03.24 2010

1026 Book Release Party and Separations Anxiety Closing Party

We are hosting a special Separations Anxiety Closing Soirée for the Southern Graphics Council Conference here at Space 1026.

We will also be celebrating the release of a new hand-printed Space 1026 Book, as well as hosting Draw a Fundred, an event to raise awareness of childhood lead absorption in New Orleans

Thursday, March 25th
7pm – 10 pm
1026 Arch St. 2nd Floor

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10.30 2008


Snax, Bill and Aryon on Broad Street after the Phillies won the World Series.

Aryon is a faker. Bill is a fan.

We’re #1.

This happened to Ted’s Car.

My name is Ted Passon. Philly flipped my car. I hope they can help fix it. It happened after the world series at Broad and Ellsworth St. at approx. 1:30am.

Please help if you can. If 300 people give $10.00 each I’m sure I could get a new car. Whatever you can offer will be much appreciated.

Donate to Ted at:
Philly Fix My Car

Phillies win! Trees lose!

Avenue of the Torn Up Tree Planters.

Video of the fire that Snax is number oneing in front of.

12.12 2007


Come to Space 1026 this Sunday for the Gypsy Flea Market.

Buy art and other stuff from Space members to give as gifts or to keep.

Also, see the final hours of the Mummers 24-hour sew-athon, starting at Space the day before.

As always, 1026 Arch Street, Second Floor.

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05.25 2007

1026 @ Bravin Lee

Indexiphilia an installation on paper featuring Space 1026 and friends
July 20 – August 10, 2007
BravinLee programs
526 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

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01.10 2007

96 gillespie

space show in england

we have a week to install

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12.05 2006

96 Gillespie Gallery – staging

*Pat Graham *is the photographer who best captured the live performances of America’s most loved & influential independent musicians during the 1990’s & early 00’s. His photos represent not just the bands but the scenes; the venues, audiences and instruments. He shows not only the public perfomances, but the behind-the-scenes; back stages, tour vans,hotel rooms, studios & record labels, bringing a very intimate perspective to his work.

Graham began shooting in high-school in Milwaukee, WI, but soon relocated to Washington DC where he worked extensively in and around the local & national music industry for over 10 years. During this period he toured endlessly with bands such as Modest Mouse, the Make Up, Tortoise & June of 44 across the USA and Europe.

His photos have been published in magazines including Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine ,Art Forum, NME, Dazed & Confused, Raygun, the Village Voice, the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, the Guardian, Punk Life, Punk Planet, Copper Press, Time Out,VICE, Tokion, Swindle, Guitar World, and the Chicago Reader; as well as books ‘Dance of Days’, ‘Cinderella’s Big Score’, Fodor’s ‘Rock & Roll Travel Guide’, and the Dischord Illustrated Catalogue.

In 2000 he moved his base to London, England. He co-founded contemporary art gallery, 96 Gillespie; a not for profit gallery dedicated to exhibiting American artists alongside their English counterparts in the UK. He works & exhibits internationally,frequently in collaboration with his wife, photograher/designer Melanie Standage.

His photos can be found in the Experence Music Project Museum, Seattle WA, The Arlington Municipal Art Collection, Arlington VA and in private collections around the world

Select exhibitions:


96 Gillespie Gallery, London UK Heartfelt

96 Gillespie Gallery, London UK Summer Exhibition

• Retrospect (with Standage) Cultuur Centrum Luchtbal, Antwerp BE Nov/Dec 2005

• Everyone Sees the Sun (group show curated by Rich Jacobs) Galleri Loyal, Stockholm SWE Dec 2005

• Past Perfect (with Standage)

Transformer Gallery, Washington DC Oct/Nov 2005

96 Gillespie, London Jul/Aug 2004

• The Wildebeest (with Standage) 96 Gillespie , London UK July/ Aug 2005

• Move 3, 5, 8, 11, 12, 13 (group shows curated by Rich Jacobs)

Clementine Gallery, NYC, Jan/Feb 2005

New Image Art, LA, Jan/Feb 1999, Feb 2000, Jan 2005

96 Gillespie, London, UK, Nov/Dec 2004

• Hot Girls, Cool Guys & other stories (with Standage)

New Space Gallery, Portland OR Jul 2004;

Mission Space, Baltimore MD Sep/Oct 2003

Comet, Milwaukee WI 2002

• The Ascent of Western Civilization: American Independent Rock, 1976-1991

Threadwaxing Space, NYC, NY 1997

• Cynthia Connolly & Pat Graham’s Touring Photoshow (with Connolly)

Various galleries across the USA 1996-1998

ICA London, UK 1997


Silent Pictures
By Pat Graham
Akashic Books, NYC 2007

Punk is Dead: Punk is Everything!
By: Bryan Ray Turcotte and Doug Woods
Ginko Press 2006

Dance of Days:
Two Decades of Punk in the Nation’s Capital
By Mark Andersen and Mark Jenkins
Soft Skull Press

Cinderella’s Big Score:
Women of the Punk and Indie Underground
By:Maria Raha
Avalon Publishing Group 2005




Photographer & designer Melanie Standage was born in London, England – one
of 3 children of psychiatrist KF Standage and their public health nurse
mother, Angela. Her family moved to Newfoundland when she was a child,
throwing her into an observational role within a new culture.

Standage received her first camera at 6 years old & has been photographing
ever since. Her practice is very much influenced by the books, magazines,
tv shows & films that she turned to as a child & teenager. Her projects
investigate identity, both personal & cultural; frequently exploring the
impact of cultural myths & expectations on individuals as well as the
wider social landscape.

A successful commercial interaction designer she has led numerous large
scale projects for global & national businesses, including: Waitrose,
Woolworths, Argos, Philips, Great Universal, Thomas Cook, Nokia, Nokia
Siemens Networks & more.

