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08.13 2008

One Long Funeral Song Press

Hey folks! Our current show “One Long Funeral Song” was reviewed online.

Check it out:

Fecal Face

Art In The Age

08.07 2008

One Long Funeral Song Opening

Sorry its a bit late, folks!

The real star of the party

Kyle, one of the artists (it was his birthday the day before the opening, and they bought him some stellar cake)

Inside the hut

photos by Intern Stu.

07.15 2008

One Long Funeral Song

Featuring collaborative works by Monica Canilao and Kyle Ranson.

Space 1026 is pleased to present a collaborative installation by San Francisco Bay area artists, Monica Canilao and Kyle Ranson.

This body of work/instalation is the culmination of a longtime friendship and shared vision of Canilao and Ranson.

The artists sum up the idea of the show this way:

“One Long Funeral Song” addresses the clashes and minglings of two magicks. the black, vampiric conjurings of colonialism and the nature magic of indigenous, poor and creative peoples… the contrast between secret societies and open-armed, cooperitive communities. Monica Canilao and Kyle Ranson build a world around the hope that perhaps a third and beautiful magick could be born from this long and bloodied struggle.

Monica Canilao works with found objects and materials such as paper and fabric to weave sewn together structures that explore space, community and life and figures, both animal and human. According to Canilao, she “understands that even the most fleeting moments can be the most poignant ones, and so, she is fearless in her use of disintegrating materials such as paper, fiber, love and hope. What presents in her work is a feeling of spontaneity and mysticism.

Monica received her BFA from CCA.(C). She has exhibited at Galeria de la Raza, White Walls, Needles and Pens, 111 Minna, the Luggage Store in San Francisco; The Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, Jen Beckman Gallery in NY, Black Rat Press and 29 Gillespie in London. Canilao will be participating in upcoming exhibitions at Roebling Hall in NYC with David Ellis as well as artist Swoon’s Hudson River project.

Kyle Damon Ranson was born July 31st 1969 in Manhattan. With an encouraging hippie mother, he began to draw and paint in early childhood and by the time he was in high school, he was taking life drawing classes at the Lyme academy in Connecticut. He attended three semesters at the Maryland Institute College of Art and then dropped out to immerse himself in the arts and music scene in Baltimore. In 1994 he moved to San Francisco and became a part of the underground punk scene in the Mission. He began to exhibit his paintings in 1998 and has slowly become a pillar of the San Francisco art world. He has shown in New York and London and had several solo shows in San Francisco. His bold paintings often deal with extreme subject matter and can demand alot of the viewer yet there is a delicacy to his work that comes through most in his portraiture. Kyle Ranson lives and works in San Francisco.

Curated by Derek Ihnat
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07.15 2008


Donations will benefit our friends at the Shoe Shop to help them deal with the lingering repercussions of their harassment by the police dept. and L&I. For more info on their case; please check out will be the last chance to see the Justseeds exhibit and purchase cheap art as the show comes down the next day. SO please come on down, support some good people and listen to some fine music by-

DAN BLACKSBERG is a trombonist who is working to expand the range of the trombone in jazz and improvised music. A native and resident of Philadelphia, he has been seen all around town with such local musicians as Jack Wright, Toshi Makihara, Sonic Liberation Front and with Bobby Zankel’s Warriors of the Wonderful Sound. He has appeared in concerts produced by Bowerbird and the Ars Nova Workshop. In addition, Dan has performed with Anthony Braxton (the premiere of Composition 19 for 100 tubas), Taylor Ho Bynum, Joe Morris, Mike Pride, Nate Wooley, Katt Hernandez, Daniel Levin and Joe Maneri in many venues in New York and Boston.

ASHLEY DEEKUS is a percussionist and composer who holds a dynamic approach to her marimba playing. A career beginning with Canadian rock artists, to a place in the NY/PA improvising community, to the local “anything goes” scene. Beautician by day, musician by night, she currently pursues her studies in various traditional folk musics without excluding jazz, classical, or contemporary dance. Some artists she has worked with are; Pauline Oliveros, Neil Feather, Matthew Welch, Katt Hernendez, Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, Dustin Hurt, Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Gina Fererra, Nicole Bindler, and Susie Ibarra. Performs with: Alokli (West African ewe drumming ensemble) West Philadelphia Orchestra (traditional Balkan explosions) The Old Goats (traditional Brazilian).

JOSHUA MARCUS is a singer/songwriter/banjo-player who lives in Philadelphia, PA and has produced nine recordings under different bands and monikers in the last nine years, including Fan of Friends. This spring Marcus released his newest recording, Reverse the Charges, on Chicago’s Contraphonic and Philadelphia’s High Two record labels. Joshua is currently working on a collaborative project to produce a folk recording dealing with current U.S. social and environmental justice struggles.

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