Artist Spencer Finch, whose stunning The River That Flows Both Ways graces the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line, has a solo exhibition coming up at Postmasters , his gallery in Chelsea. Entitled The Brain–is wider than the Sky– this show will feature three new projects that continue his explorations of color, memory and light.
The show opens this Saturday, October 24 and runs through November 28. The opening is this Saturday from 6 to 8.
One new work, as described by the gallery's press release:
"366 (Emily Dickinson's Miraculous Year) is based on the year 1862, Emily Dickinson's annus mirabilis, when she wrote an amazing 366 poems in 365 days. Finch has created a candle sculpture, a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year. The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours. The color of each candle matches a color mentioned in the corresponding poem; poems in which no color is mentioned are made out of natural paraffin. On each day of the exhibition a new candle will be ignited from the previous candle as it burns out."