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05.16 2022

Round-A-Bout

Work on view by Justine Kelley, Angela Rio, Eve Hoyt, Victoria Hutto and Len Davidson of the Neon Sign Museum

Opening Reception
June 10th, 2022 6-9pm
844 North Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19130

04.22 2022

Backyard Drawing Sessions

Monthly sessions in the backyard of Space 1026 from 6pm to 8pm hosted by Jackie Small

Flowers and potted plants as drawing specimens
Paper, pencils, erasers, water jars provided / BYO painting supplies

844 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, entrance is on Carlisle Street

04.07 2022

April Events at Space 1026

Friday, April 8th
Meet the Artists
7pm-9pm

Cocktails & Snacks in the gallery. BYO Favorite Beverage. (Dancing and laughing optional.)

Tuesday, April 12th & Wednesday, April 13th
Ukrainian Egg Dying Workshop
6pm-9pm

Learn the history and basic techniques of creating traditional Ukrainian easter eggs “Pysanky” using the wax-resist method with Space member Roman and his sister Sofeeka. All materials will be provided. Ages 12+.

Thursday, April 14th
Jodi Rice Body Art/Moving Meditation Performance
and Artist Talk
7pm-9pm

Much like her art, love and light spill in and out of Jodi. Unique in nature and spirit, Jodi’s magnetism is present in her output.  A Sherpa of play, she is not limited in material and finds a medium in the familiar and ordinary. Uplifting on approach, it forces the mind to slow down and acknowledge the soul, reclaiming and restoring the structures inherent to our humanity. -Leslye Rowland

Saturday, April 16th
The Heads Are All Talking Workshop with Vicky
11am-1pm

Come to Space 1026, and play with a ball of clay, add a nose, 2 eyes, 2 ears, a mouth, lots of(or no) hair, some clothes, and tada, it’s a head!! I know it will be really fun, and if you like what you’ve made, I will fire it for you.

Wednesday, April 20th
Yoga in the Gallery with Jodi
7:30pm-8:30pm

Bring your own mat and arrive 10 minutes before the start of class.
Donation based class and limited to 10 people so please sign up to reserve your spot!

Thursday, April 21st
Intro to Embroidery & Gallery Talk
7pm-9pm

Norma Gottlieb self-taught embroiderer will share the tips learned through trial and error on her embroidery journey.

03.11 2022

I Came to School For Your Class

For years we loved teaching. Now we work in our studios.

Work on view by Vicky Gold, Norma Gottlieb and Jodi Rice

Opening Reception
April 1st, 2022 6-9pm

Closing Reception
April 30th, 2022 3-6pm

844 North Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19130

Vicky Gold

I have been making objects out of clay, both functional and sculptural for my whole adult life. I was first drawn to pottery because I appreciated using handmade plates, bowls and cups as everyday dishes. I also also enjoyed the idea that a plate or a cup could be a piece of functional art, bringing joy to the user, and could be used every day. I studied at The Philadelphia College of Art with wonderful teachers who taught me both the craft, and the art of the work.

I have also taught, first adults at various art centers, then at The Baldwin School for 40 years. I loved sharing the ancient art of pottery with all of my students, and felt honored to be part of the chain of makers to pass on the craft of how to work with clay.

Past exhibitions of my work include the Philadelphia Airport, and at the Free Library on Logan Square along with many private commissions and large scale mosaics at Project Home on Fairmount Ave. and one at St James Church in Villanova.

I have been an associate at The Clay Studio since 2000, and have loved being in a shared studio with so many other potters and sculptors.

Norma Gottlieb

I never set out to be a teacher, I never set out to be a chef, I set out to be an artist. I graduated from Philadelphia College of Art in 1978 with a fine arts degree in Printmaking. What this education prepared me for was problem solving. Along with a list of skills and willingness to work hard, my design mind-set could be adapted in multiple ways. Like so many other artists, economics where I learned to compare business energy prices led me to the food business. After fifteen years I needed to reinvent myself. I had a three year old daughter and needed a work schedule more suited to the demands of parenting.

