Dope Freights And Bombed Boxcars

Nothing has catapulted the creation and movement of graffiti as quickly as the New York subways did in the 1970s. Thanks to the subway cars, writers were able to spread graffiti as New York’s defining artform. NYC’s subway past began with notable graffiti writers, who began tagging the transit system and sparked the mass emergence of graffiti throughout the city.

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Writers and trains have had an intangible connection from the inception of graffiti. The subway system served as a platform for graffiti writers to display their artwork to the public in an unprecedented way. Picture it; your artwork zipping by millions of eyes every day instead sitting stationary on a wall, this development was revolutionary!

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To honor this timeless tradition in graffiti history, 1AM Gallery will be hosting the “Top of the Lines” Show featuring a private collection of model trains.

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This Friday roll into the gallery to see the best of the best graffiti on scale trains from 65 artists! Join us April 24th, for the opening reception at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM and checkout these killer trains! Email anu@1amsf.com for more information.

1AM Mobile App’s “Best of the Week”

The street are alive with color.  Here are photos from the 1AM Mobile App community that aren’t afraid to show it.  Fortune favors the bold.  Get the action now by joining our 1AM Mobile App community.

Photo by knkknk in San Francisco

Photo by knkknk in San Francisco

transfert_MontrealPhoto by transfert in Montreal

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xLe_OaklandPhoto by xLe in Oakland

1AM Mobile App’s “Best of the Week”

1AM Mobile is at it again.  The streets are our playground so get in on the action now with the 1AM Mobile App! 

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Photo by YonElvira in Los Angeles

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Photo by JohnnyKush in Denver

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Photo by anncat in Los Angeles

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Photo by knkknk in San Francisco

 

Join Us for “A Major Minority 2015″

The art for “A Major Minority 2015” has travelled thousands of miles to be displayed at the 1AM Gallery. We’re excited to exhibit artists from across the globe and share a vast collection of unique styles. Othercontemporary Urban Art is changing perceptions of urban art and doing it with an artistic power that hasn’t been seen before. With packages of art arriving daily, the gallery has been a whirlwind of action. However, in-between all the work we managed to sneak in some space for a wicked yarn installation (but don’t just take our word for it, come see it yourself). Join us tonight, April 2nd, for the opening reception at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM and checkout some mind-bending art!

"Animated Spirits Royalty" by Shie Moreno

“Animated Spirits Royalty” by Shie Moreno

"Modern Apprentice" by Col Wallnuts

“Modern Apprentice” by Col Wallnuts

"Letter Study 2" by Poesia

“Letter Study 2″ by Poesia

Please contact anu@1amsf.com for the art catalog.

CAMER1: “Taking Flight” Mural

Fresh off the runway, CAMER1’sTake Flight” mural hit the 1AM gallery walls this week for the exhibit’s opening reception. The mural emphasizes the aesthetic of flying forms and it highlights the idea that the weightlessness of flight is similar to the connection an artist has with his or her art. With an awesome mashup of talents in this show, it’s no question that CAMER1 and the other artists brought their work to new heights. We’re excited to see CAMER1’s art taking off and we encourage you to check out the mural for yourself.

"Take Flight" Mural by CAMER1

“Take Flight” Mural by CAMER1

For inquiries or to request art catalog, please email ANU@1amsf.com.

Announcing: A Major Minority 2015

A Major Minority rocked the gallery last year with OVER 100 artists from 18 different countries. We’re excited to announce that we are bringing it back so get ready for  A Major Minority 2015. You’ll see some of the same talented names from last year as well as brand new artists from across the world. Prepare yourself for a new spin on Othercontemporary Urban Art, you won’t want to miss the show. We’ll see you at the opening on Thursday, April 2nd 6:30-9:30pm!

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For purchasing or general inquiries, please email anu@1amsf.com.

Behind the Scenes – “Take Flight” with CAMER1

Flying into the gallery and throwing up fresh paint, the “Take Flight” artists, Agana, Annie Preece, CAMER1, and Ivan “Gath” Preciado, took their art off the canvas and onto 1AM’s gallery walls. The gallery has transformed with each artist’s addition and now the space is ready to take off. Each wall reflects these artist’s unique talents and extends the depth of their work. Watch CAMER1 talk about his inspiration for the idea behind “Take Flight” in the video above. Come meet the artists, enjoy incredible art, and see the gallery transformed! We’re ready to take flight and we’re excited to see you on March 12th for the opening reception at 6:30 – 9:30pm.

CAMER1 preparing for "Take Flight"

CAMER1 preparing for “Take Flight”

Annie Preece painting the walls at 1AM

Annie Preece painting the walls at 1AM

Ivan Preciado leaves his mark on the walls of 1AM.

Ivan Preciado leaves his mark on the walls of 1AM.

For purchasing or general inquiries, please email anu@1amsf.com.

Take Flight x TEASER x 1AM Gallery

Prepare to experience weightlessness thanks to the art soaring into our next show, “Take Flight“. This show marks an important milestone for the participating artists,  AganaAnnie PreeceCamer1GrimnastyIvan “Gath” PreciadoJenna Morello, and Leba, because it is the first show they will be involved in together since the airing of the new reality television show “Street Art Throwdown”. You can expect the unexpected from this show. You may catch a glimpse of wings, kites, astronauts, or more flying out of the art, but the only way to find out for sure is to come to the gallery yourself. Mark your calendar for the opening day on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 to 9:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sneak peak at a painting by Ivan Preciado

Sneak peak at a painting by Ivan Preciado

 

Please email ANU@1amsf.com to request art catalog.

Announcing: Take Flight

We’re excited to announce “Take Flight”, an exhibit curated by CAMER1, opening Thursday, March 12th, 6:30-9:30pm, and showcasing artists from the new television reality show “Street Art Throwdown”.

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Cameron “CAMER1″ Moberg, a contestant in the show, will be joining us as we celebrate the new steps in the careers of contestants and artists Agana, Annie Preece, Grimnasty, Ivan “Gath” Preciado, Jenna Morello, Leba and Camer1.

There is a lot of anticipation around how these artists will play with the theme. Some artists will be taking a literal approach – with depictions of astronauts and birds – while others are going for a more abstract understanding of the phrase. On a subtle level, the title relates to the feeling an artist gets when they completely align with the creative process – a weightlessness where time is a blur and all that exists is the artist and air. See what form emerges from these artists’ work at the opening of Take Flight!

For more information, visit www.1AMGallery.com. If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email ANU@1AMSF.com.

Amandalynn and Jet Martinez Turn Muses into Murals for “Inamorata”

If you’ve strolled by 6th and Howard Street this past week you will have seen the incredible murals up for our newest show, Inamorata. Thanks to Amandalynn, Annica Lydenberg, and Jet Martinez, the collaboration for these murals highlight not only the beauty of the theme, but also the strong solidarity of the artists in this show. If you didn’t get a chance to see the artists at work for yourself, now’s your chance. Thanks to Zane Meyer, we were able to capture the creation of these pieces in the film below.


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Inamorata Mural by Jet Martinez

Inamorata Mural by Amandalynn and Annica Lydenberg

For inquiries or to request art catalog, please email ANU@1amsf.com.