7.27.17


Ghosts In the Sunlight: Photographs by Nick Torsell
Opening: July 27, 6:00-9:00 PM | INVITE
On view: July 28 – August 12
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.
Ghosts In The Sunlight are photos that were made from a car looking for a patch of dirt on the side of the road to park on. I pick up my camera wrapped in an old t-shirt and look for the thing I thought I saw in the car. Usually it’s an emptiness, a potential for something new or imagined to happen in that space.

I majored in literature at University at Buffalo. So I wasn’t an art major in college, and I haven’t always looked at things in pictures, but once I started to I realized I was looking for them all along, in old movies, in television, on the side of the highway looking up at the power lines. Photography gave me a way to compose the world into something more manageable.

About Nick Torsell: Nick Torsell was born in 1989 and started taking photos a few years ago. Though Nick has exhibited previously, this will be his first solo gallery show in Buffalo, NY. His sense of reality was deeply shaken by the 2016 Cubs winning the World Series for the first time since 1908. Wait ’til he gets his money right. Instagram: nftorsell

7.17.17


Mon 7/17 7-10PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts (NYC Anti-Folk)
Multibird (Progressive pop folk, Rochester, NY)
Jack Topht & Little Cake (BFLO Raps)

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts (Anti-Folk, NYC) are a multi-faceted existence, exploring a stylistic swath from contemplative folk narratives to distortion-fueled garage rock to soundscape abstractions and more, usually all within any given ten-minute period.

Multibird (Progressive pop folk, Rochester, NY) is the brand new project by Seth Faergolzia (Dufus, Forest Creature, 23 Psaegz, Heck Yup). Seth is well known for subtly harmonic, experimental lyricism, dynamic song structures, and whip-crack-acrobatic vocals. Celebrated as a vibrant example of what happens when a musician turns a genre like folk upside down and inside out, over time Faergolzia has come to represent something of a genre unto himself oft times nowhere near the folk aesthetic.

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IN THE GALLERY


Ghosts In the Sunlight: Photographs by Nick Torsell
Opening: July 27, 6:00-9:00 PM | INVITE
On view: July 28 – August 12
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.
Ghosts In The Sunlight are photos that were made from a car looking for a patch of dirt on the side of the road to park on. I pick up my camera wrapped in an old t-shirt and look for the thing I thought I saw in the car. Usually it’s an emptiness, a potential for something new or imagined to happen in that space.

I majored in literature at University at Buffalo. So I wasn’t an art major in college, and I haven’t always looked at things in pictures, but once I started to I realized I was looking for them all along, in old movies, in television, on the side of the highway looking up at the power lines. Photography gave me a way to compose the world into something more manageable.

About Nick Torsell: Nick Torsell was born in 1989 and started taking photos a few years ago. Though Nick has exhibited previously, this will be his first solo gallery show in Buffalo, NY. His sense of reality was deeply shaken by the 2016 Cubs winning the World Series for the first time since 1908. Wait ’til he gets his money right. Instagram: nftorsell

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Sun 7/23 7-10PM | MUSIC | $10 / PWYC | INVITE Noise: Sparklebomb, Compactor, Stclvr, Plague Mother, G.C. SLAGLE, Flesh Trade

Mon 7/24 6-10PM | MUSIC | $7 | INVITE Caving (Thayer, Indiana, acoustic emo), Safe Bet (Highland, Indiana, acoustic emo), The Redwood Trio (Buffalo, NY, alternative ), The Otherme (Buffalo, NY, emo pop punk)

Thurs 7/27 6-9PM | ART OPENING | Free | INVITE Ghosts In The Sunlight: Photos by Nick Torsell. Statement from the artist “photos that were made from a car looking for a patch of dirt on the side of the road to park on. I pick up my camera wrapped in an old t-shirt and look for the thing I thought I saw in the car. Usually it’s an emptiness, a potential for something new or imagined to happen in that space.”

Fri 7/28 5:30-7:30 | GALLERY HOURS | FREE | INVITE Stop by and see out current exhibit Ghosts In The Sunlight: Photos by Nick Torsell

Fri 7/28 6:30-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Mojo Stone (Buffalo NY, Vintage Rock), Pterodactyl Parade (Buffalo NY, Alternative Rock), Skulking Ghost (Fredonia NY, Metalloid)

Tues 8/1 6-10PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE Violence To Fade (Hardcore MA – BBB Records), Wilde Side (Hardcore Heron, Nontana), Red Vision (Hardcore Richmond, VA – Edgewood Records), Clear Focus (Hardcore, Niagara Falls), Black X (Hardcore, Buffalo)

Weds 8/2 7-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Gorsh (CHI/NYC duo, saxophone noise + video art, includes a member of Tiger Hatchery), Plague Mother (No Coast, harsh noise + atmospheres), Steel Winds (Buffalo, harsh noise), Empathic Window (Buffalo, anti-ambient non-music using repurposed software)

Thurs 8/3 6-10PM | MUSIC | PWYC | INVITE As part of Buffalo’s Infringement Festival WBNY Invades Sugar City: Always Cool Society, Aj Spliff, Chronic Collective, Tilapia, Diverze, Dark Matter Trio, and Deadwolf

Fri 8/4 5:30-7:30 | GALLERY HOURS | FREE | INVITE Stop by and see out current exhibit Ghosts In The Sunlight: Photos by Nick Torsell

Fri 8/4 6-10PM | MUSIC | $12 | INVITE Absolute Suffering (Hardcore MA), Strength Approach (Hardcore Italy), Vatican (Hardcore GA), Momentum (Hardcore CA)

Sat 8/5 6-11PM | MUSIC | $8 | Petal Books (buffalo, alt rock), 3 hour power shower (buffalo, punk rock), Super American (buffalo, power pop), Boy Rex (traverse city, michigan, emo), Tyler Daniel Bean (Burlington, VT heavy indie)

Sun 8/6 2-5PM | MEETING | FREE | INVITE Zine Making Hangout: come hangout and work on zine with other like minded folk

Sun 8/6 5-6PM | READING | FREE | INVITE Zine Reading Open Mic: Do you want to read from a zine you made? Want to read something from a zine you like? Come hang out and hear what people have been working on!

Tues 8/8 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate!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! Sugar City is in year 3 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!! 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.

Weds 8/9 6:30-10PM | MUSIC |$6 INVITE Nine Layers Deep (Buffalo Stoner Sludge/ Doom), Healer (Buffalo Brutal HC), GOD ROOT (Philly Doom Noise Sludge), Sunrot (Jersey Compulsive Noise Sludge)

Fri 8/11 5:30-7:30 | GALLERY HOURS | FREE | INVITE Stop by and see out current exhibit Ghosts In The Sunlight: Photos by Nick Torsell

Weds 8/16 6-10PM | MUSIC | $7 – $10 Donation | INVITE Downtown Boys (Providence, RI dance punk), Mallwalkers (Buffalo Funky Punks), Alpha Hopper (Buffalo weirdo, noise punk), Social Divorce (Buffalo hardcore punk)

Fri 8/18 5:30-7:30 | GALLERY HOURS | FREE | INVITE Stop by and see out current exhibit Ghosts In The Sunlight: Photos by Nick Torsell