• First Amendment
    1000 HOWARD STREET
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
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OPENING RECEPTION: “Dystopia” A Solo Exhibition by Hell’O Collective

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support Hell’O Collective in their first solo exhibition in the United States. The show encompasses multiple large scale paintings on canvas, paper and wood panel. Thank you to Hell’O Collective for all their hard work making this show happen and thank you to all of the First Amendment crew who helped bring the show together. To experience the full effect of these captivating pieces come check out the show in person at First Amendment Gallery in downtown San Francisco through November 30th. You can also view the full catalog on firstamendmentgallery.com and to collect any pieces please contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com. 

 

Press Release | “Dystopia” by Hell’O Collective

 

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First Amendment Gallery is very excited to announce “Dystopia” a debut US solo exhibition by Belgium duo Hell’O Collective in San Francisco, CA.  The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, November 2nd at 7pm. The exhibition with include new paintings, drawings, installation and exterior murals. The gallery is located at 1000 Howard St. in Downtown San Francisco.  To receive a preview of the works in the exhibition contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com

 

Hell’O is an artistic duo composed of Jerôme Meynen and Antoine Detaille. They quickly left behind graffiti letters and spray paint in favor of paper, characters, ink drawings and paint, moving on to sculpture, installations and wall drawing. They developed a unique graphic vocabulary that is complex and ambiguous, which they continue to expand in the course of their creative output, customizing many recurrent elements, which they combine each time with new characters, or incorporate into unusual settings.Through their creative approach, characterized by its extreme conventional freedom, as well as its rigorous execution, they produce a fertile, imaginary fantasy world, sometimes grotesque yet always poetic. A kind of strange fantastic bestiary, populated with enigmatic animals and vaguely human-looking, asexual creatures, with shapes and symbols drawn from the iconography of fairy tales, fables, and other medieval allegories, ancient and contemporary mythologies, but also vanities, esotericism and surrealism. Death, hope, failure, optimism, frivolity, animalism, cruelty, constraint and the desire to control are the most frequently addressed themes in the works of Hell’O.

 

Using brief narrative sequences, which are sometimes juxtaposed, and a healthy dose of humor and mockery, they rail against human foibles in compositions that combine metaphysical reflection and pure non sense, showcasing mystery and the free interpretation of the viewer. The art of Hell’O lies in the image of the name the duo has chosen for itself: both joyful and macabre, amusing and frightening, cutesy and brooding, morbid and seductive, absurd and meaningful…Oxymoron and dichotomy are key areas of their work, playing on duality, ambiguity and pretense, continually oscillating between attraction and repulsion and dissolving into chaos that is paradoxically highly structured.

 

 

Visa Enjoys a Group Outing at 1AMSF

The credit card company came in to experience a new way to come together through our unique team building activities in San Francisco. Our team outing workshops are a fun and interesting way to bond as the team creates their own mural to collaborate on. The workshops start off with a brief description of graffiti history and then the instructor takes the crew out to practice tag on our sixth street tag wall before they create their own finished piece. To book a street art or graffiti event for you and your company or any other private party contact privateevents@1amsf.com today!

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Dystopia an Exhibition by Hell’o Collective

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First Amendment Gallery is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition “Dystopia” featuring the works of Hell’o Collective.

Dystopia will be showcasing new works from Hell’o Collective and will be opening on Thursday, November 2nd from 7-10 pm at 1000 Howard St. in San Francisco

RSVP here and to be added to the advanced collectors preview or if you have any questions, please contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com

 

 

Large Group Outing

 

Over 100 people gather at First Amendment Gallery in SF to celebrate Old Navy and Gaps’s success and team up with 1AM for some exciting team building. The group was happy to align their company values with the mission of 1AM and bring more street art to the SF community. Gap and Old Navy teamed up with our talented teachers to create two large scale canvas murals to take back to their office. They did some practice tagging in the gallery around a three piece “IM” canvas mural to get their creative juices flowing while learning how to write their own tag.

 

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Next the group went outside to create a finished mural together using spray paint with the help of our workshop instructors and do some more practice tagging with the spray cans. The team chose to write “Money Makers” for their second mural and together they took turns filling up the canvas. By the end the group created a brand new finished piece for the office.

 

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First Amendment was happy to have a full gallery of people surrounded by art. The group also enjoyed food and beverages inside the gallery throughout the workshop, which is always allowed and encouraged to help complement the experience. We also offer catering for larger scale workshops with a variety of different packages to choose from. To book a workshop of your own contact privateevents@1amsf.com and join us for some fun and exciting group outing!

 

 

NATURAL PLAIN: A Group Exhibition at First Amendment Gallery

Opening Reception | Thursday, September 28th
Showing Through | October 26th 2018

RSVP HERE

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NATURAL PLAIN
A Group Exhibition By

Aeron Roemer
Conor Kolk
Ian Ferguson
Jared Duncan Tharp
Lenworth Joonbug McIntosh
Luke Pelltier
Mando Marie
Nelio
Oliver Hawk
Saddo
Samual Weinberg
Scott Albrecht
Yoskay Yamamoto

To be added to the collectors preview contact
info@firstamendmentgallery.com

Omada Health Visits 1AM

 

Omada Health joins us at First Amendment to learn about street art and create a mural on our very own 6th street mural wall. The workshop starts off with some practice tagging and then a big new mural in collaboration with our street art instructors. To book  a private mural event email privateevents@1amsf.com  We can even do visits at off site locations and you can customize your experience!

 

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Street Art Workshop with Google!

 

Google joins us at the First Amendment gallery for our street art workshop. In the street art workshop our guests learn to create their own stencil and spray paint the design on canvas boards and tote bags! We also do public street art workshops that anyone can sign up for through our website at 1amsf.com. For  private events for you and your company contact privateevents@1amsf.com  and enjoy a unique team building experience.

 

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“Transitions” by It’s A Living at 1AM Generator Oakland

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Artist Its a Living has been busy working a new series of works for his debut solo exhibition in the USA, “Transitions” opening tomorrow, Saturday, September 9th at 7pm in Downtown Oakland at the 1am Generator.  Be sure to check out his process and a couple sneak peeks of the new works below.  The gallery is located at 1523 Webster St. in Downtown Oakland.  Conveniently located off both 12th and 19th St Bart Stations.  To learn more about available works contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com

RSVP HERE

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Ellation Experiences First Amendment

 

A small group of four crushed the graffiti workshop at First Amendment when they teamed up with art instructor Maggie to create their very own “West Bay” mural on our outside mural wall. The team learned something new and enjoyed some team building as they collaborated to create a beautiful mural. Join us at First Amendment to enjoy your own graffiti or street art workshop! For bookings contact privateevents@1amsf.com and plan your event today!

 

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