May First Thursday

May 5
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk is May 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 check out the stunning stereoscopic photographs of Edwardian zoological specimens and dinosaurs by acclaimed British photographer, Jim Naughten at Klompching Gallery, and Ed Rath’s solo show at Split Level Gallery, featuring work from his series of Animated Tree Trunks. IMax Shift will be open for the first time at 127 Plymouth St, too; pop by and check out their new cycling concept!

Plus, projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “The Body Prevails” curated by Amas Veszi and Daniela Kostova. This month’s collection of videos explores the explore the body’s axis. Projections start at dusk in Pearl Street Triangle and continue until 10pm.

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.

About Six Artists: The Last March Hare 

Once upon a time there was a darkroom. And in that darkroom there were photographers. That was our community.

About Various Artists: Shifters 

The project speaks to theories arguing that language as a social agreement is not passive or fixed, but rather, it possesses the potential to reimagine structures of power.

About David Thomas: Im-permanences 

A pure monochrome exists only as an idea, not as a physical reality. An actual monochrome is seen in relationship to something else, a background, a wall, or another color. Other things impact on it and it on other things as an intervention.

About NY Studio Resident Artists: Anti-Pro 

The residency itself is a step outside the typical institutional system of contemporary art education.

About Sarah Bird: Featured May Artist 

Sarah Bird... explores relationships between human systems and natural systems, incorporating aerial photography and mapping techniques.

About The Derby Returns to DUMBO! 

Mint juleps, art and a great cause. Tickets are limited and will sell out!

About Lena Alexandra Stritter: Embodied Pictures 

Lena Alexandra Stritter was born 1981 in Germany. She studied painting for several years in Vienna. She lives in Düsseldorf and works mainly in the fields of painting and drawing.

About Six Artists: Inter-dimensional Beings 

"...science has yet to unlock the mysteries of time's ebb and flow. Nonetheless, we are all time-travelers."

About Alou XII: Yädë 

Alou XII show will be about feelings of displacement!