This will be the third exhibition for this series highlighting heavy-hitting media artists from around the world. James Welling has gained recognition over the years for his carefully controlled black-and-white photographs of tin foil, gelatin, and dough. The work exhibited for New Pictures 3 is much more colorful, but still meticulous. In this series, Welling captures images of Philip Johnson's Glass House, a sparse yet provocative structure that many credit with ushering in a new era of modern architecture. Welling visited the building several times over a period of three years, cautiously choosing the angles and lighting of each picture, taking into account light versus dark, indoor versus outdoor, and openness versus occupancy, also selecting a color filter to blur or accentuate the lines between these dichotomies. There will be a public reception featuring a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 30. The artist himself will give a lecture later this fall for $15 at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 14.
Aug. 20-March 6, 2010