Spencer Finch: Only the hand that erases writes the true thing
22 June – 31 July 2021
For his latest exhibition with Lisson Gallery, New York based artist Spencer Finch has created all new works, investigating light, colour and human perception. Made primarily during the winter of 2021, works on view reflect on the subtle beauty and mystery of elements of nature such as snow, light, clouds and fog. An installation spanning the entire length of the gallery wall traces the colour of snow on a hike the artist took on a winter’s day, a conceptual exercise where Finch matches the precise measurements of colour encountered on the journey to swatches of household paint colours. Three new Usuyuki works made from an array of white fabrics create a fog-like effect on the gallery walls. Named for the Japanese word for ‘light snow’, these wall-based sculptures unveil depth through abstracted layers, which like the passing fog, can both reveal and disguise.
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm