11.15 2015

2015 Space 1026 Art Auction

Auction Friday December 11th
7PM Doors Open at 6pm

First Friday Preview
December 4th, 7-10pm

10.09 2015

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10.01 2015

OPENING FRIDAY 0CTOBER 2ND AT SPACE 1026

Philagrafika

Pairing master printer with artists, the Philagrafika portfolio demonstrates all that is wonderful about the collaborative work ethic of Printmaking. Rarely seen together, this selection of prints dates from the first portfolio to its last.

08.27 2015

NEW AND RECENT WORK Jacob Van Loon and Daniel Danger

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Opening Reception First Friday, September 4 from 7-10pm.

08.20 2015

“…the better to hold you with, my dear…” New work by Lisa Conn

"...the better to hold you with, my dear..."

August 2015 at Space 1026

“…the better to hold you with, my dear…”

new paintings and installation by Lisa Conn

“I once read that wood can handle pain that people cannot. The old medicine men used it as a method of healing. I believe there to be much truth in myth and this exhibition develops my idea of “tree saint girls” as represented in my most recent work. Einstein’s “Spooky Theory”, at its most surface level, states that when two particles are joined and later become separated by a spacial distance, should one undergo a change, the other will “feel” it at almost the exact time. Immediately I see possibility and magic within this thought; and it has the opportunity to take on a mythological presence. I’ve made a series of relief style paintings that cross the threshold into installation, heavily influenced by the magic I find within this theory, exploring it in terms of relationships between my created characters/ creatures and the relationship between said characters and their former selves, imagining an organism dividing into another separate being within the crossroads of a choice. One possibility of the theory’s connection to martyrdom plays into the idea that when a being suffers, perhaps somewhere else in the universe there is another being that

feels that pain with equal force. This theory is a catalyst to inform stories and personalities within each of the saint girls that I’ve created. With this installation I hope to inspire awe and reverence, and at the very least, a moment of escape from personal reality.”
- Lisa Conn

LisaConn.com
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05.11 2015

No Fear new work by Andrew Nigon and Carmen Tiffany

No Fear

June 5-30TH, OPENING RECEPTION June 5, 7PM-10PM

Space 1026 is kicking off summer with a new exhibition featuring the work of Andrew Nigon and Carmen Tiffany visiting artists from Miami, FL.

No Fear comprises of sculpture, video and prints that are inspiration for punching onward, even in moments of ambivalence.

Inspired by historic fratricidal narratives, Andrew Nigon has created antiheroic wrestlers that fragment their aggression with a reckless assemblage. Plastic body parts made from casts of Nigon’s own body are displayed solely to subvert the figures unbridled malice.

Carmen Tiffany’s puppet play video narrates young characters that might be bullied by Nigon’s fighting brothers. The troupe travels together in a play like adventure on the way to their grown up future. Fulfilling a cycle of destitution the characters accept their fate with a naivety that is both sullen and joyful.

Works grasp tightly as they dangle from the bottom of the social ladder, but as primal behaviors are forced out of a survivalist’s instinct they face a state of a menial existence with abrasive tendencies.

04.16 2015

BUILD US A PATH new work by Clint Woodside

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MAY 1-29TH, OPENING RECEPTION MAY 1, 7PM-10PM

03.23 2015

Maze Generation: New Works by Ryan Beck at Space 1026

April 3rd -25th

Maze Generation

 

Ryan Beck, Maze Generation

Exhibition Dates: April 3rd – April 25th

Space 1026 is pleased to present Maze Generation, a solo exhibition of new work by Ryan Beck. Maze Generation is a body of work which represents several months of exploration into the term “maze generation” and ways that it could be applied to Beck’s process. The term first came into his view after seeing a documentary about Stanley Kubrick’s “The  Shining”. He was intrigued by the descriptions of maze patterns in the film and shortly after, the surrounding concepts and theories of maze generation began relating to the way he approached his work. The paintings in Maze Generation are the result of allowing those theories and various interpretations of the term to lead him through a re-evaluation of his process, application and approach to color. His work frequently pairs muted and watery tones with defined marks and vibrant colors-pairing quiet, ephemeral moments with frenetic activity. Ryan Beck is a Philadelphia based artist who has shown in Philadelphia, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.

http://ryanbeckart.tumblr.com

#mazegeneration

09.16 2014

YES NO GOODBYE

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Saturday September 20th / Space 1026 / 1026 Arch Street 2nd Floor / 7pm / $5

Readings by:

HARMON BUTCHER
Remarkably adequate stories that the reader is conditionally guaranteed to find, at least, satisfactory!

