Recommended by Heather Dwyer, Arts 4Culture
September 21 through December 18, 2009
Suyama Space
2324 2nd Avenue
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Admission is free to the public.


Dan Corson



Grotesque Arabesque is an immersive art environment by Seattle artist Dan Corson. The work transforms Suyama Space into an otherworldly, light-filled cave created by electroluminescent strips on meticulously bent, contour-drawn flat bar steel. The glowing cave ceiling is amplified by and reflected in a large reflecting pond below. Saturated indigo skylights wash the gallery in color, while an 18 foot wide mirror multiples and further distorts the experience.


Suyama Space and Space.City operate in partnership. Grotesque Arabesque is made possible through funding from 4Culture’s Sustained Support, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and Suyama Space Friends, and was curated by Beth Sellars. Artist support is provided through an award from 4Culture’s Individual Artist Projects program and Burien Arts.


Corson’s artist reception will be held on Friday, September 18, 5 – 7 pm and he will present an artist talk at the gallery on Saturday, September 19 at 12 noon.


Photo: Dan Corson, Grotesque Arabesque, 2009