From the ancient Egyptians and Romans on through to modern-day artists, the use of glass as an artistic medium has developed into a significant branch of the decorative arts. That discipline is being showcased at the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery in a solo exhibition of the work of Burbank artist Andy Gersh.
Presented under the title "Glass: Contemporary Fusion," Gersh's show offers a fresh look at modern design as told through klin-formed, fused glass. The 100-piece exhibition, which evokes both a retro and contemporary feel inspired by color, architecture and nature, officially commenced Friday evening with a reception.
The Detroit-born Gersh, an ordained rabbi and graduate of CalArts who studied under some of the glass design community's most preeminent artists, was accompanied to Friday's opening-night reception by his wife, Sharyn Gersh, and the couple's sons,5-year-old Owen and 2-year-old Leo.
Among those who got the first look at Gersh's exhibit were the artist's family members, longtime friends, professional colleagues and supporters of the local arts community. Special guests included the artist's mother Sandy Gersh, and his brother, Howard Gersh, who is a digital artist with the Walt Disney Co.