Art in the Style of Radical
July 27 - Aug 27, 2006
Space 1026 Group Exhibition
For the past ten years, Space 1026 has largely defined the underground Philadelphia art scene as a central location for art exhibits and a creative resource for street and fine art, small press, screen-printing, and multiples. Their new exhibit, Art in the Style of Radical, will bring members together to share that excitement with Toronto.
Magic Pony is pleased to introduce art collective Space 1026 in Art in the Style of Radical. This exhibition features individual artists work and a collaborative site-specific installation. This will be Space 1026's premiere exhibition in Toronto. Exhibition runs from July 27-August 27. Opening reception on Thursday July 27, 8-11pm.
Since 1996, Space 1026 has largely defined the underground Philadelphia art scene as a central location for art exhibits and a creative resource for street and fine art, small press, screen printing, and multiples. One Space 1026 member describes the group as "a common excitement for making - not for some outside world of aficionados, but for our own kind. An excitement in common." Their new exhibit, Art in the Style of Radical will bring members together to share that excitement with Toronto. The show will demonstrate how the studio maintains its creative and stylistic independence in the face of a culture industry that constantly attempts to appropriate the community's style and sell it back to them as a diluted form of "cool consumerism". The struggle of maintaining the core inspirations of Space 1026 is something the members have been working to defend since the very beginnings.
Coming off a large exhibit at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Art in the Style of Radical will continue to experiment with creative ways of sharing the infectious visual energy of Space 1026. This exhibit promises to be an art explosion of magic marker psychadelia from Andrew Jeffrey Wright mixed with Thom Lessner's life size cut-outs of Philadelphia legends such as Hall and Oates, Patty Labelle and Ben Franklin. Max Lawrence will add portraits of hip hop stars etched into circuit boards while Jesse Goldstein and local artist Tara Azzopardi are creating an offsite snack bar. Each member will contribute something equally unique, giving Toronto viewers the rare opportunity to glimpse into what is created and shared each day in this thriving collective.
Participating members include Andrew Jeffery Wright, Ben Woodward, Becky Suss, Max Lawrence, Jesse Goldstein, Roman, Isaac Lin, Casey, Thom Lessner, Tony Smyrski, Jesse Olanday, Courtney Daley, Dan Murphy, John Freeborn, Crystal, Kovaks and Adam Wallacavage.
Thurs July 27th, 2006, 8-11pm
Artists will be in attendance
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