SPACE 1026 Presents: BENT ON SOME KIND OF A WAVE
A solo exhibition by Lauren Pakradooni
March 3rd – 30th, 2017
Opening Reception: March 3rd, 6pm – 11pm
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A Personal Mythology
February 3rd – 24th, 2017
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, February 3rd, 7pm – 10pm
Space 1026 is excited to host Deirdre Burn’s solo exhibition. Deirdre was born in Doylestown, PA and studied Art at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She lives and works in Philadelphia, living the Philly dream.
“I make art to help process my life. The variety of surfaces I use whether collage, painting, or sketching, reflects the texture of the places I have been in my life. Each piece is a stanza about my life and memories.”
1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
“The Artist Need Not Suffer”
January 6 – 27, 2017
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 7pm – 10pm
Space 1026 is excited to present a solo exhibition of Marissa Paternoster’s artwork!
Marissa Paternoster was born very small in Elizabeth, NJ. She grew slightly larger over the ensuing years, during which she went to college in a drug haze, learned guitar strums, ate many eggs (not all at once), and finally moved in with wonderful friends and a perfect dog in Philadelphia.
With these works she asks, “WHY MUST THE ARTIST SUFFER?” Must the artist suffer? Maybe the artist can just chill out and have a good time. We may never know what is possible in art. But Marissa is, at this very moment, not suffering.
She is napping.
By Dawn Riddle
1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Auction Friday December 9th
7PM Doors Open at 6pm
First Friday Preview
December 2nd, 7-10pm
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4th, 7pm – 10pm
Space 1026 // 1026 Arch Street
“I have been fascinated with, and have been making art for as long as I can remember. What used to be stringent, detailed drawings -for the first thirty years of my life- has been freed into sloppy, mutant distillations of my racing mind.
The evolution of my style was partially born from finally having sympathy for the strained muscles in my hand; moving the action into the greater part of the arm. This allowed me to more wrecklessly and more comfortably apply (or reduce) a stroke. My current process is also the result of learning to create a dialogue between me, my tools and mediums, and time. Sometimes these conversations are long and argumentative and sometimes they are short and funny. Basically, every now and then I look down, my hands are a mess, and I feel pretty fulfilled.
Day-to-day I am interested in dynamics and nuances of all things: The imperfections on a flat surface, complex minimalism, and other paradoxes. Mentally cataloging these experiences and wonderment allows me to later hide the clues to these ideas in my artwork for the observer to discover for themselves. Also, a little humor doesn’t hurt.”
Justin Cipa was born in 1980 near Pittsburgh, PA. He has lived in Philadelphia, PA since 1999 and continues to do graphic design and illustration as well as painting and sculpture.
Opening September 2, 2016
1026 Arch Street 2nd Floor
A collection of drawings, prints, and paintings by New Orleans based artist Max Seckel. Works explore themes of repetition and observation, creating visual puzzles in a variety of media. Inspired by thunderstorms, bouncy balls, the night sky, bicycles, cold beer, sidewalks, long days, shiny objects, wet grass, bright colors, and strong wind.
Seckel is a graduate from the University of Delaware, an early FOB holder at Second State Press, and was a Space 1026 member from 2010-2013. He currently lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana where he is a regular volunteer at the New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom.
Al San Valentin is honored to have new work created and displayed at Space 1026. bruja! BRUJA. examines the dualistic nature of opposites. Influenced on personal and artistic levels by the writings of Pema Chödron and Alan Watts, they became interested in the concept of opposites as balanced equals. The result is a collection of work that applies this concept to personal history as it defines one’s identity, San Valentin started from their own racial and gender identities yet constructed work that should not be read as autobiographical. Rather, the images can be applied to others’ personal lives as well as our collective experience in this existence.
The works themselves experienced duality in the creation process. The structured nature of screen printed pattern is broken down by a call-and-response kind of mark-making as opposed to calculated moves. Blocks of flat color meld and contrast with defined line drawings. Mass is given to small images through repetition. These screen printed fabric pieces co-exist with black ink illustrations on white paper.
San Valentin sees these works as the beginning, just barely reconciling the systems in our lives that contain two opposite yet equal parts. To recognize the opposites in oneself and accept the need for both parts in order for either to exist. To summon the ghosts of one’s past- the faults and successes, the joys and sorrows- and work with them, allowing oneself to be softened by the ache of their presence.
Al San Valentin lives and works in Philadelphia. They work at a local arts-based preschool, where the uninhibited matter in which children create art is a major influence on their work. San Valentin constantly seeks to return to that moment in life where the path between the image in the mind and the pencil in the hand is gloriously unbroken.