Exbrook Arms

James Welling American

Not on view

With this photograph, taken shortly after his graduation from art school, Welling began an investigation of artificial illumination that continues to preoccupy him twenty-five years later. Glowing with a spooky, dreamlike light, the entryway to this "Old English" club in Southern California exemplifies a typically American melding of old and new, authentic and ersatz, at the same time as it is an exquisite meditation on the expressive properties of light.

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