Choreograph | David Zwirner
Installation view of the exhibition, James Welling: Choreograph, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2016.

James Welling

Choreograph

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by James Welling, on view at 519 West 19th Street in New York. Choreograph debuts a series of digital photographs of dance, with elements of architecture and/or landscape. These were made by placing three different black-and-white photographs into Adobe Photoshop's red, green, and blue color channels, thus yielding a multilayered color image similar to double exposures in analog photography. The artist then alters it using Photoshop tools (hue/saturation and selective color), and as adjustments are made, various parts of the image come forward or recede.

Welling's interest in dance dates back to 1970 when he saw the Merce Cunningham Dance Company perform while at university in Pittsburgh. He took dance classes at the time, but after transferring to the California Institute of the Arts, he turned to photography as his medium. This exhibition marks his return to dance, albeit in photographic form.

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Dates
November 18, 2015January 30, 2016
Artist
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0371, dated 2015.

James Welling

0371, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)

"With “Choreograph” . . .  Welling has developed a more physical way of deconstructing color: feeding three black-and-white images into Photoshop’s red, green and blue color channels, and dragging the “adjustment” sliders until he creates one serendipitous, psychedelic composition."—"James Welling, Now in Technicolor" in The New York Times

A photograph by James Welling, titled 9485, dated 2014.

James Welling

9485, 2014
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 7809, dated 2015.

James Welling

7809, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 8172, dated 2015.

James Welling

8172, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 4910, dated 2015.

James Welling

4910, 2015
Inkjet print
63 x 42 inches (160 x 106.7 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0141, dated 2015.

James Welling

0141, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 9910, dated 2015.

James Welling

9910, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 7964, dated 2015.

James Welling

7694, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0371, dated 2015.

James Welling

0371, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0123, dated 2015.

James Welling

0123, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 4176, dated 2015.

James Welling

4176, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 4776, dated 2015.

James Welling

4776, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 4940, dated 2015.

James Welling

4940, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 8634, dated 2015.

James Welling

8634, 2015
Inkjet print
Framed: 43 1/8 x 64 1/8 x 2 inches (109.5 x 162.9 x 5.1 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 9472, dated 2015.

James Welling

9472, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 2001, dated 2015.

James Welling

2001, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling titled 4600, dated 2015.

James Welling

4600, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0521, dated 2015.

James Welling

0521, 2015
Inkjet print
42 x 63 inches (106.7 x 160 cm)

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