Too Much Fun Club brought a team from Adobe to 1AM for a special event featuring catering, a bar, and a DJ which transitioned into a tag practice and mural painting afterwards. For its three canvases, Adobe chose “Whiskey Cat”, “Photoshop”, and “Magic Passion Create” as their unique inscriptions! Email us at email@example.com for questions and pricing regarding your next team-bonding activity today!
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Grand Opening of 1:AM Oakland! We are so grateful for all the support for our second location, and are excited to have a home base within the Oakland art community. Check out some shots from Thursday night!
Our Oakland shop has the same hours as our San Francisco store, Tuesdays – Saturdays from Noon to 6:30pm. In addition to our art supplies, art prints, branded goods, and experiences, our new location features 1AM Prism which offers art services such as digital imaging, archiving, and canvas/paper printing. 1523 B Webster Street, Oakland x 15th Street.
In the wake of yet another horrific tragedy in Paris, France, Parisians and empathizers from around the world are picking up the pieces asking big questions about life and death, love and war, hate and peace. There have been many sentiments given by words, speeches, videos, and art. Perhaps the most well known image depicting solidarity with Paris is of the Eiffel Tower as a Peace Symbol, made by artist Jean Jullien. But for this week’s SASC focus, we are going to the place we know best – the street – and the Paris native, globetrotting artist, Seth. In response to the terrorist attacks, Seth walked out onto the streets of Paris with a few cans of paint and deliverd a poignant and powerful piece that shows mourning, gives respect, builds solidarity, and delivers hope. In the artist’s style, a young figure is painting on a wall – a young boy writing a saying with red spray paint. The saying is Latin and it reads “Fluctuat nec mergitur,” meaning, “Tossed but not sunk.” It is the motto Paris, and it has been used by Parisians since the late 14th century. It is on the city’s coat of arms and speaks to the city and it’s people’s ability to rise strong in the face of adversity, and in this most recent case, tragedy.
(story awareness via Street Art News)
A team from Autodesk helped paint one of the gallery’s exterior walls on 6th street and proved to be a perfect example of team bonding at its finest. The mural prominently featured the words “Imagine”, “Design” and “Create” as seen here! We’re reachable by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our team-building workshops!
We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of our second location at 1523 B Webster Street, Oakland x 15th Street. With such an amazing artist community and energy that has been growing year over year, laying roots in Oakland was an eventuality for us.
In addition to our art supplies, art prints, branded goods, and experiences, our new location will feature 1AM Prism which will offer art services such as digital imaging, archiving, and canvas/paper printing.
Come celebrate 1AM’s expansion with us on Thursday, November 19th from 6-10PM. Art, drinks, music, and free giveaways while supplies last. RSVP here. 1523 B Webster Street, Oakland x 15th Street
Here is a sneak peak of our space before…
Sean Yoro, aka The Hula, just returned from a trip to the edges of humanity – The Arctic – where he painted a series of pieces he entitled “A’o’ Ana,” or “The Warning.” Hula travels the world creating paintings which capture the emotions and interactions between the figures and their environment. With each piece, Hula merges his backgrounds in both street and fine art. The native Hawaiian and master of oil brush painting traveled to continental North America with his oil paint and acrylic, sheets and drove north; far north, and took off on foot and paddle board. He then mounted his acrylic sheets to smaller icebergs that were freshly broken off glaciers and painted them. The paintings are raising awareness toward climate change, global warming and rising waters. He states:
“Series of murals painted on a few of the thousands of icebergs freshly broken off from a nearby glacier. In the short time I was there, I witnessed the extreme melting rate first hand as the sound of ice cracking was a constant background noise while painting. Within a few weeks these murals will be forever gone, but for those who find them, I hope they ignite a sense of urgency, as they represent the millions of people in need of our help who are already being affected from the rising sea levels of Climate Change.”
Thank you Hula, for your work, with its beauty and poignant messaging! We always look forward to your contributions here at 1AM.
Sitecore stopped by the gallery for a morning filled with a combination of t-shirt stenciling, tag practice and on-site mural production. They decided on the phrase “Own it” for their mural on our exterior wall and their creativity resulted in a final piece that the team and us at the gallery were incredibly proud of. Shoot us an email at email@example.com to get your team tagging, stenciling or both!
Last night’s opening of “Catch Me If You Can” showcased a body of captivatingly distorted and surrealist work from the French brothers, Ratur and Sckaro. The two brothers share a lifelong partnership of painting in the streets and in the studio–this collection brilliantly reveals their roots in classical oil painting and graffiti. The dynamic and colorful show produced positive energy from existing and new fans of the artists alike.
A big thank you to everyone that came out to support Ratur and Sckaro. “Catch Me If You Can” is on display until January 7th, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 12PM-6:30PM. For catalog requests/art inquiries please contact Adriana(at)1amgallery(dot)
San Francisco!! Join us tonight, 6:30-9:30PM, for the opening of Ratur & Sckaro’s exciting new show, “Catch Me if You Can”. Both artists will be in attendance, and the event is free and open to the public.
The French duo have painted side by side their entire lives on the streets and in the studio, battling each other with captivating interpretations of the figure in motion. Inspired by graffiti as well as classical European and Flemish paintings, the brothers continue to push each other towards a more polished style.
Each painting of “Catch Me if You Can” is based off a computer-edited photo, usually of the artists themselves. They use the photo as a guide to manipulate depth of field, carefully rendering the foreground while allowing the mid and background to slip away into less contrasted illustrations. As a result, each painting contains in itself a sense of unreality; a dreaminess that seems to push forward out of the painting. The hands of their figures in particular seem to reach out of the canvas. Allying digital work and technical virtuosity, the series questions the painter’s place in our overwhelmingly digital society and challenges the relationship between street art and a more classical, academic current.
Catch Me if You Can
Opening Reception – Thursday, November 5th, 6:30-9:30pm
On View Through January 7, 2014
1000 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
For catalog requests or questions email Adriana(at)1amgallery(dot)com.
This week we are taking a close look at our Australian friend, Fintan Magee‘s, recent mural / installation. Titled “The Water Carriers,” the piece is of seven Syrian children standing in a line with empty water jugs. The artist referenced a photo he found on a discarded newspaper for the image. What takes this piece to another level is that when you step closer to the wall, you notice that two mirrors are adjacent on either side of the piece. When standing close to the wall and looking to either end, the mirrors give an infinity affect – an infinite line of Syrian refugee children. Magee shares, “The children wait to fill empty water vessels that act as symbols for the healing component. The work comments on the scale of the current refugee crisis and echo’s a cynical view on how history repeats itself.” The refugee crisis is still overwhelming and some of the most sad stories are those of the children going through such horrific experiences. We have seen many artists touch on this topic with their own work. Fintan has created a clever, beautiful, powerful, and meaningful piece on the subject!