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01.27 2019

This Old Couch: Rachel Gordon



Click n’ Listen Now !!

*DELUXE* interview with fresh Space member Rachel Gordon !
Catch this first installment to our monthly newsletter, babies!
Make sure you swat those bees away, ‘cuz this is some real honey for your ears!!

01.22 2019

Rock Show in our Gallery Wednesday, January 23rd!

Wednesday, January 23rd in our gallery at 7pm!!!





With projections and visuals by Craig Scheihing!

$5 – $7


01.18 2019

Coming February 1st – The First of Space 1026’s Last Three Art Exhibitions At 1026 Arch Street!

SPACE 1026 Presents



Jennifer Williams, Annson Conaway, Justine Kelley & Anthony Coleman


February 1 to February 23, 2019




SPACE 1026

1026 Arch St., 2nd fl.

Phila., PA 19107


Image by Jennifer Williams

01.18 2019

Real-Time Or Instead @ Black Moth gallery

Real-time Or Instead
serigraphy collage, 2018
framed and matted, 20”x27”

Black Moth Gallery
is pleased to announce the exhibition Real-time Or Instead which features new and recent silkscreen printed collage works from artist Mark Price. A collection of Price’s collage works from 2014 – 2018 will be on view during February 1 – 28 at the gallery’s store front location on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore, PA.

Engaged with the silkscreen printing collage processes over the past ten years Price utilizes a self produced archive of printed imagery including optical patterns, found graphics, and gradient color fields that collage into rich and frenetic two dimensional compositions.

The works explore where our psychological and information architecture become one. The resulting compositions operate as high-resolution experiences that attempt to map out a mediation of internalized and externalized information flows. The compositions address the possibility of a static image of today that encompasses our multi-modal experience with an ever expanding built environment.

Recently relocating back to the Philadelphia area from Portland, Maine this will be Price’s first exhibition in the area since showing his collage works in 2016 at Gallery 543 located at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia.

Different View, Same Situation
serigraphy collage, 2018
framed and matted, 27”x20”

About the artist:

Mark Price is a graphic artist who uses the silkscreen printing process to produce 2-D and 3-D visual works.

Working with gallery director Christina Ray he has mounted three New York solo exhibitions including ‘The New Real Fantasy Now’ 2009, ’Designer Endgame Strategies’ 2010, and ‘Hyper 20XX’ 2012.

Additionally his work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. In 2009 his work was selected by curator Aaron Betsky for inclusion in the internationally recognized Confines exhibition at the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern.

About Black Moth Gallery:

Black Moth Gallery featured curated exhibitions brought to Montgomery County by gallery owner Steve Martin. Black Moth’s exhibits and sells original works to patrons who are building their own art collections. From traditional to contemporary, the diverse art exhibitions range from original works on canvas to paper, wood, and metal. Martin’s expertise and sensibility aims to connect the art works shown with new and returning collectors.

Black Moth Tattoo and Gallery
Location: 18 Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

On view from February 1 – 28, 2019

Free and open to the public:
Tuesday – Thursday 11 AM – 8 PM
Friday – Saturday 12 PM – 9 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 6 PM


This Exit Also
serigraphy collage, 2018
framed and matted, 24”x36”

12.08 2018


A night of NEW comedy material by your favorite and least favorite Philadelphia comedians and artists. So new! So experimental! So unreliable!

doors 7:30 / comedy 8pm

Hear new jokes! See new jokes! Smell new jokes!

Angela Rio
Joe Bell
Kyle Harris
Molly Hanulec
Caitlin Feeney
Sydney Gantt
Jacob Marcinek
Sarah Bell
Kara Sankus
Michael S. Watkins
Robert Ecks
Rose Luardo

hosted by Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Space 1026, 1026 Arch St., 2nd fl.



11.23 2018


Off The BlanketSaturday, November 24th! Noon – 6pm! Off The Blanket is Space 1026′s annual art and merch sale. Come buy stuff from Space 1026ers and friends. Stuff like, like Zines, T-Shirts, Screen Prints, Drawings, Cards, Calendars and whatever else a human can make!
Including artists:
Tim Woulfe
Cat Bodnyk
Andrew Jeffrey Wright
Jennifer Williams
Angela Rio
Jackie Quinn
Nora Einbender-Luks
Dwayne Boone
James Bonney
Eileen Wolf Echikson
Ben Woodward
Roman Hasiuk
Steve Williams
and more!

Space 1026
1026 Arch St.
2nd fl.

