07.22 2019

Archive Show Closing Reception w/ Fleegix and Happiness #5 !

Closing Recepton Flyer

We are taking a break from moving, planning, scheming, etc etc etc to offer one last look at our Archive Show before we dismantle the whole show and building! There are 21.5 years worth of flyers, art by members past and present, pieces from past shows, a zine library ! So much to look at and take in. AND, if that wasn’t enough, we are very excited to ALSO be hosting :

FLEEGIX (2019, dir. by Matthew Thurber)


Shot on 16mm film, Matthew Thurber’s FLEEGIX is a science-fiction film set on Earth, although some of the population have become convinced that they are in fact living on the planet Mars.
FLEEGIX includes both live action, stop motion and hand drawn animated segments. The appearance of animation in the narrative is to illustrate propaganda, such as depictions of newsworthy events on Mars. This film is an organism that grows and continues to develop a web of connected motifs and ideas. FLEEGIX is constructed through the accumulation of short scenes that echo and lead into each other, making connections across time and space. It is a a “Fairy story” whose construction resembles a role-playing game, rather than a simulation of standard motion picture narrative. At the heart of the film is the question as to how Fleegix, a beverage enjoyed by Martians, is manufactured. The film details further conflict among New York Martians who express themselves in animated movement, and the Hand Shadow Punks of Baltimore, who represent a pre-cinematic faction. The film proposes various absurd answers to this question, and the dispute takes on symbolic and mythological proportions.

A performance by HOLY PEOPLE : https://holypeople.bandcamp.com/

The Philly debut of HAPPINESS #5, a comix anthology featuring work by Leif Goldberg, Tara Booth, Aidan Koch, Nick Norman, Matthew Thurber, Lauren Poor, Carlos Gonzalez and so many more amazing folks !! Printed by Perfectly Acceptable Press.


With performances by Nick Norman and Lauren Poor !

:) 6 PM / $10 at the door for touring artists :)

05.16 2019

COMEDY MUSIC COMEDY: Saturday, May 18th!

Space 1026 presents: COMEDY MUSIC COMEDY

Ana Fabrega
Beautiful Souls Al Fresco
Amy Zimmer
Dark Web
Lorelei Ramirez
Barbecue Gordon
Caitlin Feeney
Body Dreamz
Christine Walden
The New Dreamz
Joe Bell

Doors 8pm
Show 8:30 – 11pm

$7 – $10

Space 1026
1026 Arch St.
2nd fl.


05.08 2019

Just Being Friendly ♫ mix ♫


Newage music with David Lackner, Mark Leckey, Food Man, Tether, Swisher, Rkss, Jim Strong, OPN, Hero/Victim, and a few more surprises for you ;D

(☞ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)☞ “Ride ’til I can’t no more.”

04.15 2019

The Final Art Show at 1026 Arch Street

Space 1026 21.5 Years is the final art show at 1026 Arch Street. Please join us for the opening reception on May 3rd, 7pm – 11pm.

Show runs May 3rd – May 31st


Image of Jim Houser about to finish painting our ramp for his solo exhibition 100 Paintings. 1998. Photo by Adam Wallacavage

04.02 2019

April 1st Friday Night Sale

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03.20 2019

Distinct Zones Revisited

Screen Shot 2019-03-20 at 1.28.11 PMDistinct Zones Revisited features recent collage works by Mark Price at the Greenline Cafe, Powelton Village (37th & Lancaster, Philadelphia)

On view March – April 2019


03.12 2019



One of the last shows EVER held in the 1026 Arch St. gallery will be a special visit from touring multimedia / puppet act TRIPLE YEAH PRODUCTIONS !

PLUS : performances by Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Peter Schranz !
AND: music by Hermit Thrushes !

Holy smokes !

:) 7 PM / $8 :)

Poster by 1026er Ana Woulfe.

02.26 2019



Puzzled Looks
Isaac Lin and Leif Goldberg

Opening reception: Friday, March 1st

Puzzled Looks explores the intersection of bold shape, color, idiosyncratic design and more subtle narrative references of Isaac Tin Wei Lin and Leif Goldberg.

About Isaac Tin Wei Lin:
Born 1976. Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA

About Leif Goldberg:
Leif Goldberg (b. 1975) studied film animation at Rhode Island School of Design, began screen printing at Fort Thunder, and has since produced many prints, paintings, films and publications. His images draw from a wide range of influences, as varied as Eastern European Animation, Art Deco, Noise, Naturalism and Science Fiction. He lives in Vermont.

This exhibition is the second to last art show Space 1026 will be having at 1026 Arch Street.

02.21 2019


Closing Party: Friday, February 22nd, 6pm – 9pm


Jennifer Williams, Annson Conaway, Justine Kelley & Anthony Coleman




Join us Friday, February 22nd, 6pm – 9pm for the closing party of ANIMALS, PEOPLE, PLANTS, APARTMENTS. This four-person exhibition with Annson Conaway who currently resides in Gouglersville, PA and Philadelphia-based artists Jennifer Williams, Justine Kelley and Anthony Coleman, is the third to final show to happen at 1026 Arch St. Anthony Coleman will be drawing live portraits during the closing party! Come and get your portrait done! Bring your pet and Anthony will draw them too!


Space 1026

1026 Arch St., 2nd fl.





02.06 2019

Real-Time Or Instead, just 30 minutes away


The exhibition Real-time Or Instead which features new and recent silkscreen printed collage works from artist Mark Price will be on view during February at Black Moth gallery’s store front location on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore, PA.

Only 3O minutes away:
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Behold the giant wawa billboard:
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Or take the train!