1AM Revolution Exhibition x Teaser x First Amendment

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 in “1AM Revolution” have voiced their art in the streets and we want to pay homage to them by showcasing their works.
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We look forward to celebrating our 6th year by reaffirming our vows to push for the freedom of speech and support all the amazing artists that have paved the way and led the street art movement here and abroad. Email artsales@1AMSF.com for a catalog.

Street Art and Social Change: Millions March

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Last Saturday, tens of thousands of people participated in the Millions March in various cities around the United States. Some of the largest demonstrations were in Washington D.C., New York City, and here in the Bay Area with actions in San Francisco and Oakland. These demonstrations have been the largest organized actions against police killings and racial profiling yet, in the months since Ferguson. Like most protests, art was used in a variety of ways; from banners and posters, to music, song and dance. Art has a unique way of uniting people and stirring emotions of participators and observers, and that is why it has always been intertwined with social movements. We have seen a number of different art projects in the post-Ferguson movement, but from the demonstrations this last weekend it was French street artist, JR‘s, enlarged image of Eric Garner’s eyes held by the front line protesters that stunned us. We look forward to seeing how art is used in the streets, in this movement and others!

Numi brings their whole team for an afternoon adventure!

We had a great time with Numi (who even brought us some free tea!), a local Oakland company that came by during their anniversary week of fun. They learned about the culture of graffiti and created some colorful murals for their office! Numi Workshop! Numi Workshop! Read More »

Announcing The 1:AM Revolution!

1:AM Revolution, our January exhibition 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. Our vibrant mix of participating artists has something for everyone. With abstract, typographical and illustrative works by artists like Kenor, Optimist, Mad C, our first exhibition in 2015 will be hard to follow. Visit our website for more information.
For media related inquiries or to preview art catalog, please email Artsales@1amsf.com

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BASK and TES ONE Paint “Side By Side”

Have you checked out our newest mural wall? Bask and Tes One’s twenty years of friendship and mutual admiration is evident in the collaborative way they curated the exhibition – we watched it all unfold first hand as they painted together. Cheers to their friendship and to “Side By Side“! For inquiries or to request art catalog, please email ANU@1amsf.com

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“Side By Side” Opening Recap!

Last night we kicked off our new exhibit “Side By Side” featuring BASK and TES ONE. Coming all the way from Florida, they took over the space with texture, color, expression and their sheer volume of works. BASK and TES ONE fans picked out new pieces for their collection and the crowd took home tees and free posters! Swing on by from now til January 2nd to pick one out for yourself. IMG_0432IMG_0045 IMG_0051 Read More »

“Side By Side” – Behind The Scenes!

Take an insider’s look at all the excitement and behind the scenes scoop! All the art and artists have arrived safely from Florida, in the midst of this rainstorm. It’s been so much fun opening art packages and getting to know Tes One and Bask. Can’t say enough good things about them and their awesome art! Meet them for yourself at the “Side By Side” opening night this Friday, December 5th at 6:30pm.
Please email ANU@1amsf.com for media inquiries or to request art catalog.

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Sneak Peek “Side By Side” opening this THURSDAY!

1AM Gallery is pleased to present, “Side By Side”, opening December 5th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, showcasing Florida based artists, Bask and Tes One. This exhibition signifies much more than the arrangement of their works; it also marks a 20-year friendship founded on graffiti art, comic books and intemperate creativity. From a small crew of writers (SBS), grew unique and signature artistic styles that propelled their works around the world, inside galleries and outside of conventions.

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Tes One’s conceptual paintings are assembled from the foundation up; color and cast blanket organic substrates. Incorporating movement within his work brings his energy and message to the viewer, emotions envelope and hold focus.

Work In Progress by Bask

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Bask’s richly textural work imbue his “anti-iconic,” sometimes satirical worldview with an undercurrent of dark emotion. Combining his graphic skill with his trademark of multi-layered applications, Bask builds up the surface only to break down the image.

To preview art catalog or for media inquiries, please email ANU@1AMSF.com.

Happy Thanksgiving from 1AM Family!!

Holidays are a very special time of year, reminding us that our lives are indeed filled with abundance and offering us opportunities to share our many blessings with people we hold dear. Today we express our gratitude that you have all joined our community. Wishing you peace and joy this very special day, and everyday!

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Street Art and Social Change: PangeaSeed Sea Walls – San Diego

As a part of PangeaSeed, the Sea Walls project has been bringing attention to the degradation of our ocean and costal environments to people around the world by way of large mural paintings, indoor gallery shows, events, information and conversation. PangeaSeed is an international organization who collaborates with members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities. They are dedicated to raising public awareness and education surrounding oceanic protection and understanding.

PangeaSeed Presents – Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans – Mexico Expedition: Isla Mujeres 2014 from PangeaSeed on Vimeo.

The Sea Walls project aims to bring the oceans to inner cities around the world. By painting large murals with inspirational and educational messages, the hope is to reconnect city residents with the beauty and plight of our oceans. Sea Walls is currently in San Diego, CA, and fifteen street artists have been invited to paint murals addressing the topic of the modern tuna fishing industry. Here is the Australian street artist, Fintan Magee‘s, wall entitled “Hunger.”

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