Spencer Finch: As if the sea should part and show a further sea
Spencer Finch, Gibson Entrance, QAG | Photography by: Natasha Harth
Spencer Finch, Gibson Entrance, QAG
Photography by: Natasha Harth
Spencer Finch | The Light at Lascaux (Cave Entrance), September 29, 2005, 5:27PM (detail) 2005 | Collection: The artist
As if the sea should part and show a further sea
28 February – 10 May 2009 Gibson entry, QAG
28 February – 5 July 2009 Media Gallery, GoMA
American artist Spencer Finch explores the peculiarities of human perception. He brings a poetic sensibility and a rigorous scientific approach to a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, photography and installation.
Finch has produced a new site-specific work for the Queensland Art Gallery’s Gibson entry — transforming the glass corridor into a giant light filter that shifts Brisbane’s sunlight to match that of another location. A group of works on paper and light installations are also on display in the Media Gallery in GoMA. Finch has exhibited extensively in the United States and United Kingdom and this is his first Australian exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art.
A limited-edition 56-page illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition. Each copy contains a unique insert produced by the artist in the garden of Emily Dickinson's house. The 'Spencer Finch: As if the sea should part and show a further sea' exhibition catalogue is be available from the Gallery Store or online.