03.24 2021

SpaceTV & Art Shopping Network

Space 1026 is taking DIY to the ~virtual stage~ and will debut its own take on the quintessential home shopping channel experience. Art Shopping Network (ASN) is set to premiere 4 episodes, airing Thursdays in April at 7PM on Twitch & Instagram. This boutique cyber experience will allow viewers to act as art appreciators & shoppers, while reveling in the familiar dashes of personality that make Space 1026 the immersive, zany, sincere, and raucous place many have come to know it as.

Each installment of ASN will focus on a particular category of affordable artist-made items — Objects/Tabletop/Housewares, Clothing & Wearables, Works on Paper, and Health & Wellness — though the traditional trappings of home shopping quickly fall to the wayside, like layers of tissue being shooed away to reveal that hot, weird late-night purchase you’ve been waiting to display on the mantel. In one episode, this pulsating cornucopia of for-sale artisanal goods will be featured against the lush, cabineted backdrop of Tony Soprano’s capicola’d kitchen (bless you, greenscreen). In another episode, viewers can tune in to watch the frantic hawkings of a Bling Ring member lost in sheer capitalist ecstasy, as they give a virtual tour of Paris Hilton’s puppy turd-dappled walk-in closet.

You may be wondering at this very moment, just whom will be leading you through that relishing modern dance of Do-I-or-Do-I-Not-Buy-That-Elusive-Thing-Which-Deep-Down-I-Dearly-Know-I-Must-Have-As-It-Shall-Complete-Me, yes? …

 …The answer to your online shopping dreams is no other than comedian, artist and self-proclaimed ACME Supermarkets heiress Rose Luardo. Here to ooze hopped-up Lisa Rinna realness, with some John Waters razzle-dazzle to boot, Rose will walk her virtual army of online shopping pals through the in’s and out’s of the items they most covet, while dropping delectable tidbits about the weirdo artists who made ‘em! Friends and members of the Space will also join in remotely, as they call in to dish a customer review, or model a particular item. 

Rose and ASN guests will serve as a conduit of sorts to the shut-in masses, as they roleplay with the item that has rendered them Never the Same; whether it be an original artwork, a tincture, or a tote, these products promise to transform your SOUL, if only they can reach your grasp through contactless delivery!

Tune in at 7PM on  April 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd on Twitch & Instagram 

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02.16 2021

AFTER FOREVER

AFTER FOREVER is a solo exhibition of surreal sculptures by renowned artist, Adam Wallacavage, and curated by James Oliver. The exhibition at HOT•BED will present sculptures in an immersive fantastical environment from two ongoing series, Octopus Chandeliers and Kitsch Collaborations. AFTER FOREVER uncovers the intricacies of Wallacavage’s practice and gives a closer look into the artist’s unrestrained techniques. The exhibition will be open to the public from December 18, 2020 through March 6, 2021. 

The Octopus Chandeliers are a study on form, function and whimsy; candy-colored bulbous octopi with puckered tentacles. Mixing Art Nouveau, Surrealism and a lifetime fascination with the sea, Wallacavage’s infamous Octopus Chandeliers use a unique combination of traditional plastering techniques combined with Contemporary materials such as: epoxy resin, iridescent powders, and glitter. Though Wallacavage sculpts the works by hand, his touch is indiscernible in the final product, a testament to the artist’s level of skill. Typical of the artist’s practice, the Chandeliers deftly mix form and function. Light the works with candles or light bulbs and they’ll not only provide a source of light, but the work will activate; the dripping wax adding to the tentacle’s oozing effect. 

AFTER FOREVER also presents new works from Kitsch Collaborations, a series of transformed figurative lamps sourced from beloved Philadelphia antique stores, Jinxed. With Wallacavage’s effect, classic figurative lamps metamorphose into fluorescent ‘realm fantastic’, with a cast of characters (frogs, fairies and more) straight out of a fairytale. The series began in the early 2000’s as a way for the artist to poke a little fun at the highbrow world of art; however, over time, the ethereal works became a symbol of the imagination, creativity and fantasy Wallacavage brings to his art. 

As a part of AFTER FOREVER, Wallacavage and HOT•BED collaboratively constructed ‘fantasy vignettes’ comprised of furniture, decor, objet d’arts and plants to complement the design-forward works. AFTER FOREVER’s merger of art and design reflects HOT•BED’s mission to bridge the gap between the creative spheres. 

Book an Appointment

HOT•BED is located on the 2nd floor of 723 Chestnut Street

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01.28 2021

New From Refulgent Sepulchre!

Member Lance Simmons’ experimental sound/media imprint Refulgent Sepulchre has dropped it’s first batch of cassette tapes for the new year along with an offering in the sacred Zine tradition.

Please enjoy.

refulgentsepuclhre.bandcamp.com

refulgentsepulchre.bigcartel.com

12.30 2020

T H A N K Y O U !

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12.11 2020

Art Auction 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020 | 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Image by Eileen Echikson

Tune in for the final night of the Art Auction with Andrew Jeffrey Wright!

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12.09 2020

Art Auction Info

Three ways to bid:

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/space1026/

Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83256255599

Twitch:
https://m.twitch.tv/space1026twitch/profile

12.09 2020

A Walk Along the Ridge Road

Wednesday, December 9 | 6:30 PM 7:00 PM

Join June Armstrong for a virtual walk from 1026 Arch Street to 844 North Broad, discussing the history of the neighborhoods and buildings along the way! Stick around for Night 3 of our Art Auction, your chance to support Space 1026 and our little home for art-making in the city.

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12.08 2020

Live Painting

December 8th | 7:30 PM 8:30 PM

Hey yous — perhaps your eyes are looking a little gray from all that drab professional zooming . Forever pajama-bottomed, you are feeling bottomed-out. You are in need of a body/booty/mind/heart cleanse, yes? Well — the Turkish baths may be closed, but the art salon is open. Aim a bidet at those sodden spirits, friends, as ye rejoice in some good ol’ public access painting. Artist Eileen Echikson is inviting you to her humble, colorful studio, where she will complete one large painting — L-I-V-E, baby. Watch Eileen slather that sauce (house paint) as she creates another schmear-on-plywood beauty to accompany her collection of towering works. This edibles-sponsored artwork will be supplemented with a smattering of musics, inaudible mumbles, and a takeout break or two. Feel free to play your own cozy tunes, drop some poetry in the Twitch comments, and enjoy one night of blissful, peaceful, *chef’s kiss* programming. Hope to see yous there 🦋

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12.07 2020

ARTSOUNDSTREAM

Monday, December 7, 2020 | 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

An evening of live experimental music and performance from three long-standing Philadelphia based underground artists.

Ghost In Salad

Tether

Unguent

Listen here.

12.05 2020

BYO T-shirt

Saturday December 5th between 10AM - 2PM

Drop off / Pick Up Printing Service

Stop back to get your freshly printed Space 1026 shirt!
844 North Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19130