Spencer Finch

Blending scientific inquiry with a poetic sense of wonder, Spencer Finch utilizes a range of media including pastel, watercolor, photography, glass tile, fluorescent light tubes, and television sets to explore the uncertain nature of perception and memory. Attempting to replicate the experience of color and light, Finch often references subtle details from historical moments, such as the color of Jackie Kennedy’s pillbox hat the day that her husband, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated; culturally significant places, including the ceiling above Sigmund Freud’s couch; or the ephemeral musings of literature, such as Troy’s rosey-fingered dawn, from Homer’s Illiad. Finch explains, “My work doesn’t capture a moment; it captures the fleetingness of a moment.” Finch earned his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. His mid-career survey entitled, What Time Is It on the Sun was held at Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2007?2008). He has had solo exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery, New York; Brändström & Stene Gallery, Stockholm; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2003); ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas (2003); and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut (1997). His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York (2006), the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2004) and the Barbican Centre Art Gallery, London (2005), among others. Please call Jenny Gheith at 312.443.3630 to make your reservation. All reservations must be made by Friday 13 February. The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our partnership with Sotheby?s for this and upcoming events

The Art Institute of Chicago

06:00PM – Lecture
Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago
Members – $15
Non-Members – $20

07:30PM – Dining
Millennium Park Room, The Art Institute of Ch
Members – $65
Non-Members – $70