12.11 2023

Joe Boruchow – Monster Storm

Opening reception Jan 5th
6-9pm

Joe Boruchow is a Philadelphia based muralist and paper cutout artist whose site- specific work is designed to fit into architectural niches and public spaces. Born and raised in the Washington DC area, he moved to Philadelphia in 1997. The self-taught artist started working in paper cutout in 2003 and has been consistently exploring ways to transcend the traditional medium, translating his designs into large scale murals, graphic novels, fine art prints and metal wall hangings. Inspired by his surroundings, current events and architecture, his black and white installations have become iconic in the Philadelphia region. His work explores themes of race, sexuality, politics, history and art, all through the subtractive art of paper cutout. His designs are all created from a single piece of black paper where all the white sections are excised by hand with an exacto blade and all the black sections must connect to the whole. Often quite small, the original paper cutouts are scaled up to fit their intended space. He was a finalist for Pew Fellowship and has worked on major murals with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. His graphic novel, “Stuffed Animals” was awarded a Xeric Grant for graphic fiction. As a visiting artist, he is often called upon to lecture and instruct at colleges such as The University of the Arts and institutions such as The Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His commissioned and uncommisioned work have gained a large regional following and has been covered by national and international press and blogs. Exhibitions of his original paper cutouts continue to astonish followers of his work with their intricacy and craftsmanship. The intimate scale of the paper cutouts contrasted with his monumental murals, create a tension between the private and public aspects of the work. The blend of craft and concept combine to create powerful graphic images that transform the spaces that they inhabit.

11.14 2023

2023 Art Auction

Art Auction


Saturday, December 9th

Doors 6pm, Auction 7pm

 

Week of Events

 

Friday, December 1st  First Friday Preview 6pm to 9pm

Saturday, December 2nd  Shrug Night  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ music/sound experiments

Sunday, December 3rd Sewing Workshop for beginners with our favorite mummers, the Vaudevillians. Perfect for adults, tweens & teens, or adults with young kiddos

Monday, December 4th New Thingz, a night of new jokes hosted by Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Tuesday, December 5th Space Melt Cinema

Wednesday, December 6th Skull Sessions reception at Hicks Art Center Gallery from 4pm to 7:30pm

Thursday, December 7th Gallery Drawings Sessions with Jackie Small, a continuation of backyard drawing sessions with plant specimens from 6pm to 8pm

 

Artwork by Rachel Avallone

11.01 2023

Community Embrace: The Story of the LindoYes Poetry Gumball Machines

This video is the official trailer for the documentary “Community Embrace: The Story of the LindoYes Poetry Gumball Machines.” This documentary follows LindoYes’s poetry gumball machine initiative from its inception and its impact on providing mental health resources to the community in the Philadelphia greater metropolitan area.

More info here

10.13 2023

Botanical in Nature

Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators
Opening Reception November 10th

Kindly join us for the opening reception of Botanical in Nature, a members choice show presented by the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators on Friday, November 10th, 2023 at Space 1026 from 6pm to 9pm. 844 North Broad Street, Philadelphia

The exhibition will be on view from November 10th through November 28th. To schedule an appointment, please contact gallery@space1026.com.

We are excited to also invite you to a botanical illustration workshop with Toni Denkin, a Philadelphia-based botanical artist and a new member of PSBI on Saturday, November 18th, more info here. 

Artwork Credit: Joan Frain, Melissa Olson, Alice Waters, Virginia Fitzpatrick, Maureen Sexton, and Linda Gist

The mission of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators is both educational and philanthropic: 
to educate ourselves and others about the history of Botanical Illustration; 
to celebrate the artistic development of our members;
to provide an opportunity to exhibit together;
and to bring Botanical Illustration to the attention of many audiences.

 

09.27 2023

Surf Community Responds to Dangerous Debris

Surfer Standing on Beach

In late July, the Delaware Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was alerted to a hazardous situation at North Indian River Inlet beach by surfer, Surfrider Foundation volunteer, and community organizer Crystal Stokowski. Long buried road construction materials including concrete, asphalt and rebar, have been uncovered by the narrowing of the beach, leading to beach goer injuries.

