Archive for the ‘shows’ Category

06.05 2009

Tonight, First Friday

New Works
Matthew Palladino and Eric Shaw
Opening Reception Friday, June 5th 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
MORE HERE
And a special musical performance by Dearest and Marie Sioux at 9:30.

06.04 2009

Tomorrow Night…

New Works
Matthew Palladino and Eric Shaw
Opening Reception Friday, June 5th 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
MORE HERE

06.03 2009

FRIDAY, June 5th.

New Works
Matthew Palladino and Eric Shaw
Opening Reception Friday, June 5th 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
MORE HERE

05.31 2009

Sketchy Stash

AHN|VHS is pleased to present an exhibition of sketch books by Bill McRight.

Primarily a printmaker working in linoleum block and silkscreen, McRight’s work is known for its extreme intricacy and for his bold, often absurd figures. These sketchbooks are McRight’s place for character and concept development, as well as impulsive composition. The figures in his books are drawn and redrawn with altered and increasingly exaggerated gestures and features, interspersed with pages of striking painterly abstraction and bursts of free associative text or overheard phrases. There seems to be a narrative at work, although the books leave no conclusion but to continue to another page. It is rare that McRight takes a figure directly from one of these books for use in a print; these forms are composed on impulse and are made to retain that immediacy. This looseness and experimentation with material and gesture is a surprising contrast to McRight’s rigid sculpting of forms in his prints and lino cuts in particular.

This is the first exhibition of the artist’s books since his 2005 MFA thesis exhibition at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

AHN|VHS will produce a limited edition reproduction of one of these sketch books concurrent with the exhibition.

Bill McRight is a printmaker working primarily in silkscreen and linoleum or wood block. In 2005 he received an MFA from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. His prints have been published by Cannonball Press. He lives in Philadelphia and is a current member of Space 1026.

AHN|VHS Gallery
319 A N. 11th Street 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
Friday, June 5, 2009
7:00pm – 11:00pm

05.29 2009

SATURDAY NIGHT AT 1026

AT 8:00 PM
From Providence Rhode Island, Trutheater Theater’s The Unbroken Circle Of Broken Things —– A play about the unbreakable spirit energy of love.
Starring Peter Glantz, Erin Rosenthal, Roby Newton and Leif Goldberg.
Doors open at 7:30.
Admission: Donation only.

AT 10:00 PM
Written, directed, produced by and starring Tommy Wiseau, The Room, a kitsch film commonly denoted as “The Worst Movie Ever Made” has garnered a cult following in LA and NYC much akin to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Plastic spoons encouraged.
The Room Website
Doors open at 9:45
Admission: Free

Seating may be limited for both events.

04.30 2009

TOMORROW NIGHT AT 1026

The Moth, the Flame, the Returning Comet, & the Golem,
Derek Weisberg and Matt Rebholz,
Opening this Friday, May 1, 7-10pm,
1026 Arch St.

04.09 2009

Bill Daniel Photos

We have a ton of photos from the installation and opening of Bill Daniel’s “The Great Depression” on our Flickr.

04.02 2009

art from the pavement up

friday on chestnut street, i. brewster projects flips the script and presents: “art from the pavement up”…a group show featuring work from:

-rascal
-shira yudkoff
-collin reiff
-t.f. dutchman
-nteligent
-distort
-komar
-loser
-then
-…and late addition…poops

when: friday, april 3rd, 2009…6:00pm – 11:00pm
where: i. brewster…1824 chestnut street…philadelphia

sponsored by:
-mc jawn
-42 below

04.02 2009

HAVANA

Andrew Schoultz (New Ancient Structures, Space 1026, January, 2009)is participating in
Chelsea Visits Havana, an exhibition of American artists in Cuba, put on in conjunction with the 2009 Havana Biennial.
You can read more in today’s New York Times.

03.19 2009

They Are Summating in the City Paper

Come by and see the show, we are generally open noon to midnight, just ring the bell.