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New to the Cantor: Spencer Finch

  • Address:
    328 Lomita Drive
    Stanford, CA 94305
  • Time: Time Varies by Day
  • Price: Free
About

Spencer Finch investigates the intersection between lived visual experience and scientific research. In works like Betelgeuse, on display beginning September 15, he uses a colorimeter—a device that measures the intensity of color—to record light seen in the natural world and replicate its hue and luminosity in sculptural form. In doing so, Finch not only examines how we see but also probes questions about memory, time and perception. A monumental light sculpture, Betelgeuse’s form evokes an explosive celestial object and emits the same light reading as its eponymous star—the second brightest in the Orion constellation.

This exhibition is organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from The Clumeck Fund.

This exhibition is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and is presented in conjunction with the course Art 1: Introduction to the Visual Arts. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Theodore and Frances Geballe Pre-19th Century Art Exhibition Fund, the Clumeck Endowment Fund, and the Loughlin Family Exhibition Fund.