Artist Spotlight: Jenna Morello

Jenna, 29, grew up in a very close, creative family and now resides in Brooklyn, New York. As a kid she always loved to paint and draw. Her expertise lies in spray paint, house and acrylic paint. Not only is she ambidextrous, but her left hand can mirror her right hand with both hands drawing simultaneously. For the 1AM show, “Take Flight“, Jenna used torn linen to create a dark and edgy backdrop that allows her pieces to evoke a feeling of awe. She approached the theme from a more literal context and pushed the contrast on the colors to emphasize this feeling within her art.

"Exuviate" by Jenna Morello

“Exuviate” by Jenna Morello

"Icarus" by Jenna Morello

“Icarus” by Jenna Morello

"The Vultures" by Jenna Morello

“The Vultures” by Jenna Morello

Come see Jenna’s captivating work and more at the 1AM gallery. Please email ANU@1amsf.com for inquiries.

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.

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.

Artist Spotlight – Jet Martinez

Oakland-based artist, Jet Martinez is known for creating vibrant works of art that put a contemporary spin on folk art motifs. Originally from the small beach town of Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico, Martinez takes inspiration from his native culture’s rich traditions of pottery, weaving and embroidery. We asked Jet to tell us about the pieces he created for our current show, Inamorata.

Pa Mi Chiquis by Jet Martinez

Pa Mi Chiquis by Jet Martinez

Jet explains, “Pieces in this body of work are part of a larger body of work I have been doing based/inspired by Mexican folk arts. These particular pieces are inspired by lacquered, painted plates from the state of Michoacan.

Breathe In, Breathe Out by Jet Martinez

Breathe In, Breathe Out by Jet Martinez

I paint with the simple manipulation of 2 colors on one brush. In the context of this show, flowers often represent feminine qualities and jubilant life. My idea for these pieces was to create bouquets of sorts- gifts of love for my own girls, my wife and my daughter. They are also meant as gifts for the viewer.

Lo Que Tu Prometi by Jet Martinez

Lo Que Tu Prometi by Jet Martinez

Nothing complicated here, just a sincere little warm thought from me.”

Siempre Tu by Jet Martinez

Siempre Tu by Jet Martinez

Don’t miss the chance to see Jet’s work. Come see his incredible paintings and more at the 1AM gallery. Please email ANU@1amsf.com for inquiries.

Sneak Peak – “Inamorata”

The feminine spirit of “Inamorata” is skillfully captured by 11 incredible artists: Amandalynn, Hueman, Lady Mags, Helice Wen, Joshua Lawyer, Melanie Alves, Houston Berry, Monty Guy, Jet Martinez, Vans the Omega, and Annica Lydenberg. Combining alluring illustrative figures and abstract emotional images, these works express the fluctuation of intense feelings that enrapture a person’s mind when they’re entangled in the power of love. Don’t miss the chance to meet some of the artists and to become enchanted by your own inamorata at the Opening on Thursday February 5th, 6:30 – 9:30pm.

"Oh how the birds chirp" by Joshua Lawyer

“Oh how the birds chirp” by Joshua Lawyer

Untitled by Jet Martinez

Untitled by Jet Martinez

"Inamorata" by Amanda Lynn

“Inamorata” by Amanda Lynn

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

Unraveling: Latest 1AM Production!

French street artist and graphic designer, Ratur, is continuing to showcase his dreamlike illustrations in San Francisco with his most recent work hitting a new billboard installation on the corner of Jack London Alley and Bryant St. Best known for his murals and design work throughout France, Ratur continues to entrance his audience with his paintings that play on the relationship between the digital world and street art.

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Ratur’s billboard on Jack London, SF

Combined with his classic contrasting illustrative style and perceptual manipulation, Ratur’s new pieces utilizes an edgy contrast between reality and lines to connect with this unique space in the city. We’re excited to see how the neighborhood responds to this new aesthetic in the environment.

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Ratur continues with the theme on the second billboard on the same wall

Experience some of Ratur’s work at 1AM’s current show 1AM Revolution and don’t miss the opportunity to check out the billboards at 2 Jack London Alley, San Francisco, CA

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Night shot of the third billboard in the series

Check out our website for more on murals. Please email ANU@1amsf.com for inquiries about 1AM murals.

1AM Gallery invites you to “Inamorata” this February!

We have gotten asked a few times – “where are all the women? Why don’t you show the queens of the streets?” We think it is high-time to bring some female (and male) artists into the gallery for a group show inspired by the femme fatale, so we invited Amandalynn to serve as curator for our February exhibition “Inamorata” opening on Thursday, February 5th, 6:30-9:30pm. “Inamorata” by definition means ‘a woman with whom one is in love’, and is many times used in reference to a woman who inspires her lover’s creativity. We hope you’ll join us to see what this muse will inspire in our upcoming line-up of artists: Amandalynn, Vans the Omega, Hueman, Lady Mags, Jet Martinez, Melanie Alves, Helice Wen, Monty Guy, Joshua Lawyer, Annica Lydenberg and Houston Berry.

"Taste of Life" by Amandalynn

“Taste of Life” by Amandalynn

For an advanced catalog or more information on the show, please email artsales@1AMSF.com.

1AM Revolution – Behind The Scenes!

The new year is here and it’s time for resolutions and revolutions. We’re only a day away from the new gallery opening and we’re excited to be joined by over 25 amazing artists. The work and variety put into each piece is in itself revolutionary, but don’t just take our word for it―see it for yourself. Come meet the artists and celebrate 1AM’s 6th anniversary at the 1AM Revolution opening January 8th, 6:30 – 9:30pm. Please email ANU@1AMSF.com to request art catalog.

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1AM Mobile App’s “Best of the Week”

Here are some glimpses into the art in the streets of Hawaii, LA, to Mexico City.  Thanks Amusethemuses, Alpha, Sputnik77, and mattnuss.  For more info about how to see more, or get involved for free, check it out here.

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1AM Mobile’s “Best of the Week”

Here is the latest uploads from our 1AM Mobile community of artwork from all over the globe.  Thanks cvanloos and Alpha for the finds.  Find out more about how to get involved with 1AM Mobile.

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