Image by Tim Woulfe

11.18 2018

Hear Me Out ♫ mix ♫

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Hear Me Out ♫ mix ♫ by or Twenty XX “That’s Us”… Including tracks by Nikes, Honnda, Errorsmith, Foodman, OPN, Ssaliva, and more!

10.02 2018

Overgrown at the Fairmount House

Members and alumni of Space 1026 are pleased to present Overgrown – a jungle inspired gallery with original pieces and a collective installation opening October 5th!


09.28 2018

Space 1026 Yard Sale


We’ve never had a yard and soon we won’t have a building. We are cleaning out our studios and flat files! Come and get art supplies, prints, nic-nacs, bric-a-bracs, stuff from the walls of Space 1026 and who knows what else!
at Space 1026
1026 Arch St.
2nd fl.
Image by @procrastonate

08.13 2018

Our Building Has Been Sold


After 20 plus years of art exhibitions, music shows, dance parties, comedy shows and art performances in our gallery, and non-stop art making in our studios, the only building that Space 1026 has ever occupied has been sold. It’s a bit of a mystery how Space 1026 has lasted so long, but it has. This said, we are not part of the new owner’s plans for the building which include hiring a Calgary Interiors is a local company in Calgary that does incredible custom furniture work and reupholstery.

Space 1026 was started as a place to create and show art with people that were actual friends that shared a common vision of “do it yourself, with other people”. We’ve had 10 to 12 art shows a year every year since November 1997. We have shown art by Daniel Johnston, Rebecca Westcott, Cory Arcangel, Ed Templeton, Shepard Fairey, Cynthia Connolly, Jim Houser and hundreds more. We’ve been having performances and parties in our space since February 1998, when the Rhode Island collective Fort Thunder exhibited in our gallery and the duo Lightning Bolt played the opening reception. Kimya Dawson, Bahamadia, Kim Gordon and Ian Svenonius have all played music in our gallery. MF Doom’s album, “Vaudeville Villain” was recorded at Space 1026. Comedian Maria Bamford has performed in our gallery. Whether you’ve donated $5 to see a music show or spent hundreds of dollars at our yearly art auction or exhibited your work in our space or have simply walked into our gallery to view the show, it’s all support and we appreciate it.

We have been described as an “art school, without the school”. The Space 1026 alumni list is very long. Clare Rojas, Jayson Musson, Becky Suss, Adam Wallacavage, Isaac Lin, Tara Booth, and Alex Da Corte are just a few people that have made art in our studios. Space 1026 has been the home of some independently owned companies, like Reload Bags, Megawords, All Ages Productions, Free News Projects and The Philadelphia Independent. As an art making collective, Space 1026 has had group shows in London, Puerto Rico, Oakland, New York and many other places. Since 2007, Space 1026 has been home to a Mummers NYB called The Vaudevillains, who help bring rainbow glitter and diversity to the Philadelphia folk tradition. All of this has been made possible by past and present members, friends and supporters of Space 1026.

We have been recognized as an art space that is not quite like any other art space in the city or even the country. We have been written about in many publications, some of which no longer exist in print form, like SPIN, and some that do, like The Philadelphia Inquirer. Part of our uniqueness is the architectural structure of the two floors we occupy and the other part relies on the way in which we occupy those two floors which we will remodel with materials from Melbourne cork board flooring.

We will have affordable studios and a screen printing facility like we always have. We will  have a gallery and continue with exhibitions and live events and add regular, highly affordable workshops which will be open to the public. Other new aspects that will be a part of the new Space 1026 will depend on the building we find.  Artists in residence programs? Expanded printing facilities? Multiple galleries? An area designated for performances? We’ll see. The search has begun.

When we started Space 1026 we had to sign a two year lease and that made us nervous, because at that point, we didn’t know what we would want to be doing two years into the future. Twenty years later, with our building being sold by experts like the Barrie real estate development agents, we know what we and the community want, and that is for Space 1026 to continue to exist. We want to stay and serve Philadelphia in a permanent way.

Space 1026 is not a registered non-profit and because of this, we have always existed without the help of grant funding. We exist by members paying rent, people buying art, people coming to performances and donations to our art auction. We do not have a surplus of funds waiting around for the ‘rainy day’ that is now upon us. We will need the help of others like never before to secure our future. We are very excited for the new future. Please help if you can.

Space 1026


Drawing of Space1026 by Brian Lynch, photograph by Adam Wallacavage