’0696’ by james welling, 2006 (inkjet print) courtesy david zwirner, new york

james welling: glass house david zwirner, new york march 24 – april 24, 2010

david zwirner new york is currently showing new photographs by artist james welling documenting philip johnson’s iconic glass house, built in 1949 in new canaan, connecticut. ‘glass house’ consists of photographs taken over a span of three years using a digital camera a numerous coloured filters placed between the camera and the subject. welling discusses his technique further ,‘ I’ve been using the word “filter” as a noun but it’s also a verb. a filter lets some wavelengths of light through and certain kinds  of information to seep in. in addition to plastic, colored filters, I introduced clear glass, clear plastic, fogged plastic, pieces of glass that were slightly uneven and tinted, and finally a diffraction filter that breaks light into the spectrum.’ the large scale inkjet prints continue welling’s interest in colour phenomena and the inner workings of how the eyes and brain work to perceive images.

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james welling: glass house installation view ‘james welling: glass house’ at david zwirner, new york courtesy david zwirner, new york

james welling: glass house ’0775’ by james welling, 2006 (inkjet print) courtesy david zwirner, new york

james welling: glass house ’0962’ by james welling, 2006 (inkjet print, acrylic paint) courtesy david zwirner, new york

james welling: glass house ’0158’ by james welling, 2006 (inkjet print) courtesy david zwirner, new york

james welling: glass house ’0467’ by james welling, 2009 (inkjet print) courtesy david zwirner, new york

james welling: glass house ’4580’ by james welling, 2007 (inkjet print) courtesy david zwirner, new york

james welling: glass house ’6109’ by james welling, 2008 (inkjet print) courtesy david zwirner, new york

james welling: glass house ’7484’ by james welling, 2008 (inkjet print) courtesy david zwirner, new york