Summer, West Side

An Exhibition by Katy Sloan

on view september 6 – september 28, 2019

Summer, West Side is a collection of prints and artist’s books based on the aesthetics and community of the West Side of Buffalo, NY. Silkscreened prints detail the architecture of the West Side, while the accompanied poems by Joey Duggan imagine the lived history within the walls of the buildings. collagraph prints of houses nestled within the lush foliage of West Side streets imagine a dreamy vision of summer days, and artist’s books take advantage of found materials that were discarded in front of the houses, corner stores, and churches within the pages. Candy wrappers, discarded cigar wrappers, fireworks packaging, and dried flowers evoke a sense of place within the summer streets of the lower West Side, while illustrations of aged buildings stand immovable on the paper.

Katy Sloan is a Printmaker and Educator based in Buffalo, NY. Sloan graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz in the Summer of 2019 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Art Education with honors. She completed her senior thesis exhibition, Afterimage, in the spring of 2018 and participates in juried shows including; Art Student Exhibition Series, self: SELF, Translations: Learning Through Studio Practice, and Natural World. She was president of the Art Education Student Association (AESA) from the fall of 2017 to the spring of 2018. As President she chaired the Art Education Show Committee to curate Translations: Learning Through Studio Practice. Sloan recently worked with the Western New York Book Arts Center (Book Arts) to create artwork and merchandise to display in their studio gallery space and store. Sloan leads workshops through Book Arts and is currently working as a substitute teacher.