February First Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk is February 2, and we’ve got your guide to the robust line-up of openings, performances and cultural activity right here!
First, stop by the Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge to see Drift, a new public sculpture by DUMBO-based artist Leonard Uraschi. The piece consists of concrete casts of driftwood salvaged from the Brooklyn banks of the East River and the river’s old wooden piers. Uraschi positions the tree trunks root-side-up, disorienting viewers’ perceptions and expectations. It will be on view in the Archway through March 2017.
This month, be sure to check out the collection of openings that explore themes of land, place, and architecture, including the AICAD’s group show concerning Infrastructure, A.I.R. Gallery’s SLOWDOWN/DONT’T STOP, and TPIC’s Origins. Don’t miss a special reading of Jarrod Beck’s The Moon from 7-8pm at Smack Mellon, a traditional Japanese sake cask breaking ceremony at Usagi, and celebrate CreativeBloch’s second anniversary – on the 2nd!
Plus, projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “Neo-Fast-Forward” curated by Lee Wells / IFAC Arts, a disjointed narrative of complex thoughts, emotions and contemporary discourse. Projections start at 6pm in Pearl Street Triangle and continue until 10pm. As this is silent show, you can watch (with dinner! a glass of wine!) from the windows of Love & Dough or Archway Cafe, and stay out of the cold.
Galleries will stay open ’til 9 – 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.