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.

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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