Abbvie and 1AM head out to Crissy Field to paint under the Golden Gate!

Abbvie joined us for a field trip out to Crissy Field where their large team creatively tackled a number of different activities before finally taking their cans to our canvas murals! While Abbvie chose a variety of phrases for the murals, “Honey Badger”, “The Legacy Begins” and “People Passion Possibilities” were a few of the standouts! Abbvie 2014 Abbvie 2014 Abbvie 2014 Abbvie 2014 Email us at privateevents@1amsf.com for more details about getting your team in on the action!

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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Street Art and Social Change: Axel Void on Time in the Dominican Republic

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Not all political street art or work that is loaded with social messaging is as evident as the work of Blu, Gaia, Banksy, or Ron English. Some work that still holds power in its imagery is more subtle. Nonetheless the meaning and messaging is there and can be deeply felt. One artist that has continued to produce such magnificent work around the world is Axel Void. Born in Miami, raised in Spain, and currently residing back in Miami, Void has the beautiful ability to seamlessly weave together classical and urban art. This recent piece, painted in the Dominican Republic, is of a local woman and her grandchild, and reads “Time” above (“Tiempo”). The mural was painted as part of the ArteSano Street Art Festival which took place in the city of Nagua, and is a part of Void’s ongoing Mediocre series, a tribute to daily life.

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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!

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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.

LevelMoney made their mark!

The LevelMoney team visited 1AM to craft a personalized mural with their company’s name triumphantly placed across it. Refusing to stop there, they added iconic landmarks from San Francisco to their canvas as well! LevelMoney Workshop! LevelMoney Workshop! Contact us by email at privateevents@1amsf.com to schedule your team-building workshop or event!

Vendavo joins us for some tagging!

A team from Vendavo came by 1AM to test their graffiti writing abilities and turned out a decidedly awesome final product. While their inscription choice of “Goose Bumps” may sound a bit foreboding, their positive attitudes were certainly not. Vendavo Workshop! Vendavo Workshop! Shoot us an email at privateevents@1amsf.com to get your team or group involved!