Behind the scenes: ‘I Am What I Am’ Opening tomorrow

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Sneak peek… Mark Bode’s busy at work finishing our interior & exterior murals for his Cheech Wizard Tribute, “I Am What I Am” at 1AM. Don’t miss the opening tomorrow, Thursday Feb. 4th from 6:30-9:30PM. There is an original Vaughn Bode comic only available for viewing at the opening!

Other highlights of the show feature:
– Never before seen work by Vaughn Bode
– A variety of new limited edition prints from Mark Bode
– Custom working Pinball Machine: the “Molly Snatch Machine”
– 2 original drawings from Vaughn Bode
– Licensing Sheet used by Puma and other product companies

Make sure to RSVP! For catalog requests:  adriana@1amgallery.com

See you there!

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A Cheech Wizard Tribute: “I Am What I Am” by Mark Bode

San Francisco! Join us Thursday, February 4th, from 6:30-9:30PM for a Cheech Wizard Tribute Show “I Am What I Am” by artist Mark Bode.

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Mark Bode has curated a celebration of the 58 year old cartoon messiah through an array of new and praised artwork, coinciding with the official San Francisco release of the Cheech Wizard’s Book of “ME,” by Fantagraphics publishing. Mark will be painting the gallery inside & out, while the gallery walls are adorned with original Vaughn and Mark Bode artwork, memorabilia, and authentic pages from the book of ME. “I Am What I Am” will be up for one month, be sure to see it!

RSVP via bit.do/iamwhatiam
For catalog requests or inquiries please contact adriana@1amgallery.com

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Check out this article about the book and Cheech Wizard from Westfield Comics:
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Click on the book below to check it out on the Fantagraphics website!

 

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123Klan at Rodearte Festival in Guadalajara

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Making Guadalajara itself a giant public exhibition, the Rodearte festival brings together a roster of muralists to promote global peace. 123Klan brought along their Canadian friend Maple the squirrel, in celebration of their recent Canadian citizenship (congratulations!). Scien & Klor dedicated this iconic mural to the children of Oblatos, using their hybrid of graffiti and graphic design to finish the giant 65 foot wall in just 3 days.

We’re stoked to have 123Klan showing with us in April 2016, more details to come soon!

Last Chance to Check Out “Catch Me If You Can!”

Heads up–Ratur and Sckaro’s “Catch Me If You Can” show closes December 19th, their insane surrealist oil paintings are not to be missed. This is your last chance to stop by the gallery, we’re open this Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6:30 PM. This duo’s high-octane work will blow you away!

Ratur's "First Amendment", oil on canvas, 30x44"

Ratur’s “First Amendment,” oil on canvas, 30×44″

Following the close of “Catch Me If You Can,” we have big things planned here at 1AM. Over the holidays we’ll be completely revamping our space, planning for a new and improved gallery in 2016… announcements and updates for the new year to come soon! Stay tuned.

Click here to view the gallery’s page. For catalog requests/art inquiries please contact Adriana@1amgallery.com.

1:AM Oakland Is Open!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Grand Opening of 1:AM Oakland! We are so grateful for all the support for our second location, and are excited to have a home base within the Oakland art community. Check out some shots from Thursday night!

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Our Oakland shop has the same hours as our San Francisco store, Tuesdays – Saturdays from Noon to 6:30pm. In addition to our art supplies, art prints, branded goods, and experiences, our new location features 1AM Prism which offers art services such as digital imaging, archiving, and canvas/paper printing. 1523 B Webster Street, Oakland x 15th Street.

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You asked for it. We wanted it. 1AM Oakland is here…

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We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of our second location at 1523 B Webster Street, Oakland x 15th Street.  With such an amazing artist community and energy that has been growing year over year, laying roots in Oakland was an eventuality for us.

In addition to our art supplies, art prints, branded goods, and experiences, our new location will feature 1AM Prism which will offer art services such as digital imaging, archiving, and canvas/paper printing.

Come celebrate 1AM’s expansion with us on Thursday, November 19th from 6-10PM. Art, drinks, music, and free giveaways while supplies last. RSVP here.  1523 B Webster Street, Oakland x 15th Street

Here is a sneak peak of our space before…
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“Catch Me If You Can” Opening Night Recap

Last night’s opening of “Catch Me If You Can” showcased a body of captivatingly distorted and surrealist work from the French brothers, Ratur and Sckaro. The two brothers share a lifelong partnership of painting in the streets and in the studio–this collection brilliantly reveals their roots in classical oil painting and graffiti. The dynamic and colorful show produced positive energy from existing and new fans of the artists alike.

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A big thank you to everyone that came out to support Ratur and Sckaro. “Catch Me If You Can” is on display until January 7th, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 12PM-6:30PM. For catalog requests/art inquiries please contact Adriana(at)1amgallery(dot)com.

The artists

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Opening tonight: Catch Me if You Can, Ratur & Sckaro

San Francisco!! Join us tonight, 6:30-9:30PM, for the opening of Ratur & Sckaro’s exciting new show, “Catch Me if You Can”. Both artists will be in attendance, and the event is free and open to the public.

Sckaro’s “Yogurt Pot”

 

Detail of Ratur's "Writers on the Storm"

Detail of Ratur’s “Writers on the Storm”

The French duo have painted side by side their entire lives on the streets and in the studio, battling each other with captivating interpretations of the figure in motion. Inspired by graffiti as well as classical European and Flemish paintings, the brothers continue to push each other towards a more polished style.

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Studio Visit

Each painting of “Catch Me if You Can” is based off a computer-edited photo, usually of the artists themselves. They use the photo as a guide to manipulate depth of field, carefully rendering the foreground while allowing the mid and background to slip away into less contrasted illustrations. As a result, each painting contains in itself a sense of unreality; a dreaminess that seems to push forward out of the painting. The hands of their figures in particular seem to reach out of the canvas. Allying digital work and technical virtuosity, the series questions the painter’s place in our overwhelmingly digital society and challenges the relationship between street art and a more classical, academic current.

Event Information
Catch Me if You Can
Opening Reception – Thursday, November 5th, 6:30-9:30pm
On View Through January 7, 2014
1000 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

For catalog requests or questions email Adriana(at)1amgallery(dot)com.

Behind the Scenes with Eddie Colla

We’re getting excited here at 1AM for our upcoming solo show “Nothing Lasts Forever” by Eddie Colla opening this Thursday, August 6th from 6:30-9:30pm.With a great range of art pieces coming through from this very prolific artist, this show is not to be missed! Make sure to RSVP here and for any questions or would like to request the catalog please email artsales@1amgallery.com

Here are some behind the scenes shots of the 1AM crew setting up for this great show.

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Nothing Lasts Forever

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

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“The Longest Winter” by Eddie Colla