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A mid-career survey, this exhibition will examine the work of James Welling, who challenges notions of classic photography and its documentary function. Featuring a comprehensive selection of Welling’s photographs from the mid-1970s to the present, the exhibition will include images from ten of Welling’s photographic series, including an early, rarely seen videotape and series of black-and-white Polaroids. Also included are L.A. Architecture (1976–78), Diary of Elizabeth C. Dixon/Connecticut Landscapes (1977–86), Foils (1980s), H. H. Richardson (1988-1990), Railroads (1990-present), Light Sources (1992-present), and New Abstractions (1998-present). Born in 1951 in Hartford, Connecticut, Welling lives and works in Los Angeles; he is a Professor in the department of art at the University of California at Los Angeles. Organized by Sarah J. Rogers, former director of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, the exhibition is coordinated by MOCA Senior Curator Ann Goldstein.

James Welling: Photographs 1974-1999 is organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University. The exhibition is presented with the support of the Ohio Arts Council, John S. Kobacker and Catherine Chapin Kobacker, Elizabeth M. Ross, and the Wexner Center Foundation.

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James Welling
Photographs 1974-1999
Kurator: Ann Goldstein