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Sugar City features eclectic trio of fabric artists

Three wildly different takes on the endlessly adaptable and reconfigurable medium of fiber will go on display Thursday in Sugar City, which sorted though 15 proposals to fill its February exhibition slot and landed on a show it’s calling “Cut from the Same Cloth.” The show comes on the heels of Sugar City’s popular photography exhibition based on Buffalo’s Belt Line.

Another Lopez,a Buffalo dancer and artist, will present conglomerations of old costumes, glitter, paint and other materials that “preserve the various documents of her performances,” according to a Sugar City release. Megan Luongo, a pro at textiles who creates her own woven and dyed fabrics, will show wall hangings and garments. And photographer Lindsay Tripp will exhibit work from her recent series “Care Cycle,” a collection of haunting multi-exposure photographs of temporary structures created with semitransparent fabric.

“Fiber arts has long been considered more of a craft or folk art, often attributed to the feminine,” curator Aimee Buyea wrote of the exhibition. “These three artists utilized this material in a creative way to document the passing of time, resulting in a new understanding of old traditions.”

The show runs through Feb. 27 at Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), which hosts gallery hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, during events or by appointment. Visit for more info.

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