AboutLisson Gallery is delighted to announce Spencer Finch's first major solo presentation in London. Finch's work entwines a scientific methodology and a poetic sensibility. Using a wide range of media including painting, drawing, photography and installations using fluorescent lights with coloured filters, Finch distills his views of the world into glowing abstract colour. Each work has its origin in Finch's own observation of a particular time or place with a lingering historical resonance, such as Troy in Eos (Dawn, Troy, 10/27/02) or Paris/Texas (France at dusk on January 8, 2003). Lux and Lumen will include new installations, a video work and works on paper.
For his exhibition at Lisson Gallery Finch will create two new installations, resulting from a residency in New Zealand. One of the works will transform London daylight through the use of coloured filters. Affixed directly to the window of the gallery, the filters will recreate the light of the southern hemisphere.
Lux and Lumen will also present a second major new installation that will use solar panels to transform sunlight into moonlight. The collected sunlight will be converted into energy to power light bulbs. These glowing bulbs will evoke moonlight on a June evening in London.
Also on show will be West (Sunset in my motel room, Monument Valley, February 26, 2007, 5:36 - 6:06 pm) (2007). This piece, with light projected from nine video monitors, replicates the waning sunset. The monitors will play a selection of stills from John Ford's 1956 epic Western The Searchers. The stills will change once a minute over a 30-minute period mimicking the colour and intensity of the fading twilight Finch precisely measured in the Monument Valley Desert, where The Searchers was shot.