Spencer Finch: Ex Nihilio
March 21 - April 28, 2012
Spencer Finch: Ex Nihilio

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Exploring the process of making something from nothing, Finch presents a series of works, across a broad range of media, inspired specifically by the actuality of his studio.  At the core of Finch’s practice is his on-going investigation into the nature of light, colour, memory and perception: he uses scientific method to poetic effect, examining the mechanics and mystery of perception.  
For the large-scale work on paper, "Studio Window Infrared" (2012), Finch measured the temperature of the studio window by affixing 76 thermometers against the glass.  He then translated these temperature ranges into oil pastel by assigning certain temperature ranges to specific colours; an ephemeral sensory experience ultimately concretised in abstract colour.
Spencer Finch