Opening night recap: Mark Bode’s “I Am What I Am at 1AM”

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Thank you everyone who came out to celebrate the opening of Mark Bode’s “I Am What I Am at 1AM”! The gallery was bursting with color from Mark & his father’s original work, new limited edition prints, and historical memorabilia. The collection also featured a never-before-seen Vaughn Bode comic, only available for viewing through this weekend! Weren’t able to stop by? Don’t worry, the rest of Mark’s legendary show will be at 1AM for one month, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 12 – 6:30PM.

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For art inquiries and catalog requests, contact adriana@1amgallery.com.

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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:
Click Here

Click on the book below to check it out on the Fantagraphics website!

 

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Opening night recap: “Keep Our Eyes Open”

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Last night’s opening of the Precita Eyes Urban Youth Arts Benefit, “Keep Our Eyes Open” was a huge success! We were thrilled with how many people came out to support the cause—and how many artists came out of the woodwork to donate pieces. Originally expecting to have about 30 pieces donated to the show, by the opening night, we had over 90 pieces of artwork on the gallery walls!

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It’s not too late to contribute! “Keep Our Eyes Open” will be up until January 22nd, the gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00PM-6:30PM. All proceeds from the show benefit Precita Eyes’ Urban Youth Arts program, in effort to help MEDA buy the 340 Precita Ave building and keep the program in it’s original location of almost 40 years. Empower this foundational public arts institution, and show how the Bay Area art community can still come together throughout our city’s changes! If you’re unable to come by the gallery, there are other ways to donate:

1. Contribute money through their crowd-sourcing campaign:
www.crowdrise.com/helpusbuyandstayinou

2. Make a tax-deductible donation through Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA): medasf.org/get-involved/donate/make-a-donation/

Please designate : 344-348 Precita in the last box that says: “This donation should go to which program”

3. Invest $10,000 or more in a 12 month loan for which you will be paid back with 5% interest. For more information on how to make a $10,000+ loan, please contact: Karoleen Feng, kfeng@medasf.org and be sure to include Susan Cervantes – susan@precitaeyes.org in your email.

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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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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.

“Catch Me If You Can” Art Opening by Ratur & Sckaro

1AM Gallery is pleased to present, “Catch Me if You Can” with French brother duo street artists, Arthur Maslard A.K.A. Ratur and Oscar Maslard A.K.A. Sckaro. The exhibition opens Thursday, November 5th, 6:30-9:30pm. The event is free and open to the public, atists will be in attendance.

RATUR and SCKARO have painted side by side their entire lives constantly pushing the envelope with their developed fraternal pursuit. Inspired by not only graffiti art culture but also by traditional European and Flemish paintings, the brothers respond to each other’s work producing ever more extensive polished pieces; consequently creating a kind of back and forth battle. They so eloquently named this battle, “Catch Me if You Can.”

"First Amendment" by Ratur

For advanced preview or questions email Adriana(at)1amgallery(dot)com.
RSVP on Facebook

From the artists — “Hands are the fastest way to achieve something, which is why it is always present in our works. Hands are often the first link between the object and the human, between the painter and his work. They transmit on canvas what the painter imagines.

The character is important in our compositions but the identity is not , that is why the faces are rarely represented and hands are often more expressive than faces, they are enough to give the expression of the character.

We prefer to suggest a situation rather than represent it directly. This situation is often represented by characters in motion.”

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 his 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.

RATUR and SCKARO took after their father who was a graphic designer and photographer. After high school and studying visual communication they quickly gravitated toward graffiti after a chance meeting with a graffiti artist from the nearby town Rouen, Madkow. Their work has been mostly figurative in the studio and on the streets. They later formed the MV3 crew touring France and beyond painting at various festivals alongside other prominent graffiti crews.

Brothers Ratur and Sckaro

Media Opportunities
Interview and Studio Visit with Ratur & Sckaro
Interview with owner/founder/curator Daniel Pan
High-resolution images available upon request

Event Information
Catch Me if You Can
Opening Reception – Thursday, November 5th, 6:30-9:30pm
On View Through January 7, 2014
@ 1AM Gallery (www.1amgallery.com)
1000 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

“Memento Mori” Art Opening with C215 & Logan Hicks

1AM Gallery is pleased to present “Memento Mori” a new collection of works by the profound stencil artists C215 and Logan Hicks. Memento mori, Latin for “remember (that you have) to die” is the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.

Join us for the opening of this exhibition Thursday, September 17th, 6:30-9:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Click Here to RSVP. For inquiries or art catalog email Artsales@1amgallery.com

Left: C215 | Right: Logan Hicks

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