Modern Views: A Project to Benefit the Farnsworth House and the Glass House invited some of our era’s top creative minds to continue one of the twentieth century’s great cultural dialogues; the historic exchange reflected in the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House (1945 – 51) and the Philip Johnson Glass House (1949).
James Welling’s luminous and evocative Glass House photographs utilize color in bold and unexpected ways and further the artist’s examination of light, color, and reflectivity, and how these elements articulate architectural form. In the artist’s own words, these works investigate the process of transforming and obliterating the Glass House, Philip Johnson’s iconic residence in Connecticut.
Welling is currently a professor of photography in UCLA’s Department of Art
Current exhibitions include:
New Pictures 3: James Welling
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
August 20, 2010 – March 6, 2011
Glass House Cross Dissolve video by James Welling
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