12.08 2018

NEW THINGZ 5

NEW THINGZ 5
A night of NEW comedy material by your favorite and least favorite Philadelphia comedians and artists. So new! So experimental! So unreliable!

doors 7:30 / comedy 8pm
FREE!

Hear new jokes! See new jokes! Smell new jokes!

Angela Rio
Joe Bell
Kyle Harris
Molly Hanulec
Caitlin Feeney
Sydney Gantt
Jacob Marcinek
Sarah Bell
Kara Sankus
Michael S. Watkins
Robert Ecks
Rose Luardo

hosted by Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Space 1026, 1026 Arch St., 2nd fl.
FREE!

THIS EVENT IS A PART OF A WEEK OF EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE SPACE 1026 ART AUCTION ON SATURDAY THE 15TH! SEE YOU AT THE AUCTION!

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11.26 2018

Art Auction 2018

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DECEMBER 15TH
DOORS OPEN AT 6PM
BIDDING BEGINS AT 7PM

DECEMBER 7TH
First Friday Preview
7PM TO 10PM

11.23 2018

SPACE 1026 MERCH SALE!

Off The BlanketSaturday, November 24th! Noon – 6pm! Off The Blanket is Space 1026′s annual art and merch sale. Come buy stuff from Space 1026ers and friends. Stuff like, like Zines, T-Shirts, Screen Prints, Drawings, Cards, Calendars and whatever else a human can make!
Including artists:
Tim Woulfe
Cat Bodnyk
Andrew Jeffrey Wright
Jennifer Williams
Angela Rio
Jackie Quinn
Nora Einbender-Luks
Dwayne Boone
James Bonney
Eileen Wolf Echikson
Ben Woodward
Roman Hasiuk
Steve Williams
and more!

Space 1026
1026 Arch St.
2nd fl.
Philadelphia

Image by Tim Woulfe

11.18 2018

Hear Me Out ♫ mix ♫

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Hear Me Out ♫ mix ♫ by twxx.us or Twenty XX “That’s Us”… Including tracks by Nikes, Honnda, Errorsmith, Foodman, OPN, Ssaliva, and more!

10.16 2018

Forever/Siempre and the End of an Era for Space 1026

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***This is the last exhibition currently scheduled at 1026 Arch Street***

Space 1026 is excited to welcome Layqa Nuna Yawar to our gallery this November for his exhibition Forever/Siempre. We hope you can join us for the opening on Friday, November 2 from 6-10pm!

Layqa Nuna Yawar’s murals can be found in public spaces around the world, monumentally inscribing silenced narratives of people of color from the Americas and from across the globe. Born in Ecuador, having migrated to the U.S. as a teenager, and now living and working in Newark, NJ, Layqa Nuna Yawar makes work that questions injustice, racism, and xenophobia while celebrating cross-cultural identity and migration. Frequently working with host communities to realize public art projects, Layqa Nuna Yawar uses his art practice to create safe spaces for imagination and identity projection.

Layqa Nuna Yawar’s artwork developed out of a traditional visual arts education, a practice of street art interventions and independent self-organization principles. His practice extends to curation, project production, mural making workshops and educational lectures. Among many other collaborations and social justice initiatives, Layqa Nuna Yawar is currently working on educational programming for an upcoming project with Mural Arts Philadelphia. He is also a fellow at Open Society Foundations, and his work in the foundation’s Moving Walls project was recently covered by the New York Times and NPR.

More about the artist can be found here: https://layqa.info and on his Instagram: @layqanunayawar

Sadly, this is our final scheduled exhibition at 1026 Arch Street after over 20 years of exhibitions, events, and non-stop art making in our unique home. Come out to the opening and help share good vibes for our relocation!

Forever/Siempre: Layqa Nuna Yawar at Space 1026
November 2-23, 2018
First Friday Opening Reception: November 2, 2018, 6-10pm

We even put this on facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/events/318156458968376/

Space 1026
1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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10.02 2018

B R O A D C L O T H

Broad Cloth

 

Broad Cloth is a celebration of pattern, color, and traditional textile techniques featuring work by:
Ashley Limés Castellana
Anna DeCaria
Caleigh Stednitz
Lauren Buckley
Megan Hughes
Megan Johnson
Justine Kelley
Simona Bozzacco Quinn
Laura Solitrin
Andrea Purcell
Crystal Stokowski
Alexandra Emeric
Marlyse Mertz
Ashley Rodriguez Reed
Kate Corcoran
Jacqueline Quinn

10.02 2018

Overgrown at the Fairmount House

Members and alumni of Space 1026 are pleased to present Overgrown – a jungle inspired gallery with original pieces and a collective installation opening October 5th!

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09.28 2018

Space 1026 Yard Sale

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We’ve never had a yard and soon we won’t have a building. We are cleaning out our studios and flat files! Come and get art supplies, prints, nic-nacs, bric-a-bracs, stuff from the walls of Space 1026 and who knows what else!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30th
10am-6pm
at Space 1026
1026 Arch St.
2nd fl.
Philadelphia
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09.02 2018

Born 2 Shop at Space 1026: Opening this Friday, September 7

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Born 2 Shop opens this Friday at Space 1026!
First Friday Opening Reception: September 7, 2018, 6-10pm

Space 1026 is excited to present Born 2 Shop, a group exhibition featuring Emilia Brintnall, Mackenzie McAlpin, Dawn Riddle, Erica Schapiro-Sakashita, and Sophie White.

Where can you go when you’re filled with need, when your physical as well as emotional cupboards are bare? You need a place that has IT ALL. A strip mall.