Read more (Surfrider Foundation Deleware)

Read more (WMDT)

09.11 2023

See-Thru

A collection of transparencies from the last 10 years by Eric Kenney / Heavy Slime

On view October 6th-28th

Opening Reception 
Friday, October 6th, 2023
6pm to 10pm
Space 1026
844 North Broad Street, Philadelphia

Contact gallery@space1026.com to view by appointment.

For more information, check out Eric’s Website and Instagram.

 

08.30 2023

Mark Henninger & Ken Blahut

Mark Henninger’s “City in Transmutation: AI Vision of Philadelphia” and Ken Blahut’s “Modern Age Paintings & Sculptures” will be on display Sept. 1-30, 2023.

Opening Reception 
Friday, September 1st, 2023
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Space 1026
844 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130

As artificial intelligence rapidly changes the way we interact with the world around us, Philadelphia artist Mark Henninger is wielding it as a tool, resulting in vibrant and intriguing photo-paintings. To create the digital paintings, Mark uses his photos of Philadelphia as substrate, and AI as his brush. His artistic toolset includes digital cameras, drones, knowledge of psychedelics, plus graphics programs. All pieces are printed with pigment inks on canvas, watercolor paper, or giclée art paper.

By contrast, using only his hands, paint, and rudimentary tools, Ken Blahut has created compellingly modern artwork. Ken’s mixed media sculptures embody the antithesis of new technology. Obsolete, discarded, and distressed objects like rusted cans, old tools, and fragments of ruined buildings get new life through juxtaposition, allowing them to be reconsidered and made relevant to contemporary life. Ken’s “modern age” paintings are created with cold wax using a method that combines the traditionally lush colors of oil paint with a medium that is ideal for retaining texture and for layering colors. Abstract and richly atmospheric paintings invite the viewer to contribute their own interpretations.

About Mark Henninger
Born in New York City, Mark Henninger spent his childhood around the world in Africa and Europe. After returning to the U.S. for high school, he studied both traditional photography and computer graphics. His visual art combines his skill with a camera, his embrace of new technologies like AI, and his 30-year push to elevate digital printing to its highest levels.

When he’s not making art, Mark is editor of Sound & Vision magazine, and founder/moderator of Audiophiles on a Budget, one of Facebook’s largest AV discussion groups. He cofounded photo-video firm Imagic Digital, is a Level 10 Google Local Guide, and composes original music as Dub King. Visit markhenninger.com for more information.

About Ken Blahut
From the outside looking in, Ken is what you might call a sleeper. A mild-mannered electrical engineer with a 30-year career at the FAA, having graduated from Cornell. Looking deeper, you find that throughout all this, he studied music, raised a family, took drawing and painting classes, and ran a marathon in every state. After his retirement, Ken has devoted all his bountiful energy to his art. His work has shown recently at Cerulean Gallery and in the Hilton Head Art League Biennale.

Additional gallery visits can be arranged during the month of September, contact ricejodi@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

 

07.20 2023

LSD: Lower Slower Delaware

LSD: Lower Slower Delaware, is a group exhibition that highlights both established and emerging artists living in Sussex County, Delaware. Curated by Space 1026 alumni, Crystal Stokowski, the exhibit will feature a diverse range of mediums, including quilting, surfboard shaping, photography, installation, painting, and film. With its focus on geographical location, it brings together a range of creativity and perspectives by showcasing the work of individuals who call the Southernmost part of Delaware home.

Crystal StokowskiRoy HarrellTiffany CaldwellSarah Pavlik
GW ThompsonNorthside ShapesGrant OttoEmily WiddoesBarking Cat
Asher TruittRich D’OnofrioJesse Hayden

August 4th – August 25th, 2023

Opening Reception
Friday, August 4th
6-9pm

Space 1026
844 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

06.15 2023

Free-For-All

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 15th, 2023

Space 1026 presents Free-For-All, an exhibition of 35 visual artists living and working in Philadelphia. This crowded house will feature works in various mediums by the likes of painters, illustrators, skateboarders, tattoo artists, designers, educators, and countless other intersecting classifications. No theme has been imposed on the artists invited to participate. It is truly freedom of expression as the deciding force at play. We hope to conjure a temporary mania for artists and visitors to connect and discover.

