About the Artists
Spencer Finch’s Sunset (Central Park) converts the heat of the sun into the cool of ice cream, distilling the colors of the Central Park sunset into free cones offered from a custom solar-powered ice cream truck.
Spencer Finch brings the timeless practice of plein air painting to delectable new intensity with Sunset (Central Park). After painting a watercolor of the sunset over Central Park, Finch meticulously extracts its hues to color cones of soft-serve ice cream, served free to park-goers in a series of what the artist calls an “edible monochrome.” Each ice cream cone becomes a deliciously poetic gesture in reverence of summer sunsets. Finch’s featured work, Sunset, was previously presented at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
NORTH OF CONSERVATORY GARDEN ENTRANCE EAST 106TH STREET CLOSE TO FIFTH AVENUE
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE FROM 12 – 6PM
ABOUT SPENCER FINCH
Michael Kirby Smith for The New York Times
Spencer Finch is renowned for his installations, sculptures, and works on paper, drawn from the most intangible of subjects, such as shadows of passing clouds or the particular quality of natural light. Finch uses scientific means, such as precise measurements and record keeping, to denote or recreate momentary experiences in color and light, filtering perception through the lens of nature, history, literature, and memory. Compelled by what he describes as “the impossible desire to see oneself seeing,” Finch holds up an enchanting prism between the outer world and inner thought; between physiological and psychological perception. Finch is responsible for several iconic public commissions at sites such as the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, and the Highline in collaboration with Creative Time. Finch also worked with Creative Time in 1991, creating a guerilla audio guide with Paul Ramírez Jonas to 19 masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
OPENING MAY 15, 2015
CENTRAL PARK’S NORTH END
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 12-6PM
THROUGH JUNE 20, 2015
NOTE: PARTS OF THE EXHIBITION MAY
CLOSE IN THE EVENT OF HEAVY RAINFALL.