ZACHARY LIPEZ
Vocalist for the bands Freshkills and Publicist UK. Author of ‘Please Take Me Off The Guest List’

R.M. O’BRIEN
Member of Nuclear Power Pants and Wham City. Author of ‘Ant Killer & Other Poems’ and ‘We’

ERIC PAUL
Vocalist/lyricist for Arab On Radar, Chinese Stars and Doomsday Student. Author of ‘I Offered Myself As The Sea’, ‘Love In The Monkey Cage’ & ‘My Parents’ Were Insects’

Performances by:

PLANCHETTE
Presenting ‘Fecund Blessings’, a silent film featuring a live musical score by Ladybird Johnson
AND . . .
EVIL SWORD!
The wind howls a tune that is quite frightening. Autumn is the time of rust. And so it is that Evil Sword returns to us!

SEE YOU THERE!

03.17 2014

FREAK SCENE EAST

poster by Josh Bayer

poster by Josh Bayer

On July 6th 2012 at Synchronicity in Los Angeles, CA a group show featuring 15 of the weirdest, wildest, and most powerful subterranean comix artists exploded into peoples faces with a visceral splat! There were some injuries and one spontaneous combustion, but overall it was a good nite.
The show was called FREAK SCENE.

Its been almost 2 years but you can’t keep good Freaks down…
Now, this spring, the FREAKS are back!
and this time with a few new friends along for the trip.

FREAK SCENE EAST
the new freak champions of underground comix

featuring works by:
Johnny Ryan (Prison Pit/Angry Youth Comix/Penis WAR)
Benjamin Marra (Night Buisness/Gansta Rap Posse/Traditional Comics)
Matthew Thurber (1-800-MICE/INFOMANIACS)
Pakito Bolino (Le DernierCri/Pixel Junk Destuctoid)
Jim Rugg (Supermag/Afrodisiac/Street Angel)
Matt Furie (Boys Club/The Night Riders)
Victor “BALD EAGLES” Cayro (Bittersweet Romance/Rub the Blood)
Jason T Miles (Pines/Profanity Hill/Love Wins)
Tom Neely (Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever/The HUMANS/The Wolf)
Josh Bayer (RAW POWER/Suspect Device/ROM)
Pat Aulisio (Bowman/XenoKaiju/Yeah Dude Comics)
Mickey Z. (RAV/Sagari)
Derek M Ballard (Cartoonshow/Root Rot)
Max Clotfelter (Andros/Buster/INTRUDER)
Lale Westvind (Hot Dog Beach/Express Less/Hyperspeed To Nowhere)
Shalo P (Cosmic Bummer Funnies/Death Trip/)
Darin Shuler (Castle&Wood/INTRUDER)
Anya Davidson (School Spirits/Barbarian Bitch)
Tom Toye (Illogical Comics/Dimensions)
Peter Gray Hurley (House/Death Trip/Happy)
Keenan Marshall Keller (Galactic Breakdown/Drippy Bone Books)

So what is FREAK SCENE EAST?

FREAK SCENE EAST is…
Graphic spewings of beauty and weirdness undulating thru your eyes and into your reptile brain, forcing a miniature breakdown in your DNA, allowing you to enjoy yourself in a primal state…

FREAK SCENE EAST is…
An overwhelming wave of 2 dimensional power forged 
thru vibrating formations of paper, pencil and ink, opening portals to dimensions of refined crudeness, painstakingly achieved renderings of id, the grotesque twistings of body, form and flesh, and reality-less vacuums of violence, absurdity and joy!

FREAK SCENE EAST is…
an explosion of original art, prints and comics from 21 of the biggest Freaks in comics today.

Enter this den of FREAKS… and let your brains go…
Come out to the opening nite party.
See some cool shit and hang with some Freaks.

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poster by Lale Westvind