Each Friday, our writers review a few choice (New York) gallery openings from the night before. This week is a bit of a change of pace—we’re diving into out of town exhibits instead.

Unfinished Business at the Parrish Art Museum

by Elinor Case-Pethica, Staff writer

With August now in full swing, the city streets are sweltering and everyone able to has packed up and decamped for cooler climes. New York’s art scene is no more immune to the heat and has slowed to a crawl—so this week we share some more far-flung art picks for those lucky enough to be out of the hot city center.

Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY
“Unfinished Business”

This show takes its name from Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, and David Salle’s persistence to continue exploring painting during the 1970’s and 80’s, when the medium was considered by many to be exhausted. The artists met in art school in California before all three went on to major careers, and this show is a unique opportunity to see the direct dialogues present in their work.

The Dan Flavin Art Institute, Corwith Avenue off Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY
Firehouse Installation

Many are familiar with Flavin’s sculptural work using fluorescent light fixtures and tubes. This Bridgehampton firehouse-turned church now houses a permanent collection of his pieces, created between 1963 and 1981. The project was made possible by the Dia Art Foundation.

Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY

Storm King is a museum and sculpture park with a significant collection of monumental outdoor-sited works and earthworks. Rambling over 500 acres of pristine landscape in the Hudson Valley, the center represents a full day’s excursion. Currently on special exhibition: Dennis Oppenheim’s “Terrestrial Studio,” and Josephine Halvorson’s “Outlooks.”

Granary Gallery, 636 Old County Road, West Tisbury, MA

Located on Martha’s Vineyard, Granary is very much an island gallery. While it does house a predictable amount of beach-themed works, it also shows some seriously noteworthy local talent. Ask to see pieces by Mary Sipp Green—she captures vineyard landscapes using a scumbling technique of layering color to produce breathtaking dawn and dusk scenes.