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.

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.

Holy Names University spends the morning tagging!

High school students from Holy Names University‘s summer program stopped by 1AM bright and early to practice sketching out their new graffiti writer names and paint a mural with our teacher. Opting to produce their mural on canvas so that they could bring it home with them, the group ultimately chose to inscribe the uplifting message of “Speak up!” across their canvas and it ended up looking aesthetically inspiring as well! Holy Names Workshop July 2014 Holy Names Workshop July 2014 Send the gallery an email at privateevents@1amsf.com to start the conversation about your next team-building event!

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.

Sneak Peak – “Take Flight”

Want to experience a weightlessness where time is a blur and all that exists is art and air? Then take a sneak peak at some of these pieces for our upcoming show “Take Flight“. We’re excited to present works by some very talented artists who took part in the new reality TV show Street Art Throwdown. Join us in celebrating one of our instructors, Cameron “CAMER1″ Moberg, and his fellow contestants and artists AganaAnnie PreeceGrimnastyIvan “Gath” PreciadoJenna Morello, and Leba. You’ll want to see this before it flies by. Come to the opening reception on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30-9:30pm. 

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By Ivan “Gath” Preciado

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Take Flight - 1AM First Amendment Gallery

by Leba

Take Flight - 1AM First Amendment Gallery

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Please email ANU@1amsf.com to preview the art catalog.

Vertical gets into graff!

Learning how to both perfect their graffiti writer tag using markers and spray paint on a plastic wall we engineered outside, an early-rising team from Vertical took 1AM by storm. While they didn’t choose to take a canvas mural home with them to their office, they did however help paint an old-school mural outside with the phrase “Just like that” boldly emblazoned across it, which ultimately turned out great. Vertical Workshop July 2014 Vertical Workshop July 2014 Send us an email at privateevents@1amsf.com to get the conversation started about your next team or department event!

Viator makes their mark at the gallery!

Viator may send its customers traveling around the world, but they were clearly at home spray painting and tagging at 1AM. The team chose to produce their mural on canvas so that they could take it back to their office to showcase and they asked for the phrase “Travel with an insider” to anchor the mural! Viator Workshop July 2014 Viator Workshop July 2014 Shoot us an email at privateevents@1amsf.com to get the conversation started about your next team-building event!

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.

OPSWAT invades 1AM!

Putting the SWAT in OPSWAT, the company’s team was an artistic force to be reckoned with when they came to the gallery for an evening of team-building! The team didn’t take a canvas back to their office, but they created an awesome mural on our plastic wrap outside with the word “Metascale” written across it. OPSWAT Workshop July 2014 OPSWAT Workshop July 2014 Please email us at privateevents@1amsf.com to set up your team-building workshop with our gallery!

GE makes their Sunday a fun day at 1AM!

General Electric stopped by the gallery as the weekend came to a close for an evening of spray painting, t-shirt stenciling and team bonding. They chose to paint their murals on three separate canvases, their “Two zero 3″ and “Ill” canvases turned out particularly well! GE Workshop 7/27/14 GE Workshop 7/27/14 Please email us at privateevents@1amsf.com to start the conversation that gets your team tagging!