The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation is pleased to present Given Time, a group exhibition of paintings by Milton Resnick, David Reed, John L. Moore, Lisa Corinne Davis, and Yevgeniya Baras. Curated by Molly Sullivan, the exhibition is on view September 8, 2022 - February 25, 2023. A catalog featuring an essay by Sullivan will accompany the exhibition.
Given Time reimagines an exhibition curated by Sullivan in 1991: Contemporary Abstract Painting at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia. A group show of painters including Resnick, Reed, Laufer and Moore, Contemporary Abstract Painting referenced the tumult of the 1980s art market, debates over the future of painting, and the impact of the political moment on artists’ work.
Given Time expands on that premise, presenting a range of work by artists with a broad spectrum of personal and political influences. The exhibition is anchored by Milton Resnick’s mature work from the 1980s and features more recent works by David Reed and John L. Moore. Included also are Lisa Corinne Davis and Yevgeniya Baras, each from younger generations of painters whose work and perspectives broaden the exhibition’s narrative.
Imagined for the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation with care to the contemporary moment, Given Time considers the impact of the three decades passed in the interim between the original exhibition and its current iteration. With attention to the particulars of each artist, Sullivan narrows her thesis on abstract painting by way of their varied and vibrant paintings and personal histories, examining what can be created when given time.