Spencer Finch, ‘Thank You, fog’, 2009, Turner Contemporary

Spencer Finch: The Skies can’t keep their secret, Turner Contemporary, May 24 – September 21, 2014

About Spencer Finch

Spencer Finch uses a diverse range of mediums to investigate the ways in which history, memory, and sensory perception conflate and mutually influence. Working in painting, photography, and installation, Finch is best known for producing large-scale sculptural installations that filter or transform natural light or create synthetic light effects. Finch attempts to recreate his impressions of natural phenomena and landscapes, leaving his materials visible so that the constructs underlying his optical illusions are laid bare—as in Sunset (Over the Atlantic), (2004), a curving space installed with glass, tiles, and tubes of fluorescent light. “There is always a paradox inherent in vision, an impossible desire to see yourself seeing,” Finch has said. “A lot of my work probes this tension; to want to see, but not being able to.” Finch observes, documents, and studies with scientific precision (often using a colorimeter) the color and light effects of specific locations, much in the manner of Impressionist Claude Monet, whom he considers a major influence on his work.

American, b. 1962, New Haven, Connecticut, based in Brooklyn, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Spencer Finch: The Western Mystery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
Spencer Finch: Lost Man Creek, Public Art Fund, Brooklyn
2014

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Spencer Finch: The Western Mystery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
Spencer Finch: Lost Man Creek, Public Art Fund, Brooklyn
2016
Spencer Finch: Saturated Sight, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2014

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Still Making a Splash After 20 Years!, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen
2015
EXPO CHICAGO, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2012
Systemic, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York
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