Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 18, 2pm

AAM Art Museum Day

Tour with List assistant curator Alise Upitis

You're invited to join List assistant curator Alise Upitis for an informative gallery walk through and tour of Nairy Baghramian, Alan Uglow: Standards and Portraits, and
List Projects: Gabriel Abrantes
.  The tour is FREE and open to all.

Thursday, May 23, 6:30pm, Bartos Theatre, E15

Alan Uglow: A Panel Discussion
with Elena Alexander, Stephen Ellis, and Gregory H. Williams

Moderated by List curator Jo´┐Żo Ribas.

The work of Alan Uglow (1941-2011) is marked by a keen sense of proportion, structure, form, and surface.  Perhaps his two best-known series, Standards and Portraits of a Standard reflect the artist's commitment to exploring the formal and affective conditions of abstract painting. This panel discussion will look to the development of Uglow's aesthetic, his Standards and Portraits, in the List's current show, and the artist's place in debates around contemporary painting that have developed over the past fifteen years.


Elena Alexander is a poet and writer. She was married to, and, on occasion collaborated with visual artist, Alan Uglow; this went on, thirty-three-and-a third years-speed of a long-playing record. Her work has appeared in anthologies published by Henry Holt, New York University Press, Penguin, and Serpent's Tail, and numerous literary magazines. Three of her poems appear in BOMB, spring, 2013. She is currently at work on the hybrid prose text, The Dead Artist's Artist Wife.

Stephen Ellis has shown his paintings in numerous galleries in the United States and Europe since 1982. Ellis has also written about art for magazines including Parkett and Art and America, where he was an associate editor from 1989 through 1992. During the mid-eighties, while living in Cologne, Germany, Ellis wrote extensively on the work of Gerhard Richter, Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen. Since the early 1980s, Ellis has taught at various art schools and universities including The Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts, MICA, New York University, Bard College and Harvard University.

Gregory H. Williams teaches the history of modern and contemporary art at Boston University. His book, Permission to Laugh: Humor and Politics in Contemporary German Art, appeared in 2012 with the University of Chicago Press. In addition to serving as an editor-at-large of Brooklyn's Cabinet magazine, Williams regularly publishes in art periodicals (Artforum International, Frieze, Texte zur Kunst and others).

Image Credit:
Alan Uglow, Portrait of a Standard (Red), 2000
Silkscreen on canvas
Courtesy the Estate of Alan Uglow and David Zwirner, New York/London
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