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Artist James Welling Presents New Works at Regen Projects

James Welling - "0806", 2006 - Ink jet print, 33.66 x 50.5 inches (85.5 x 128.3 cm) /  image size, 40 x 58.5 inches (101.6 x 148.6 cm): paper size. Ed. of 5. / Photo: Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles / © James Welling

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Regen Projects presents an
exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist James Welling. This exhibition
will present new photographs from the “Glass House” series and a video
installation “Sun Pavilion.”
The “Glass House” photographs were taken
over the course of three years (October 2006 to October 2009) at the iconic
Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. The photographs of the
House (1949), the Lake Pavilion (1962), the Lincoln Kirstein sculpture (1985),
and the Brick Guest House (1949) were made with an array of color filters
positioned in front of the lens of a digital camera. The luminous and sublime
“Glass House” photographs utilize color in bold and unexpected ways and further
the artist’s examination of light, color, and reflectivity and how these
elements articulate architectural form. The exhibition opens on January
30 and runs through March 6, 2010.

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Knopf Publishes “Painting Below Zero” by Pop Artist James Rosenquist

US artist James Rosenquist stands in front of his art work 'Brazil' at the art museum in Wolfsburg, Germany. / Photo: EPA/Wolfgang Weihs

From James Rosenquist, one of our most iconic pop
artists—along with Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy
Lichtenstein—comes this candid and fascinating memoir. Unlike these artists,
Rosenquist often works in three-dimensional forms, with highly dramatic shifts
in scale
and a far more complex palette, including grisaille
and Day-Glo colors.
A skilled traditional painter, he avoided the
stencils and silk screens of Warhol and Lichtenstein. His vast canvases full of
brilliant, surreally juxtaposed images would influence both many of his
contemporaries and younger generations, as well as revolutionize
twentieth-century painting.