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02.16 2021

AFTER FOREVER

AFTER FOREVER is a solo exhibition of surreal sculptures by renowned artist, Adam Wallacavage, and curated by James Oliver. The exhibition at HOT•BED will present sculptures in an immersive fantastical environment from two ongoing series, Octopus Chandeliers and Kitsch Collaborations. AFTER FOREVER uncovers the intricacies of Wallacavage’s practice and gives a closer look into the artist’s unrestrained techniques. The exhibition will be open to the public from December 18, 2020 through March 6, 2021. 

The Octopus Chandeliers are a study on form, function and whimsy; candy-colored bulbous octopi with puckered tentacles. Mixing Art Nouveau, Surrealism and a lifetime fascination with the sea, Wallacavage’s infamous Octopus Chandeliers use a unique combination of traditional plastering techniques combined with Contemporary materials such as: epoxy resin, iridescent powders, and glitter. Though Wallacavage sculpts the works by hand, his touch is indiscernible in the final product, a testament to the artist’s level of skill. Typical of the artist’s practice, the Chandeliers deftly mix form and function. Light the works with candles or light bulbs and they’ll not only provide a source of light, but the work will activate; the dripping wax adding to the tentacle’s oozing effect. 

AFTER FOREVER also presents new works from Kitsch Collaborations, a series of transformed figurative lamps sourced from beloved Philadelphia antique stores, Jinxed. With Wallacavage’s effect, classic figurative lamps metamorphose into fluorescent ‘realm fantastic’, with a cast of characters (frogs, fairies and more) straight out of a fairytale. The series began in the early 2000’s as a way for the artist to poke a little fun at the highbrow world of art; however, over time, the ethereal works became a symbol of the imagination, creativity and fantasy Wallacavage brings to his art. 

As a part of AFTER FOREVER, Wallacavage and HOT•BED collaboratively constructed ‘fantasy vignettes’ comprised of furniture, decor, objet d’arts and plants to complement the design-forward works. AFTER FOREVER’s merger of art and design reflects HOT•BED’s mission to bridge the gap between the creative spheres. 

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01.28 2021

New From Refulgent Sepulchre!

Member Lance Simmons’ experimental sound/media imprint Refulgent Sepulchre has dropped it’s first batch of cassette tapes for the new year along with an offering in the sacred Zine tradition.

Please enjoy.

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12.30 2020

T H A N K Y O U !

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12.09 2020

Art Auction Info

Three ways to bid:

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02.12 2020

SPACE 1026 Part 1 is over!

SPACE 1026 Part 1 is over! 22 years and fin! Thanks to all for the support and experiencing it with us. We had a real life happen at 1026 Arch and our new life, SPACE 1026 Part 2, has begun at 844 N. Broad. Join us there. Foreverrrr!

05.16 2019

COMEDY MUSIC COMEDY: Saturday, May 18th!

Space 1026 presents: COMEDY MUSIC COMEDY


Ana Fabrega
Beautiful Souls Al Fresco
Amy Zimmer
Dark Web
Lorelei Ramirez
Barbecue Gordon
Caitlin Feeney
Body Dreamz
Christine Walden
The New Dreamz
Joe Bell

Doors 8pm
Show 8:30 – 11pm

$7 – $10

Space 1026
1026 Arch St.
2nd fl.
Philadelphia

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05.08 2019

Just Being Friendly ♫ mix ♫

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Newage music with David Lackner, Mark Leckey, Food Man, Tether, Swisher, Rkss, Jim Strong, OPN, Hero/Victim, and a few more surprises for you ;D

(☞ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)☞ “Ride ’til I can’t no more.”

04.15 2019

The Final Art Show at 1026 Arch Street

Space 1026 21.5 Years is the final art show at 1026 Arch Street. Please join us for the opening reception on May 3rd, 7pm – 11pm.

Show runs May 3rd – May 31st

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Image of Jim Houser about to finish painting our ramp for his solo exhibition 100 Paintings. 1998. Photo by Adam Wallacavage

04.02 2019

April 1st Friday Night Sale

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03.20 2019

Distinct Zones Revisited

Screen Shot 2019-03-20 at 1.28.11 PMDistinct Zones Revisited features recent collage works by Mark Price at the Greenline Cafe, Powelton Village (37th & Lancaster, Philadelphia)

On view March – April 2019

http://markprice.works/