Pittsburgh Glass Center
Through January 18
There are a few weeks left to catch a first-of-its-kind exhibition currently on view at the Pittsburgh Glass Center showcasing works in kiln-glass. Featuring cutting-edge work by 11 leading kiln-glass artists from around the world, Emerge/Evolve is on view at the Penn Ave.-based Center through January 18.
The show’s selected works are culled from the winners of Emerge 2014, the Bullseye Glass Company’s eighth biennial kiln-glass exhibition for contemporary artists, as well as from past finalists. On view through January 18, 2015, Emerge/Evolve marks the Center’s first Hodge Gallery exhibition dedicated solely to kiln-glass, and reflects a growing interest in the unique creative process and medium. Works in the exhibition represent a wide range of kiln-glass techniques, including cast works, glass frit, video and sound art, fused glass, painted glass and sifted and sintered glass powder on kilnformed glass.
Exhibiting artists include: Kathryn Wightman (Emerge 2014 Gold Award, New Zealand); Anna Mlasowsky (Emerge 2014 Silver Award, Germany); Gina Zetts (Emerge 2014 Bronze Award, United States); Kate Clements (Emerge 2014 Academic Award, United States); Rei Chikaoka (Emerge 2014 Kilncasting Award, Japan); Manuela Castro Martins (Emerge 2014 Design Award, Portugal); Marion Delarue (Emerge 2014 Jewelry Award, France); and James B. Thompson (Emerge 2014 Newcomer Award, United States). Past Emerge biennial finalists included in the Pittsburgh Glass Center exhibition are Martie Negri, Nathan Sandberg and Amanda Simmons.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Bullseye Glass Company is a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture. With worldwide distribution, Bullseye is dedicated to glass art research, education and promotion. Hosted at Portland-based Bullseye Gallery, Emerge is a biennial exhibition that recognizes the work of students and early-career artists working in kiln-glass. For its 2014 installment, Emerge received 320-plus submissions from 32 countries and 35 universities around the world. Jurors for the prestigious glass art competition this year were Kathleen Moles, Emily Nachison and James Yood.
After the exhibition closes in Pittsburgh, it will travel to Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington, where it will be displayed from February through June 2015.
The Apartment, Gina Zetts. Cast glass and paint.