And because you’re a cool city night life type, all the better that the strip mall is located in an art gallery. And also because you are emotionally connected to the earth, you’ll be happy to hear that a lot of the strip mall products are basically just painted over pieces of garbage. Um, I mean they’re upcycled. Or actually, I mean to say they are repurposed.

You can just go to ONE PLACE (1026 Arch St.) and get all the plants, miniatures, pets, drinks, *AND MORE* that you NEED. Because your time is almost as valuable as our fine items.

So come check out stores carrying brands like:

Emilia Brintnall

Emilia Brintnall is an artist based in Philadelphia. Working in a variety of mediums, she primarily works in paper mache, producing sculpture. Her sculptural work encompasses everyday objects, animals, and plants that are lumpy, seemingly playful versions of their real-world selves.

Mackenzie McAlpin

With over 200 successful exhibitions under her belt, Mackenzie McAlpin is a seasoned professional artist. She focuses on the sensual nature of real life and makes it small with clay. Her work was cited in New York Magazine, they even included photos. Ohh… And she was mentioned in the New York Times!

She went to college at Ohio University for Photography and Retail Merchandising (for real) (she actually designed her own major…she doesn’t think that was the “best” idea).

Now she lives in Philly, makes things because she loves to, has rad friends, two cats, awesome siblings and a dope boyfriend. She also copied part of this bio from Pinterest.

Dawn Riddle

“Hi, my name is Dawn Riddle. I live in Portland, Oregon and I am currently driving in Indiana writing this. I’m pretty tired. USA is huge. I like making stuff out of paper mache because it’s a good cheap way to have whatever you want. Thanks!”

Erica Schapiro-Sakashita

Erica Schapiro-Sakashita is an artist and illustrator based in Oakland, CA. Largely informed by a career in horticulture, her work explores how plant and human communities impact one another.

Sophie White

Sophie White, born 1984 in New York, NY, lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art. Her humorous, crafty sculptures have been exhibited in group-shows in New York, Philadelphia, Paris and Raleigh, NC. In 2011 they were the subject of a solo show at Magic Pictures Gallery in Philadelphia. Sophie frequently exhibits her cityscape paintings, and is known for her percussive performances with numerous musical groups as well.

Born 2 Shop
September 7 – 27, 2018

Space 1026
1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

08.13 2018

Our Building Has Been Sold

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After 20 plus years of art exhibitions, music shows, dance parties, comedy shows and art performances in our gallery, and non-stop art making in our studios, the only building that Space 1026 has ever occupied has been sold. It’s a bit of a mystery how Space 1026 has lasted so long, but it has. This said, we are not part of the new owner’s plans for the building.


Space 1026 was started as a place to create and show art with people that were actual friends that shared a common vision of “do it yourself, with other people”. We’ve had 10 to 12 art shows a year every year since November 1997. We have shown art by Daniel Johnston, Rebecca Westcott, Cory Arcangel, Ed Templeton, Shepard Fairey, Cynthia Connolly, Jim Houser and hundreds more. We’ve been having performances and parties in our space since February 1998, when the Rhode Island collective Fort Thunder exhibited in our gallery and the duo Lightning Bolt played the opening reception. Kimya Dawson, Bahamadia, Kim Gordon and Ian Svenonius have all played music in our gallery. MF Doom’s album, “Vaudeville Villain” was recorded at Space 1026. Comedian Maria Bamford has performed in our gallery. Whether you’ve donated $5 to see a music show or spent hundreds of dollars at our yearly art auction or exhibited your work in our space or have simply walked into our gallery to view the show, it’s all support and we appreciate it.

We have been described as an “art school, without the school”. The Space 1026 alumni list is very long. Clare Rojas, Jayson Musson, Becky Suss, Adam Wallacavage, Isaac Lin, Tara Booth, and Alex Da Corte are just a few people that have made art in our studios. Space 1026 has been the home of some independently owned companies, like Reload Bags, Megawords, All Ages Productions, Free News Projects and The Philadelphia Independent. As an art making collective, Space 1026 has had group shows in London, Puerto Rico, Oakland, New York and many other places. Since 2007, Space 1026 has been home to a Mummers NYB called The Vaudevillains, who help bring rainbow glitter and diversity to the Philadelphia folk tradition. All of this has been made possible by past and present members, friends and supporters of Space 1026.

We have been recognized as an art space that is not quite like any other art space in the city or even the country. We have been written about in many publications, some of which no longer exist in print form, like SPIN, and some that do, like The Philadelphia Inquirer. Part of our uniqueness is the architectural structure of the two floors we occupy and the other part relies on the way in which we occupy those two floors. We are not sure what our new space is going to be yet, but we do have plans for the rebirth of Space 1026. We are planning to buy a building that we can count on to be our new home.

We will have affordable studios and a screen printing facility like we always have. We will  have a gallery and continue with exhibitions and live events and add regular, highly affordable workshops which will be open to the public. Other new aspects that will be a part of the new Space 1026 will depend on the building we find.  Artists in residence programs? Expanded printing facilities? Multiple galleries? An area designated for performances? We’ll see. The search has begun.

When we started Space 1026 we had to sign a two year lease and that made us nervous, because at that point, we didn’t know what we would want to be doing two years into the future. Twenty years later, with our building being sold, we know what we and the community want, and that is for Space 1026 to continue to exist. We want to stay and serve Philadelphia in a permanent way. Space 1026 is not a registered non-profit and because of this, we have always existed without the help of grant funding. We exist by members paying rent, people buying art, people coming to performances and donations to our art auction. We do not have a surplus of funds waiting around for the ‘rainy day’ that is now upon us. We will need the help of others like never before to secure our future. We are very excited for the new future. Please help if you can.

Love,
Space 1026

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Drawing of Space1026 by Brian Lynch, photograph by Adam Wallacavage