David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Alan Uglow, organized by independent curator and writer Bob Nickas. On view at the gallery's 519 West 19th Street space, this will be the artist's first solo exhibition in the United States in over a decade.
Alan Uglow was born in Luton, England, in 1941, and died in New York in 2011. Attending art school while still in his early teens, and drawn towards non-figuration, Uglow felt that abstract art was less appreciated in Britain than in the United States. Finishing his studies with degrees in painting and printmaking, Uglow eventually visited New York City in 1968. He moved there permanently the following year, settling initially on Greene Street, and by the mid-1970s, on the Bowery, along with other like-minded artists, when the only amenity in either neighborhood was affordable space.