December First Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kick off the holiday season at DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk on December 3! This month, start your evening at our 10th Annual Tree Lighting, featuring excerpts from Gelsey Kirkland’s production of The Nutcracker, Calypso tunes by Jah Pan, hot cocoa from our friends at Jacques Torres, and more. Then, be sure to check out United Photo Industries’ opening of American Home by Nadine Boughton, and Triangle Arts Association’s open studio event with artists-in-residence Pia Männikkö and Lior Tamm.
Galleries will stay open ’til 9 – plenty of time to scope out new art and pop into one of DUMBO’s small shops. That’s right, every Thursday through the holidays, 27 shops in DUMBO stay open until 9pm for DUMBO After Hours! This Thursday we’re extending the holiday cheer with caroling throughout the neighborhood by the talented folks from Opera on Tap until retail closes at 9.
Plus, projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “New Video Art from Berlin,” an eight video overview of what’s happening in the academic realms of Germany’s New Media scene. Projections start at 7pm in Pearl Street Triangle and continue until 10pm.
Aristides Logothetis installation "present package" is inspired primarily by the physical as well as historical specificity of the space at 1 Main. The architecture of the window, as well as the history of the building, built by Robert Gair, the inventor of the cardboard box, has led Logothetis to create an environment that embraces the parameters of the window's structure, employing his established visual language of fabrics, plastics and photographs to create complex patterns that... Read More →
Triangle artists-in-residence Pia Männikkö and Lior Tamim invite you into their studios to see works-in-progress that explore the limits of the human form. Männikkö constructs installations and photo collages that document and abstract the body as organic entity. Her practice explores the presence of the physical form as well as its interaction with the surrounding environment. Tamim transforms his studio into a vibrant red cube which serves as backdrop for an ongoing performance of the... Read More →
A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Gravity Feed, an exhibition by New York Artist Erica Stoller. Erica Stoller’s sculpture is closely related to drawing with basic elements of line and color. The new wall pieces are made of unexpected materials including plumbing conduit, hula hoops, bead chain, and are fastened with parachute cord, clips and cable ties. Hanging from the wall with an elastic and buoyant quality, shadows and changing light are also essential parts... Read More →
In this new body of work, Esther Naor’s investigation takes place inside her mother’s home. A daughter of Iraqi-Jewish immigrants, who migrated to Israel in 1950, Naor examines and photographs her mother’s miniature object collection she ceremoniously amassed over the years.
MINUS SPACE presents the group exhibition Fiber Optic, highlighting several generations of artists innovating at the intersection of geometry and fiber. The exhibition features works by fifteen artists from across the country across a wide array of media, including weaving, needlepoint, photography, painting, print, sculpture, and installation.
Policy Documents is Gary Farrelly’s first solo exhibition in New York. Research material comprised of typed lists, diagrams and self-generated flotsam institute an atmosphere of bureaucracy and office. Self-representation through administrative systems is the central proposition. Larger pieces continue the theme with architectural frameworks and repetitive exercises that generate unintended consequences and pileup. Materials employed include: carbon paper, spray paint, stencils, a typewriter and office stationary.
"Observations of Nature or... what comes from living in the country..." Two modern, contemporary artists, Audrey Lee & Ted Tyler, reflecting ancient Asian aesthetics. Mixed Media on Wood, Modular Installations, Abstract Clay Ceramics. Light refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to meet the artists.
Smack Mellon presents Karin Giusti’s monumental installation Honorem: Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm and Michael Kukla’s first large scale site-specific project Jeskyne.
American Home takes a long look at mid-century America, a culture where men returned home from war, mass consumption and advertising proliferated, and gender roles were set in stone. Women as homemakers created an attitude of ͞everything is fine,͟ while men wore executive suits, or dripped with sweat in confronting danger. Boughton's collages use imagery from vintage materials to explore the psychology, politics and polarities of the period.
Robert Calafiore: Glass, one-of-a-kind photographs of glass vessels collected from the artist’s family, made using a pinhole camera obscura; and Robert Moran: Relics, photographs of artifacts from our recent past that are discarded, enabling us to view them with nostalgia, warmth and to ignite memories of an object’s past use. On view through December 12th.
Made between 2011-2014, the photographs that make up Relics, present artifacts from our recent past that are discarded, and for the most part, no longer used. The method of depicting the objects is reminiscent of an anthropological survey, presenting the viewer with the details to scrutinize. However, the simplicity of approach also enables us to view the subject matter with a touch of nostalgia, warmth and to ignite memories of an object’s past use.
About Stacks: Three Decades of Writing Fellows within Marks: a Site-Specific Installation by Anne Muntges
In continuation with NYFA’s celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Artists’ Fellowship Program, NYFA Curatorial is pleased to announce Stacks: Three Decades of Writing Fellows with an Installation by Anne Muntges, curated by David C. Terry. A night of readings featuring Literary Fellows from "Stacks." All events are free and open to the public. Reading in the space is encouraged.
Visualization of data promises us new insights. However, the relationship between distinct kinds of data is a rather arbitrary one, since on the computer level it is represented as numbers. It is in the eye of the observer to connect the dots in a meaningful way. Curated by Hans Tammen, "The Arbitrary Art of Numbers" features new media artists addressing this issue in their own way: with Frances Wang's peaceful street scene manipulated by geolocation,... Read More →
The Wonder Under by Matthew Jensen uses collection and photography to explore the place histories of public landscapes in New York City. The exhibition at 99 Plymouth Street features hundreds of meticulously cut photographs of found objects collected from the surrounding landscape. Various two-dimensional curiosity cabinets reference museum vitrines but without employing the logical order commonly associated with such forms of display. Conversation featuring artist Matthew Jensen & curator Jennifer McGregor at 7:00pm.
Yok is an Australian born artist raised on Ren & Stimpy and skateboarding graphics. Sheryo is a Brooklyn-based Singaporean artist with an unabashed affinity for kitsch and pulp illustrations. The "Danger Couple" of street-art exhibit collaborative sculptures and works on paper.