Looking Glass: Apertura Series is an exhibition of fifteen new cut and polished sculptural works by Vancouver glass artist Laura Murdoch. While these works stand together as a series, each vessel is “painted” with layers of intricate and exuberant patterns, which distinguishes it from the next.

In this exhibition, Murdoch explores the idea of containment. Using a complex and labor-intensive process, the artist has encased numerous layered patterns within the walls of each glass vessel. When light enters the container, the intricacies of its form become evident and demonstrate the mastery that the artist has over her craft.

Born in Vancouver and raised in the Yukon, Laura Murdoch has found inspiration in the intense vibrant colorings of her surroundings. For over ten years, the artist studied glass blowing and worked alongside the William Morris Team at the Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA).

Currently, Murdoch makes and teaches at Terminal City Glass (Vancouver). She is represented in galleries across both Canada and the United States and has recently shown work at CircleCraft (Vancouver), Pilchuck Glass School, and Seymour Art Gallery (Deep Cove).