It’s that time of the month again, DUMBO! Get psyched for tonight’s First Thursday Gallery Walk. On the first Thursday of every month, Dumbo’s galleries stay open late for openings, artists’ talks and live performances. We’ve got the rundown of highlights and participating spaces.
A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street) presents two exhibitions and a special event: Cut and Paste: Liz Surbeck Biddle & Megan Biddle, an exhibition of two and three dimensional media by a mother and her daughter. On view through February 4, 2018.
ABORTION curated by Barbara Zucker features works by 70 artists. On view through February 4, 2018.
The Beginning Choice, a performance by Parastoo Ahoon that looks at the right to life from the perspective of a fetus. Special event for one night only.
AGENCY by Meta Meta Meta LLC (20 Jay Street, Suite M14) hosts a closing reception for Key Change, a group exhibition curated by Eric Sutphin featuring works by Mark Joshua Epstein, Jackie Feng, Glendalys Medina, Catherine Richards, Emil Robinson. The exhibition consists of paintings and sculptures whose visual vocabulary embodies musical principles, like key changes, cadence, tempo, beat and counterpoint. Closes February 1, 2018.
Art In General (145 Plymouth Street) presents Contra-Internet, Zach Blas’s debut New York solo exhibition and world premiere of his new film, Jubilee 2033. Contra-Internet confronts the growing hegemony of the internet through installation, video works, CGI animation, glow-in-the-dark text, blown-glass sculptures and a single-edition publication titled The End of the Internet (As We Knew It). On view through April 7, 2018.
Brooklyn Bridge Park (99 Plymouth Street) presents Claudia Bitran: Earth Line, a new, site-specific installation created using ordinary household refuse. The installation consists of a 3D representation of the New York City skyline as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park, as well as a series of photographs highlighting the intricate detail of the work. On view through February 17, 2018.
Light Year (Pearl Street Triangle) presents Light + Time + Experimentation, light art videos from a diverse group of seven international artists. Slide projection, liquid projection, Lumia, lasers, the use of prisms, analog video synthesis, photography, digital machines, digital display, and the writing of code are all used to express the artists’ visions. Artists include: Sarah Zucker, Sofy Yuditskaya, George Stadnik, Valeria Divinorum, Bobby Mesaros, Steve Pavlovsky and Light Show Sphinx. On view one night only.
Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street) hosts an opening reception for Beeple: Crap: A Beeple Retrospective which brings together over 60 videos ranging from VJ clips to short films to music videos by Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple. Beeple: Crap is curated by Thomas D. Rotenberg. On view through February 28. 2018.
Main Window (1 Main Street) presents Nancy Baker: Nancy Backer, a site specific, large scale installation with mixed media collage. On view through February 26, 2018.
MINUS SPACE (16 Main Street, Suite A) presents John Zinsser: Oil Paintings, featuring his process-based oil and enamel paintings on stretched canvas and several ambitious large-format works. On view through February 24, 2018.
Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street) presents two exhibitions: Rudy Shepherd: Everything in the Universe is My Brother features several bodies of work that are part of the artist’s ongoing investigation into the nature of evil. Portraits of criminals and victims, along with recently deceased celebrities, and paintings of violent news images attempt to capture our collective consciousness. On view through February 25, 2018.
Theresa Ganz: Wave Room is a meditation on how humans cope when the social order is threatened by cataclysmic events such as natural disaster, war, or political crisis. Lining the walls of the space are digitally collaged, printed images of ancient Roman towns destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius; these are layered over with video projections of the storm surge from recent hurricanes. On view through February 25, 2018.
Triangle (20 Jay Street, Suite 317 & 318) hosts Triangle Arts Association: Winter Open Studios with artists Heather Hart (US), Antti Nyyssölä (Finland), João Enxuto & Erica Love (US), Masahito Ono (US/Japan), and Students-In-Residence from the Clermont Ferrand School of Fine Arts, France. Meet current residents from Finland, France, Japan and the United States. View their work and studios before their residencies come to a close at the end of February. On view one night only.