The glassworks featured in the upcoming exhibit are "too hot" to handle. Many of the forms are products of processes used to create innovative glassworks and are dangerous and extremely difficult. Molten glass can be unpredictable and less malleable than expected. All glass artists will agree, "When you are too hot, you're hot."
There is another twist to the "2 Hot" exhibit. It involves the number two and the significance of pairs.
In Chinese philosophy, yin & yang is a concept that describes how apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary and interconnected. How two objects or people can give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.
Each glass artist was challenged to exhibit pairs of glassworks that related to each other. The visual conversation that is generated connects and disconnects. Through variations on forms, colors and surfaces, each piece maintains an individual identity as well as a linked relationship to another piece.
The viewer is invited to put 2 and 2 together.