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10.03 2008

Our Intentions Are Honorable: Opening Tonight at 6pm

Installation has been completed for tonight’s show at Space 1026.

Stop by and experience work created by Trevor Reese and Sighn.

Show runs throughout August.

Full details about the show.

10.02 2008

Sighn in the gallery.

Sighn is currently installing this work in our gallery.

The video is the installation of 1,000 ITSOK’s is from Sighn’s solo show “I Don’t Know Any Other Way To Say This”, from Summer 2008.

Music by St. Catherine’s Home for Lazy Infants
(http://www.myspace.com/lazyinfants)

10.02 2008

Trevor Reese is in the gallery.

Trevor will be exhibiting new sculptures, installation and videos that convey themes of sincerity, optimism and secrecy. Incorporating plants, music, and nostalgia, his work explores the beginnings of creativity and good intentions.

See more of his work on his website.

drum set

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10.01 2008

Trevor Reese and Sign at Space 1026

Installation began for Our Intentions are Honorable October’s show at Space 1026.

> Read the full press release.

View some of sighn’s work online:

> Official website

> recent work in london & chicago

1000 It\’s OKs

> newest project, edition of 1 million

It’s Ok

10.01 2008

Our Intentions Are Honorable

Through October 31st
For its October show, Space 1026 is proud to present “Our Intentions Are Honorable,” new work by Trevor Reese and Sighn.

Reese sums up the sort of tenuous optimism present in each artist’s work: “In our constant bombardment of issues large and small we try to make the best decisions in each situation. This show in general highlights that the important or sometimes arbitrary results are always a mixture of hope and doubt.”

Though each artist worked independently (Trevor in Brooklyn, NY and Sighn in Chicago, IL), their work shares key similarities that make for a natural collaboration. Each makes hand-carved text-based sculptures, the basis of larger installations, and each achieves a delicate state of introspection mixed with generosity, and confidence fraught with ambivalence.

Sighn is displaying his giant installation titled ITSOK, made up of 1,000 individual hand-cut ITSOKs. The hope is that he will complete a “limited” edition of 1 million hand-cut ITSOKs, which should take the next 50 years to complete. He is also presenting All the things I wish I could say to you, a series of new works based on crossed-out, illegible text. His work aims to access the roots and fundamentals of language, thereby achieving simple, graceful expressions of emotion.

A special edition bamboo version of ITSOK will be available in the Space 1026 store beginning this Friday.

Trevor will be exhibiting new sculptures, installation and videos that convey themes of sincerity, optimism and secrecy. Incorporating plants, music, and nostalgia, his work explores the beginnings of creativity and good intentions.

Last year Trevor made a mountain filled with “baby mountains” as part of an installation with Steve Keene at Copy Gallery in Philadelphia. A continuation of this piece, he installed another mountain based on Mt. Rotui at the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art earlier this year.

Sighn’s cut paper and wood phrases have appeared in the streets and galleries of Chicago, where he is a part of Multi Polar Projects. His work has appeared in magazines and will be featured in the upcoming book Typo.

Sighn online
> Official website
> recent work in london & chicago
>newest project, edition of 1 million

Trevor Reese Online
> artist’s website

Press or General Inquiries
Contact Aryon at 215.833.5672
He also responds to email.

07.18 2008

This SUNDAY : Radical Art Discussion Night

7:00PM 1026 Arch St. 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA

FREE!
Justseeds will be hosting a discussion night that will use short presentations by 3 local artists as a jumping-off point for discussion around the whats, whys and hows of radical art.

Theodore A. Harris is a poet, muralist and collagist born in New York City and currently residing in Philadelphia, PA. As a muralist he has been painting with the Mural Arts program of Philadelphia since 1983. In addition to being exhibited in one-man and group shows from coast to coast, Harris’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Long Shot, The Hammer, Unity & Struggle, AAR, and the important anthologies Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature and Art and In Defense of Mumia.

Naima Lowe writes, performs, directs, studies, makes movies, teaches, lives and loves in Philadelphia, PA. She’s currently working on creative and curatorial projects that focus on her favorite things: Queers, people of color, the art they make, and the worlds they devise. For more detailed information visit her website at
www.naimalowe.com
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Beth Nixon builds puppets, masks, pi

07.11 2008

Will Christianson 1990-2008

A memorial service was held today at the Moorestown Friends Meeting House for Will Christianson, a recent graduate of Moorestown High School.

