2015 Exhibitions

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Therman Statom: indagare   

October 7, 2015 - January 19, 2016

Therman Statom — sculptor, glass artist, and painter — is known as a pioneer of the contemporary glass movement for his life-size glass ladders, chairs, tables, constructed box-like paintings, and small scale houses; created with the technique of gluing glass plate together. Therman was in residence at Pittsburgh Glass Center. His residency culminated in this exhibition appropriately titled “Indagare"—meaning investigation in Italian—and a public mural along Penn Avenue.

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out of the archives and into the gallery 

June 19 - September 13, 2015

Pittsburgh Glass Center collaborated with Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH), one of the top natural history museums in the country, in an excavation of art. Fifteen glass artists were invited to visit the CMNH collection to identify an ancient piece of glass as inspiration for new work.  They were asked to research, recreate and reinterpret a piece or two of ancient glass for this exhibition.

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abc@pgc

March 6 - June 7, 2015

 “ABC@PGC” was a colorful exhibition featuring glass sculptures combined with an interactive illuminated word building piece that visitors could touch, rearrange and wear like apparel. With a primary color palette reminiscent of children’s play equipment, the exhibit engaged visitors of all ages in an exploration of art.

Working together Seattle artists Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert created a multi-media exhibition that challenged assumptions about how art can be experienced in a gallery setting. By actively encouraging visitors to not only touch, but wear some of the artworks in the gallery, the artists are suggested that art should be actively encountered rather than passively observed.

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