JAMES WELLING: FLOWERS Edited by Denise Bratton, Text by Lynne Tillman
David Zwirner, 2007 First edition, 64pp., 8 1/2" X 11" Hardcover
his concise and beautiful exhibition catalogue features arresting, colorful, Rorschach Test-like photograms of flowers by the esteemed Los Angeles-based conceptual photographer, James Welling. For this series, Welling placed the blossoms of a common southern California plant on sheets of 8x10 film and exposed them to light. The negatives were then projected onto special photo paper through a color mural enlarger and color filters, to produce the dramatic, spectral, almost sun- or moon-dappled images reproduced here.