Will’s interests in art and music drew him to openings and performances at Space 1026. His sharp wit and outgoing personality made him popular amongst members and his presence was always welcome. He was a friend to many of us and he will be missed.

07.03 2008

Out of the Shell of the Old : Radical Art discussion night

1026 Arch St. 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA
space1026.com

FREE!
Justseeds will be hosting a discussion night that will use short presentations by 3 local artists as a jumping-off point for discussion around the whats, whys and hows of radical art.

Theodore A. Harris is a poet, muralist and collagist born in New York City and currently residing in Philadelphia, PA. As a muralist he has been painting with the Mural Arts program of Philadelphia since 1983. In addition to being exhibited in one-man and group shows from coast to coast, Harris’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Long Shot, The Hammer, Unity & Struggle, AAR, and the important anthologies Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature and Art and In Defense of Mumia.

Naima Lowe writes, performs, directs, studies, makes movies, teaches, lives and loves in Philadelphia, PA. She’s currently working on creative and curatorial projects that focus on her favorite things: Queers, people of color, the art they make, and the worlds they devise. For more detailed information visit her website at www.naimalowe.com.

Beth Nixon builds puppets, masks, piñatas, parades, pageants, magical lands and other spectaculah, on her own, and in collaboration with other humans of all ages. She comes from Rhode Island, lives in West Philly, and travels frequently to places where building, performing or
facilitating opportunities arise. Mostly she uses cardboard, “science”, and the imagination. She specializes in beasts and is investigating The Utopian Performative… Beth believes in the power of bike helmets, cornstarch, tide pools, emacipatory pedagogy, and snacks. She is the creator of ‘So Many Dynamos’ a calendar of illustrated palindromes for 2008. For more info on Beth’s work please see www.ramshackleenterprises.net

Contact
Aryon Hoselton : aryon@space1026.com : 215.833.5672

07.03 2008

Puppet Uprising & Justseeds Present: 3 MUSICAL NARRATIVES

Space 1026, 1026 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Suggested donation: $5 or less
More info: 267-909-2633 or www.puppetuprising.org.

Featuring FLIGHT by Erik Ruin & Katt Hernandez, Shadows & Violin
THE SOLDIER & THE PHOENIX: a Toy Theater by Shoddy Puppet Company
THE EXCREMENTAL CONTEXT: A Parody of Satire by Reid Books
PLus CHEAP ART from All the Justseeds Artists!

Puppet Uprising teams up with the Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists’ Cooperative to bring 3 MUSICAL NARRATIVES to Space 1026 Gallery in Philadelphia.

REID BOOKS (author/composer of “The Nothing Factory”) debuts a new one-man-band performance “The Excremental Context,” in which Reid plays prepared guitar, bugle and truck horns while unraveling a satirical yarn.

SHODDY PUPPET COMPANY (Leslie Rogers, Lucy Schneider, Michelle Posadas and Morgan F.P. Andrews) premieres “The Soldier & The Phoenix,” a toy theater fable with accordion accompaniment about a soldier’s memories of boyhood, a boy’s quest for chicken hearts, and a chicken’s desire for flight.

ERIK RUIN gives an encore performance of the Dave Eggers-inspired “Flight: The Mythic Journey of a Person Displaced,” a wordless and cinematic shadow puppet play featuring a haunting violin and vocal score by KATT HERNANDEZ.

Creators of the “Celebrate People’s History Poster Series,” the Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists’ Cooperative is at Space 1026 for the entire month of July with their group show “Out of the Shell of the Old.” In addition to the Puppet Uprising event on July 11th, there’s a panel discussion on July 20th with puppeteer Beth Nixon, videographer Naima Lowe and collage artist Theodore Harris. Cheap art will be for sale on all occasions.

Call 267-909-2633 for more info, or visit www.puppetuprising.org.

07.03 2008

Just Seeds install

Be patriotic and come see the finished show tomorrow, July 4th, at 6:00 PM!