Friday, November 02, 2007

Space 1026: 10 Year Anniversary

Space 1026,recent Citypaper Choice Award winner, is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with their opening of "Never Forget!: Do It Yourself With Others". The gallery looks back at their 10 year anniversary and their over 40 members who have participated at one time or another. From Citypaper Art Picks:
What places like 1026 and Spector (RIP) did was loosen everybody up, throw open the doors to young talent and set the precedent for the new independent gallery. Now Philly's scene is thriving on that philosophy. (Just don't tell 1026 they're any kind of institution.) This show gives us all a chance to catch up, surveying the work of the more than 40 members they've had over the years as well as their spontaneous collaborations and inspirations. Given this group's past, it would be foolish to predict what this show will be like beyond that.
If you don't recognize the graphic above its from the book Big Kids Little Kids a wonderful book explaining the philosophy and history of Space 1026 in their first 8 years. Pick it up from their website or at various Urban Outfitters.

Citypaper First Friday Focus, Space 1026, Big Kids Little Kids

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