James Welling – Photographs 1974-1999

This survey of American photographer James Welling’s images offers an opportunity for in-depth study of his strong and complex body of work. With subjects ranging from landscapes to railroads to crumbled fabric and foil, Welling investigates photographys representational powers and its capacity for pictorial purity or abstraction. Welling’s Light Sources series observes and investigates the phenomenon of light, in the natural world (sunlight shining through a thicket of trees) and in the constructed and mediated world of human engineering (a mosaic of ceiling lights). Throughout his work, Welling investigates directions that both extend and challenge the conventions of traditional photography. With an essay by Michael Fried.

Text: Rogers-Lafferty Sarah. cm 26X28; pp. 130; duotones; hardcover. Publisher: Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus, 2000.

ISBN: 9781881390251| 188139025X
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This survey of American photographer James Welling’s images offers an opportunity for in-depth study of his strong and complex body of work. With subjects ranging from landscapes to railroads to crumbled fabric and foil, Welling investigates photographys representational powers and its capacity for pictorial purity or abstraction. Welling’s Light Sources series observes and investigates the phenomenon of light, in the natural world (sunlight shining through a thicket of trees) and in the constructed and mediated world of human engineering (a mosaic of ceiling lights). Throughout his work, Welling investigates directions that both extend and challenge the conventions of traditional photography. With an essay by Michael Fried.

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