03.02 2014

Art ‘N’ Skate Zone at Space 1026

March 7th through March 28th 2014

art n skate front


An Installation by Dan Haddigan, Bradford Haubrich & Eric Kenny.

March 7th – March 28th, 2014

First Friday opening reception 7-10pm at Space 1026

After Party at Tango Noodle Bar


We are artists and we are skateboarders and we are building a ramp at the Space 1026. The ramp will be cool. we have a skate crew and we are called the Long Ass Grind Boys and sometimes we get a little wild. We are committed to bringing skateboard excellence to the Space 1026. We solemnly swear to bring the choicest techniques, and as such will host a fully-functional event of ‘skate-of-the-art’ proportions. We are sure that nothing will get messed up in any way.




01.31 2014

Crimson Landslide at Space 1026


Crimson Landslide // Erin M Riley

Opening Reception: First Friday February 7th 7-10pm

February 7th -21st, 2014 at Space 1026

Space 1026 is pleased to present Crimson Landslide, a solo exhibition by Erin M Riley of wool and cotton pieces based on the objects and ephemera of our daily lives. While widely known for her pieces depicting nude or scantily clad young women, her objects series is rarely shown as a collection. Exhibiting these pieces side by side allows the work to generate an underlying narrative. So much of one’s interactions are littered with tools, notions, toiletries, covered in text instructions, ingredients, many with salacious implications if found. Erin depicts the implements of drug use, as well as and detritus of female identity, beauty regimens, condoms, birth control pills, plan B packs, etc. These objects are presented on a simple background woven by hand in high detail, highlighting the complexities of small and sometimes meaningless things. Her work is based off of found photographs culled from the internet as well as images she has collected from her own life as a way to allow a view into the most common of private habits. These pieces allow the audience to see objects and ephemera from the point of view of many young men and women at this specific time in their lives.

Erin M Riley is a Brooklyn, NY based artist. She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA and her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work is published in the February 2014 issue of Juxtapoz magazine, the Annual 2013 by It’s Nice That, and will be in the forthcoming #110 Northeast issue of New American Painting. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally, and she has been an artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center as well Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

For more information about Erin’s work please visit www.erinmriley.com

10.03 2013

~WET DREAMS~ crystal stokowski and michael persico october 4th-26th 2013

Wet Dreams featuring Crystal Stokowski and Michael Persico at SPACE 1026


 Opening Reception Friday, October 4, 2013, 6pm-10pm


Wet dreams is a mixed media installation by Crystal Stokowski and Michael Persico involving quilting, screen printing, photography, video installation, woodworking and pyrography.  The show is inspired by deep sea celestial voyaging, surfing, and the mysticism surrounding the ocean. The pair of artists are great friends who share a passion for the surf. Although they both currently live in the city they take every opportunity they can to get salty, often times adventuring to find waves together.

In this show Crystal Stokowski gives her layered psychedelic twist to work that is inspired by her surf travels to Australia, New Zealand, and her part time residence in Oahu, Hawaii. She has also volunteered for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, which has influenced her work and given her a deeper appreciation for the sea, surf and sailing. Crystal currently has a show at Benna’s cafe in Philadelphia, until the 10th of October. Next she’s headed to New York for a month long residency starting October 28th at the Clocktower Gallery.


Michael Persico is a Philadelphia based photographer with a self-proclaimed obsession for surf. Although it’s difficult living in the city with his desire to be one with the waves, he wouldn’t have it any other way. The feeling of being in the ocean and surf informs his everyday life and that same feeling is meant to come across in the work.
As a hobby Michael makes hand planes which are a fine tool for any body surfer. In the show you can see his beautiful detail to these woodworks and a collaboration video the two artists bring forward.


09.11 2013

ACID RAIN – “ACID REFLUX” [2008-2013]

September 25, 2013 - 8pm

ACID REFLUX [2008-2013]
Space 1026 Gallery / September 25, 2013 / 8pm
followed with musical performances by Unguent and Embarker
A 90 minute screening of film and video work by artists and filmmakers that have
exhibited on Acid Rain, a cable access series in NYC, and elsewhere, dedicated to
distributing art and ideas through preexisting media infrastructures.

Participating artists:

Amanda Barr, Neno Belchev, Jacob Ciocci, Olivia Ciummo, David Colagiovanni,
Josh Collins, Jerstin Crosby, Kolbeinn Hugi Hoskuldsson, Jesse Hulcher, Thad Kellstadt,
Erica Magrey, Jesse McLean, Shana Moulton, Michael Robinson, Ben Russell, and Matt Wellins.


Jerstin Crosby (born 1979, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  His broad approach to art includes projects such as a  rave cave bumping techno from a realistic slice of vegan pizza, a ‘goth’ fan-art episode of Seinfeld, 3-D printed ‘folk art’ pottery, and a musical score composed of blood alcohol levels.  His work has been exhibited internationally at Cell Projects in London, the 9th Shanghai Biennial in China, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Exit Art in New York, the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, La Galería de Comercio in Mexico City, and Kallio Kunsthalle Taidehalli in Helskinki.  He received an MFA from the University of North Carolina, and is the Founder of Acid Rain.
Unguent: http://refulgentsepulchre.tumblr.com/
Embarker: http://embarker.bandcamp.com/

Fall Tour 2013 from Acid Rain Production on Vimeo.

07.17 2013

Leslie Friedman – Tastier

7.5.13 – 7.26.13

07.01 2013

Andrew Liang – Double Barrel

June 7th – 28th, 2013

Space 1026 is pleased to present Double Barrel by Andrew Liang.

“There are two nostrils on mostly every human being’s face.  Under normal circumstances, both nostrils in-take and out-put air.  These works are my most recent endeavor to celebrate my ability and opportunity to utilize my nostrils.  If one of them has itched, both have been picked. Double Barrel!”

Andrew Liang was born in Taichung, Taiwan and moved with his family to Dallas, Texas at age 13. Andrew moved to Baltimore, Maryland to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art where he currently works as an Exhibitions Preparator and continues his studio practice during moonlight hours. The writings and drawings of Kazuo Umezu, Junji Ito, Haruki Murakami, and Akira Toriyama have influenced him a great deal. Aside from studio pursuits, Andrew co-directs an artist run art space, the Current Gallery, with his dear friends Monique Crabb and Michael Benevento. These collective projects, as well as traveling and listening to music with his friends is the core inspiration of his art.