• First Amendment
    1000 HOWARD STREET
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
  • 888.589.0475
  • TUE-SAT 12PM-6PM

Adobe Visits 1AM

 

Adobe visited First Amendment Gallery this November and teamed up with our instructors to create an awesome mural on our 6th street mural wall. Our workshops start with some practice tagging where they create their own logo or name to tag and then they transition to trying it out with real paint markers on canvas. After they get comfortable with their tag they move to spray paint so they can get ready to create their very own mural in collaboration with instructors. Adobe’s mural turned out great with a creative approach as they incorporated some San Francisco cityscape. Check out some photos from the event! For private event inquiries contact privateevents@1amsf.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Amendment offers all sorts of packages and deals where you can customize your experience and enjoy a fun and interesting way to team build and learn about the street art process. We allow catering and provide beverages to complement the exciting experience so everyone can enjoy themselves while learning something new to bond and team build with your company or group of friends. Book your event today with First Amendment and experience the fun first hand. Reach out to privateevents@1amsf.com for booking and pricing!

OPENING RECEPTION: “Dystopia” A Solo Exhibition by Hell’O Collective

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support Hell’O Collective in their first solo exhibition in the United States. The show encompasses multiple large scale paintings on canvas, paper and wood panel. Thank you to Hell’O Collective for all their hard work making this show happen and thank you to all of the First Amendment crew who helped bring the show together. To experience the full effect of these captivating pieces come check out the show in person at First Amendment Gallery in downtown San Francisco through November 30th. You can also view the full catalog on firstamendmentgallery.com and to collect any pieces please contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com. 

 

Vitamin Talent Joins 1AM for a Team Building Workshop

Vitamin Talent came in and enjoyed their corporate team building activity with our instructor who taught the company how to spray paint. They chose to paint on a canvas so they can take their new mural back to the office! In our graffiti workshops the group comes together to chose a word or phrase that they then tag on a wall or canvas to create their very own piece unique mural. The piece transforms as they work with their instructor to create the final project. To join 1AM for a street art or graffiti team outing in San Francisco contact privateevents@1amsf.com to book yours today!

 

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: ADELE RENAULT

 

First Amendment Gallery is excited to have Adele Renault as the artist spotlight this week. Adele grew up in the Belgian Ardennes and graduated from the Academie Royale des Beaux Arts in Brussels with a degree in Graphic Design. In her youth, Adele traveled around the world alone- living in Venezuela and England. Adele collaborates with her husband and artist Niels ‘Shoe’ Muelman. They now live in Amsterdam where they practice in a shared studio. She practices a variety of visual arts from oil painting to spray can graffiti. Her works are extremely detailed and realistic, similar to high definition photographs. A majority of her paintings consist of pigeons, the elderly, and homeless people. She finds beauty in the ordinary. Adele “observes closely those and that not considered worthy of a second look”. By immortalizing them on canvas, she brings their status to a higher value. Adele photographs pigeons in the different cities she visits. She keeps folders full of pigeon pictures that are specific to each location. Travel triggers her imagination. To collect an original of your own contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com.

 

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These are the kind of people that are very much forgotten. With elderly people, they are still living but nobody comes to visit them and they aren’t really appreciated any longer. I actually feel that people who have lived, have such beautiful faces. I have always painted portraits, but the smooth, beautiful 20-year-old blonde girls became boring, there isn’t much to it. Then eventually you end up with the elderly and the homeless, people that live on the edge of society. I enjoy giving them the honor of painting them.”

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Adele is also very well known for her paintings and murals of pigeons, painting them in a large scale with significant detail creating a beautiful piece with a not so commonly thought of as beautiful subject matter. First Amendment Gallery is fortunate to have featured her in our “ON SET” group show this year, highlighting one of her incredible pieces of pigeons that she is so famous for. Here is a closer look at her piece currently up in our San Francisco boutique area. If you are interested in collecting an original work of Adele’s contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com or if you would like to check out the rest of our inventory please visit firstamendmentgallery.com

 

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Adele Renault is also highly renowned for her captivating murals throughout the world. The bay area had the pleasure of welcoming her to Pow Wow San Jose Global Music and Arts Festival this week where she is currently working on a large scale mural next to many other world renowned artists. Here is a progress shot of the piece along with some images of First Amendment’s favorite murals of hers.

 

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Press Release | “Dystopia” by Hell’O Collective

 

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First Amendment Gallery is very excited to announce “Dystopia” a debut US solo exhibition by Belgium duo Hell’O Collective in San Francisco, CA.  The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, November 2nd at 7pm. The exhibition with include new paintings, drawings, installation and exterior murals. The gallery is located at 1000 Howard St. in Downtown San Francisco.  To receive a preview of the works in the exhibition contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com

 

Hell’O is an artistic duo composed of Jerôme Meynen and Antoine Detaille. They quickly left behind graffiti letters and spray paint in favor of paper, characters, ink drawings and paint, moving on to sculpture, installations and wall drawing. They developed a unique graphic vocabulary that is complex and ambiguous, which they continue to expand in the course of their creative output, customizing many recurrent elements, which they combine each time with new characters, or incorporate into unusual settings.Through their creative approach, characterized by its extreme conventional freedom, as well as its rigorous execution, they produce a fertile, imaginary fantasy world, sometimes grotesque yet always poetic. A kind of strange fantastic bestiary, populated with enigmatic animals and vaguely human-looking, asexual creatures, with shapes and symbols drawn from the iconography of fairy tales, fables, and other medieval allegories, ancient and contemporary mythologies, but also vanities, esotericism and surrealism. Death, hope, failure, optimism, frivolity, animalism, cruelty, constraint and the desire to control are the most frequently addressed themes in the works of Hell’O.

