Behind the Glass: Spencer Finch

Spencer Finch uses poetry, art history, history and science to investigate the mechanics of perception. In locations all over the world including the ancient city of Troy (in present-day Turkey); Rouen, France; Monument Valley, Utah; and Emily Dickinson’s home in Amherst, Massachusetts—he has attempted to capture the indescribable qualities of light, color, and reflection.

A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch at the Morgan June 20, 2014 - January 11, 2015 © The Morgan Library & Museum Photography by Graham S. Haber, 2014 Artwork © Spencer Finch, 2014

A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch at the Morgan June 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015. Photo courtesy of the artist.



Finch has explored glass as a material, and the architectural design of The Corning Museum of Glass, to create a new work for the Museum one of four special commissions incorporating glass and light to celebrate the opening of the Museum’s new Contemporary Art + Design Galleries.

Hear Spencer Finch talk about this life and work, including his new commission for CMoG.

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