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Peer Pleasure I: Preview

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 11 Jan 2006

Space 1026 is a collective of artists whom I have watched closely for the past seven years. Artists from this group are comprised of painters, silkscreeners, photographers, zine makers and conceptual artists. In collaboration with Shelley Spector of the Spector Gallery in Philadelphia, these artists have been invited to create an installation at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francicsco. Spending hours, then days with the group, I documented the progress of their work. Artists on hand for the installation were Ted Passon, Becky Suss, Clint Woodside, Courtney Dailey, Max Lawrence, Ben Woodward, Gonzo, Jesse Goldstein, Hanif O'neil, and Jesse Olanday.

Much of the work shown spans the past seven years of 1026, and ranges from cast iron skateboards, handmade musical instruments, one-off paintings and silkscreen propaganda.

I have much respect for this crew. Not only do they work towards profound expression on a guerrilla level, but much of their work can be seen around Philadelphia streets as well as for local commercial projects. Not only does the collective kill it, but they have hosted shows for such heavy hitters as Tim Gough, Matt Lienes, Mark Price, Judith Chaecter, Damien Weinkrantz, Tyler Kline, Barry Mcgee, Roman Hasiuk, Jamie Dillon, Nick Paparone, Gerik Forston, Brian Chippendale, Jim Houser, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Annette Monnier, Josh Damon, Abbie J. Zudiema, Jake Henry, Thom Lessner, Dalek, Joy Feasley, Paul Enbeck, Christina Batch, Paper Rad, Katie Baldwin, Kyle Sschimdt, Caitlin Perkins, Jake Hanitschak, Isaac Linn, Alex Purdy, Adrienne Manno, Marcel Dzama, Janet Lee, Brian Sokel, Rose, Miriam Singer, Dan Murphy, Roberta Fallon, Libby Rosof, Genevieve Castrea, Carrie Collins, Ryan McGuiness, Dominik Lepore, Shelly Spector, Steve Powers, Shepard Fairey, Cynthia Connely, Ed Templeton, and countless others.
Werd up to Philly and 1026
~Derek Ihnat

Complete information, with a history of shows and a store, is available at

Peer Pleasure I: The Royal Art Lodge (Marcel Dzama, Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber), Space 1026 (artist collective from Philadelphia including Courtney Dailey, Francesca Gangi, Jesse Goldstein, Jake Henry, Matthew Kosoy, Maximillian Lawrence, Thom Lessner, Jesse O., Hanif O'Neil, Caitlin Perkins, Elizabeth Leah Rywelski, Anthony Smyrski, Becky Suss, Rachel Vittorelli, Jeff Wiesner, Clint Woodside, Ben Woodward and Andrew Jeffrey Wright), and Instant Coffee (artists from Vancouver and Toronto, Canada. Members include Jinhan Ko, Jenifer Papararo, Kate Monro, Cecilia Berkovic and Jon Sasaki) opens January 12th at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission @ 3rd Street
6-9 pm
The exhibition runs January 13-March 26




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