Spencer Finch: 'The Brain is Wider than the Sky'
29 March 2016The Brain is Wider than the Sky, a new publication on the work of Spencer Finch, is now available from Prestel Publishing.
Finch is an American artist who blends scientific method with a poetic sensibility as he examines the physiological and psychological machinations that inform how we see and how we understand and represent the world around us. Using a range of media including watercolour, pastel, photography, video, and sculpture, as well as unexpected materials, ranging from fluorescent lamps to invisible ink, he attempts to depict the most elusive of subjects—wind, heat, the scent of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, and most importantly, sunlight.
The publication, edited by Susan Cross with contributions from Mark Godfrey and James Rondeau, has been published by Prestel Publishing. The accompanying texts, which include descriptions of numerous artworks and a conversation with the artist, are certain to shed light on Finch’s subject matter and inspirations, from poetry to science and philosophy, as well as his creative process. Please click here for more information.
The book will be available at Lisson Gallery London, coinciding with a solo exhibition of the artist's work from 1 April until 7 May 2016.