Seeking Higher Ground 
Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
May 23 - August 19, 2016

Seeking Higher Ground
Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
May 23 - August 19, 2016

Seeking Higher Ground investigates, in installation form, the confluence of the structure of Suyama Space, a historic livery stable near the Seattle Waterfront, and the topography, history, and urban design of the landscape surrounding it. Even though it may appear appear provisional, this installation has been developed over time -  built with objects that have been constructed, then intentionally damaged or dismantled and reused in new configurations to allow the objects' experiential history to be an integral part of the form, structure, and conceptual meaning. The title, "Seeking Higher Ground", alludes to not only the spectre of rising sea levels, but also to the ethical and psychological ramifications of the built environment.

I would like to thank Beth Sellars, curator of Suyama Space, Suyama Space Friends, and George and Kim Suyama for their support during the installation of this project.

This project was also supported by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant fund.

All photos courtesy of Mark Woods
Seeking Higher Ground
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