Street Art and Social Change: new mural in Ciudad Juarez by Ever

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A tribute mural to the 43 disappeared students in Mexico was recently painted by Argentinean artist, Ever on the streets of Ciudad Juarez. The mural, employing Ever’s usual vibrant colors and human figures, pays homage to the student group whose bus went missing on September 26th in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. Governmental statements have said that the students’ bus was stopped by local police on their way to a protest in the town of Iguala, when they were handed over to the drug cartel, Guerreros Unidos. After that many reports, stories, and speculations have surfaced as to what has happened to the students. The truth is still being called for by parents of the disappeared and others outraged by the event.

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Ever has been traveling and painting around the world for years now, and we have loved seeing his large-scale, compelling imagery develop! He often paints images that touch on power, nationalism, and the oppressed. With rising protests and calling for answers from Mexican government by tens of thousands of protesters and activists around Mexico, we hope that Ever’s mural and other’s art can raise awareness to this horrific incident.

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Pappa’s Group paints “Unthink” and “Be Brave”!

We had a great time with the team from Pappa’s Group last week who learned about the history of graffiti and took an introductory lesson in spray painting. They painted two of our favorite messages so far to adorn their office space! Pappa's Group Workshop! Pappa's Group Workshop! Pappa's Group Workshop! To setup a workshop for your team email privateevents@1AMSF.com.

1AM Mobile’s “Best of the Week”

From France to Texas to California, our 1AM Mobile community has another set of art in the streets.  Thanks pecas, kolorslab, mattnuss, and workhardplayharderer.  Get hooked on the international street art movement by viewing, or uploading pictures wherever you are.  Learn more and download the free app!

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Palantir comes to “Save the Shire!”

The innovative team from Palantir busted out a sweet mural during their team building workshop last week. As group fans of the Lord of the Rings they chose to paint a “Save the Shire” mural, environmental undertone there? Either way, it’s one of our favorites! Palantir Workshop! Palantir Workshop! To setup a workshop with your team, email privateevents@gmail.com.

1AM Mobile’s “Best of the Week”

Vogue’s “West Side is the Best Side” followed by a Championship San Francisco Giants mural make this week sweeter than most.  You have to see them up close and personal so download the app to find out where they are.  Thanks fuming_guerilla, xLe, kolorslab, Msjosephine, and Alpha for the finds.  Find our more about 1AM Mobile here.

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Street Art and Social Change: PangeaSeed Sea Walls – San Diego

As a part of PangeaSeed, the Sea Walls project has been bringing attention to the degradation of our ocean and costal environments to people around the world by way of large mural paintings, indoor gallery shows, events, information and conversation. PangeaSeed is an international organization who collaborates with members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities. They are dedicated to raising public awareness and education surrounding oceanic protection and understanding.

PangeaSeed Presents – Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition: Isla Mujeres 2014 from PangeaSeed on Vimeo.

The Sea Walls project aims to bring the oceans to inner cities around the world. By painting large murals with inspirational and educational messages, the hope is to reconnect city residents with the beauty and plight of our oceans. Sea Walls is currently in San Diego, CA, and fifteen street artists have been invited to paint murals addressing the topic of the modern tuna fishing industry. Here is the Australian street artist, Fintan Magee‘s, wall entitled “Hunger.”

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Latest 1AM mural, “Daily Grind”

Check out our latest mural production,”Daily Grind”, @ Duboce and South Van Ness in San Francisco.  This mural goes out to all the hard working (and semi-hard working) people that make our city a great one.  If you have a boring wall and are looking to change things up, check out our services, or contact us directly at murals@1amsf.com to get started.

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Cisco visits for our first Street Art Workshop!

Cisco brought a great team who were incredibly open to learning about street art culture and put their fingers to the test to carve out stencils of pandas, radios, trucks and their epic final statement of “Emerge – Hello Future”. We loved having you guys, a perfect team to kick off our new team building package! Cisco Street Art Workshop! Cisco Street Art Workshop! Cisco Street Art Workshop! Cisco Street Art Workshop! Email privateevents@1amsf.com to customize a design and book a Street Art Workshop!

Behind The Scenes – Emergent

It’s all coming together here at 1AM gallery! We are excited about the opening tonight but first we want to take you behind the scenes. A look at the process of creation, the journey and exploration. Photo courtesy: Studio Circa

Christopher De Leon, Malik Girley and Leon working the 1AM wall

Christopher De Leon, Malik Girley and Leon working the 1AM wall

Malik Girley working on his piece "Hitherto"

Malik Girley working on his piece “Hitherto”

Steve Javiel in his studio

Steve Javiel in his studio

Leon Loucheur leaves his signature on 1AM wall

Leon Loucheur leaves his signature on 1AM wall

Monty Guy in his studio

Monty Guy in his studio

Leon eloquently puts it: The artists are a facilitating conduit; the elements beneath the conscious surface organize, interlace, and emerge from the cocoon of self. It is the Grand Magic, the emergent properties of style, substance, and self. “Emergent”, is the manifestation of this idea. It views art not as a linear thought, but as a tapestry of experience woven by skilled hands.

Come on over tonight to not only view the amazing art but meet with the artists who created it! See you between 6:30-9:30pm. For inquiries or catalog, please contact ANU@1AMSF.COM.

“Emergent” – A Closer Look

1AM Gallery is pleased to present, “Emergent”, a group exhibition, opening November 6th, 6:30 – 9:30pm. The show will feature works by Steve JavielDaniel ValadezMalik GirleyMonty GuyChristopher De LeonLeon LoucheurEmily Moore and J. S. WeisFor media inquiries or to preview art catalog, please email ANU@1AMSF.com

Work-in-progress by Steve Javiel

Work-in-progress by Steve Javiel

Christopher De Leon started with classical training in the arts but didn’t emerge into the art scene until his skillful live painting demos at clubs. His passion and talent was soon recognized and he continues to exhibit in galleries around the Bay Area. Monty Guy, an up and coming artist in the last few years, has hit the scene with his remarkably realistic black and white portraits.Leon Loucheur is a self-taught artist whose work focuses on the relationship between natural and man-made worlds through the exploration of his own psychological biases.

The Path Of The Innocent by Emily Moore

The Path Of The Innocent by Emily Moore

J.S. Weis’ drawings touch upon an innately human sense of marvel at the beauty of nature. He encourages viewers to examine the health and vitality of nature in relationship with our own well-being. As new artists to 1AM Gallery, Daniel Valadez, Emily Moore, and Steve Javiel will be bringing their rich mixed media and portraiture work. Malik Girley is a rising talent known for his illustrative prowess.

Out West by Leon Loucheur

Out West by Leon Loucheur

This exhibition runs Nov.8th through Nov.28th. Hope to see you there!