Milton Resnick: Allegory and Insignia to Be Displayed at Mana Contemporary Chicago, 9/21
CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Mana Contemporary Chicago, in collaboration with the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation, is pleased to announce Milton Resnick: Allegory and Insignia, an exhibition of late works on canvas and paper by veteran Abstract Expressionist painter Milton Resnick (1917-2004).
Opening at Mana Contemporary Chicago on September 21, 2014, from 1 to 4 p.m., the exhibition follows a recent large career survey at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ, and is projected to be the first of a series of exhibitions at the Chicago center, focusing on different aspects of Resnick's long career. This initial showing, on view through December 26, 2014, will examine the artist's late, figurative works, dating from 1985 to his death in 2004.
Resnick's biographer, Geoffrey Dorfman, has described the late work as, "heterogeneous, as it includes allegorical scenes, individual figures, heads, abstract compositions and iconic but enigmatic insignias."
Resnick had long connections to Chicago, and it is fitting that his works be exhibited here now. In the 1950s, Resnick showed at B. C. Holland Gallery, whose owner, Bud Holland, was a friend and supporter of his work and that of other Abstract Expressionists. Herman Spertus, founder of the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, was another longtime friend and collector who owned a significant group of Resnick's work. In the 1980s, CompassRose Gallery brought exhibitions of Resnick's paintings to Chicago.
About Mana Contemporary Chicago:
Opened in 2013, Mana Contemporary Chicago is a rapidly expanding art center set in a landmark building in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Following the mission of Mana Contemporary's flagship location in Jersey City, Mana Contemporary Chicago is a nexus for artists, collectors, art schools, and art institutions. Studios, exhibition spaces, art services, and programming provide an unparalleled environment for creating and experiencing art. Mana Contemporary Chicago is home to High Concept Laboratories, Propeller Fund Studios, the Donald Young Artists' Library, ACRE Lab, the Chicago Urban Art Society, and workshop space for the University of Illinois Chicago School of Art. For more information about Mana Contemporary Chicago, please visit www.manacontemporarychicago.com.
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