Western New Yorkers are used to seeing the work of Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News' Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, on the editorial page of this newspaper or in their social media feeds.
But rarely have they had the chance to consider his prolific output in a curated exhibition, which can lend a fuller understanding of the themes, issues and burning concerns about American democracy that course through his diverse bodies of work. A selection of Zyglis' cartoons and illustrations on local and national issues, on view through Nov. 9 in the Nichols School Art Gallery, will provide just such an opportunity.
"I produce my daily editorial work to capture a single moment in our national or local dialogue, so to see a body of my work together in a space allows me to take a step back and view my work from a wider perspective," said Zyglis, who began his career at The News in 2004 and won a Pulitzer for editorial cartooning in 2015. "I hope the presentation of my editorial cartoons in a collection reinforces how each piece is one part of a greater conversation I have with the reader, or in this case the viewer."
"Drawing a Reaction: The Editorial Work of Adam Zyglis": Through Nov. 4 in the Nichols School Art Gallery, 1250 Amherst St. An opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19.