Spencer Finch Lecture
Time: 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:45 pm
Location: Microsoft Auditorium, 1st Floor, Seattle Public Library | 1000 4th Ave
Tickets: Free event. First come, first served seating
Spencer Finch pursues the ineffable through his work—from the color of a sunset outside a Monument Valley motel room to the afternoon breeze by Walden Pond, the shadows of passing clouds in the yard of Emily Dickinson’s home or the light in a Turner painting. With both a scientific approach to gathering data and a true poetic sensibility, Finch’s installations, sculptures, and works on paper filter perception through the lens of nature, history, literature, and personal experience.
Finch (born 1962, New Haven, Connecticut) has had extensive international solo exhibitions and projects including A Certain Slant of Light, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY, The Skies can’t keep their secret, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2014); Painting Air, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI (2012); Lunar, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Rome, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Between the light – and me, Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst, MA (2011); My Business, With the Cloud, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Evening Star, Pallant House, Chichester, UK, and Between The Moon and The Sea, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France (2010). His work can be found in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.; the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY. Finch recently completed an installation in Seattle at Block 44, Vulcan’s newest South Lake Union development for their anchor tenant, Amazon.
Special thanks to Vulcan Inc. for providing organizational support for the lecture.