Dissolution was the resulting exhibition of a collaborative residency between Pittsburgh artists Seth Clark and Jason Forck. Over the course of a year Clark and Forck experimented through Pittsburgh Glass Center's Idea Furnace residency program using different glass techniques to explore the theme of decay within the context of Americana landscape. Both artists contributed individual works as well as the large body of collaborations featured in the exhibition.
Diaphanous Fade was the result of an exhibition titled Out of the Archives and Into the Gallery. An exhibition put on by Pittsburgh Glass Center and Carnegie Museum of Natural History in which artists were invited into the museum's archives to examine and be inspired by their ancient glass collection. Artists were then challenged to reproduce an object or two of their choosing along with making an artwork inspired by the pieces.
The Studio installation was part of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial Exhibition at Pittsburgh Glass Center. The works included five blown glass geometric forms mounted on clipboards with paper, as well as a blown glass drawing and solid glass pencils. The following is a statement about the work.
Since childhood, I have been continually surrounded by art making materials. Among these materials, books in general and sketchbooks in particular play an important role in my creative process. At any given time I have at least five different notebooks or notepads, which I consider to be sketchbooks. Given the importance of these objects and what they contain, these works are direct interpretations of sketches. The pieces in this group recall fundamental sketches from my undergraduate two-dimensional perspective drawing classes. The line quality is what I was most intrigued by in these early drawings. The simple forms of these glass sculptures are reminiscent of the types of shapes that are used to explore value study and contour line in a drawing class.