Forged Worlds

As you walk along these cobbled streets beneath the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, a new photo exhibit, FORGED WORLDS, comes into view designed to transport you away from the very streets you are walking.

Forged Worlds

DUMBO

As you walk along these cobbled streets beneath the Manhattan Bridge, a new photo exhibit, FORGED WORLDS, comes into view designed to transport you away from the very streets you are walking.

The exhibit features the work of 7 talented visual artists, whose photographic practices revolve around the physical construction of fictional landscapes.

The images are diverse -- one man’s personal quest to fulfill mankind’s dream of colonizing Mars; a reimagining of the American West’s most iconic images and their totemic significance to Manifest Destiny; microscopic tableaus of daily life; visions of a post-apocalyptic — but eerily serene — New York; unlikely adventures in immaculately decorated homes; delicately balanced moments of familial intimacy taking place in public view; young girls navigating the emotional dynamics of adolescence in a world they’ve suddenly outgrown.

Presented by United Photo Industries (UPI), in partnership with the DUMBO Business Improvement District and the New York City Department of Transportation, this FREE outdoor exhibition is part of what makes DUMBO one of the hearts of the photography scene.

Location: Adams Street, Plymouth Street, and Anchorage Place – Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, DUMBO Brooklyn

Featured Artists:

Lori Nix
(New York, NY) — The City
Bill Finger (Seattle, WA) — Ground Control
Julia Fullerton-Batten (London, UK) — Teenage Stories
Nadine Boughton (Gloucester, MA) — True Adventures in Better Homes
Justin Bettman (New York, NY) — Set in the Street
Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman (Chicago, IL & Milwaukee, WI) — Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape
Jie Ling He (New York, NY) — Microland

Forged Worlds art exhibit under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO
Forged Worlds art exhibit under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO

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