3.16.19

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.

3.10.19


Sun 3/10 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.

3.8.19


Fri 3/8 7:30-11PM | MUSIC | $10 |
Sing For Speech: Fundraiser for City Honors Speech and Debate Team
House Arrest (Buffalo Alternative/ 80’s punk)
Leah C. (Buffalo Indie Pop)
The Public (Buffalo Pop/ Alternative)
Ruby S (Buffalo Folk Alt)
Muddle (East Aurora Post Punk)

3.5.19


Tues 3/5 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s 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.

2.8.19


Fri 2/8 10PM-3AM | SOUL NIGHT | $5 to keep Sugar City sweet | 21+ Milkies’ 522 Elmwood Ave | INVITE
Sets by: DJs Handsome Dan, Haüsfly, and Pat K.
It has come to our attention that you’ve been feeling an ache in your toes. You’ve been wishing and hoping and thinking and praying that we’d come back. Bold soul brothers and sweet soul sisters, Sugar City’s SOUL NIGHT is back! The party starts at 10 pm when our DJ’s get you on your good foot and play the good tunes all night long. Sugar City is bringing all you need to make it through another Buffalo winter night so come on down, strut your stuff, heat up the dance floor and cut a rug! Sugar City just started year 5 at our second location at 1239 Niagara St Buffalo, NY. Since legally opening March 2015 we have hosted hundreds of events! Your donation will help us to keep on keeping on offering Buffalo a legal all-ages community art space.

2.5.19


Tues 2/5 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s 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.

2.1.19


Fragments of Ubiquity: Paintings by Cody Schriever
Artist Reception: February 1st, 6-9 pm | INVITE
On View: January 28 – February 2nd

Cody Schriever combines a mixture of different imagery and styles of painting, addressing the fractured and chaotic reality that humanity creates for itself. Reflecting on the bombardment of information in the modern age, and the enduring forces that drive human behavior in both the micro- and macro- levels of the population, while coping with the fact that our species seems bent on self-destruction.

Observations and musings on these repeating phenomena foster the emotive reaction of the artist which is transformed into the abstract backdrop in which the content and subject matter sticker and blend, resulting in psychological depictions of the world through the eyes of the artist.