Satellite Art Fair
Opening Thursday, October 3 at 630 Flushing Avenue, 5 pm to midnight. On view through October 6. Tickets $10 for one day, $15 for the week.
Art fairs have a bit of a reputation. Namely, they’re associated with the types of people with enough money to buy expensive art (and who can take a break from their jobs to browse for it). The Satellite Art Fair strives to break from this model, offering an experience that’s less about the money and more about the artists, with a focus on the independent and experimental. Also, it’s in one of the most unique structures currently housing art: the Pfizer Building on Flushing Avenue, a huge mazelike place that used to be a pill factory and that currently also provides space for anything from food businesses to music studios. From Thursday to Sunday, it’ll be filled with art and performance from Satellite’s roster of 40+ creators from around the country.
Ridgewood Open Studios
October 4-6 at various locations, various times.
Bushwick Open Studios has been around for quite some time and undergone several transformations, including rebranding and rescheduling. In fact, this year’s iteration happened about a week ago. If you missed it, or if you just want more chances to see art in droves, the very first Ridgewood Open Studios will be happening this weekend. Just because it’s the first year of ROS doesn’t mean it’s small—over the years more and more creatives have been flocking to the neighborhood, resulting in quite a lot to look at. According to the official event map (linked above), four galleries, eight “collective studios,” and 35+ individual studios will be open for viewing, in addition to an array of special events, installations, and more at places like The Footlight and wine bar Julia’s.
You’re at home
Opening Friday, October 4 at Pioneer Works, 7 pm to 9 pm. On view through November 24.
Though it’s quite a trek to get to, the latest exhibition opening at Pioneer Works in Red Hook offers enough exploration to make it worth your time. A solo show by Jacolby Satterwhite, it contains multitudes, featuring video art, virtual reality, sculpture, performance, and more to create an immersive environment that includes a recreation of a Tower Records-esque store that attendees can physically enter and listen to music inside (specifically, original music made by Satterwhite, musician Nick Weiss, and Satterwhite’s IRL mom). If this sounds like a lot, it’s only scratching the surface of the digital, musical, surreal playland Satterwhite has created—experiencing it yourself is recommended to get the full scope.