Upcoming Events

IN THE GALLERY


Storytime: Illustrations by Emma Roberts
Closing Reception: Saturday November 23rd 5:30-7:30
On View: November 17th-23rd
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.

I, like most children, had a vivid imagination growing up. I was constantly drawing and creating worlds, characters, and playing make believe. I remember hearing Harold and the Purple Crayon, Where the Wild Things Are, and Dr. Seuss read to me as a child and being engrossed by the worlds the authors created.

As I became older, I read more and more, but also found myself paying attention to the visuals. I was drawn towards the graphic novels and following a vast array of illustrators online.

My main inspiration are illustrators Andy Ristaino and Lois Hannah, who have created beautiful, extensive worlds and characters. Their work showed me how illustration can make the reader feel a part of a character’s life and what it’s like to share a world with them.

To this day, whenever I read a book or view an illustrator’s work, I am fascinated by what their minds can bring to the pages. Every person has unique characters, settings, and plots to bring to life. Now, with the opportunity to display my work, I invite you to come share in mine.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Mon 11/18 6-8PM | MEETING | FREE | INVITE Comic Book Club! Hosted by Robbi Chillberg I’m starting this club so that folks with common interests can discuss and nerd out over the comic arts. Bring a comic/manga that you’ve been really excited about and would like to share 🙂 There will be a free library for folks to borrow from and trades are encouraged. There’s gonna be snacks! Book and cash donations are encouraged to help grow the free library!!

Weds 11/20 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!

Sat 11/23 5:30-7:30PM | Closing Reception | INVITE Storytime: Illustrations by Emma Roberts

Weds 11/27 7-9PM | ART | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | INVITE Dreamland’s Figure Drawing 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.

8.24.17


From Your Collection
Opening Thursday August 24th, 6-9PM | INVITE
On view until Sunday September 17th.
Gallery hours are Fridays 5:30 to 7:30pm, during all events, and by appointment.

Sugar City is proud to present the third round of our collaborative group exhibition featuring works from your collection. We believe that everyone owns a piece of creative work that has value. We like to give a platform to share these items with a broad audience. Let us do away with the mystery of where art comes from and what authority assigns value and celebrate the art that we each have.

Over the last two years we have shown close to 75 pieces! People were gracious enough to loan us a variety of work as the theme pretty open to interpretation: items range from paintings, videos, prints, to tchotchkes you hold dear. The only rule is that the piece cannot be something the owner didn’t create. This exhibition follows the Sugar City do-it-together ethos and seeks to further empower everyone’s creative endeavors.

8.3.17

Thurs 8/3 6-10PM | MUSIC | PWYC | INVITE

As part of Buffalo's Infringement Festival WBNY Invades Sugar City:

Always Cool Society (poetic lyricist hip hop) A poetic lyricist with the ability to lead and inspire her generation, dev11n is a breath of fresh air in Hip Hop. Her jazz influenced style, coupled with her thought provoking lyrics, create a sound reminiscent of the 90’s with an all new feel. After the release of her debut EP #The11thHour, she launched a docu-series “I Am: dev11n” to document her journey as an up and coming artist.

Spliff (hip hop artist/vocalist )

Chronic Collective (emcees) Alibi and Illusive. Earth dwelling meanderthals/space travel experimentalists. One time got high score on Gallaga in another dimension in a dive bar.

Tilapia (3 piece funk jam band) three piece funky jam band that believes in two chains not three.

Diverze (vocals)

Dark Matter Trio (new music) Kevin Urso on fender rhodes/bass keys, Ryan Campbell on drums, and Nick Randall on guitar this group creates a sound bigger than the word 'trio' suggests. This energetic yet soulful merge to stand on the shoulders of great improvisors like Medeski Martin & Wood; John Scofield; Soulive; Joshua Redman; and Brad Mehldau, and adds an edge reminiscent of 90's grunge. You may recognize some of the melodies despite them being distorted through a kaleidoscope of captivating rhythms and jazz harmony. Their own fabrications come and go as only a temporal art like music can allow, yet they are truly

Deadwolf (psych rock) 5-piece Psychedelic Pop/Rock band that started off in the fall of 2015 with the objective of crafting larger-than-life songs that have a timeless atmosphere. Having recorded in their own studio, Afterglow Studios, they created the 65-minute long, 14 track album titled, Heavy Heart. Deadwolf has been hailed as, “Psychedelic Rock gods” and “The Harmony Kings.” In a Recent review by Buffablog, they said, “Half A Man, the latest single from Buffalo psych rockers, blew my mind straight up. If you haven’t already gotten this towering, epic jam into your ears, you really need to do so immediately.

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