IN THE GALLERY
Good Fortune by Altercation Dreamer Solutions
Opening June 14th 6-9 pm | INVITE
On View: June 10-30
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.
Each day, the average American produces 4.6 lbs. of trash that ‘conveniently’ disappears from view every week. But where does it all really go? Is removing it from the elements that could break it down helpful? And is making billions of tons of trash mysteriously vanish sustainable in the long run? These are the thought provoking questions raised by the art show ‘Good Fortune’ at Sugar City opening on June 14th 6-9 PM.
ALTERCATION DREAMER SOLUTIONS is a ‘Life Artist’ who has worked intimately with America’s trash; at a landfill, doing NY State Fair clean-up, reselling trash-picked home items and saving all of their trash in the year 2015. In 2005 they started collecting roadside detritus and creating time capsule dioramas in glass jars. This is their 3rd show with such work, but their 1st in Buffalo since becoming a resident here last year. Every piece in this series contains either a fortune cookie fortune or quippy tea tag developing the context of what each capsule’s scene is looking to evoke.
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Weds 6/27 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE A Film In Color (NJ Ambient Doom-gaze), Stclvr (Jamestown – harsh electronic/industrial), Circular Logic (Buffalo Experimental Noise Rock), Hoarding (Bflo noise), Debouch (Bflo Doomy grooves)
Thurs 6/28-Sat 6/30 | DANCE | $10 for all 3 days | INVITE Come see the battles between out of state dancers vs Buffalo dancers! Thursday June 28th: 6-10 PM // Local dancers sign up and compete! Additional $20 fee for Krump workshop with 1K, Friday June 29th: 6-11 PM // Battles: Rowdy rexx v monster tetris, Lil uprawr vs ruffnek, Twin maine v kushmad, Yulaw v Grinch, Killa showoff v jdot rexx, Ghost shaykez v l.b, Jr bad side vs Jr con, Freakazoid vs twin con, Thrillz v Jr street corner, Saturday June 30th: 6-11 PM // Battles: Landmine v crime, Maine v klipz, Count vamp v tetris, Hxxdlum v streetz, Kurrupt v con, Showoff v Bandit, Rellik v flxg, Lightning v j rexx, Knives v Lyricc, Twin neco v material, Blackout v Seven
Fri 6/30 | 5:30-7:30PM | GALLERY HOURS | INVITE Good Fortune by Altercation Dreamer Solutions
Sat 7/7 6-11PM | ART & MUSIC | INVITE 6-8PM Art Opening: Paintings by Rinko The Molice on tour from Japan 8-11PM Music from The Molice (Rock’n Roll Tokyo), Green Slime (Two piece Buffalo rock band), Gun Candy (Buffalo punk rock n’ roll)
Sun 7/8 7-9PM | ART | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | INVITE Dreamland’s Figure Drawing Returns! Multiple models will sit for 5-20 minute poses. Bring your own supplies (and we’ll have some available as well). Safer Space rules will be in full effect! Be respectful. Every Second Sunday of the month.
Tues 7/10 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate! Would you just like to volunteer? Or maybe you are just curious about how we manage this endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? Well come out to our open monthly meeting! Sugar City just entered year 4 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!! Since Sugar City is all volunteer run we are always in need of help for events and are open to the community’s input for our programming.
Thurs 7/12 6-9 PM | ART | FREE INVITE Cause Arts Silent Auction 1.0: artists supporting people in need | Proceeds from this event will support Buffalo native Maria Rola, who was hospitalized in April while traveling the country in a van, and subsequently was unable to collect social welfare stipends after being crushed with $3800 in medical debt and having no home address or official documents on hand. A body arts performer by trade, Maria has been forced to strategize her funding project anew. An emergency cash stipend was collected and distributed in May to assist in providing basic needs while she struggles to find labor that is physically and emotionally appropriate. 100% of the proceeds from the silent art auction will go toward resolving her medical debt.vParticipating Artists: (will be added as more join on) Florian Ayala Fauna, Julianna Burkhardt, Mickey Harmon, Glenn Murray, Curtis A. Guy, Newt Smith, Dana Tyrrell, Rin Leung
Fri 7/20 5-9pm | DANCE PARTY | $5 person/$10 family | INVITE Resistance Dance Party Vol. 4 DJs Jen & Bill Page (transmission) will be hosting our fourth family friendly dance party with all proceeds to benefit Jericho Road.
Sat 7/21 6-11PM | MUSIC | $8 pre, $10 door | INVITE Trench (Syracuse, NY Alternative Rock), Anyone Anyway (Providence, RI, Alternative Rock), Ghostpool (Buffalo, NY, Alternative Rock), Into The Wake (Buffalo, NY Alternative Rock), Worse Things (Buffalo, NY Alternative Rock)