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.