Listing of Related Public Programs
Nairy Baghramian: Fluffing the Pillows, and Alan Uglow: Standards and Portraits
May 9 – July 14, 2013
List Projects: Gabriel Abrantes
May 9 – June 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 5:30-8PM
Film Screening and conversation with Gabriel Abrantes and List Curator João Ribas
6PM, Bartos Theatre, E15
AAM Art Museum Day
Tour with Assistant Curator Alise Upitis
Saturday, May 18, 2PM
Alan Uglow: A Panel Discussion with Elena Alexander, Stephen Ellis, and Greg Williams
Moderated by List Curator João Ribas
Thursday, May 23, 6:30PM, Bartos Theatre, E15
The List Center is pleased to host a panel discussion on the work of Alan Uglow, in conjunction with the exhibition Alan Uglow: Standards and Portraits. The work of Alan Uglow (1941-2011) is marked by a keen sense of proportion, structure, form, and surface. Working in series that evolved gradually over decades, Uglow maintained an abiding focus on formal economy, using simple geometrical shapes to structure the surface of his canvases and emphasizing the materiality of painting rather than direct pictorial content. 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.
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.
Though primarily a writer of poems, hybrid prose, and fiction, Ms. Alexander authored and edited Footnotes: Six Choreographers Inscribe the Page, (G+B Arts International/Routledge, 1998), part of the series, “Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture.” During the 1990s, she was guest lecturer and panelist, the Ewald Scholars’ Symposium, Sweet Briar College; panelist and reader, New York University’s Poetry & Collaboration/NYC Poetry Talks; panelist, New York Foundation for the Arts, Culture Counts: A Cultural Blueprint for New York City. In 2002, she sat on a granting panel, Jerome Foundation, St. Paul, MN. Her short story, “Sic Transit,” received Honorable Mention, Prize Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The Best of 1997. Her poem, “How the Lurking,” (2002), was chosen by a consortium of four arts organizations, in response to 9/11, made into a poster, and displayed on walls in Manhattan and the boroughs. Her work has appeared in anthologies published by Henry Holt, New York University Press, Penguin, and Serpent’s Tail, and various literary magazines. Selections of Ms. Alexander’s poetry and prose have been translated into Serbo-Croation and Slovenian. 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.
Ms. Alexander was Special Lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), 2003-2010, and adjunct, Rutgers, Newark, 2005-2008.
Stephen Ellis has shown his paintings in numerous galleries in the United and Europe since 1982. Ellis has been associated with a group of American artists, including Jonathan Lasker, Lydia Dona, Terry Winters, David Reed, Philip Taaffe and Christopher Wool, who, beginning in the late seventies, rebelled against the self-referential formalism theorized by Clement Greenberg and returned abstraction to an engagement with the world.
He has written about art for magazines including Parkett and Art and America, where he was an associate editor from 1989 through 1992. Most recently he has written about the paintings of Giorgio Morandi, Dan Walsh and Alan Uglow. 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 Williams, Director of Graduate Studies, Boston University, received his PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. An editor-at-large of Brooklyn’s Cabinet magazine, he has published art criticism in periodicals, including Artforum International and Texte zur Kunst, and has contributed essays to international exhibition catalogues. Most recently, he published the following two essays: “Retreat to the Private Sphere: In-Jokes in West German Art of the 1980s” in The Black Sphinx: On the Comedic in Modern Art (Zurich: JRP/Ringier, 2010), John C. Welchman, ed.; and “The Art of Indecision: Rosemarie Trockel’s Book Drafts,” in Rosemarie Trockel: Drawings, Collages and Book Drafts (Basel: Kunstmuseum Basel, 2010), Anita Haldemann and Christoph Schreier, eds. His book, Permission to Laugh: Humor and Politics in Contemporary German Art, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2012.
Tour with List Curator João Ribas
Wednesday, June 5, 5:30PM
Film Screening: Painters Painting (directed by Emile de Antonio, 1973, 117 min.)
Saturday, June 15, 2PM, Bartos Theatre, E15
Originally released in 1973, Painters Painting is considered by some to be the definitive documentary on the New York School of painters, 1940-1970. Director Emile de Antonio (Point of Order and Millhouse) interviews artists in their studios about their art from the periods of Abstract Expressionism, through Color Field painting to Pop Art. Among the artists featured are Robert Rauschnberg, William de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Hans Hoffman, Jules Olitsk, Philip Pavia, Larry Poons, Robert Motherwell, and Kenneth Noland.
Tour with List Campus and Community Outreach Coordinator Courtney Klemens
Saturday, June 29, 2PM
Wednesday, July 10, 11AM – 4PM
Tour with List Assistant Curator Alise Upitis
Saturday, July 13, 2PM