In 1993 I took a teaching job at a small Quaker middle and high school where I taught Culinary Arts and Visual Arts where injured two fingers and looked for compensation with a workmen compensation lawyer. I retired post pandemic lock down in September 2021.

My retirement has afforded me the time to not only think of how I’d like to spend my newfound freedom but to acknowledge what my work life has meant. I am the product of all of the jobs I’ve held from working at my hometown library to catering boat regattas, and engraving Parker pens at the mall.

Four years ago, I started mending favorite worn out clothing. The act of stitching gave me an enormous sense of relief from the relentless news cycle of politics, economics and environmental destruction.

I made my first embroidery shortly thereafter. From that point on I stitched everyday, referring to the act of stitching as saving my sanity.

About a year ago, I started embroidering images of objects. Objects have always held magical powers to me, so the act of replicating them makes them seem eternal. The new works exhibited are all from 2021. The older works and objects provide a contextual map for the viewer.

Jodi Rice

I never intended to become a teacher. I met Vicky Gold in the early 2000s while  studying sculpture and art therapy at the University of the Arts. Vicky eagerly helped me find work as a young artist and because of her, two of my first memorable art teaching jobs were at the Village of Arts and Humanities and Congreso Girl’s Center. In 2003, right after graduation, a position opened up as a ceramics teacher at a local Quaker school. Vicky strongly encouraged me to apply for the job. She made sure that I would be able to teach the foundations of ceramics to middle and high school students. I started the job and met Norma Gottlieb, an Art Teacher at the same school. Norma became a mentor and a close friend from the beginning. I worked to incorporate feminist art and social justice into my lesson plans over the next 17 years there. Year after year, Norma and Vicky encouraged me to continue on and persevere in my teaching career. At the start of the pandemic, I watched two of my best friends retire after long and passionate careers as teachers. It was then that I knew it was time for me to choose a different path. I started studying trauma and practicing yoga on a daily basis. I used art as a tool to help process past trauma through shadow work. My work represented in this show is part of a collection of using the tools and resources I have studied and practiced through my years of teaching. A large part of who I am today is because of Norma and Vicky and the tremendous impact they have had on my life as an individual, a teacher and an artist.

03.11 2022

Model Home, Slack and TBA

Live music in the gallery March 27th at 8pm
Model Home
Slack
And TBA

844 North Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19130

03.11 2022

Alexandra Tatarsky, The Three-Brained Robot, Bubblegum Octopus and Kate Ferencz

March 22, 2022 at 7pm

Alexandra Tatarsky and The Three-Brained Robot both create bizarre, mind-bending performances that defy description. This chance to see the two of them together in one place is highly recommended for those of you who like the weird stuff. Followed by more “normal music” of the glitchy, electronic, and emotionally charged variety; you can expect to laugh and cry and dance at this thing, if you dare.


Alexandra Tatarsky

The Three-Brained Robot

Bubblegum Octopus

Kate Ferencz

02.11 2022

Vanity Tintype Pop Up

Bring in the first day of spring with a beautiful tintype portrait. Maurene Cooper of Vanity Tintype will be on site with her mobile darkroom for tintype portrait sessions at Space 1026 along with Jackie Small, Miriam Singer and Jess Keating Whitney of Philly DIY Wedding for flower crown making. 

March 20th, 2022 at Space 1026 from 10am to 5pm
844 North Broad Street Philadelphia


What is tintype?
Tintype is a 19th-century photographic process,  used contemporarily to create one-of-a-kind handmade photographs. The process was invented in 1851 and remained the predominant image-making technology until the end of the 1870s. Tintype involves coating a sheet of tin with a sticky substance called collodion which is then submerged in a bath of silver nitrate.  Essentially this action creates a piece of film which is then exposed to light and taken through a chemical development, stopping, and fixing process. While the plate is fixed, it can be exposed to daylight. At this time viewers will see a blue negative turn into a black and white positive. Once washed and dried, the plate is coated with a layer of shellac and heated to harden, then the plate is ready to be taken home. The resulting image is a one-of-a-kind modern heirloom. 

Video of the Process

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