June First Thursday

June 1
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk is June 1, 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 Wish You Were Here, an exhibition of 350 postcard-sized original works to raise valuable funds for A.I.R. Gallery programming; an opening reception for HARVESTWORKS PRESENTS: RICHARD JOCHUM, which features two large-scale media installations as part of the New York Electronic Arts Festival 2017 at Made in NY Media Center by IFP; and the last chance to see Postcommodity: Coyotaje at Art in General, the collective’s first solo exhibition in New York highlighting their years-long investigation of the military and economic life of the US-Mexico borderlands.

Plus, projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “(IM)PERSONAL,” a selection of new video work that examines storytelling without depicting human characters. Projections start at 6pm in Pearl Street Triangle and continue until 10pm.

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 26: (IM)PERSONAL 

LIGHT YEAR 25: (IM)PERSONAL Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, June 1 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Boris Kostadinov Artists: Bernd Oppl & Bogomir Doringer, Ibro Hasanovic, Christoph Srb & Yodas Dolphins (Karl Kilian), Kamen Stoyanov, Katharina Swoboda (IM)PERSONAL examines the meaning of the missing human character and the classic narratives in video / film. There are no specific human characters in this selection. Paradoxically at the same time the videos tell specific stories related to specific life circumstances or some personal phenomenology of the artists. The personification of

About Group Show: Gathering Differences 

Gathering Differences, curated by Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator at the New Museum, brings together artists with a wide range of practices to explore the use of the human body, the relationship of the bodyto its environment, and the formation of identity that comes from this relationship.

About Group Show: Wish You Were Here 16 

ish You Were Here 16 contains 4” x 6” original works by more than 350 artists. The artworks were donated by A.I.R. Gallery artists and hundreds of artists from as far away as the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, and China. Each card is signed and dated, some with a message on the back from the artist to the collector.

About ‘Postcommodity: Coyotaje’ 

or this new exhibition, Postcommodity continues its years-long investigation of the military and economic life of the US-Mexico borderlands, highlighting the complex dynamics between US Border Patrol, the communities living in the San Pedro River Valley region, and individuals moving across the border.

About S.B Walker: WALDEN 

Walker's photographs illustrate how this once pristine landscape is now viewed and used. Using a large format camera, Walker captures both the grandeur and the cotidian one hundred years after Thoreau.

About Vanitas: Jeanette May & Kimberly Witham 

Vanitas: Jeanette May & Kimberly Witham is an exhibition of contemporary still life photographs, that draw inspiration from the Dutch Golden Age of still life.

About Richard Jochum: Crossword Project & Thirty-Two Angry Dogs 

The exhibition includes two large-scale media installations: Crossword Project, ,an interactive crowd-sourced crossword puzzle that visitors can answer through a webform or Twitter feed using #crosswordproject, and Thirty-Two Angry Dogss, video recordings of 32 performers silently barking.

About Rene Lynch: Main Window 

A solo exhibition showcasing new oil paintings, located on One Main Street.

About Julio Grinblatt: Pasillos 

Pasillos features a single, horizontal frieze of 40 photographs from his Pasillos series in their New York debut.

About Jamel Shabazz: Sights in the City 

Like a fisherman seeking a fruitful catch, Shabazz ventured into locations full of life and uncertainty in hopes of capturing a unique moment. Sights in the City is an exhibition of color and black-and-white photographs taken in New York City between 1980 and 2016.

About Archway Lighthouse 

The Archway Lighthouse is a seasonal beer and wine concession stand in The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge created by Superfine's Tanya Rynd & Cara Lee Sparry. The Lighthouse season runs from April to October, Wednesdays - Sunday, Noon to 10pm.

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.