IN THE GALLERY
Pattern Recognition by Katherine Goewey
On View: February 3-29
Opening Reception: February 7
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.
Collecting rope, twine and thread has inspired this series of work centered on the possibilities of physically manipulating a line and creating patterns. I approach pattern making with tactile lines as a way to problem solve and a hands-on practice in cultivating optimism and possibility. Part of the exhibit consists of a long-term postcard project I have been working on, called WIP. With this project I produce small-scale experiments in attaching thread to chipboard. I then mail these non-digitally mediated testaments to connection to friends via the US Postal Service. Other works further my experiments in attaching rope in alternative ways. Reflection and Relief are larger pieces inspired by my work in construction and demolishing plaster and lath walls and seeing the fiber in the plaster of old homes. I attach rope to plywood, then apply joint compound to the rope to create a flat surface. After abrading the surface to expose the rope, I use this exposed rope to attach further embellishment. I am inspired by Anni Albers and her mastery of pattern, as well as other fiber artists like Eva Hesse.
Katherine grew up in the hills of the Finger Lakes and has lived in Little Rock and Brooklyn. She currently resides in Buffalo when she’s not at her seasonal job with the National Park Service. The daughter of craftspeople, she is influenced by her parent’s practices in ceramics and weaving, her love of the outdoors, and the possibilities of adornment and objects that are non-utilitarian.
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Wed 2/26 7-9PM | ART | Dreamland Live Figure Drawing | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies
Fri 2/28-3/1 7-11PM | THEATER | Liquidation | $25 |INVITE Tickets for the Liquidation are $25 per person and can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets at gbpliquidation.bpt.me starting January 17, 2020.
Fri 3/13 7-10PM | ART | Selfish: A Year of Sobriety and Art Making by Robbi Fabretti Gallery Opening | FREE | INVITE
Sat 3/21 7-11PM | MUSIC | Pizzadoughnuts Album Release Show
Fri 3/27 7-10:30PM | MUSIC | 21 & Under Battle of the Bands Hosted by Steak & Cake Records | $5 | INVITE w/ Maya LaMacchia, Element-36, Jblumes, The Progressions, Redacted
Sat 3/28 7-11PM | MUSIC AND FOOD | Sugar City presents “The Cereal Bar” (w/Free Show) | INVITE