2016 Exhibitions


Seth Clark & Jason Forck: Dissolution   

October 7, 2016 - January 16, 2017

Two evolve into one in “Dissolution,” a first time collaborative exhibition by Pittsburgh artists Seth Clark and Jason Forck. The two artists came together through a mutual interest in Americana landscape and the concept of abstraction through decay. 

They were attracted to the aesthetics of buildings and architectural systems that were dissolving and dissipating. Dissolution describes their work formally in terms of architecture in collapse, but it also describes their collaboration in terms of disassembling ideas and then bringing them back together. It’s a sensibility. The two artists broke down each other’s ideas and reformed them into one cohesive form. 



turned on: lighting hooks up with sculpture 

June 3 - September 11, 2016

Pittsburgh Glass Center flipped the switch on June 3 to present a new lighting exhibition called, “Turned On: Lighting Hooks Up with Sculpture,” co-curated by PGC Executive Director Heather McElwee and artist Susan Taylor Glasgow. The exhibition featured new work by 15 artists from across the U.S. including:

  • Rik Allen from Sedro Woolley, WA 
  • Christina Bothwell & Robert Bender from Stillwater, PA
  • Amber Cowan from Philadelphia, PA 
  • Jean Fernandes from Arlington, TX
  • Adam Holtzinger & Susan Spiranovich from Brooklyn, NY 
  • Evan Kolker from Oakland, CA
  • Carmen Lozar & Matthew Urban from Normal, IL 
  • Leah Lynn and Julian Maturino from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Janis Miltenberger from Lopez Island, WA 
  • Corey Pemberton from Spruce Pine, NC 
  • Susan Taylor Glasgow of Columbia, MO 
  • Leo Tecosky from Brooklyn, NY




February 5 - May 15, 2016

After a stunning and successful first run of Lifeforms in 2013,  we did it again.

"Lifeforms 2016" was an exhibition of the best biological glass models made in the spirit of the famous 19th and 20th century models of invertebrates and plants made by the father and son team, Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka for the Harvard University’s Botanical Museum. 

Nearly 200 entries, almost double from the first year, were received from across the U.S. and from 15 countries for this juried exhibition. Only 55 select works of art were on view in the gallery including a variety of life forms from animals and insects to plants and microorganisms. The PGC exhibition included contemporary flameworked models, cast impressions and blown renditions.