James Welling's photographs of the Meridian Printing plant in East Greenwich, Rhode Island have been torqued by the artist to isolate and intensify the cyan, magenta, yellow, and black channels of each image.
James Welling has been questioning the norms of representation since the 1970s. His work centers on an exploration of photography, shuffling the elemental components of the medium to produce a distinctly uncompromising body of work. Welling is also intensely interested in cultural and personal ideas of memory in his work. In opening up the medium of photography for experimentation, James Welling’s practice has influenced an entire generation of artists and photographers.