Space 1026 is excited to present Born 2 Shop, a group exhibition featuring Emilia Brintnall, Mackenzie McAlpin, Dawn Riddle, Erica Schapiro-Sakashita, and Sophie White. Opening reception to be held on September 7, 6-10 pm.
Where can you go when you’re filled with need, when your physical as well as emotional cupboards are bare? You need a place that has IT ALL. A strip mall.
And because you’re a cool city night life type, all the better that the strip mall is located in an art gallery. And also because you are emotionally connected to the earth, you’ll be happy to hear that a lot of the strip mall products are basically just painted over pieces of garbage. Um, they’re upcycled. Or actually, they are repurposed.
You can just go to ONE PLACE (1026 Arch St.) and get all the plants, miniatures, pets, drinks, *AND MORE* that you NEED. Because your time is almost as valuable as our fine items.
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Emilia Brintnall is an artist based in Philadelphia. Working in a variety of mediums, she primarily works in paper mache, producing sculpture. Her sculptural work encompasses everyday objects, animals, and plants that are lumpy, seemingly playful versions of their real-world selves.
With over 200 successful exhibitions under her belt, Mackenzie McAlpin is a seasoned professional artist. She focuses on the sensual nature of real life and makes it small with clay. Her work was cited in New York Magazine, they even included photos. Ohh… And she was mentioned in the New York Times!
She went to college at Ohio University for Photography and Retail Merchandising (for real) (she actually designed her own major…she doesn’t think that was the “best” idea).
Now she lives in Philly, makes things because she loves to, has rad friends, two cats, awesome siblings and a dope boyfriend. She also copied part of this bio from Pinterest.
“Hi, my name is Dawn Riddle. I live in Portland, Oregon and I am currently driving in Indiana writing this. I’m pretty tired. USA is huge. I like making stuff out of paper mache because it’s a good cheap way to have whatever you want. Thanks!”
Erica Schapiro-Sakashita is an artist and illustrator based in Oakland, CA. Largely informed by a career in horticulture, her work explores how plant and human communities impact one another.
Sophie White, born 1984 in New York, NY, lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art. Her humorous, crafty sculptures have been exhibited in group-shows in New York, Philadelphia, Paris and Raleigh, NC. In 2011 they were the subject of a solo show at Magic Pictures Gallery in Philadelphia. Sophie frequently exhibits her cityscape paintings, and is known for her percussive performances with numerous musical groups as well.