Art in DUMBO Announces October 1st Gallery Walk

Art in DUMBO today announced DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk will take place from October 1st from 6 to 9 pm, featuring exhibition openings and other special events

Art in DUMBO Announces October 1st Gallery Walk

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Art in DUMBO today announced DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk will take place from October 1st from 6 to 9 pm, featuring exhibition openings and other special events. Highlights from October’s edition include Max de Estaban: Heads Will Roll, hailed by ArtSlant as one of “North America's Must-See Exhibitions This Fall,” on view at Klompching Gallery which just celebrated its reopening at the Stable Building,; Open to Interpretation, a series of videos projected on the Manhattan Bridge as a part of the LIGHT YEAR Video Art Projection series; Isamu Noguchi: Akari light Sculpture presented by Usagi NY in collaboration with the Noguchi Museum; and Triangle Arts Associations Fall Open Studios event, featuring talks and studo tours of their nine current artists in residence.

On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO’s galleries stay open late for a night of art, gallery openings, artist talks and live performance. Visitors can enjoy incredible views of the East River and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges as they walk along the waterfront from one gallery to the next, and can enjoy local drink specials after their tour. The event is free and open to the public.

An interactive map at ArtinDUMBO.com outlines DUMBO’s galleries locations, including A.I.R Gallery which recently relocated to a groundfloor space at 155 Plymouth Street and KLOMPCHING GALLERY, Masters Projects, MINUS SPACE, and United Photo Industries which just celebrated their reopening at the Stable Building. Built in 1906 by Turner Construction Company as a stable for Robert Gair’s cardboard box manufacturing complex, the building is the one of the first examples of reinforced concrete construction in New York City. Now, over a century later, Two Trees Management Co. renovated the building to house four white cube gallery spaces with 16-foot ceilings and new storefronts with individual entrances. The renovation took place after Galapagos Art Space left the building to move to Detroit.

The 13 participating October First Thursday Gallery Walk venues include:

AIR Gallery (155 Plymouth Street) presents two exhibitions: Melissa Murray and Julia Westerbeke: ECHOES, an exhibition of paper-based works by Melissa Murray and Julia Westerbeke; and Who’s Afraid of Feminism? Curated By Catherine Morris and presented in collaboration with the Women’s Caucus for Artan exhibition of art from cross-generational, self-identified women artists that addresses feminism with a contemporary spin.

Gallery Gaia (79 Hudson Street) presents an exhibition of sculpture by Miggy Buck.

KLOMPCHING GALLERY (89 Water Street) presents Max De Esteban: Heads Will Roll, the fourth and final installment of de Esteban’s challenging and provocative Propositions series—a long term and rigorous investigation of society’s embracement of technologies, in particular, the dawn of the bio-cybernetic era.

Light Year (Manhattan Bridge Anchorage) presents Open to Interpretation an exhibition of projected video that explores the dynamic relationship between contemporary video art, sonic art, live performance and cultural reflection. Where does VJing end and Video Art begin? And how do music videos fit into this dynamic puzzle? Are there boundaries or just overlapping categories? Featuring artists Cyriac Harris, Yannick Jacquet (Legoman), Chi Ka, Dev Harlan, Viktor Vicsek, Andrea Sztojánovits, Martin Daniel Gabor and Albin Bousquet.

Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street) presents Paraspace, an exhibition of video work curated by artist in residence Andrea Wolf and CHiKA, featuring artists Alfredo Salazar Caro, Andrea Wolf, Anton Marini & Danielle Ezzo, CHiKA, [DNASAb], Katie Torn, Nicolas Rupcich, Rosa Menkman, Sarah Rothberg.

Masters Prj (91 Water Street) presents This Ain't Main St,featuring artists Shepard Fairey, KAWS, Banksy, Massimo Vitali, Skewville, Kris Chatterson, Nick Flatt, Yok, Sheryo, & Amze Emmons.

MINUS SPACE (16 Main Street, Suite A) presents Gabriele Evertz: The Gray Question, the Brooklyn-based artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery featuring a suite of new large-format paintings investigating the color gray.

Porter Contemporary (145 Plymouth Street) presents Johnny Romeo: Angry Birds ,in which Romeo draws on a rich cast of comic book vicious vixens, ranging from Cat Woman to Bat Girl. Cheekily subverting our often male-centric associations with superheroes, Romeo’s alluringly aggressive heroines re-envision the comic book landscape.

Sculptors Guild (55 Washington Street #256) presents Michael Wolf: Structure, a solo exhibition investigating the dichotomies of permanence and transience and sheltered vs. exposed.

Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth Street) presents two solo exhibitions. Karin Giusti Honorem: Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm addresses the emotions of grief and mourning in the public and private sphere. Using sculpture and photography, Giusti captures memories of her life at a remote farmhouse with her late partner Stephen G. Schwarz, a firefighter and 9/11 First Responder. Michael Kukla: Jeskyne also takes cues from the formidable effects of time and nature.  Exploring the elasticity and permeability of an object’s surface, Kukla creates an immersive web of cellular forms blended seamlessly into the gallery’s architecture.

Triangle Arts Association (20 Jay Street, Suite 318 + 350) invites visitors to their studios in Brooklyn to meet current artists-in-residence and see what they have been working on. View works-in-progress and engage directly with the artists whose projects span painting, sculpture, film, photography, performance and more, including: Nadim Abbas (Hong Kong), Filip Cenek (Czech Republic), Gabriella Csoszó (Hungary), Wojciech Kosma (Poland), Yim Maline (Cambodia), Lucia Nimcova (Slovakia), Eng Rithchandaneth (Cambodia), Talk is Cheap: Unincorporated Language Laboratories (Colombia/Ecuador/United States) and Choy Theanly (Cambodia).

United Photo Industries (16 Main St, Suite B) 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.

Usagi NY (163 Plymouth Street) presents Isamu Noguchi: Akari light Sculpture, in collaboration with the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, NY. The pop-up store offers a selection of his original lighting design at the gallery space and aims to showcase the well-considered design by Isamu Noguchi in an urban environment designed by a contemporary architect, Sou Fujimoto, setting a site-specific installation and introducing related materials on the works.

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