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Lisson Gallery

Private Gallery
Spencer Finch at Folkstone Triennial
The Colour of Water (two parts)
The Colour of Water (two parts)
  Lisson Gallery are delighted to announce Spencer Finch's contribution to the The Folkstone Triennale. The press preview will take place tomorrow Friday 24 June 2011 followed by a public opening on Saturday 2011. The exhibition continues until Sunday 25 September.

Spencer Finch will produce a work in the tradition of seascape painting without making a conventional painting. Over several days throughout the year and in different weather conditions, Finch observed the ever-changing tone and colour of the sea. A colour swatch was then created with watercolours and photographs,and of them a palette of 100 variants of sea colour will be produced and used to dye 100 flags. Finch is making use of the four flagpoles at Christchurch Gardens to hoist different sea-coloured flags every day. The colour of each monochrome flag will be determined by an observer of the sea every day of the Triennial following Finch's swatch. The flag hoister will choose the corresponding flags and raise them at midday.

Finch produces environments that recreate the light or colour of a specific time and place. Using fluorescent and neon lights, balloons, gels, plastics and filters, Finch's installations employ scientific investigations to search for the unseen, unnoticed or undiscovered. For his most recent, large-scale New York project for the High Line, 'The River That Flows Both Ways' (2009), Finch transformed an existing series of windows with 700 individual panes of coloured glass representing the water conditions on the Hudson River over a period of 700 minutes in a single day.

Recent solo exhibitions: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC (2010-11); Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2010); Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (2010); FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France (2010); Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway (2010); Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago (2009); Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2009); and Lisson Gallery, London (2008). Recent group exhibitions: '21st Century: Art in the First Decade', Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2011); 'The New Decor', Hayward Gallery, London (2010); Venice Biennale (2009).

For press information on Folkstone Triennial and images please contact:
Phoebe Moore at Bolton & Quinn
+44 (0)20 7221 5000
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