9.14.18


Windows by Travis Keller
Opening :September 14th 6-9 pm | INVITE
On View: September 14th – October 1st | Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

Sugar City Art Gallery is pleased to announce Travis Keller: Windows, an exhibition featuring new paintings by Travis Keller. Windows will be his first solo exhibition; his abstract cityscapes are explorations of his interest in science fiction and dystopian cinema. The paintings are set at a vantage point that allow the viewer to see an infinitely interconnected landscape.

After completing his Fine Art degree at the University of Arkansas’ School of Art in 2015, Keller decided to move to Buffalo while attending the Chautauqua Institution Summer Art program. Since then he has participated in group shows and installed permanent commissioned works in the area. Keller has been a resident artist at Buffalo Arts Studio for over two years, where he has participated in Resident Artist exhibitions, and where he also serves on the Board as a Resident Artist Representative.

Travis Keller was born in Las Vegas, NV; growing up his interests in science fiction and dystopian cinema stemmed from childhood memories of the Vegas strip paired with feelings of alienation and isolation. His paintings employ extreme perspective coupled with an expressionistic painting style, which creates fictional landscapes that ask the viewer to recall places from reality. Hoping to visualize the fragility of social and class structures, his limitlessly stacked living environments balance on the brink of collapse. While the windows are seemingly unobstructed by blinds or curtains, the scenes become abstracted by the presence of overwhelming light. The unseen residents only clear path out of their situation is often an impossible climb.

9.9.18


Sun 9/9 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). We start at 7pm. Safer Space rules will be in full effect! Be respectful 🙂 Have questions are are in modeling? Then email dreamlandarts.buffalo@gmail.com

9.8.18


Sat 9/8 11AM-5PM | FREE | Buffalo Zine Fair | INVITE

Sugar City and Gutter Pop Comics are proud to present BUFFALO ZINE FAIR. This event celebrates self-publishing and hand-made D.I.Y culture. PRINTED MEDIA IS NOT DEAD. Let us rebel against library closings, newspaper downsizings, and e-readers by celebrating good old-fashioned physical handmade print media!

Vendor List:
716ComicCollectibles
Arrows
Art of Stace
Autonomous Foxfire
Bad Drone Media
Blinded Y’all With Science
Cecelia Favorito & Julia Penchazadeh Robert
Charles Shearer
Charlie Best
City Honors IB Art
DIY BFLO
Emma Percy
Fugitive RabbitGraham Abbott
Hypnotic Dog Comics
Imni.XIII
Joey Goergen
Juliar Ink
Kale Johnson
Katharyn Ketter-Franklin
L Rowley Prints
Manazine
Matt H. Taylor
Mixed Messages zine
National TeenSet Outsider
Near Death Flying Turtle
No Labels Clothing Cooperative
Peach Mag
Sage Enderton
Small Po[r]tions
Sonder
Steve MD and Jason Wilder Photo Zines
The Itinerant Printer
The Panoptic Press
TRANSVERSALS
trinity marie
Wax Mice
Xiao Mei

What is a zine?
“A zine (pronounced “zeen,” like “magazine”) is a self-published, small circulation, non-commercial booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person or a few individuals. Zines come in all shapes, sizes, topics, and formats. Most zines are photocopied, but they can
also be printed offset, like a magazine or newspaper. Zines range from handwritten and sloppy to cut-and-paste (text pasted on top of background images) to artsy with handmade touches to produced on a computer with a professional looking layout. Zines may incorporate screenprinting, linoleum cuts, and hand-stitched bindings. Most zines have print runs of a couple dozen to a few hundred copies.

In a zine, you might find typos, improper grammar, and brilliant or radical or just plain honest ideas that you don’t normally see in Time, Newsweek, or People. A zine can be about whatever subject its creator decides upon, or it may contain a variety of subjects and writing styles within the same issue. Zines can include personal essays, political discussions, fiction, craft or do-it-yourself advice, articles about music or movies, comics, poetry, reviews – anything under the sun, really. Zines are personal and idiosyncratic. The best thing about zines is this: There are no rules. “ -Description from Grand Rapids Zine Fest https://grzinefest.wordpress.com/

About Sugar City:
Located at 1239 Niagara St Buffalo, NY, Sugar City is the area’s only legal, DIY, volunteer-run, all-ages performance venue. Accordingly, all events at Sugar City are drug and alcohol-free and end before 11pm. Our goal is to provide an alternative space to share and create art and community projects based on participatory culture and a do-it-together attitude. Events and initiatives include, but are not limited to music, films, poetry readings, a zine library, meeting space, art gallery, workshops, and more. We want to break down the barriers of what is and isn’t “art” because in some way everyone is an artist. More information: www.buffalosugarcity.org

About Gutter Pop Comics:
Recently opened over the summer, Gutter Pop Comics is focused on showcasing the wide breadth of the comics medium: everything from classic cartooning, to underground zine culture, to the most celebrated comics in popular culture. Gutter Pop aims to help support the burgeoning comics and self-publishing scene in Buffalo through event organizing and publishing assistance. Currently at 1028 Elmwood Ave, hours are 11am – 7pm, Wednesday – Sunday. www.gutterpopcomics.com

9.6.18


Thurs 9/6 7:30-10pm | COMEDY | $10 | INVITE
Mary Houlihan: “ME & JACK” A brand new one-woman show about Mary Houlihan’s rise from street tough to America’s sweetheart, and how it almost all came undone by her tumultuous years-long relationship with Jack Nicholson.

Mary Houlihan is a comedian, writer, actor, animator, and artist living in Brooklyn. She is a frequent guest on The Best Show With Tom Scharpling, and has appeared on The Chris Gethard Show, Difficult People, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Billy on the Street and Harmontown. Her comedy writing has been featured in The New Yorker and Reductress. She created, wrote, animated, and starred in the Comedy Central web series Learn To Paint! With Mary Houlihan. She also co-hosts the popular live show Cartoon Monsoon. Mary’s paintings are featured in every episode of the Adult Swim show Joe Pera Talks With You.

Mary Houlihan’s album “Dream Phone” is available from Flannelgraph Records

“Mary Houlihan SNL Audition”

9.4.18


Tues 9/4 7:30-8:30PM | INVITE< 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 in the second half of year 4 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.

8.31.18


Fri 8/31 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE
1476 (2 piece Post Metal/ Neo Folk – Salem MA) “New England’s +1476+ creates dark, atmospheric, album-oriented music that draws upon elements of many genres including metal, punk, neofolk, and ambient. They harbor an energy & mood that reflects the environment of the old, haunting landscapes of New England’s coastal regions as well as their spiritual/philosophical interests and practices.”
The Impurity (Heavy Metal Buffalo)
Uniflora (Dark Acoustic/ Neo Folk Buffalo)

8.25.18


Sat 8/25 8-11PM | FOOD PANTRY FUNDRAISER | Donation Grocery Gift Card or Cash to purchase gift cards | INVITE
A fundraiser to help stock an up and coming food pantry, being created to help an underserved population of WNY. The fantastic woman, the director of the WNY Resistance Revival Chorus, Drea DNur is working to get it established and needs some help, so we’re going to show her some love. Bring it, Buffalo! ❤️ This event will be an evening of family friendly performances and entertainment, in one of our favorite all ages / alcohol free / drug free community spaces, hosted by the magical Miss Figgy Pudding, and produced by Destiny 716 and friends. Performers include: Tap Herout, Stella Virgin, Fly Guy Shawn Star, September Rain, Jade K, Chevon Davis, and Brass Pro!