Andy Gersh's first solo exhibition at the Burbank Creative Arts Center, "GLASS: Contemporary Fusion," with its fantastic bursts of color, clever titles and shapes lives up to the glass artist's motto: "This is not your grandmother's stained glass."
There are 100 pieces in the display that range from $150 to more than $2,000 as well as a few pieces that are not for sale, including "Zen Garden," a plate-shaped piece with horizontal grain brushes of white and purple, and "3-Martini Lunch," a framed geometric piece that evokes a 1960s retro feel.
With the variety and depth of works brightening up the atmosphere at the center, it's no wonder that Gersh's guestbook was filled with praise on opening night, including one comment that read "you're the glassiest guy in the world."
A graduate of Cal Arts, Gersh has been working with glass since 2000. His pieces have been commissioned by small businesses, film and television productions and private residences, according to his website, andygersh.com. He also has a store on the craft-selling site Etsy.com where he sells pendants in addition to his glasswork.