Psychedelic Lens on the Glass House

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Taking an experimental, DIY approach to documenting architect Philip Johnson‘s iconic Glass House, photographer James Welling shot the sublime structures through makeshift color filters with a digital camera to compose an undeniably psychedelic series of pictures. Working over the course of three years, the California photographer traveled in various seasons to the now National Trust for Historic Preservation site, where he was repeatedly drawn to the Glass House for its transparency, reflectivity, and ability to carry color.

The resulting images — some of which the artist further altered with acrylic paint — are on view in a fascinating exhibition at David Zwirner in New York through April 24. Click through to view a selection of our favorites from the show.

James Welling, 5912, 2008. Inkjet print, Framed: 40 3/4 x 57 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches / 103.5 x 145.7 x 3.8 cm, Edition 3 of 5. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

James Welling, 6236, 2008. Inkjet print, Framed: 40 3/4 x 57 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches / 103.5 x 145.7 x 3.8 cm, Edition 3 of 5. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

James Welling, 6109, 2008. Inkjet print, Framed: 40 3/4 x 56 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches / 103.5 x 143.2 x 3.8 cm, Edition 3 of 5. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

James Welling, 0467, 2009. Inkjet print, Framed: 40 3/4 x 57 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches / 103.5 x 145.7 x 3.8 cm, Edition 3 of 5. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

James Welling, 5253, 2008. Inkjet print, Framed: 40 3/4 x 57 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches / 103.5 x 145.7 x 3.8 cm, Edition 1 of 5. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

James Welling, 0775, 2006. Inkjet print, Framed: 40 3/4 x 57 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches, 103.5 x 145.7 x 3.8 cm, Edition 2 of . Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

James Welling, Vertical Lake, 2007. Inkjet print, Framed: 51 1/2 x 42 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches /130.8 x 107.3 x 3.8 cm, Edition 1 of 5. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

James Welling, 8067, 2008. Inkjet print, Framed: 40 3/4 x 57 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches / 103.5 x 145.7 x 3.8 cm, Edition 3 of 5. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

James Welling, 0699, 2009. Inkjet print, Framed: 40 3/4 x 57 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches / 103.5 x 145.7 x 3.8 cm, Edition 3 of 5. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

James Welling, March Sunburst, 2009. Inkjet and acrylic paint, Framed: 12 5/8 x 15 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches / 32.1 x 39.1 x 3.8 cm, Signed, titled, and dated verso. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

James Welling, 8092, 2008. Inkjet and acrylic paint, Framed: 12 5/8 x 16 5/8 x 1 1/2 inches / 32.1 x 42.2 x 3.8 cm, Signed, titled, and dated verso. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

James Welling, 0962, 2006. Inkjet and acrylic paint, Framed: 11 5/8 x 15 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches / 29.5 x 38.4 x 3.8 cm, Signed, titled, and dated verso. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York