Introducing “Nothing Lasts Forever” a solo exhibition by Eddie Colla fresh off an extended international tour, opening August 6th, 6:30 – 9:30pm in San Francisco. From childhood we are instilled with a strong desire to obtain the unattainable – “Forever” as the mark of quality, persistence, or true emotion. We often drag this desire into our relationships, our view of the world, even our consumer habits. It is a flawed aspiration and unrealistic, as it is the desire that never arrives and goes against the natural order of the world.

Since 2005, Eddie Colla’s wheat pastes and stencils have been found throughout public spaces in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Eddie’s work first began to garner national recognition when his street art began incorporating images of Barack Obama throughout the 2008 Presidential election. His growing popularity landed him attention on internet blogs, features in six published books, and participation in the “Manifest Hope Art Gallery” shows at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. Eddie’s designs have been transformed many times over, from stickers, album and magazine covers. His work has also been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and many others.

“Some people view what I do as vandalism. I assume that their objection is that I alter the landscape without permission. Advertising perpetually alters our environment without the permission of its inhabitants. The only difference is that advertisers pay for the privilege to do so and I don’t. So if you’re going to call me anything, it is more accurate to call me a thief.”

Please join us to witness the opening of this very unique exhibition. For art catalogs or questions email artsales@1amgallery.com

Eddie Colla

“The Longest Winter” by Eddie Colla