11.28 2021

Art Auction 2021

Image by Al San Valentin

Friday December 10th 8pm Live on Twitch

Bid at www.store1026.com

Limited tickets available here

10.20 2021

Pre-Ween Party

Saturday, October 23
8pm – 12am
@thomlessner & @emjemstone at it again spinning vinyl in the backyard Saturday 10/23 PRE-WEEN PARTY! Along with live music by Bobby Lee & the Hubba Hubba’s

10.20 2021

7300 Pearl

Friday, October 22

6:30pm – 12am

Join us for a pop-up event hosted by @7300.pearl – featuring a full gallery show and multiple musical acts in the backyard! we’re suggesting a $5 donation at the door and are requesting that all visitors wear masks while inside. 

7300Pearl is a design agency specializing in graphic design and music video production. 

7300Pearl pop-ups/ events aim to display the various musical acts and visual artists we work with and (or) are interested in giving a platform to show new work. 

Featuring work by
@briannamaule / @oliverhartjenkins / @tone_police / @bambi__angel / @sundaysours / @bedtime_prayer / @_virus2020 / @loyal__pup / @murrie_________ @risobitch / @morganne.whoever / @idrinkbeers_ 

With performances by 
@realwaao / @teddy_hyde / @jakeydaley / @karikiira / 
DJ @jlidenn / DJ @_virus2020

09.24 2021

June’s Collection

Check out this article on Billy Penn by Space 1026er June Armstrong!

08.17 2021

Birthday Sex Comedy Showcase

FEATURING
Andrew Shearer
Ari Fishbein
Caitlin Feeney
Desiree Dabice
Kyle Harris
Reed McCoy
Shane O’Connor
Tan Hoang
The Incredible Dreamz

HOSTED BY
Rose Luardo & Shan Fahey

This event will be taking place outside in the backyard, weather permitting at 844 North Broad Street.
The entrance is on Carlisle Street.
Doors 7PM, Comedy 8PM
Masks are required indoors.

08.05 2021

Dance Party

Saturday August 7th
Thom Lessner & Andrew Jeffrey Wright are playing records in the backyard here at Space 1026.
7pm – 11pm
844 North Broad Street
Entrance on Carlisle Street

07.02 2021

Drawing Sessions

Come hang out and draw in the backyard at Space! (Weather permitting)

Paper, pencils, water jars provided, BYO painting supplies. Flowers for sale and drawing from @jig_bee. Hosted by @jacquelinequinn

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 

Shop www.store1026.com

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