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Claudia Nagy and Craig Ziper at Rust Belt Books

Admittedly, along with the masses, I tend to consider established galleries and museums as repositories for visual art that will move me and give me insight into my life and the world. We have no shortage of such venues in Western New York and it’s not hard to find compelling contemporary work when one follows the usual path through commercial galleries and museums to experience the vast array of fine art that the area has to offer. And for those of us viewing art around the globe, we know our region produces artists with insight, vision, and talent that stand up to the scrutiny of a global critique.

Amy Greenan and Elizabeth Leader at WNY Book Arts Center

Buckminister Fuller said “ships are vectors.” Painter Amy Greenan is making art that suggests houses” are also vectors, in the metaphoric imaginings of Fuller’s sacred geometry—pointing to a future above, the sky opened, a sense of “up.”

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