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Next Exhibition: James Welling

17.8.2012
James Welling, LA-C 33, 1977. Gelatin silver contact print. Image © and courtesy the artist.

James Welling, LA-C 33, 1977. Gelatin silver contact print. Image © and courtesy the artist.

James Welling, LA-C 33, 1977. Gelatin silver contact print. Image © and courtesy the artist.

We're pleased to announce our next exhibition by American artist James Welling (b.1951). Comprising around a hundred and thirty works, the exhibition James Welling: The Mind on Fire will recreate some of the artist’s seminal photographic shows from New York in the early to mid 1980s, charting the development of his abstract language and experimentation with photographic effects.

 

Welling was an important figure in the 'Pictures Generation', a loosely-knit but influential group of artists working in New York in the 1970s and 1980s, including Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman; collectively they became famous for their pioneering use of photography, and contributed to the gradual integration of the medium into the mainstream of contemporary art.

 

The exhibition will run at MK Gallery from 14 September - 25 November 2012

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