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.
2. What were your first connections to Space 1026? How did you decide to join the space and become a member?
What’s crazy is… the first time I was ever at Space 1026 was while I was on tour… a band I was with was playing across the street, at the Troc. It was a hardcore band, and a bunch of people kept talking about how Ian MacKaye was over at this art gallery across the street… I was living in NYC at the time and heard rumblings about this gallery in philly that does a lot of shows like Alleged Gallery (that I was going to a bunch, and always had fun…) I put 2 and 2 together and figured out is was ACTUALLY Cynthia Connolly’s show over there, and I knew Cynthia from sending Dischord Records photos for the website they were building in the late 90’s… so I wanted to go over and say hi… and that was the first time I was ever in Space 1026… I still have the poster on my wall from that night… March 3rd, 2000.
I didn’t move to philly till late 2002… and even then it took a year or 2 before I knew anyone involved in Space 1026… I was actually hired by a design firm called Abacus run by Jeff Weisner (a former member of 1026, I think a founding member?). I freelanced for them for a while, and when that studio moved out of Space 1026, I decided to stay put, and freelance for a bunch of different things and work on my own stuff.
Read the full Interview HERE!
Lucas Leyden (Little Berlin) and Lauren Karstens (FDV Collective) invite you to participate in the inaugural Art Convention 2015 held at Little Berlin (2340 E Coral St. Philadelphia, PA 19125) The day of the convention will be filled with performance, visual art, lectures, vendors and much more. Participating collectives will be assigned shared spaces in the gallery and courtyards.
We are having official gallery hours Today, Sunday, Saturday, and Monday from 12-4. Stop by and see Maze Generation by Ryan Beck. If those times don’t work for you, ring our bell or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The show runs until next Saturday, April 25th. #mazegeneration
MAY 1-29TH, OPENING RECEPTION MAY 1, 7PM-10PM