She co-founded & directs 96 Gillespie, a contemporary art gallery in
London, in 2003 with parter Pat Graham. The gallery operates lively
schedule of exhibitions & is dedicated to encouraging and supporting a
dialogue between US & UK artists & to being a significant venue for
American artists in England.

Current, recent & touring exhibitions (with Pat Graham)

Cultuurcentrum Luchtbal, Antwerp BE . Nov-Dec 2005

‘Past Perfect’
Transformer Gallery, Washington DC . Oct-Nov 2005
96 Gillespie, London UK . August 2004

‘The Wildebeest’
96 Gillespie, London UK . August 2005

‘Hot Girls . Cool Guys & other stories’
Newspace Gallery, Portland OR July 2004
Mission Space, Baltimore MD . Sept 2003
Comet, Milwaukee WI . August 2002

Current & recent group exhibitions

‘Heartfelt: Contemporary Arts & Crafts’, 96 Gillespie, London UK Dec 2006
‘Fresh’, the Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL Sep 2006
‘Summer Exhibition’ 96 Gillespie, London UK Jul/Aug 2006
‘Everyone sees the sun’,Galleri Loyal, Stockholm Dec 2005
‘We don’t know you’, Camp Fig, Austin TX May 2005
Rich Jacob’s ‘Move (13)’, Clementine Gallery, NYC Mar 2005
Rich Jacob’s ‘Move (12)’, New Image Gallery, LA Jan 2005
Rich Jacob’s ‘Move (11)’, 96 Gillespie, London Dec 2004

images jan show
From: pat graham Date: November 27, 2006 9:41:19 AM EST
To: maximillian lawrence , maximillian lawrence
Subject: images

Hi Max,

Heres some images for you to have a look at, let me know if you need any hi res, or anything else to help with press…
also check these links for images as well:



The time when we set up a #fugazi gig at the Waukesha expo center and they stayed at my parents house. #patgrahamarchive #dischord #powerwalker #1990


Subject: press release

Hi Max,

Heres the press release, let me know if its ok, and if you need to re work it…
I will be sending bios and images over next…

Retrospect is a collection of 3 smaller installations: ‘Past Perfect’,
‘The Wildebeest’ & ‘A Forest’

‘Retrospect’ has previously shown at the Cultuur Centrum Luchtbal, Antwerp
Belgium Nov-Jan 2005/06


‘Past Perfect’ is an exhibition of approx 1000 Polaroid photos taken
between 1982 & 2006, but primarily over the years 1998- 2004. The
photographers used a collection of Polaroid cameras, many old &
requiring adaptation to conform to modern film stocks.

The exhibition functions as a diary of the lives of these 2 working
photographers, providing informal portraits of artists, musicians &
friends; as well as landscapes, urban scenes, animals, flowers, colour
theory, architecture & more. The series is displayed in theme driven
panels, delivering a compelling visual experience that engages the viewer
on a physical & emotional level.

Pat & Melanie have been communicating & inspiring each other in this
series since 1997. Together they have used the format to record
fragments of time within a disposable culture. The exhibition brings
together a bit of everything: Pat’s touring photos from the USA &
Europe; Melanie’s street series ‘Small breed dogs of London & other
places’; live shots from rock shows & parties; family events; skies; on
the side at any photoshoot.

The installation itself comprises hundreds of individual art pieces that
stand as a definitive ‘whole’. the artists have created modular displays
that comprise a mix & match approach to art making.

Content themes pop culture icons . portraits . skyscapes . friends .
family . architecture . parties . small breed dog . bassett hounds . food
. cityscapes . touring . rock shows . flowers . landscapes . self

Musicians included Air . Modest Mouse . Fugazi . Quickspace . the Shins
June of 44 . Sea & cake . the Makeup . Royal Trux . Tortoise . the Evens .
Ted Leo . the Pharmacists . Geoff Farina . French Toast . Part Chimp .
Cass Mccombs . Elliot Smith . Jenny Toomey . Judah Bauer . Brett Anderson
(Suede) . Penny Rimbaud . Les Savy Fav . Sarah Cracknell (St Etienne) . At
the drive in, & more

— Past Perfect has previously shown at

‘Transformer Gallery’, Washington DC Oct/Nov 2005
’96 Gillespie Gallery’, London July/Aug 2004


‘The Wildebeest’ is an allegorical photo installation that chases the
themes of time, visual consumption, identity, movement, travel, growth,
the difference between real & perceived experience, cultural icons,
friends & highways.

The photographic narrative uses a perspective, through-the-lens, to tell
its tale.

The focal point emanates from Highbury in north London but follows the
couple across the highwys & bi-ways of America & western Europe as well as
backwards through recent history(personal, cultural,political).

True to form Graham/Standage deliver a density of images(all handprinted
in their basement). Coarsing round the gallery the installation overwhelms
the viewer with visions from their journeys.

— The Wildebeest has previously shown at
’96 Gillespie Gallery’, London July/Aug 2005

‘A Forest’ is an photographic installation featuring photos of trees
presented on a tabletop in frames made of recycled wood by Wisconsin
craftsman Ken Collins.

The title is taken from a Cure song on the album ‘Seventeen Seconds’. The
song ‘A Forest’ is a pop gothic journey through a dream, where Robert
Smith chases an elusive woman/apparition through the trees.

Graham & Standage’s ‘A Forest’ is a decorative installation featuring
portraits of trees often obscured by foreground objects or overlayed
elements. In their interpretation the forest itself becomes the object of
desire, the object of mythicism & denial.

‘Retrospect’ includes approx 1200 images and will fill the gallery’s
available floorspace. (1000 sq ft).

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