An Exhibition by Debra Eck

On view September 14 – October 27, 2018
Opening Reception Friday, September 14 | 5-9pm


Debra Eck loves sewing, the tidiness and efficiency of it, the way a line of stitches can transform a flat piece of fiber into a form. She loves how stitches can hold things together, how they can repair and patch. Eck also loves the sheer decorative elegance of embroidery, how a line of sewing can define an area, or fill it with texture. There is a great peace in the fluency of the stitches, they are a point of calm and certainty around which the chaos of her busy life rotates. Many of these activities were chores for our ancestors, but for Eck they are a luxury, a way of moving slowly and peacefully in the world.

Debra Eck’s life is like the life of generations of women, spinning the plates, caught in the juggling act of being a woman, wife and mother, artist and activist, mentor and teacher. As an artist she feels the pull of this continuum, a kinship with women in the past. Their routine, almost invisible activities, created the structures which tethered civilizations. Woman as the fixed point around which her household moves, the center of a great geometry that shapes our daily lives.

Join us for an artist talk on September 29 at noon.



FAST, CHEAP & EASY: The Copy Art Revolution

In Collaboration with the CEPA Gallery
On view September 14 – December 15, 2018
Opening Reception Friday, September 14 | 5-9pm
Curated by Robert Hirsch, Tom Carpenter, Kitty Hubbard, and Klaus Urbons

Fast, Cheap & Easy: The Copy Art Revolution is an international survey from the 1960s to the present that explores the neglected and underserved role of the copy machine as a quick, affordable, and innovative method for self-taught and trained artists to express their ideas and to inexpensively produce and circulate them to a larger audience.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation
Baird Foundation Cameron Jane