Art In DUMBO Announces Fall 2016 Exhibitions & Special Events

by | Aug 18, 2016 | Culture, Entertainment, Events

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Art In DUMBO has announced its upcoming schedule of special events, happenings, and exhibition openings for the fall. DUMBO residents and visitors can look forward to an impressive lineup.

DUMBO is a destination for art in Brooklyn, home to galleries, artist residency programs, public art throughout its parks and streets, and many art and cultural organizations. From photography to painting, street art to sculpture, DUMBO’s galleries bring the work of local, national, and international artists to the Brooklyn waterfront with events and exhibitions that are free and open to the public.

In addition to their regular event and exhibition schedules, on the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO’s galleries and art institutions stay open late for the First Thursday Gallery Walk: September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1, from 6–9pm. Through September 29, the Live at the Archway! series presents music and performance every Thursday at 6pm at the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge.

For more information and a map of all galleries and public art installations, visit www.artindumbo.com.

First Thursday Gallery Walk

First Thursday Gallery Walk

A full lineup of the special events and exhibitions for September and October 2016:

SEPTEMBER SPECIAL EVENTS

LIGHT YEAR 17: Earth Revisited
Pearl Street Triangle
Thursday, September 1, 2016, Dusk–10:30pm
As humankind evolves further into digital, non-terrestrial realities, Earth Revisited presents work by artists who reexamine their relationship to the earth itself. Featuring Danielle de Picciotto and Lary 7, Vadim Schaeffler and Pablo Paolo Kilian, Nina Sobell and Laura Ortman, Sarah Walko and Justin King, Laszlo Zsolt Bordos, Eike Berg and Jarboe, Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps and Alon Cohen. Curated by Leo Kuelbs. The Manhattan Bridge comes alive with LIGHT YEAR, a program of projected video art presented the First Thursday of every month. Founded in honor of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as The Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR includes a well-rounded program of video artists from around the globe, highlighting DUMBO’s role as an important hub for technology and the arts.

Photoville 2016
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Wednesday, September 21–Sunday, September 25, 2016
DUMBO-based gallery United Photo Industries is pleased to present Photoville: New York City’s free premier photo destination, built from repurposed shipping containers and featuring photography exhibitions, talks & workshops, evening screenings, and an outdoor beer garden. Celebrating its 5th year on the Brooklyn waterfront, Photoville 2016 will be centrally located in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza directly under the iconic bridge in DUMBO.

Smack Mellon Open Studios
92 Plymouth Street
Saturday, September 24, 12–8pm and Sunday, September 25, 12–6pm
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, September 24, 5–8pm
Audiences are welcome to visit the studios of Smack Mellon’s 2016–2017 fellowship artists: Mike Crane, Nona Faustine, Cate Giordano, Erica Magrey, Joiri Minaya, Kameelah Rasheed, Tyler Henry, and James Mulvaney. The artists will have their latest work-in-progress on view, and visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists in their studios all weekend.

Live at the Archway! VJ Farkas
Archway under the Manhattan Bridge
Thursday, September 29, 6pm
For the closing night of this summer’s Live at the Archway! Programming, VJ Farkas will provide music and video. Farkas is member of of the Hungarian visual arts group Glowing Bulbs and 3_search, the curatorial team behind DUMBO’s LIGHT YEAR program. From May through September, Live at the Archway! hosts DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres.

AICAD / New York Studio Residency Program | New York Studio Practice Exhibition
20 Jay Street, #M10
On view: September, TBD
Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 6–9pm
AICAD / New York Studio Residency Program is pleased to present an exhibitions of selected works from New York Studio Practice summer residents Gabriel Hopson, Jill Taffet, Nicci Pratten, Rebecca Connolly, and Zhijie Chang. The New York Studio Practice Residency is a studio-intensive mentorship program for non-student working artists.

Smack Mellon Open Studios Weekend

Smack Mellon Open Studios Weekend

Gallery GAIA | BUDDHA: Artists from Around the World
79 Hudson Avenue
On view: September 1–October 2, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 6–9 pm
In BUDDHA: Artists from Around the World, visual a group of international artists explore what the buddha means to them, either personally or culturally. Curated by Jackie Lima.

Made in NY Media Center by IFP | BRDG Showcase
30 John Street
On view: September 1–September 30, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 6–9pm
The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is pleased to present a showcase of past and current work created by BRDG, a Philadelphia-based creative studio known for their large-scale, interactive environments.

