Seattle glass artist Jen Elek was in residence in late 2014 creating new work for her upcoming exhibition in the Hodge Gallery “ABC@PGC” that was on view March 6 - June 7, 2015.
This vibrant exhibition created by Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert traveled to Pittsburgh Glass Center from its original location at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. It was originally called, “Look! See? The Colors and Letters of Jen Elek and Jeremy Bert.”
Elek and Bert wanted this exhibition to engage visitors in a two-part conversation. Elek explains, “This is a moment of contemplation in which we consider this simple question applicable to most things in life. Are we looking? And are we truly seeing what we are looking at? Looking is awareness and seeing is understanding. Looking is vision and seeing is perception.”
While in residence at PGC, Jen created colorful, blown glass assemblages and wall panels for the exhibition.