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.
October 7th – October 28th
Opening Reception Friday October 7th 6-10 p.m.
Closing Reception Friday October 28th 7-11 p.m.
Jesse Van Anglen / Brett Acker / Josh Mills / Kate Blofson / Pete Whitney / Nate Gavin
Soundscapes: Shape Denter/ Mer’In Swann/ Wylde Pyle/ Aura Tiff/ Pancake Accelerator/ The Dirners
Space 1026 is excited to present Ultra-Bluster, a group show featuring new work by Philadelphia artists Kerry Kenney and Rodger Binyone. Ultra-Bluster is a collectively conceived universe of visual art, music and table game systems exploring the motifs and concepts of mythology, cosmology, geometry and science fiction. Kenney uses the airbrush to blend the imaginary and the hyper real, weaving futuristic loose soccer themes into multi-player, mini sport arena, gaming systems. Binyone and Kenney expound upon a visual vocabulary rooted in their music experimentations with co-collaborator Jesse Van Anglen, to release a screen printed 3-D elemental, UV light reactive, & partially phosphorescent book/zine. As music is intrinsic to ceremony, tournament anthems in the guise of an Ultra-Bluster soundtrack will play throughout. More friends rally in team formation to initiate the plane for this interactive playing field. Space 1026 gallery is now a synergy of gaming stations, prints, and audio enhancements exploring the societal paradigm of the ritual and the sacred within the social narrative of sports, all made possible by you the guest player, please come join us and play!
OCT. 1ST & 2ND, 2PM-6PM
319 North 11th Street, 2nd Floor, unit 2G
Philadelphia, PA 19107
More Info HERE!
Aaron Nevins says – “This is a really cool thing.”
Incredible Dreamz is a comedy collective featuring The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie (Matthew Schmid and Jacquie Baker) and The New Dreamz (Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Rose Luardo). Absurd art-house comedy that’s equal parts personal and experimental. Waiting for Godot meets GG Allin. Pina Bausch meets The Care Bears.
9/21 Wed – Doors 7:30 / Show 8pm
9/22 Thurs – Doors 7:30 / Show 8pm
9/23 Fri – (Show 1) Doors 6:30 / Show 7pm —- (Show 2) Doors 9:30 / Show 10pm —- (Show 3) Doors 11:30 / Midnight
9/24 Sat – (Show 1) Doors 1:30 / Show 2pm —- (Show 2) Doors 7:30 / Show 8pm
SPACE 1026, 1026 Arch St., 2nd fl., Philadelphia
More Info–> HERE!
This past Friday the 16th we had the pleasure of participating in Philadelphia’s 8th annual Park(ing) Day, presented by The Center for Architecture. The concept of the citywide event is to turn inactive vehicle parking into vibrant street-side park space, if only for a day.
We figured what better way to do so than to build the world’s smallest skate park. James Bonney and Kees Holterman designed and built the installation at break neck intensity over the course of two weeks. Many friends also lent a hand with painting and moving the dang ramps from the studio to the street. Thanks pals!
Also, a BIG thanks to Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund and Spectrum Skateboard Co. for extra support!
(Don’t be shy. Click through that slideshow.)
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.