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Contemporary Queer: Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection

June 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sugar City is pleased to announce “Contemporary Queer: Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection”, curated by Dana Tyrrell. The exhibit will feature work by contemporary LGBTQIA-identifying artists from Gerald Mead’s collection, highlighting the cultural contributions of the gay community to Buffalo, New York. On view June 2 – July 1, 2017

The exhibit will open First Friday June 2, 2017, with a reception from 6-9pm as part of Buffalo’s Pride Festival weekend. This exhibit was made possible through the generous support of the Pride Center of Western New York, as well as the Sugar City Art Committee.

This exhibit features work by Steve Ardo, Eric Bellman, Lawrence Brose, Nick Butler, Craig Centrie, Jack Edson, Florian Ayala Fauna, Keith Gemerek, Jim Goodrich, Anthony Peter Gorny, Amy Greenan, Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, Andrew Hershey, Justin Higner, Cristiano F Lopes, Scott McCarney, Dana McKnight, Tommy Nguyen, Alice O’Malley, Paul Rybarczyk, Tara Sasiadek, Donald Situa, Peter Stephens, C.J. Szatkowski, Adam Weekley and Joe Ziolkowski.

Visit http://www.buffalosugarcity.org to view Sugar City’s calendar of events. Sugar City’s gallery is open by appointment, or public event, with gallery hours are each Friday from 5:30 – 7:30pm

About Gerald Mead:

Gerald Mead is an award winning artist, educator, arts writer and independent curator who is a leading authority on Western New York art. He has lectured at Cambridge University and Chautauqua Institution, teaches in the Department of Art and Design at SUNY Buffalo State and serves on the boards of several arts organizations in Buffalo. Since 1987 Mead has assembled a collection of over 1,100 historic and contemporary artworks by artists associated with this region by birth or residency. Thematic exhibitions from the Gerald Mead Collection have been presented at numerous college galleries and other public venues, most recently at the Springville Center for the Arts and Canisius College. He has also lent works from his collection for major exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Arnot Art Museum, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Castellani Art Museum, University at Buffalo Art Galleries, and CEPA Gallery.

About Sugar City:

Sugar City is Buffalo’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. This organization focuses itself on the exhibition, performance, and creation of art for those who cannot obtain space from traditional sources. We want to break down the barriers of what is and isn’t “art” because in some way everyone is an artist.


June 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sugar City


Sugar City
1239 Niagara St
Buffalo, 14213 United States

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