The Art Scene: 01.01.15

Local art news
Haim Mizrahi's "Trio" is on view at Vered Gallery in East Hampton.

Mizrahi at Vered

“Haim Mizrahi: Hope in the Shield of David” is on view at Vered Gallery in East Hampton through Jan. 29. An East Hampton resident, Mr. Mizrahi has developed his woven, abstract paintings through the use of acrylic and encaustics.

The gallery’s Holyday group show includes work by Ron Agam, Lili Almog, Larry Rivers, Hunt Slonem, Joan Miro, and Milton Avery, among others.

Two New at Halsey McKay

The Halsey Mckay Gallery in East Hampton is presenting concurrent solo exhibitions by two Toronto-based artists, Georgia Dickie and Vanessa Maltese, through Feb 22.

“Awful Residues,” Ms. Dickie’s installation, consists of approximately 20 stacks of found materials, some natural, some industrial, arranged in a grid directly on the floor of the gallery. She has used wood, metal, telephone antennas, brass trim, metal rings, and various other objects whose combination without regard to purpose results in sculptures whose parts will be returned to her studio after the exhibition for possible use in new works.

Ms. Maltese’s show is titled “An Edge Between Appears to Be a Boundary for Some.” When she won the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, the jury recognized her “ability to reconcile depth and surface, pattern and illustration, material and subject, to create a dynamic, highly resolved composition.”

Arts Grant for Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will receive a $76,000 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for the museum’s future exhibition “Andreas Gursky: Nature in Balance,” which will be on view from Aug. 2 through Oct. 18. The council’s Culture and Heritage Project Grants are funded by the New York Regional Economic Development Councils to encourage participation in the arts and to promote tourism.

Mr. Gursky, one of the best-known members of the “Dusseldorf school” of photography, creates monumentally scaled images of urban and natural landscape vistas and large-format architecture. The Parrish exhibition will focus on his images of landscape, water, and architectural detail and will be the first showing of his work on the East End.