to 2017-12-31

About Group Show: COLORSCULPTURE 

When color is particular and integral to a sculpture, it is not descriptive, literal, arbitrary, provisional or secondary, but rather actively transforms the meaning and space of the sculpture. On view 2017-11-02 to 2017-12-15.

About Roberta Allen: Some Facts About Fear 

MINUS SPACE presents the exhibition "Roberta Allen: Some Facts About Fear". This is the renowned New York City-based artist and writer’s second solo exhibition at the gallery and it features a new suite of works on paper and one sculptural installation. On view 2017-11-04 to 2017-12-23

About Susan Stainman, Mimi Oritsky, Ann Stoddard: Dream Bird, Hatching the Egg, Floating Trails, Seeing Things 

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present three solo exhibitions: "Dream Bird, Hatching the Egg," by New York Artist Susan Stainman. Stainman’s second solo exhibition at A.I.R. presents an immersive installation of soft sculptures that explores the interconnection between Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and the creative process. The exhibition "Floating Trails," Mimi Oritsky continues to investigate paint, perception and the natural world. This recent series of oil paintings touches the subtle temperature of a place and its temporary moods with a bright meditative consciousness. “Seeing Things” by Ann Stoddard presents hybrid media approaches inviting participation in the artistic deconstruction of racial and

About Merike Estna and Maria Metsalu: Soft Scrub, Hard Body, Liquid Presence 

Art in General and the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCAE) Estonia present the exhibition Soft Scrub, Hard Body, Liquid Presence, an International Collaboration featuring artwork and performances by artists Merike Estna and Maria Metsalu, guest curated by Maria Arusoo, Director of CCA Estonia. Soft Scrub, Hard Body, Liquid Presence observes a shift taking place in the realm of our aesthetic and emotional sensibilities. The exhibition wonders if our over-consumption of virtual space, and submitting to the stress of competition and acceleration has provoked a deep mutation in the psychosphere, it explores the zombified body as a response to today’s evolving

About Claire Rosen: Imaginarium 

United Photo Industries is proud to present Claire Rosen’s elaborate photographic tableaux constructions of whimsical anthropomorphic animals, archetypal heroines, and symbolic still lives which evoke the aesthetics of classical painting. On view 2017-12-07 to 2018-01-27

About Jamie Morales and Andra Samelson: crossing lines 

"Crossing Lines" is a two person show with Artists Jamie Morales and Andra Samelson. The show will be on view through January 6th and is viewable from the street 24/7. On view 2017-11-10 to  2018-01-06

About Blanc & Rouge 

Blanc & Rouge is a wine shop that has been serving DUMBO since 2000. The name is French, in honor of the founder's nationality and passion, but the stock is international, covering all major wine producing regions.