Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Alan Uglow (Born 1941)

When I spoke on the phone to Mr. Uglow about this project about a year and a half ago, he was rather reticent until I said that it was rooted in Robyn Denny and London starting in 1960, and then he thought he might consider it. Since I haven't talked to him since, I did find in his biography that his first show was in London, a group show titled Young Contemporaries, in 1960. I don't know exactly what year he began making football (soccer) field references, but we have now entered into the core group of the show with the direct visual pun - abstract painting that is also a sign, and has a double read, sometimes not indicated until the title.

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