Posted Mar 16, 2011
American born 1969
Evidence No. 2 (Blue Star), 2009
Archival Pigment Print
Angela Strassheim’s new series, Evidence, features photographs that bring together her forensic photography training with her long-standing investigation of the dark undercurrents of American domestic life. The New Pictures series, now in its second year, features experimental photography and new media art by artists from around the world.
Opens this Thursday, March 17th and runs through Sunday, October 9th, 2011
Linda and Lawrence Perlman Gallery (262)
Posted Dec 10, 2010
Nicole Soukup is an intern at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. In 2009, She received her M.A. in Art History from the University of Florida. New Pictures 3: James Welling, Glass House goes through March 6th, 2011.
When I first saw James Welling, Glass House, one word came to mind – fluorescent. These photographs are bold, bright, and dynamic. By using reflection and collapsing space, Welling went beyond the static nature of architectural photography. He captured the essential dynamism of light and space in the building.
The abstraction in the photographs puts pressure on our preconceptions of what it means to take a digital photograph. Welling used analog methods to obtain the desired effects for these digital photographs. This undermining of the digital with the analog however falls second to the visual play in the images.
Posted Oct 7, 2010
Periodically, we’ll ask artists and writers to contribute 100 words on featured New Pictures artists. For “New Pictures 3: James Welling’s Glass House,” we have asked photographer Mark Wyse to contribute his 100 words. Based out of Los Angeles, Mark Wyse’s works are included in major museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
I can’t help thinking, while looking, that James Welling is trying to make the Glass House bleed. But this isn’t right and glass doesn’t bleed.
James Welling in pursuit of making the invisible, visible has taken photography’s most adored trait, its illusion of transparency collapse in on itself. The intellectual and visual allure of Phillip Johnson’s masterpiece of reflection and transparency, the Glass House must have been an irresistible pull. In Welling’s photographs the Glass House becomes a sublimated analogy of photography itself.
Here light and glass unravel into a spectrum of hallucinogenic color.
Looking at the photographs, I quickly feel the presence of James Welling’s body standing, looking, seeing, contaminating and polluting with psychedelic color the pristine, thoughts of Phillip Johnson’s idealism.
In Glass House, not only does photography see itself, it dreams.
Posted Sep 14, 2010
Check out this new video, Glass House Cross Dissolve, by James Welling. The video is on view in “New Pictures 3: James Welling, Glass House“.
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Be sure to come to the free exhibition, on view in the second floor Perlman Gallery (262) from now until March 6, 2011.
Posted Sep 9, 2010
Check out installation photos of the New Pictures 3 exhibition, James Welling’s Glass House.
The free exhibition is on view from now until March 6, 2011 in the second floor Perlman Gallery (262).