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SPENCER FINCH: THE BRAIN IS WIDER THAN THE SKY. Ed. by Susan Cross. James Cohan Gallery, New York, 2016. Published in association with Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 240 pp. with 230 col. ills. 30 x 25 cm. ISBN 9783791355160 In English.
Publisher's description: This book on Spencer Finch, celebrated internationally for his transportive studies of light and color, looks at over two decades of work that investigates the nature of perception and its mysteries with both curiosity and humor. Finch is an American artist who blends scientific method with a poetic sensibility as he examines the physiological and psychological machinations that inform how we see and how we understand and represent the world around us. Using a range of media including watercolor, pastel, photography, video, and sculpture, as well as unexpected materials, ranging from fluorescent lamps to invisible ink, he attempts to depict the most elusive of subjects -- wind, heat, the scent of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, and most importantly, sunlight. Finch has received popular and critical acclaim for his work, which draws viewers in at every level with its formal and conceptual rigor, as well as its sense of wonder. This book surveys highlights from the artist's career from the 1990s to date. Large format illustrations allow viewers to appreciate the beauty of Finch's translations of color and light.
Artist(s):Finch, Spencer
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Several Media
Plans: 74,75,68
Worldwide Number: 082516
Hardcover $65.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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