Art Under the Bridge

This weekend the 10th Annual Art Under the Bridge Festival turns the entire DUMBO neighborhood into an enormous art gallery. More than 1,500 artists with ties to this area are participating by showing their work in exhibitions or opening their studios to the public. Many of the artists are present to meet visitors, discuss their creations and explain their visions.

Streets, shops, cafes and even parked trucks are filled with paintings, sculptures and photography while basements, garages, parks and empty buildings host performances of dance, film, video and music. This is a time to wander in and out of galleries and installations, sample styles and works, explore new media and artists and, perhaps, find something unexpected and wonderful.

Today’s notable surprises include the Rider Project, a temporary mobile art gallery located in the back of two rented Ryder trucks (the roof of one is adorned with a sculpture of grass that softly undulates in the wind), Micki Watanabe, who makes books that are scuptures that are caligraphy that are art, Ryan Schroeder, creator of molded frozen casein scupltures that melt, run and eventually disappear, Alan Sanchez, whose intricate drawings and assemblages connect science fiction, childlike wonder and engineering, Gautam Kansara, who transforms documentary-like videos of his family into poignant, moving fantasies, and Katrina Remembered: The Coast Is Not Clear, an exhibit of recent works by six Mississippi artists and Brooklyn’s Radhi Chakasani.


Panel painted on Water St. (1 of 4) Posted by Picasa


Panel painted on Water St. (2 of 4) Posted by Picasa


Panel painted on Water St. (3 of 4) Posted by Picasa


Panel painted on Water St. (4 of 4) Posted by Picasa


Viewing images from Hurricane Katrina  Posted by Picasa


At the Katrina Remembered exhibit  Posted by Picasa


Viewing Katrina Remembered exhibit  Posted by Picasa


The Rider Project parked on Water Street Posted by Picasa


Inside the Rider Project  Posted by Picasa


Standing in the Rider Project truck Posted by Picasa


Sitting in the Rider Project truck Posted by Picasa


Sitting near the Rider Project Posted by Picasa


Artist Hayley Severns Posted by Picasa


Artist Ryan Schroeder Posted by Picasa

  • D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center (DAC)
  • D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival
  • Brooklyn Arts Council
  • Smackmellon
  • Art-Anon & the Rider Project
  • Brooklyn Artists Gym
  • Spring Design & Art
  • The ‘temporary Museum of Painting
  • Micki Watanabe
  • Marc Dennis
  • Peter Denmark
  • Jaime Logreira
  • Radhika Chalasani Photography
  • Amy Bennett
  • Gautam Kansara
  • Helen Brough
  • Eduardo Cervantes
  • Sarah Keane
  • Austin Donohue
  • Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra
  • Courier-Life: 30 Blocks of DUMBO
  • Cool Magazine
  • Advertisements

    One Response to Art Under the Bridge

    1. kostas says:

      I love these events!
      Excellent presentation.
      Have a nice day,regards from Thessaloniki.

      Like

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