IN THE GALLERY
Leaving Something Behind: Art Installation by Aimee Buyea
On view Friday December 9 to January 1
Artist Reception Wednesday December 28th 7-9PM | INVITE
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.
Sugar City is proud to present an installation by Sugar Citizen and co-founder Aimee Buyea. Since 2011, Aimee has been creating decorative sculptures out of used paper, referred to as “cone balls.” These sculptures, never before formally exhibited, have crept up hanging from Sugar City’s back ceilings, in alley ways, trees and above cupboards. For this exhibit the piece is just as subtle and will morph while on view.
The balls are made from sheets of paper that most people would recycle. The type of ephemera that you don’t often think of holding on to but still holds meaning and the keys to one’s personal history. The artist has often viewed these as a way to make a space more fantastical by filling an underused area with color, form and texture. While simple and repetitive to make—roll, tape, punch, and string—the process is extremely cathartic. For this exhibit, Aimee encourages visitors to cut a cone off the ball and see what is printed on the paper. Collected papers have been saved from 2011 to the present, and range from meeting notes, doodles, bills, resumes, leases, maps, instructions and more!
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Fri 12/9 5:30-7:30 | Open Gallery Hours
Sat 12/10 5:30-11PM | MUSIC | $10 presale, $12 at the door | INVITE Crooked Gener8ion (Buffalo, NY Grunge/Rock), Improbable Cause (Buffalo, NY Indie/Pop), Winski (Buffalo, NY Acoustic), The Black Hats (Buffalo, NY Grunge/Rock)
Fri 12/16 5:30-7:30 | Open Gallery Hours
Fri 12/16 7-10PM | READING | $5 suggested | Peach Mag Presents: Benefit Reading for Journey’s End |INVITE International Day of Poetry Benefit Shows with a benefit reading in support of Journey’s End. READERS (more TBA!) Eve Williams Wilson, Marina Blitshteyn, Alana Kelley, RE Katz, Eric Richardson, Scott W. Williams, Matthew Bookin, Rachelle Toarmino WITH ARTWORK/BOOKS DONATED BY (more TBA!) Nick Torsell, Marina Blitshteyn, Alana Kelley To register to read, donate books or artwork, or for more information, contact email@example.com.
Mon 12/19 6-10PM | MUSIC | $5 presale, $7 at the door | INVITE Keep Flying (NJ // PA // LI | Pop Punk), Pointless Pursuit (Buffalo, NY Grunge Rock) sleepyhouse (Buffalo, NY acoustic/indie), The Search & Find (Buffalo, NY Pop/Rock)
Fri 12/23 5:30-7:30 | Open Gallery Hours
Weds 12/28 7-9PM | Artist Reception | INVITE Leaving Something Behind: Art Installation by Aimee Buyea
Fri 12/30 5:30-7:30 | Open Gallery Hours
Tues 1/3 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 1/11/17 6pm-10PM | $5 | MUSIC | INVITE Hexamatastrophe (Buffalo, NY, Eclectic Theater), Digital Afterlife (Buffalo, NY, Alternative Electronic), MAAPS (Buffalo, NY, Ambient Electronic), Such Is Life (Buffalo, NY, One Man Post Rock)