Superfine | Greg Dzurita: Bend
126 Front Street
On view: September 1–September 30, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 6–9pm
Superfine is pleased to present Greg Dzurita: Bend, a series of acrylic paintings focusing on color and line. The amorphous shapes and colors found in Dzurita’s work evoke nature, music, science, and space.

Janet Borden, Inc. | INAUGURAL EXHIBITION
91 Water Street
On view: September 7–October 29, 2016
Janet Borden, Inc. is pleased to present INAUGURAL EXHIBITION, the first exhibition in the gallery’s new location at 91 Water Street. After almost 30 years in Soho, INAUGURAL EXHIBITION introduces work by the gallery artists to their new neighborhood and includes pieces by Martin Parr, Jan Groover, Alfred Leslie, Neil Winokur, Fred Cray, John Pfahl, S.B. Walker, Baron Von Fancy, and others.

A.I.R. Gallery | Yvette Drury Dubinsky: DISPLACED: NOW, THEN, HERE, THERE, Erin Wiersma & Nancy Morrow, and Yun Shin: Filtering
155 Plymouth Street
On view: September 8–October 9, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, September 8, 6–8pm
A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present three exhibitions—Yvette Drury Dubinsky: DISPLACED: NOW, THEN, HERE, THERE, Erin Wiersma & Nancy Morrow, and Yun Shin: Filtering——in its galleries.

MINUS SPACE | Leslie Roberts
16 Main Street, A
On view: September 10–October 29, 2016
Opening: Saturday, September 10, 6–9pm
MINUS SPACE is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn artist Leslie Roberts.

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Usagi NY | Eighteen
163 Plymouth Street
On view: September 15–October 15, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, September 15
Eighteen exhibits the work of Dev Harlan, Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong and Jayoung Yoon, three artists working in sculpture, installation and transformation over time. The exhibition utilizes the spatial concept of the Usagi Gallery, architect Sou Fujimoto’s design based on eighteen movable panels that divide, striate and give impermeability to the space. In Eighteen, the panels are used not as surfaces to display 2D work, but as interventions in space that divide time.

Art in General | Ieva Epnere
145 Plymouth Street
On view: September 16–November 5, 2016
As part of Art in General’s International Collaborations program, this exhibition of video and photography by Ieva Epnere is planned in collaboration with the kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga, Latvia and curated by Zane Onckule.

This Friday Next Friday Gallery | Patricia Brace: Ballet
89 Bridge Street
On view: September 16–October 8, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, September 16, 7pm and 8pm performance
Additional performances: Friday September 23, 30, and Thursday October 6
Ballet is a performance art installation that uses mimesis as a means of transferring and reversing childhood associations with loss and failure. In Ballet, performance artist Patricia Brace covers the four gallery walls of This Friday Next Friday Gallery with mirrors and performs a 30 minute ballet barre class within this confining, reflective environment. Returning to ballet after a 20 year hiatus, Brace subverts expectations of viewership, ballet, and rehearsal by performing a ballet barre class (typically a private training exercise) for an audience.Brace has created 6” Ballet dolls and a Ballet Basics exercise video to accompany the installation and performance.

Smack Mellon | Bobby Neel Adams: Memento Mori
92 Plymouth Street
On view: September 24–October 30, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, September 24, 5–8pm
Bobby Neel Adams’ photo project Memento Mori follows the tradition of the 16th Century Dutch Vanitas painting movement, which took decaying objects as its subject matter, symbolizing the ephemeral nature of life and the certainty of death. Though none of the photographed subjects are endangered, they pay homage to the many species that have been pushed to the margins of existence and of their habitats by the relentless growth of human civilization.

Smack Mellon | Ghost of a Dream: When the Smoke Clears: The Fair Housing Project
92 Plymouth Street
On view: September 24–October 30, 2016
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, September 24, 5–8pm
Ghost of a Dream’s The Fair Housing Project explores the position of art fairs in the contemporary art world and their impact on artists, collectors, spectators, and art itself. Using discarded crates, carpeting, and swag collected from art fairs across the United States, the artist duo built a small house and a series of other objects to draw a focus on both the wastefulness and the importance of the art fair system.

Klompching Gallery | Slovak Press Photo Award
89 Water Street
On view: September/October, TBD
Klompching Gallery will present an exhibition featuring the winners of the Slovak Press Photo Award, a contest and a subsequent photo exhibition presenting an independent and authentic visual testimony of life, as seen by journalists from Slovakia and Eastern Europe.

