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. 

Take Flight - 1AM First Amendment Gallery - Ivan Preciado

By Ivan “Gath” Preciado

Take Flight - CAMER1 - 1AM First Amendment Gallery

By CAMER1

Take Flight - 1AM First Amendment Gallery

by Leba

Take Flight - 1AM First Amendment Gallery

by CAMER1

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

Artist Spotlight: Vans the Omega

This week we’re excited to introduce Vans the Omega as our featured artist spotlight. Loosely based out of Adelaide, Australia, Vans the Omega has spent time crafting his skills in a variety of letterforms and painting. He has traveled and showcased his art around the globe consistently since 2000. His work typically captures abstract shapes, traditional graffiti aesthetics, and an array of patterns.

Against the Falls by Vans the Omega

Against the Falls by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

As one of the artists in our current show, Inamorata, Vans the Omega diverged from his traditional style to create something more emotional and distorted. We asked him to give us some insight about his piece, “Against the Falls” and where he looked for inspiration.

“The inspiration is drawn from my idea of rising out of water, emotion and cleansing. Instead of painting someone I loved, I decided to let the process of painting this work and what I was personally going through dictate and guide me into a feeling of love through exploration. I just had my mural work destroyed in my home city and was trying to make sense of it by effectively trashing my finer art with a sense of vandalism and aggression, then worked on bringing it into balance by stripping it back unveiling a new raw sense of its beauty and maybe a more honest approach to this final piece.” – Vans the Omega

See “Against the Falls” in person at 1AM Gallery. Please email ANU@1amsf.com for inquiries.

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.

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.

Inamorata x Teaser x First Amendment

Throughout time, artists of all kinds have been inspired by their lovers. Many times these inspiring entities are female characters that entice, excite, or even disrupt an artist’s spirit. The term ‘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. The exhibiting artists in “Inamorata” illustrate the freedom of love in a variety of contexts.

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Prepare to be captivated by the muses of these amazing art pieces. We’re looking forward to displaying work by 11 incredible artists and capturing the power of the feminine spirit. Email ANU@1AMSF.com for a catalog

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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Sneak Peek “1AM Revolution” Opening January 8th!

1AM Revolution marks the gallery’s six year anniversary as well as our kickoff to the new year. Our mission of freedom of speech and revolution often go hand in hand and our lineup of local and international artists are no stranger to either.  As the world climate and social issues have taken hold of our future, there has never been a time more important than now to exercise our freedom of speech through the arts.  All of our exhibiting artists have voiced their art in the streets and we want to pay homage to them by showcasing their works. Don’t miss the opening on Thursday, Jan. 8th at 6:30pm!

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Nada Encaja by Nuria Mora

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Untitled by J.S. Weis

MadC

Thirteen Twenty by MadC

Pink Pollinator 30x40 Acrylic on canvas $3000

Pink Pollinator by Robert Bowen

For media related inquiries or to request art catalog, please email ANU@1amsf.com

Oh Joy!! Happy Holidays To All From 1AM Community!

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Collab mural done by Art of Graffiti Murals Students, December 2014

Once again it’s that time of the year and the holiday season is upon us! As 2014 draws close, a look back at last twelve months and we can safely say that this was another amazing year for our community. 1AM gallery represented and exhibited an international sampling of art works that revealed the overall character of graffiti and street art and its relationship to the public and contemporary  art world. Here are some images from our 2014 shows:

"Liquid Hymn" Opening

“Liquid Hymn” Opening

Emergent Group Photo

Artists of “Emergent” gather ’round for a group photo, November 2014

Side By Side Group

The gallery stayed awake with Bask and Tes One for “Side by Side” show, December 2014

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With Ratur at “Becoming Lucid” solo show, September 2014

 

Please email ANU@1amsf.com for information on art shows.

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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