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Dan Corson’s “Coherence” opens in Council Bluffs

June 10, 2015

Immersive laser installation on display for 10 weeks at Harvester Artspace Lofts

Council Bluffs, IA – From the artist who designed “Rays” at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, Dan Corson is back in Council Bluffs this week to launch his “Coherence” exhibit at the Harvester Artspace Lofts. The immersive laser installation is the culmination of a series of laser-focused experiments and art installations that Corson has worked on for the past 10 years. The exhibit, which features a completely blacked-out room with a mirrored floor for premium laser effect, will be on display Wednesdays through Saturdays from June 12 – August 22.

“The Foundation is pleased to support this exhibit which highlights the work of an artist featured in the Iowa West Public Art collection on the Riverfront while at the same time bringing free entertainment to an area of the city we are focused on revitalizing,” said Pete Tulipana, President and CEO of the Iowa West Foundation.

The Foundation assisted with the revamp of the former International Harvester Warehouse into 36 affordable live/work spaces for artists in 2010.

“We are thrilled to provide the people of western Iowa and eastern Nebraska with another opportunity to embrace Corson’s artistry as well as that of the artists in residence,” said Lisa Haney, Harvester Event Coordinator. “The exhibit is fascinating and people of all ages will enjoy it.”

“Coherence” utilizes the special inherent quality of spatial coherence to create the illusion of infinite spaces and provides the magic that will illuminate one filament and not the one next to it. Exploiting this special and unique nature of lasers elevates this environment to more than just a science experiment by creating the appearance of internal illumination where there is none, motion where there is none and with the addition of a mirrored floor, produces a subtle perceptive disorientation while defining and marking space in infinite and mesmerizing ways.

Gallery hours include:
Wednesdays 12-4 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays 4-8 p.m.
Saturdays 12-8 p.m.

About the Iowa West Foundation

The Iowa West Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the Midwest. It has distributed more than $320 million in grants to non-profits and governmental agencies through southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska since the inception of its grant program. Funding for the grants comes from investment earnings and the Iowa West Racing Association, which receives contractual fees from casino operators, Ameristar and Harrah’s. IWRA is the license sponsor for Ameristar and Harrah’s and the license holder for Horseshoe-Bluffs Run.
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About the Harvester Artspace Lofts

Built in 1888, the Harvester is a four-story building with approximately 47,000 square feet in the main structure and an additional 24,000 square feet in a spacious one-story addition that dates back to 1928. Current artists living in the 36 unit live/work space, located at 1000 S. Main St., include acrylic painter Patty Talbert, ceramic artist Tom Harnack and painter Steve Joy.

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