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.

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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

 

What Would You Defend?

Introducing “Free to Be” a new show opening July 9th at 1AM Gallery. Independence Day is about your commitment to freedom of choice and liberty, we all have certain values and attributes we want to uphold and share with the world. Here at 1AM we’re asking our artists to show what values they thrive to share through their artwork by picking a corresponding theme. You will see the artists in “Free to Be” speak boldly about what’s important to them through their work. Email Anu@1amsf.com to request a catalog.

Here is a sneak peek of artist Sam Rodriguez‘s work.

"Freedom To Think" By Sam Rodriguez

“Freedom To Think” By Sam Rodriguez

"Freedom To Speak" By Sam Rodriguez

“Freedom To Speak” By Sam Rodriguez

NATE1 Repping That Bay Area Style!

We are proud to announce our newest limited editions to hit the 1AM Prism Boutique from San Francisco’s own NATE1.

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His work has transformed from graffiti murals to canvas paintings that encompass the urban landscapes of San Francisco.  Nate represents Bay Area to the fullest and his artwork will make you leave your heart in San Francisco as well.

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You can take home a piece of the Bay in one of Nate’s three prints we have for sale in the boutique > “Heading Down Clement” > “Sutter Fillmore” > “Battle of the Bay” or email kelly@1amprism.com for more information.

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Setting Up For CMYK – Behind The Scenes!

There’s so much energy in the air this week at the gallery as we prepare for our CMYK show! AMUSE 126, PEMEX and RPES have been working hard and playing hard in their usual upbeat style. Gallery is looking great as they add some finishing touches and paint the 1AM wall outside! We’re excited to showcase everyone’s hard work and can’t wait to see all of you this Thursday from 6:30-9:30pm for our Opening. Here are some dope shots from behind the scenes. Email ANU@1amsf.com for art catalog.

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Up On the Roof With RPES

Meet RPES, originally from the south of France and best known for his work in the PMB crew, he’s been making a name for himself all over Europe as well as 2 other continents. RPES fell in love with graffiti culture in the early 2000’s and with a strong urge for traveling and exploring, came to the Bay Area and never looked back. With nearly a decade of work under  his belt with the PMB crew, he was easily able to make a name for himself here in the states. ​His style has matured within the last 5 years as he has become more serious with his work and refined his graffiti style. We’re excited to have RPES be a part of our CMYK show opening, June 4th, 6:30-9:30pm. Check out our video from our roof having fun with RPES in anticipation for the show!

 

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For more information or media related inquiries contact anu@1amsf.com

C.R.E.A.M. rises to the occasion with 1AM’s custom mural for Ribbitcap

Wu Tang’s epic phrase, Cash Rules Everything Around Me, stands the test of time.  Revived by RibbitCapital’s desire for a custom mural by 1AM, we took Wu Tang’s inspirational words and added a modern twist.  Can you tell what the latest currency in the mural is?  If you need a mural to bring your vision to life, email murals@1amsf.com.Ribbitcap2 Ribbitcap1 Ribbitcap3 Ribbitcap

Artist Spotlight: AMUSE 126

AMUSE 126 is best known as one of the most prolific graffiti artists to come out of Chicago. With works ranging from simple tags and throws to giant pieces and murals, it seems like AMUSE 126 can do just about anything. With over 15 years of experience, this self taught artist has grown in the graffiti world with constant work as well as perfecting his abstract style, continuously taking chances and trying new things. AMUSE 126 will be a part of our upcoming show CMYK opening June 4th from 630-930pm.

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For media related inquiries or catalog requests please contact anu@1amsf.com

New Print Shop in the 1AM Boutique!

Here at 1AM we want to intrigue art collectors with a wide range of art for any kind of budget, as well as provide local artists a place to archive their own work without breaking the bank. We’re introducing a new part to our boutique, PRISM, where you can buy limited edition prints from your favorite artists to start your own art collection!

We are excited to help local artists with all their digital imaging, printing, and archiving needs.  Come check out the finished display of limited edition prints for sale in the boutique or email prints@1amsf.com for more details.

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Limited Colors, Limitless Possibilities!

PEMEX is a hard name to overlook when it comes to consistent work in the realm of graffiti. He’s raised through the ranks over the years to become one of the most renowned graffiti artists putting up work throughout California and abroad. Born and raised in Los Angeles, PEMEX has been surrounded by street art and graffiti most of his life, opening up a gateway of inspiration for his own work. His pieces can be distinguished from the rest, with his fierce and unrelenting style which possesses aspects of humor, politics and history, making it all unique to him.

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Check out works by RPES, PEMEX and AMUSE126 in our upcoming show “CMYK”. Please email ANU@1amsf.com for inquiries or art catalog.

“CMYK” – A Color Tease

Our newest show, “​CMYK​”, will be showcasing brand new works by graffiti artists RPES, PEMEX, and AMUSE 126. The demand for colors in today’s art market is substantial, with shades ranging infinitely along the color wheel. CMYK aims to contrast this freedom of colors and experiment with simplified styles and techniques. CMYK colors were selected among many options because it is a universal pallet.

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For inquiries or media related materials, please email ANU@1amsf.com