Installation view of the exhibition James Welling: Glass House, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.

James Welling

Glass House

David Zwirner is pleased to present Glass House, James Welling's fifth solo show at the gallery. The exhibition consists of new photographs documenting Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House, built in 1949 in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Taken over the course of three years (2006–2009), these photographs were made using a digital camera, and the resulting images capture the architectural features of Johnson's 47-acre compound. In addition to the Glass House, Welling photographed the Brick Guest House (1949), the Lake Pavilion (1962), and the Lincoln Kirstein sculpture (1985) on the grounds of the estate. To achieve his luminous effects, the artist placed a variety of colored filters between lens and subject to introduce intense fields of color, transforming the image at the moment of exposure.

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A photograph by James Welling, titled 0818, dated 2006.

James Welling

0818, 2006
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0806, dated 2006.

James Welling

0806, 2006
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
Installation view of the exhibition James Welling: Glass House, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.
Installation view of the exhibition James Welling: Glass House, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.
Installation view of the exhibition James Welling: Glass House, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2010.

James Welling: Glass House

Introduction by Noam Elcott. Text by Sylvia Lavin Over the course of three years, from 2006 to 2009, James Welling (born 1951) photographed the Glass House, the architectural landmark estate that Philip Johnson built in New Canaan, Connecticut, in 1...

Artist: James Welling

Published to accompany the exhibition at David Zwirner in New York, this book features an introduction by Noam Elcott and text by Sylvia Lavin, as well as images of the works. Published by Damiani

A photograph by James Welling, titled 9917, dated 2009.

James Welling

9917, 2009
Inkjet and acrylic paint
7 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (32.4 x 29.8 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 6109, dated 2008.

James Welling

6109, 2008
Inkjet print
33 x 48 5/8 inches (83.8 x 123.5 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 5912, dated 2008.

James Welling

5912, 2008
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0158, dated 2006.

James Welling

0158, 2006
Inkjet print
40 x 52 7/8 inches (101.6 x 134.3 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0467, dated 2009.

James Welling

0467, 2009
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 6109, dated 2008.

James Welling

6109, 2008
Inkjet print
33 x 48 5/8 inches (83.8 x 123.5 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0699, dated 2009.

James Welling

0699, 2009
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled Vertical Lake, dated 2007.

James Welling

Vertical Lake, 2007
Inkjet print
44 1/4 x 33 inches (112.4 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 5253, dated 2008.

James Welling

5253, 2008
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0775, dated 2006.

James Welling

0775, 2006
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 4580, dated 2007.

James Welling

4580, 2007
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0806, dated 2006.

James Welling

0806, 2006
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0818, dated 2006.

James Welling

0818, 2006
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 8067, dated 2008.

James Welling

8067, 2008
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0469, dated 2009.

James Welling

0469, 2009
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 9818, dated 2009.

James Welling

9818, 2009
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 6236, dated 2008.

James Welling

6236, 2008
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 8046, dated 2008.

James Welling

8046, 2008
Inkjet print
33 x 49 5/8 inches (83.8 x 126 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 7891, dated 2009.

James Welling

7891, 2009
Inkjet and acrylic paint
7 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (32.4 x 29.8 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0943, dated 2009.

James Welling

0943, 2009
Inkjet and acrylic paint
7 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (32.4 x 29.8 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled March Sunburst, dated 2009.

James Welling

March Sunburst, 2009
Inkjet and acrylic paint
7 7/8 x 10 1/2 inches (20 x 26.7 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 9917, dated 2009.

James Welling

9917, 2009
Inkjet and acrylic paint
7 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (32.4 x 29.8 cm)
A photograph by James Welling, titled 0962, dated 2006.

James Welling

0962, 2006
Inkjet and acrylic paint
6 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches (17.1 x 25.7 cm)

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