Hanes Gallery Director Discusses Spencer Finch's New Exhibit
Beginning next week at the Hanes Gallery at Wake Forest University, you’ll find a most unusual art exhibition. A special ice machine cycles color calibrated water to replicate the specific color of the sky directly above New Zealand’s Franz Josef glacier at a precise date and time. A programmable fan replicates the breeze as it flowed through Emliy Dickenson’s window on August 14, 2012, and much more. Hanes Gallery Director Paul Bright says that after viewing Spencer Finch’s work—a sculpture in neon tubes, a watercolor—you quickly understand that he’s playing with light, and how we experience things. But Paul’s interest in Spencer’s work lies in that which ties it all together. He refers to Spencer a phenomenologist: interested in not only how we perceive the world, but how we process those perceptions to make sense of the world around us.
Spencer Finch: color / temperature opens Monday, September 8th, and will remain on display at the Hanes Gallery with dozens of Finch’s works through October 27th. On Tuesday, October 21st, Spencer Finch will speak at 5:30pm in the Byrum Welcome center on the Wake Forest University campus.