The Glass House Blog

Modern Views: James Welling

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).

One hundred contemporary artists, architects, and designers created and donated works of art and written statements, capturing their thoughts and inspirations about these iconic buildings and the architects who created them.
Join us for the Modern Views event to be held at Sotheby’s in New York on October 6 (reply card here). The evening will feature an auction (complete catalogue here) and the premiere of the film, Points on a Line, by artist Sarah Morris.

0962, 2006 Inkjet print, Edition 1/5, Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner

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 Bio

 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

 Recent press coverage:

Metropolis Magazine


Design Boom

Map Magazine

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