Published in conjunction with the exhibition James Welling: The Mind on Fire organised and presented at:
MK Gallery (14 September - 25 November 2012)
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo - CGAC (22 March - 16 June 2013)
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (15 November 2013 - 12 January 2014)
A seminal figure in the "Pictures Generation" - a group of artists working in 1980s New York - James Welling is best known for his pioneering use of photography and for engaging questions about art and the nature of representation. This book focuses on a particularly profilic period in Welling's life, charting the works, influences, and shifting ideas that he has been pursuing ever since. Chronologically arranged, it features works from the 1970s and 1980s interspersed with never-before-seen watercolours, collages, notes, production stills, music, and other ephemera that provide insights into the working process of one of America's most innovative and significant photographers.