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Glass House: James Welling Signing at David Zwirner Gallery, February 26, 2011

On Sunday, February 26, David Zwirner Gallery hosted photographer James Welling signing copies of his new book, Glass House, which collects 45 photographs made over the course of three years—from 2006 to 2009—of architect Philip Johnson's 1949 New Canaan, Connecticut, masterwork, the Glass House. Working with a digital camera, tripod and numerous colored lens filters, Welling created tinted veils and distortions that transformed his images at the moment of exposure; the resulting photographs seem to oscillate between crisp architectural detail and the abstracting effects of filtered color. According to a recent piece by Welling in Artforum, the Glass House project was "a laboratory for ideas about transparency, reflectivity and color."
James Welling at David Zwirner Gallery
James Welling with Editor Alice Rose George and guests.
James Welling at David Zwirner Gallery
Editor and author Susan Bell and photographer Mitch Epstein.
James Welling at David Zwirner Gallery
Lydia Schmid, U.S. Correspondent for Burda Media, with ARTBOOK's Alex Galan.
James Welling at David Zwirner Gallery
ABOVE and BELOW: Images from the book.
James Welling at David Zwirner Gallery
James Welling at David Zwirner Gallery
James Welling at David Zwirner Gallery
James Welling at David Zwirner Gallery

James Welling: Glass House

James Welling: Glass House

Hbk, 13 x 10 in. / 112 pgs / 45 color.