18. *The Boiler
191 N. 14th St., Williamsburg 718-599-2144
Joe Amrhein and Susan Swenson, who run the nearby Pierogi gallery, use their huge space (yes, in an old boiler room) to foster bigger projects from Pierogi artists like Douglas Henderson, who (on November 7 and 8) will stage a live musical composition of contractors hammering on-site.
19. Eyelevel BQE
364 Leonard St., Williamsburg; 917-660-4650
Devoted to Brooklyn and Queens artists, this gallery’s season highlights include Julien Gardair’s show (opening October 17) of surrealist felt, paper, plastic, and cardboard cutouts, which look like cartoony 3-D riffs on Man Ray photograms.
20. Capricious Space
103 Broadway, Williamsburg 718-384-1208
Founder Sophie Mörner, a Swedish photographer, gives artists and curators the run of the space with each installation: Currently, Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo has the windows tricked out with candy-colored paper. Look for her tiny finger sculptures, lined up like minuscule versions of China’s terra-cotta warriors (through October 31).
21. Camel Art Space
722 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg; camelartspace.com
Open only on weekends, Camel has a promising three-artist show (opening October 9) that includes Elisa Velazquez’s crocheted sculptural wall hangings and Lauren Gibbes’s Poppy, slick oil-and-diamond-dust paintings.
22. Horse Trader Gallery
519 Grand St., second fl., Williamsburg; 646-247-8042
Six days a week, this space is Chris Uphues’s apartment. On Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., it exhibits—this month, a show of drawings by William Brovelli, Scott Wolniak, and Joy Drury Cox, who makes fun, oddly elegant pieces by precisely redrawing death certificates and other standardized forms, sans relevant information.
23. Factory Fresh
1053 Flushing Ave., Bushwick 917-682-6753
Artists Ali Ha and Ad Deville cut their teeth as dealers with the late, lamented Orchard Street Art Gallery. Factory Fresh has a similar emphasis on street art and culture; starting October 23, in a meta twist, the gallery is showing works by 28 graffiti artists “in disguise”—i.e., using their real names.
24. Eastern District
43 Bogart St., Bushwick 718-628-0400
Stylish owner Michael “Tido” Cabrera has smartly forged an alliance with his widely loved former neighbor Ad Hoc Art. Their first collaboration is a trippy tape-and-mirrors installation by street artist Aakash Nihalani (through October 25).
25. Possible Projects
68 Jay St., No. 510, Dumbo; possibleprojects.com
Married artists Trevor and Rachel Reese show work more challenging than you might expect in Dumbo—Dada, ready-made, lo-fi new media. Its hours are likewise perverse: It’s open only on Mondays.