DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk will take place on May 2nd from 6-8pm. Attendees are invited to participate in a free Insider’s Tour with Jonathan Gardenhire, visual artist and Program Coordinator at Arcadia. Gardenhire will lead visitors to view exhibitions at Art in General and Smack Mellon. Each month, a docent from DUMBO’s arts non-profits will lead an Insider’s Tour of two exhibitions. Register on Eventbrite.
Highlights this month include Art in General, with current exhibitions Chim↑Pom: Threat of Peace (Hiroshima!!!!!!) by the Tokyo-based collective Chim ↑ Pom, whose work traverses geographies to engage trans-historical moments that shape our conflicted present, and Don’t Follow the Wind: Non-Visitor Center, a project situated inside the radioactive Fukushima exclusion zone in Japan, the inaccessible area surrounding the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, established in the wake of the 2011 disaster that contaminated the environment separating residents from their homes, land, and community. As radiation knows no borders, transported on wind and water currents, it is a form of contamination that implicates us all in its unseen isotopic presence. Both on view to July 13, 2019.
Smack Mellon presents Benefit Art Exhibition as a preview for their Kentucky Derby Party and Art Auction.
Participating in the Gallery Walk ~ A.I.R. Gallery, with three exhibitions: Cynthia Karaoke: Swim Foster, an exhibition of mural-sized drawings and wood sculpture by Member Artist Cynthia Karasek ~ Melanie Crea: For Fates, an exhibition by Fellowship Artist Melanie Crean, based on a set of collective imaginings about what New York City might be like after the close of the Rikers Island Jail Complex ~ and Kim Dacres: Swerve Team Meeting, an exhibition of nine sculptures by Fellowship artist Kim Dacres. “Swerve Team Meeting” draws on hairstyles, features, and identities of black women.
Made in NY Media Center hosts an opening reception for James Yuxi Sao: Dwelling in the Euchun Mountains, a generative digital art installation crafted by Uni Sao as part of his QRC (Quick Response Code) project.
Brooklyn Historical Society ~ Waterfront, an exhibition and multimedia experience that traces a personal, local history of Brooklyn’s waterfront while also revealing the coastline’s global significance.
KLOMPCHING GALLERY hosts a curator talk with Debra Klomp Ching held in conjunction with Odette England: The Outskirts, Exposed and Punched. The exhibition brings together a selection of artworks from three recently completed and ongoing projects that use the photographic print as the starting point.
Main Window presents Jeff Wallace: This is No. 628 of Everymans Library, which explores the relationship between time and memory as it relates to objects and ephemera that we save throughout our lives.
New York Studio School hosts an opening reception for Thomas Stavovy: Architecture of object-making and display.
First Thursday Gallery Walk in DUMBO is sponsored by Art in Dumbo.
While you’re there, take a walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park with current art installation, Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree presented by Public Art Fund.