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.

05.26 2023

ALMOST THERE

 

Space 1026: Almost There
June 02 – July 02, 2023

Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present Almost There, a collaborative exhibition featuring the work of current members and alumni of the artist collective, Space 1026. Curated by the members of Space 1026, Almost There features the work of 24 artists, all working with different materials and levels of collaboration. Almost There invites current members and alumni of Space 1026 to show work collaboratively. The title is a nod to the continuously evolving–but never perfected!–nature of one of Philadelphia’s oldest artist collectives. The artists of Space 1026 have shown work individually and collaboratively for over 25 years. The work included in the exhibition spans across mediums, featuring painting, video work, drawing, carpentry, fibers, craft, mixed media and everything in between.

Almost There features the work of:

Al San Valentin
Amy Miller
Andrew Clark
Angela Rio
Ash Limés Castellana
Atari Woodward
Ben Woodward
Brian Lynch
Crystal Stokowski
Eileen Echikson
Jackie Small
Jacob Marcinek
Jake Yeager
James Bonney
Jason Hsu
Jodi Rice
Justin Staller
Justine Kelley
Keith Greiman
Lance Simmons
Lisa Conn
Maximillian Lawrence
Natalia Rodríguez
Roman Hasiuk
Thom Lessner
Tuesday Kay

Also opening on June 2nd at PARADIGMS. PUSHING: Space 1026 current members and alumni Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Miriam Singer, and Jim Houser have a three person show on the 2nd floor.

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, June 2, 2023
6:00 – 8:00 PM

EXHIBITION HOURS
Thursdays • 10 AM – 6 PM
Fridays • 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturdays • 11 AM – 6 PM
Sundays • 11 AM – 5 PM
And 7 days a week by appointment.

LOCATION
12 N 3rd St
1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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.

04.30 2023

Emotional Fracking

Emotional Fracking

Rose Luardo
River Ramirez
Jarmel Reitz

Opening Reception
Friday, May 12
6pm – 9pm

Dance Party
Friday, May 12
9pm – ?pm

Fracking is an environmental health hazard used to cultivate precious resources from our soil, it not only destroys the earth but endangers communities depending on that land by introducing pollutants into the water and soil of indigenous and often black and brown communities. What if our governments prioritized the deep digging of our emotional worlds, rather than our lands? What hidden resources lie within the depths of our bodies? Emotional Fracking poses the question: What if the amount of money put into destroying our earth to find oil was applied to the individual, the community? What would it mean if we used Emotional Fracking to cultivate deep personal growth that could help us create a more liveable and peaceful world?

Space 1026
844 North Broad Street
Philadelphia

 

04.05 2023

ANNSON CONAWAY | In Some Room Above The Street

April 7 – April 28, 2023

Opening Reception
Friday April 7
6pm – 10 pm

SPACE 1026
844 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia

Annson Conaway is an artist based in Gouglersville, Pennsylvania. The body of work in his solo exhibition, IN SOME ROOM ABOVE THE STREET, shows people gathered in interior spaces doing mostly mundane, everyday activities.

In one scene, commuters sit side-by-side and escape into their personal portable distractions. In another, a family watches a Phillies game huddled around a TV together. We see a couple seated around the fire, one asleep and one contently becoming radicalized by her choice of reading material; a trio of people smoking cigarettes in a gritty, unidentifiable public space, decorated with only a tiny trash can and a giant Pennsylvania Lottery ad; and two guys working on a car in their garage, a pinup poster and a novelty street sign hiding in the shadows around a bright window with a view of identical rowhomes. While not always glamorous, these scenes aren’t all drab—we also see a jazz singer and pianist in patterned gowns performing around a red curtain—though it’s unclear who their audience is, or if they even have one.

And then there’s the apparent outlier: a nude woman reclined in the desert, a figure walking towards her silhouetted by the sunset. Is it a mirage? A fantasy of escape? Or are these the lucky ones that got away from it all and made it out to the other side…

In these rooms above the street, people are living their lives. And in a room above a street, Annson created these pieces. And now, at last, you have the pleasure of viewing them in—you guessed it—SOME ROOM ABOVE THE STREET!

Artist: www.annson.us

02.09 2023

Spiritual Crossing: Reach & Embrace

March 3 – 31

Artwork on view by Lucy H. West

Opening Reception: March 3, Friday 6-9PM

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 6-8PM, Sundays 12-3PM

Curated by Morgan Lloyd and Nile Overton

Spiritual Crossing: Reach & Embrace is a solo exhibition comprised of mixed media canvas paintings, works on paper, and installation art by Lucy H. West. The expressive body of work wavers between abstraction and representation to convey the connections between our physical and inner worlds, inspired by the universal experience of new beginnings and finding peace within personal growth. The show’s themes are healing, self-love, emotion, growth, meditation, and taking conscious action to connect with and know oneself. West encourages her audience to interpret her work freely and connect with others in the same space by considering the multiplicity of diverse perspectives. Cultivating a judgment-free community space is also a prominent theme in the exhibition.

 

 

Learn more about Lucy’s work and the upcoming show – Medium Article

 

Donate Here  – GoFundMe