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Nate Ely

Psychonoclasm// Works by UB MFA Candidates: Julia Rose Sutherland, Carlos Llobet Montealegre, Patrick Facemire, Nate Ely, Martin Chittum, Brandon Giessmann, Xaio Yang, Brian Nacov, John Van Houten
On View: March 10 – March 30
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 6-9pm | INVITE
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.

Psychonoclasm is a portmanteau of psychoanalysis and iconoclasm. Psychoanalysis is a pseudo psychological philosophy and analysis of that which lies beneath the surface of human behavior. It uses discourse and introspection to unveil and polish difficult and hidden concepts into a narrative, whereas iconoclasm challenges cherished beliefs or institutions. In this exhibition, artists from UB’s MFA program combine these two elements in one manner or another, creating a critical and philosophical art practice. Exhibiting a group MFA exhibition outside of the institutional white walls of UB, this show aims to stimulate your minds and your eyes, uncovering that which lies beneath the surface to challenge your thoughts and beliefs.

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Sat 3/16 6-9PM | ART RECEPTION | INVITE Psychonoclasm // Works by UB MFA Candidates: Julia Rose Sutherland, Carlos Llobet Montealegre, Patrick Facemire, Nate Ely, Martin Chittum, Brandon Giessmann, Xaio Yang, Brian Nacov, John Van Houten

Sun 3/17 6-10PM | MUSIC | $10 or pay what you can | INVITE Form Hunter (Ithaca, NY Harsh noise duo), God Of Gaps (Buffalo Harsh Power Electronics), Hoarding (Buffalo Harsh Depths)

Mon 3/18 6:30-9:30 | CRAFT | FREE | INVITE Q&T Craft-luck: LGBTQ+ craft night and potluck, a combination of a crafting event and a potluck, is an event that began as a way for members of our community to get together outside of the bar scene. The event focuses on crafts, snacks, and community. If you are able to, here are a few ways you can help make this event a success: -Donate any art/craft supplies that you aren’t using, Bring a dish, appetizer, dessert, or snack to share with the group, share the event, and invite your friends. Feel free to bring a project you are currently working on, or start a new one with the table of shared art supplies. It is recommended that you bring your own canvas if you can, as those are in limited supply. Also, please let us know of any upcoming events within the LGBTQ+ community! We would love to pass along the information during the Craft-luck.

Weds 3/20 7-9PM | CRIT CLUB | $5 or pay what you can | INVITE Meeting to talk about art you are making or art you’d love to critque! Attention artists of all disciplines! Are you fresh out of art school and missing those constant critiques? Did you never make it to art school? Do you make art and feel like you have no one to show it to? Introducing: Sugar City Crit Club! A monthly meeting every third Wednesday 7-9pm where artists of ALL ages and backgrounds can bring their in-progress (or even finished!) works to get feedback on, discuss, and share with other artists in a respectful and pressure-free community. Sugar City Crit Club aims to be an open and kind place where artists can uplift each other and help each other grow by sharing our thoughts, ideas, and artistic knowledge to create a safe place to get a little vulnerable our art. Let’s support and strengthen each other’s work and enjoy some snacks! Please bring one to two pieces (unless the pieces are very small) to ensure we have time to discuss everyone’s work fairly. Individuals without work to show or those just interested in the critique process or providing constructive, respectful input are also welcome and encouraged to attend!

Fri 3/22 7-9PM | READING | FREE | INVITE Peach Mag Presents s03e03: Covers Night, open-mic style reading of your favorite poems

Sun 3/24 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Source (Prog Metal Boulder, CO)

Tues 3/26 7-10PM | MUSIC | $5-10 | Be Not An Airplane (folk full band Albany), heave (bflo indie), Some Time Soon (bflo singer songwriter)

Weds 3/27 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 🙂 Donations accepted at the door.

Thurs 3/28 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $10 presale/$12 dos | INVITE Bonsai Trees (Hartford, CT Indie Rock), Second Suitor (Binghamton, NY Alt Rock), Speed Dial (Buffalo, NY Math Punk/Rock), Milo Duhn (Buffalo, NY Acoustic Pop Punk)

Fri 3/29 8-11PM | MUSIC | $8 | INVITE The Molice (Super high energy Alt-Indie-Punk from Japan), Little Summer (Bflo Upbeat indie pop), Unifrom Operator (Bflo Booming loud alt/rock)

Tues 4/2 7:30-8:30Pm | MEETING | INVITE Open Meeting: Program, Volunteer & Collaborate! 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 is about to start year 5 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. What does the future have in store? Its up to you to find out! 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.

Sat 4/27 11AM-5PM | Sugar City Record Fair | Free Admission | INVITE After a long break the Sugar City Record Fair! Come peruse records for sale from over 20 vendors. This event does not charge a fee to enter so stop in and look around. Sugar City’s record fair differs from others as we encourage local collectors and vinyl enthusiasts who are looking to thin the herd.