Columbus

Columbus

James Welling: Photographs, 1974-1999

Wexner Center for the Arts
The Ohio State University 1871 North High Street
May 16–August 13, 2000

“I appreciate the act of putting an image on the wall that can only be misinterpreted,” James Welling is quoted as saying in 1980, the same year he made his well-known photographs of crumpled foil. Having enjoyed a number of large shows in Europe, Welling now gets the chance to display a full range of easy-to- misconstrue images in the US. —Curator Sarah J. Rogers has assembled a comprehensive survey of the artist's twenty-five-plus-year career. In the accompanying catalogue, postmodernism's poster boy turns over the exegesis of his work to modernist stalwart Michael Fried.