OCTOBER SPECIAL EVENTS

LIGHT YEAR 18: Digital Fairy Tales: Volume One
Pearl Street Triangle
Thursday, October 6, 2016, Dusk–10:30pm
LIGHT YEAR presents Digital Fairy Tales: Volume One, a series of video and sound pieces inspired by Germanic tales collected by Xavier Schönwerth in the 19th century. This presentation of these weird and wonderful tales will bring seemingly ancient archetypal contexts and references into the 21st century. Featuring Rani Messias and Kinga Toth, Sarah Mock and Daniela Imhoff, Richard Jochum and Kriss Roebling, Integrated Visions and Miss Natasha Enquist, Radka Salmannova, Thomas Rotenberg, Josh Graham. Curated by Sandra Ratkovic and Leo Kuelbs. Digital Fairy Tales: Volume One will be on view at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP during the month of October.
The Manhattan Bridge comes alive with LIGHT YEAR, a program of projected video art presented the First Thursday of every month. Founded in honor of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as The Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR includes a well-rounded program of video artists from around the globe, highlighting DUMBO’s role as an important hub for technology and the arts.

Jan Van Der Ploeg

Jan Van Der Ploeg

A.I.R Gallery | Book signing: Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City, 1970-1990 by Sabra Moore
155 Plymouth Street
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 4–6pm
Artist, writer, and activist Sabra Moore will give a reading and slide presentation from her forthcoming book Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City, 1970-1990. Moore was a coordinator of the 1984 women artists’ demonstration against MoMA for its lack of inclusivity; a coordinator of the 16-part exhibition Views By Women Arts (1982); organizer of the collaborative show Reconstruction Project (1984), including a 13-foot Reconstructed Codex with art pages by 20 women artists; and co-organizer with Josely Carvalho of Connections Project/Conexus (1987) a collaborative exhibit between women artists from the United States and Brazil. She was a long-time member of the Heresies Collective, president of NYC/Women’s Caucus for Art (1980-1982), a member of WAR (Women Artists in Revolution) and WAC (Women’s Action Coalition), as well as a counsellor at Women’s Services (1970-1972), the first legal abortion clinic in NYC.

OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS

Brooklyn Bridge Park, 99 Plymouth | Hilary Lorenz: Birdwatchers
99 Plymouth Street
On view: October–December 2016
Hilary Lorenz: Birdwatchers features color linoleum block prints on paper, cut and collaged onto the walls, representing bird species living in Brooklyn Bridge Park sighted during the artist’s solo and group bird watching sessions. In weekend public workshops and during DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walks, Lorenz will give short printmaking presentations and encourage the public to ink and print one or several of the pre-cut bird linoleum blocks, and add them to a natural habitat wall in 99 Plymouth’s Community Room.

Gallery GAIA | Tsaurah Litzky: The Picture is the Poem 2
79 Hudson Avenue
On view: October 3–October 30, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, October 6, 6–9pm
The Picture is the Poem 2 is Tsaurah Litzky’s second exhibition at Gallery GAIA. Her small and intimate collage work features finely cut images from several different magazines, placed carefully into a new poetic context.

Made in NY Media Center by IFP | Digital Fairy Tales: Volume One
30 John Street
On view: October 6–October 31, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, October 6, 6–9pm
The Made in NY Media Center by IFP, in partnership with LIGHT YEAR, is pleased to present Digital Fairy Tales; Volume One, a series of video and sound pieces inspired by Germanic tales collected by Xavier Schönwerth in the 19th century. This presentation of these weird and wonderful tales will bring seemingly ancient archetypal contexts and references into the 21st century. Curated by Sandra Ratkovic and Leo Kuelbs.

A.I.R. Gallery | Mary Sweeney, Ivy Dachman, Louise McCagg
155 Plymouth Street
On view: October 13–November 13, 2016
Opening reception: October 13, 6–8pm
A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present solo exhibitions—Mary Sweeney, Ivy Dachman, and Louise McCagg—in its galleries.

Gallery GAIA | Carla Stout: Get back to the Garden
79 Hudson Avenue
On view: October 31–November 27, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, November 3, 6–9pm
Gallery GAIA is pleased to present Carla Stout: Get Back to the Garden, featuring cigar-box sized buildings, invaded by meticulously constructed paper flora.

Klompching Gallery | ODETTE ENGLAND
89 Water Street
On view: October/November, TBD
Klompching Gallery will present a solo exhibition of new work by photographer Odette England.

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