Street Art and Social Change: Millions March

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Last Saturday, tens of thousands of people participated in the Millions March in various cities around the United States. Some of the largest demonstrations were in Washington D.C., New York City, and here in the Bay Area with actions in San Francisco and Oakland. These demonstrations have been the largest organized actions against police killings and racial profiling yet, in the months since Ferguson. Like most protests, art was used in a variety of ways; from banners and posters, to music, song and dance. Art has a unique way of uniting people and stirring emotions of participators and observers, and that is why it has always been intertwined with social movements. We have seen a number of different art projects in the post-Ferguson movement, but from the demonstrations this last weekend it was French street artist, JR‘s, enlarged image of Eric Garner’s eyes held by the front line protesters that stunned us. We look forward to seeing how art is used in the streets, in this movement and others!

Numi brings their whole team for an afternoon adventure!

We had a great time with Numi (who even brought us some free tea!), a local Oakland company that came by during their anniversary week of fun. They learned about the culture of graffiti and created some colorful murals for their office! Numi Workshop! Numi Workshop! Read More »

Announcing The 1:AM Revolution!

1:AM Revolution, our January exhibition marks the gallery’s six year anniversary as well as our kickoff to the new year. Our mission of freedom of speech and revolution often go hand in hand and our lineup of local and international artists are no stranger to either. Our vibrant mix of participating artists has something for everyone. With abstract, typographical and illustrative works by artists like Kenor, Optimist, Mad C, Remi Rough, our first exhibition in 2015 will be hard to follow. Visit our website for more information.
For media related inquiries or to preview art catalog, please email Artsales@1amsf.com

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1AM Mobile App’s “Best of the Week”

Its a wet one in the Bay Area but we have some heaters for you from Hawaii to Miami this week.  Hope you all stay dry and enjoy the finds from our 1AM Mobile App members estrllmsc757, Alpha, WJG, pecas, and seandavis.  Find out more about 1AM’s street art app here.

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1AM Mobile App’s “Best of the Week”

As we all already know, the Bay don’t play.  This week has some new and old hitters found by our amazing community of 1AM Mobile App members.  Thanks Bam, Amusethemuses, and Alpha showing us what’s up in the streets.  Do a second take on the Vogue and Dream train pieces.  So realistic you think you’re in a train yard thanks to the hyper real skills of Vogue TDK.

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BASK and TES ONE Paint “Side By Side”

Have you checked out our newest mural wall? Bask and Tes One’s twenty years of friendship and mutual admiration is evident in the collaborative way they curated the exhibition – we watched it all unfold first hand as they painted together. Cheers to their friendship and to “Side By Side“! For inquiries or to request art catalog, please email ANU@1amsf.com

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INTI in Colombia

The Chilean muralist, INTI, recently created this large-scale mural during a public art festival in the town of Cali, Colombia. The Bienal Internacinoal de Muralismo y Arte Publico (Biennial International and Public Art Mural) festival aims to beautify the city of Cali while celebrating local and national heritage. INTI, who gets his name from the Incan sun god, often paints on themes of culture, history, politics, and revolution. Here, INTI’s signature character is holding an olive branch – a symbol of peace. We look forward to seeing more beautifully engaging work from the talented INTI!

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Kenor: Barcelona in the House!

Geometry, abstraction, deconstruction, volume and movement.  These are defining words for Spanish artist Kenor and reasons why his work resonates with us.  Here are some recent walls from the Spaniard that really caught our attention and worth checking out.  Stay tuned as we bring you more Spanish flavor and potential artwork to 1AM from Kenor himself.Kenor 1Kenor2

“Side By Side” Opening Recap!

Last night we kicked off our new exhibit “Side By Side” featuring BASK and TES ONE. Coming all the way from Florida, they took over the space with texture, color, expression and their sheer volume of works. BASK and TES ONE fans picked out new pieces for their collection and the crowd took home tees and free posters! Swing on by from now til January 2nd to pick one out for yourself. IMG_0432IMG_0045 IMG_0051 Read More »

1AM Mobile’s “Best of the Week”

From Mexico to San Francisco to Hawaii, 1AM Mobile brings you another round of this week’s best uploads from our 1AM Mobile App community.  Download the 1AM Mobile App for free and show us what you’re seeing!

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