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Private Tour: Spencer Finch at the Hill Art Foundation

Tuesday, December 13
6:00-7:30 PM

Hill Art Foundation
239 10th Avenue, 3rd floor



The AFA is pleased to offer an exclusive tour of Lux and Lumen: Spencer Finch at the Hill Art Foundation, led personally by artist Spencer Finch with welcome remarks by Astrid Hill, Director of the Hill Art Foundation. The tour will be followed by a wine reception.

The newest exhibition by Spencer Finch (b. 1962) is a unique combination of his recent works alongside a 16th-century stained glass window acquired by Tom and Janine Hill in 2018. Finch’s work engages with perception, color, and the world around him, with his pieces exploring natural phenomena from the smallest detail to the more grandiose, universal scale.

The window at the Hill Art Foundation was created by the Renaissance artist, Valentin Bousch, and Finch has worked closely with the conservation team to deepen the connection between his works and this masterpiece. One featured piece is Finch’s immersive installation, Painting Air, that transforms the gallery space into a lightscape inspired by Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny. Through this work and others, Finch draws comparisons to Bousch’s stained glass and modern secular spaces, conducting an exploration of light, atmosphere, and time.

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Spencer Finch was born in 1962 in New Haven, CT, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Hamilton College, and Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and has exhibited extensively in the US and internationally since the early 1990s. Recent major projects include A Cloud Index, a site-specific commission for the new Elizabeth line station at Paddington in London (2022); Orion, permanently installed at the San Francisco Airport, CA (2020); Moon Dust (Apollo 17), Baltimore Museum of Art, MD (2019); Fifteen Stones (Ryoanji), an intervention in the International Pavilion at the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, Spain (2018); Lost Man Creek, his project with the Public Art Fund, Brooklyn, NY (2016-2018); Trying To Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning, a special commission for the 9/11 Memorial, New York, NY (2014); and A Certain Slant of Light, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY (2014). Recent major solo shows include Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT (2018-2019); MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2017); Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (2017); Seattle Museum of Art, WA (2017); Turner Contemporary, Margate, United Kingdom (2014). Finch was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, the 2008 Turin Triennale and the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). His work can be found in collections including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Morgan Library, New York, NY; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; Kemper Museum of Art, St Louis, MO; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, amongst several others.


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