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Closing Saturday: James Welling's Glass House show at Regen Projects

March 5, 2010 |  5:22 pm

Glass house

It's your last chance: Between October 2006 and October 2009, Los Angeles artist James Welling photographed one of the most famous private residences in the world: the iconic Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Conn. On Saturday, a new selection of works, "James Welling: Glass House," closes at Regen Projects in Los Angeles.

James2Using six filters (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow) held in front of his digital camera, Welling captured the 1949 house, 1949 brick guest house, 1962 Lake Pavilion and 1985 Lincoln Kirstein sculpture.

Welling explained the process last month in Artforum: "While the architecture of the Glass House in itself isn’t so revolutionary, what is revolutionary about Johnson’s house is its conceptual use of glass. This big glass box is plunked down in the Connecticut landscape. It’s such a direct statement of transparency and of reflective surfaces. It’s a lens in the landscape. In my work I’m adding to the conceptual conceit of the house by introducing a new decor of color and of distorted reflecting surfaces."

The gallery is 633 N. Almont Drive. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: (310) 276-5424.

For more on the exhibition, read the post at Culture Monster.

-- Lisa Boone

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Credits: Glass House Regen Projects II, Los Angeles, courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles © James Welling