November First Thursday

November 5
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk is November 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 AICAD & Triangle open studios at 20 Jay Street–one night only!–as well as New Negress Film Collective: Irresistible Resistance at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, and the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series at Smack Mellon in collaboration with Brooklyn Poets.

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, 27 shops in DUMBO stay open until 9pm for DUMBO After Hours!

Plus, projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, Light Year will present “Decomposing Hierarchies,” a collection of seven videos curated by Marble House Project’s Sarah Walko that explore various approaches to striping systemic hierarchies. Projections start at dusk in Pearl Street Triangle and continue until 10pm.

About Barbara Grinell: New Works

Longtime A.I.R. member and alumna Barbara Grinell features Barbara Grinell: New Works, works on large pieces of paper in gouache, pastel, charcoal, and pigment which reflects her life in the mountains of the Catskills and now on the high desert of Taos, New Mexico; Ecology-based artist and conservationist Barbara Roux’s Happenstance continues her engagement with wild habitat niches on the edge of suburban New York with photographs, sculpture, and poetry; and Catherine Mosley’s Up Down... Read More →

About Barbara Roux: Happenstance

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Happenstance, an exhibition of new works by artist Barbara Roux, which will be on view from October 15 – November 15, 2015. In her installation of photographs, sculpture, and poetry, Barbara Roux continues her engagement with wild habitat niches on the edge of suburban New York. An ecology-based artist and conservationist, Roux transforms her experience working in wild areas to create an installation that has layers of meaning. Themes... Read More →

About Brooklyn Poets Reading Series

Recently named one of the best reading series in NYC as well as one of the 50 best free things to do in the city by Time Out New York, the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series takes place bimonthly at select venues in Brooklyn. The reading series at Smack Mellon will feature authors Rickey Laurentiis, Jee Leong Koh, and Mahogany L. Browne, curated by Jason Koo. Doors open at 7 p.m.

About Catherine Mosley: Up Down & Sideways

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Up Down & Sideways, an exhibition of new works by artist Catherine Mosley, which will be on view from October 15 – November 15, 2015. Mosley presents mixed media abstract works composed of bands of color that contrast sharply in tonality. The artist creates a visual dynamic from layering multiple runs of transparent and opaque colors on top of each other. Mounted on wooden panels, the pieces vary in... Read More →

About Domenica Bucalo: The Revolution Will Start On The Dance Floor

Domenica Bucalo: The Revolution Will Start On The Dance Floor, a performance piece featuring a narration of Italy, and in particular the South, where a multilayered society emerges. Domenica Bucalo creates a vibrant tableau vivant through, a meticulous casting, a drawing installation on paper, and embroidered bloomers – a visual immersive photographic work.

About Jacob Zurilla

Join Mouth Indie Spirits + Wine Gallery for the opening party of a new show by painter Jacob Zorilla. They'll be pouring delicious local hard cider with the folks from Descendant Cider Co. too!

About Khroniky: Lucia Nimcova & Adrian Nicole LeBlanc in Conversation

Join Triangle artist-in-residence Lucia Nimcova for a conversation about her ongoing project, Khroniky, a collaboratively-made folk opera which documents the contemporary culture of western Ukraine through photographs, video, and sound recordings. The work continues Nimcova’s deep interest in the complex and often paradoxical set of social and cultural relations that form everyday “reality” in Eastern Europe. The artist will be joined by writer Adrian Nicole LeBlanc for an in-depth discussion about the sometimes tragic, sometimes... Read More →

About Light Year presents Marble House Project

For November First Thursday, coming up on November 5, Light Year presents seven videos curated by Marble House Project's Sarah Walko that explore various approaches to striping systemic hierarchies. “Decomposing Hierarchies” Curated by Sarah Walko, Director of Arts Programming Works by Marble House Project 2015 Residents: Anne Katrine-Senstad, Catherine Page Harris, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Margeaux Walter, and Jeannette Ehlers. “Decomposing Hierarchies” is a publicly-presented video art exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge anchorage that explores various approaches... Read More →

About Marianne Eigenheer: Bilder zur Lage

The small exhibited paintings from 1981/82 were the basis for many series of works in different materials and formats for the following years. Marianne Eigenheer used pictograms to describe her situation as a female artist and the everyday life between the art world and her private life.They are visually simple but conceptually complex, between representation and abstraction. In her second exhibition at Museum Quality, new drawings made in Summer 2015 will come in contact with... Read More →

About Michael Wolf: Structure

A solo exhibition investigating the dichotomies of permanence and transience and sheltered vs. exposed. In the sculptures Wolf has been exploring archetypal forms of architectural structures and the sculptural possibilities of the forms. He has examined how openings can pierce and divide the structure, allowing shadows to be created that move with the changing light of the day.

About Neddi Heller: Shipping Muse

Gallery GAIA is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings be Neddi Heller, inspired by the shipping industry and its history on the Brooklyn Waterfront.

About NYSRP Residents and Studio Practice Participants Open Studios

New York Study Residency Program participants will open their studios for DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk. Stop by to meet the undergraduate artists who are working in DUMBO this semester, as well as many of the non-students in residence through their Studio Practice Residency. AICAD/NYSRP Residents: Linan Su (SAIC), Emma Jo Shatto (MICA), Dominic Phillips (MIAD), Kellymarie Stamper (MIAD), Erin O’Brien (MOORE), Muriel Holloway (RCAD), Griffin Goodman (RCAD), Madeline Fuller (CCA), Blake Lipper (AAC), Johnathan Onyschuk... Read More →

About Rita Leduc: C L O S E T

This Friday or Next Friday presents Rita Lduc: C L O S E T. On view through November 13th.

About Robert Calafiore: Glass

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.

About Robert Moran: Relics

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 The New Negress Film Society: Irresistible Resistance

Irresistible Resistance from The New Negress Film Society, a collective of black woman filmmakers whose priority is to create communtiy and spaces for support, exhibition, and consciousness-raising. Irresistible Resistance is a presentation of shorts that examine power relations in the world form their experimental lens. On view through November 27th.

About Tokyo International Photography Competition 2015

United Photo Industries presents Tokyo International Photography Competition 2015, A photographic exhibition celebrating the artists selected for the 3rd annual Tokyo International Photography Competition: Arnau Bach, Laurence Rasti, Laurent Chehere, Irina Kalashinikova, John Cazenave , Daesung Lee, and Dougie Wallace. On view through November 21st.

About Urban Ubiquity

CREATIVEBLOCH is pleased to announce our fall/winter group show featuring some amazing artists and photographers, including Chrislyzcenphotography, Nicole Maron, David Bransfield, Bibiana, Michel Karsouny, Deepika Ross,, Joanne Borek, Chris Dacs, Alessia Capriccioli, Linda Rolon and Danny Maloney. The show will run from November 1 - December 5.

About Vernacular Typography

Usagi NY presents the first exhibition of Molly Woodward: Vernacular Typography: Letterforms in the Urban Environment, a long-term project with over 10,000 photographs depicting local lettering seen in our urban daily life, including storefronts, street signs, and building walls. On view through November 7th.