Brought to Light: Rare Prints by Adele Cohen

“Brought to Light: Rare Prints by Adele Cohen (1922-2002),” will be presented Friday, April 16, through Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street (at Mohawk), Buffalo. The show and sale features rarely seen artworks from this important Western New York artist.

Cohen’s work—alongside that of other notable Buffalo-based artists—helped form and define the art community here during the second half of the 20th century.

This selection of recently uncovered prints marks the first time many of these pieces have been shown. The exhibit showcases the enigmatic overtones and superb technical finesse that were the twin hallmarks of her work.

Cohen exhibited widely, and received many awards and accolades during her artistic career. She has been honored twice with major exhibitions at the Burchfield Penney Art Center: first in 1981, and with a posthumous retrospective in 2007. In 2007, the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the Poetry Collection at the University at Buffalo published an illustrated biography, “Adele Cohen—A Life in Art.”

It is fitting that an exhibit showcasing the artist’s print work takes place at the Western New York Book Arts Center. The center is the home to the Western New York Book Arts Collaborative (WNYBAC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to printing and the book arts. WNYBAC facilitates active educational programs encompassing all facets of the printed word and image, including printmaking, papermaking, illustration, design, writing and book-binding.

The show is presented by Dean Brownrout and, in association with WNYBAC. The Poetry Collection, The State University at Buffalo, is a co-sponsor.

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 Wendt Foundation StoryGrowing