 

Using brief narrative sequences, which are sometimes juxtaposed, and a healthy dose of humor and mockery, they rail against human foibles in compositions that combine metaphysical reflection and pure non sense, showcasing mystery and the free interpretation of the viewer. The art of Hell’O lies in the image of the name the duo has chosen for itself: both joyful and macabre, amusing and frightening, cutesy and brooding, morbid and seductive, absurd and meaningful…Oxymoron and dichotomy are key areas of their work, playing on duality, ambiguity and pretense, continually oscillating between attraction and repulsion and dissolving into chaos that is paradoxically highly structured.

 

 

Artist Spotlight: Scott Albrecht

First Amendment Gallery is pleased to announce Scott Albrecht as this week’s featured artist. Scott Albrecht is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, currently exhibiting all around the United States. He focuses on meticulously sculpted and painted wood panels, along with some experience in wood collage and mural painting. Primarily working in wood, paper, collage and walls he focuses on a geometric style that is unique to his process.  

 

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“Scott Albrecht in his art finds the elegant tension between the bold and sublime. His abstraction and deconstruction of type forms combined with his sophisticated color theory and surface treatments yield artworks that are immediate, yet command a deeper and closer look.”- Shepard Fairey

Scott Albrecht was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and grew up largely on the East Coast attending art school in Philadelphia and graduating with a degree in Graphic Design. His graphic influence is very apparent is his work and shows his depth as an artist as he pushed himself to find more mediums to express himself creatively. He has been collected and exhibited throughout the world and continues to spread his exposure through dedicating himself to his craft and working to create as much quality work as possible. Scott Albrecht has been featured in a variety of magazines and blogs such as Juxtapoz, Amadeus Magazine and Vans, as an artist to watch as people are continuously intrigued by the subject matter and inspirations behind his mysterious work.

 

 

 

 

His inspiration stems from day to day interactions and the small and big moments he wishes to capture in his work. He quotes “I often see my process and final works as though I’m creating reminders or artifacts for myself of these ideas and situations, and have come to use this perspective as a guide in my work — to create something worth being reminded of.”

 

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Scott Albrecht is also a member of the Gowanus Studio Space, a cooperative workspace in Brooklyn offering the space and resources for artists and designers to come together to create their best work.

 

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First Amendment always aims to incorporate the street art style that it was founded on with the artists we exhibit so Scott Albrecht’s mural work is something that shows a new dimension and scale of the meticulous methods he uses to create such engaging pieces. Here are some images of some of our favorite wall pieces.

 

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Scott Albrecht is part of our current show “Natural Plain” exhibiting three pieces of smaller scale and will have a solo exhibition with First Amendment Gallery this summer. Here is a closer look at his pieces currently on display at our gallery in downtown San Francisco. The show will be up through October 26th so make sure you come by and check out his captivating pieces in person.

 

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For collecting inquiries contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com or visit the full catalog on our website at firstamendmentgallery.com

 

 

Mando Marie Artist Spotlight

 

First Amendment Gallery is taking a closer look at the dreamy work of Mando Marie this week. With our new group show “Natural Plain” exhibiting through October 26th, we’ve decided to show a personal and behind the scenes view of some of our favorite artists.

 

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This week we focus on the captivating work of Mando Marie, an American painter and stencilist based out of Colorado. Graduating with a degree from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and has been painting since 2001. She primarily focuses on mixed media, collage work and stenciling and has exhibited all over the US and Europe. Mando Marie is also an extremely talented muralist with large scale pieces similar to her storybook style, conquering Europe with some unique pieces to add to her highly renowned street art image. Here is a look at some of our favorite pieces of hers in the US and Europe. 

 

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Mando Marie is highly respected in the street art world and her ability to use stencil work and mixed media that also appeal to the fine art world establishes her as a very unique and well rounded member of the art community. Mando Marie has exhibited at some highly regarded galleries such as Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, White Walls in San Francisco, and has even had solo exhibitions at C.A.V.E. Gallery and The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

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Mando Marie illustrative style mainly focuses on graphic work of children, young adults and even some appearances of wolves throughout her works. Here is a closer look at some of the pieces she is currently exhibiting at our gallery available for purchase. To collect an original of your own contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com and come check out the show for yourself through October 26th!

 

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1AM Visits Western Digital

 

Our 1AM team visited Milpitas to join Western Digital in an outside workshop. The team started off with some practice tagging on canvasses before they teamed up with Tion and Colt to create two canvas murals including this “We Think Big” mural. We are always available for offsite workshops and events if you schedule through privateevents@1amsf.com! Book today for a team building workshop at one of our locations or your a location of your choosing. Here are some snapshots from the event.

 

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NATURAL PLAIN: A Group Exhibition at First Amendment Gallery

Opening Reception | Thursday, September 28th
Showing Through | October 26th 2018

RSVP HERE

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NATURAL PLAIN
A Group Exhibition By

Aeron Roemer
Conor Kolk
Ian Ferguson
Jared Duncan Tharp
Lenworth Joonbug McIntosh
Luke Pelltier
Mando Marie
Nelio
Oliver Hawk
Saddo
Samual Weinberg
Scott Albrecht
Yoskay Yamamoto

To be added to the collectors preview contact
info@firstamendmentgallery.com

Omada Health Visits 1AM

 

Omada Health joins us at First Amendment to learn about street art and create a mural on our very own 6th street mural wall. The workshop starts off with some practice tagging and then a big new mural in collaboration with our street art instructors. To book  a private mural event email privateevents@1amsf.com  We can even do visits at off site locations and you can customize your experience!

 

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