Curated by James Bonney, Sean Delmore, and Angela Rio

Free-For-All Features works by:

Angus Ryan
Brianna Protesto
Caroline Mills
Charlie Dunkel
Colin Pezzano
Dan Angel
Eileen Echikson
Emily White
Eric Hinkley
Ethan Caroll
Gab Landrum
Halle Ballard
Henry Jones
Justin Edmomds
Kara Sankus
Karl Kraegel
Katherine Valentine
Kelly Thorn
Kita Rich
Margot Whipps
Mitch Weisen
Nasir Young
Nellie Konopka
Nico Trevizo
Nicole Rodrigues
Nolan Srock
Rachel Avallone
Rachel Gordon
Sarah Everton
TJ McGlade
Trae Taylor
Troy Taylor
Will Francella
Will Laren
Zag Snyd

06.04 2023

Puff Puff Past

PJ Linden’s “Puff Puff Past”
June 9 – June 30, 2023

Paradigm Gallery is pleased to announce a curated off-site exhibition hosted by Space 1026. PJ Linden’s solo exhibition Puff Puff Past will feature the artist’s signature abstract patterns and collaborations with Adam Wallacavage.

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, June 9, 2023
6:00 – 9:00 PM

EXHIBITION HOURS
Please contact gallery@space1026.com for an appointment.

LOCATION
Space 1026
844 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

About PJ Linden
Born 1985 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. PJ Linden is a New York City and Pennsylvania based fine artist known for her abstract, three dimensional work. She paints with machine-like precision, creating microscopic patterns on found objects, fashion, and technology. Linden got her start working with Patricia Field, creating custom, one-of-a-kind art and fashion under the name Wonderpuss Octopus. At Field’s iconic, namesake boutique, Linden’s work caught the eye of celebrity clients including Beyonce, Willow Smith, Kelly Osborne, and Solange Knowles. Linden has since collaborated with and created pieces for Miley Cyrus, KidRobot, Norma Kamali, The CFDA, Alife, Sharon Needles, Pearl Liaison, Samsung and Swarovski. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Marie Claire Italia, Culture Magazine, Plastik Magazine PAPER Magazine. She has shown alongside art heavyweights such as Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf, and has exhibited at The Hole Gallery, The Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Reverse Space, Superchief Gallery, Art Basel Miami, The Museum of Sex, and The Museum of Ice Cream. She continues to work as an international muralist and the resident artist for The House of Yes.

About Space 1026
Founded in 1997 at 1026 Arch Street in Philadelphia’s Chinatown, Space 1026 is headquarters for a network of artists who want to do it their own way, together. Their new home at 844 North Broad Street hosts a gallery for exhibitions and performances, member studios, print facilities, a woodshop, and a garden.

Space 1026 is constantly evolving. Member artists are united in their shared enthusiasm for creating art and taking giant leaps of faith. With 20 current members and a long list of alumni, the collective is defined by its member artists. And their friends. And the people who visit the gallery exhibitions. And the people who remember to buy more hand soap for the bathrooms. And the people who come to the events, workshops, and music shows.

Artist members of Space 1026 exhibit their art individually and work collaboratively to create installations. Most recently Space 1026 has shown at Vox Populi Gallery; exhibited twice at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; and the DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn. In 2010 they created an installation at The Print Center in Philadelphia.

About Paradigm Gallery
Paradigm Gallery + Studio® was established in 2010 by co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston. The gallery exhibits meaningful, process-intense contemporary artwork from around the world. Paradigm Gallery is globally recognized and known as a tastemaker within the greater Philadelphia arts community. As the gallery grows, it maintains its original mission to keep art accessible, and continues to be a champion of small businesses and emerging and mid-career artists.