Exhibitions

 

embroidered 
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.

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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.

 


Stupid Suburban Guy

and Other Drawings

An Exhibition by Daniel Galas

On view November 8 – December 8, 2018
Opening Reception Thursday, November 8 | 5-8pm

Stupid Suburban Guy and Other Drawings features mixed media sketchbook drawings by Daniel Galas from 2017 and 2018. These drawings depict an expressionless, cookie-cutter, fellow called “Stupid Suburban Guy” who encounters the complexities and ambiguities of life in a hilarious and disturbing way. Daniel is an artist in residence at Buffalo Arts Studio, painted a mural as part of the Albright Knox Public Art Initiative, and owns and operates Buffalo Architectural Prints together with his wife Jacque Galas.

 

Join us for an artist talk. Time and date TBD.

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