In the gallery:
Everything is Chemical: New Works by Joshua Nickerson
Opening Friday October 7th 7-10 PM | INVITE
On view until October 29th.
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.
Joshua Nickerson’s most recent body of work uses the language of abstraction to explore how we assemble the realities we experience. These drawings are designed to illustrate the ways in which we filter and sort all the information provided us to create the tiny models of our inner worlds.
The work takes advantage of abstraction’s ability to generate images that are both, either/or, and neither all at the same time, as well as its unique ability to contain multiple references to both the organic and human-generated world.
The working process used combines both printmaking and drawing, including the use of hand-cut stencils, use of found objects as stencils, and the use of small handmade prints as well as traditional drawing methods.
Joshua Nickerson is a visual artist based in Buffalo, New York. He has received solo exhibitions at The Barco Gallery at the University of Pittsburgh, Starlight Studios and Gallery and most recently at the C.G. Jung Center. Recently his studio practice has shifted from painting to works on paper. Artist Website
Sat 10/29 6-11PM | MUSIC | FREE | INVITE | MALLWALKERS “Dial M For…” release party with Mags (Anthemic Buffalo indie-rock), GUN CANDY (Wild Buffalo punk ‘n’ roll), Trinkit (Buffalo’s #1 ladypunk party band), WELKS MICE (Buffalo’s infectious minimalist pop duo) plus goofs by Pat Kewley
Tues 11/1 7:30-8:30 | MEETING | Monthly Open Meeting: Are you interested in getting involved with programming at Sugar City? Would you just like to volunteer? Or maybe you are just curious about how we manage this an endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? WELL come out to our open monthly meeting! | Need YOU to come get involved!
Weds 11/2 7-10PM | $3-$5 | “Torrey Pines” stop motion animation with live accompaniment by Clyde Peterson of Your Heart Breaks with local support from Welks Mice. Torrey Pines is a feature film based on a true story by stop-motion animator Clyde Petersen. The film is a story about growing up with a schizophrenic single mother and identifying as a gender queer punk highlighting coming-of-age of age during the turbulent shift of media and politics in Southern California in the late 80’s and early 1990’s. Petersen’s life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, Petersen is kidnapped at the age of 12 and taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.
Sat 11/5 10-4AM | DANCE PARTY | $5 | Milkie’s 522 Elmwood Ave 18+ It has come to our attention that you’ve been feeling an ache in your toes, a want so great you don’t know what to do, you’ve been wishing and hoping and thinking and praying that we’d come back. Bold soul brothers and sweet soul sisters, Sugar City’s SOUL NIGHT is back! Sets by: Handsome Dan,The Reverend Johnny Dramma with special guests: DJ GARBAGE MONSTER, and DJ Nightbus
Sat 11/12 11am-6pm | Buffalo Zine Fair | FREE | INVITE Sugar City and Gutter Pop Comics are proud to present BUFFALO ZINE FAIR. This event celebrates self-publishing and hand-made D.I.Y culture. PRINTED MEDIA IS NOT DEAD. Let us rebel against library closings, newspaper downsizings, and e-readers by celebrating good old-fashioned physical handmade print media!
Sat 11/12 7-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE | Los Bungalitos (Bilingual fast hardcore/thrash outta Lowell, MA), Healer (Brutal pissed off Buffalo hardcore punk), Pissing Match (Urine-soaked hardcore from Buffalo/Syracuse), Basement Rat (Bilingual lady driven punk ruckas)