This Week’s Dranks and Draws “G O D S”

Dranks and Draws
” G O D S “
featuring Muse Teak (@freethabeast)
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
3-7pm 18+
1 AM Generator (1523 B Webster Street, Oakland, CA)

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1AM Generator is pleased to join Hella Massive in hosting the monthly ‘Dranks and Draws’ sketch night this Saturday, March 25th, from 3-7pm at our Downtown Oakland Generator Space. As platforms for freedom of speech through artistic expression, both of our organizations aim to bring together and provide a positive space for the Bay Area’s creative community to collaborate and generate! For our upcoming Dranks and Draws, we feature Teak (@freethabeast) as our muse for the concept ” G O D S “. Come join us as we welcome the community to interact with and explore creativity over exclusive, speciality cocktails amongst like-minded individuals.

Dranks and Draws is a community gathering sketch event for artists and non-artists alike. Featuring a live muse with a fresh concept and sounds curated by resident DJ Trackademicks, it is a modern twist to the traditional figure drawing done in art class. Each individually designed, every installment offers a unique experience (ambiance and aesthetic) for every patron, every time.

The series is a collaboration with some of the Bay Area’s leading cultural forces including lifestyle boutique/barbershop/art gallery Massive, art collective Haus of Godspeed, Events Producer Computrblu and lifestyle brand Dreamers Rule. The seven curators come together to present a new experience for Oakland’s network of creatives, inspiring collaborative artistic expression everywhere.

“We view art as a form of therapy, so we want our patrons to leave feeling better than they came in,” says Massive co-owner and event co-creator Kevin Correa.

Sounds curated by Trackademicks

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Pemex & Klops on Widewalls

Pemex and Klops Join Forces in an Exhibition at 1AM Gallery

Last week we stopped by Pemex’s studio to check out the last few steps for his duo show with Klops, “Get With The Program”. Thanks Widewalls.ch for covering the studio visit! See the pair’s finished work at the opening reception at our downtown San Francisco gallery, this Thursday, March 2nd, from 7-10pm. To request a catalog preview: artsales@1amgallery.com.

 

 

Spotlight: A House In Oakland

A House In Oakland has been developed through the collaboration of activists, filmmakers, and graffiti writers as a direct response to the struggles of the homeless community. The collective strives to provide basic necessities to people forced to the streets by gentrification and displacement. This Valentines Day, A House In Oakland provided handmade shelter to homeless men and women.

“Good Things Take Time” by Camer1

Camer1 just dropped a new print of his recent work at Wynwood, Miami, FL, a mural entitled “Good Things Take Time.” Check out this video to see the mural’s progress, learn about Camer1, and hear some inspirational thoughts from the artist himself for artists and anyone with a dream.

If you are interested in purchasing Camer1’s new print, you may do so here on our 1AM Gallery website.

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Graffiti with Compass High!

Compass High School join us for a graffiti workshop field trip, and everyone had the chance to learn about graffiti and make some art for themselves as well. Graffiti workshops are an amazing opportunity for everyone at every age to let out their inner artist and have a great time as a team.

For team building workshops or private class inquiries please contact   vanessa@1amsf.com

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Graffiti Workshop with ZS Associates

ZS Associates swung by 1AMSF for an awesome graffiti workshop, where they learned about the history of graffiti and tagging before working together to create their own unique design for our 6th Street wall space. Graffiti Workshops are a great team-building exercise where everyone can work together to create a collaborative masterpiece. Check out their amazing mural! To learn more about Team Building Workshops and Private Classes please contact vanessa@1amsf.com

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Don’t Miss Our “Family First” Show in January!

We hope everyone has had a great holiday season. To kick off the New Year, we are excited to announce a group show for our 1AM gallery artists, titled Family FirstThis group show is an opportunity to showcase the talent of the gallery’s own group of talented, hard-working artists. Each piece reflects the artist’s own experience navigating the Bay Area, paying homage to the home of our 1AM team. The diversity of style reflects the diversity of the Bay Area itself, and the different backgrounds that come together to make our 1AM family what it is. Be sure to join us for the opening reception on January 19th, 2017 from 6:30pm-9:30pm

This show will display original artwork by our own artists, including RPES, Camer1, Dorian Davies, Evil6, EXELMatthew Gregorio, Joker, Jose Guerra, Leon Loucheur, Maggie Wang, Nate1, PEMEX, Strider Patton, and Mike Bam Tyau.

Family First will be on display from January 19th- February 19th.

 

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Kickin’ it with Metromile

Metromile cruised down to our 1AMSF location for a great graffiti workshop. Everyone had a great time creating their team masterpiece. Take a look at the finished product!

For team building workshops or private class inquiries please contact vanessa@1amsf.com

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Pallin’ Around with Playstation

We were stoked to have Playstation join us here at 1AMSF for a team-building graffiti workshop. Everyone got to try it out for themselves and had a lot of fun doing it! Check out these pics of their workshop!

For team building workshops or private class inquiries please contact vanessa@1amsf.com

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1AM First Friday Event with Eddie Colla

1AM Gallery is happy to present our First Friday event with Eddie Colla, this Friday, December 2, 2017. Come by our booth to get to know Eddie, and pick up one of his limited edition prints. The prints will be released online that morning at 10AM PST, including 10 hand-embellished prints within the edition of 50. Eddie’s style in these pieces draws on the experience of remembering, where the past is documented or erased by our minds, both at will and at random. Experiences are not taken to be individual entities, but rather a collective that leave a unique imprint on our minds.

Here’s a peak at Longest Winter, as well as a statement from Eddie himself:

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“I created this piece for the exhibition “Nothing Lasts Forever” in August 2015.
The phrase, nothing lasts forever referred literally to the work I had spent the prior year putting up illegally in my travels. More importantly it referred to my life being in a state of flux. I use text in these pieces to both recount and erase. The process of making these pieces is the process of remembering and cataloging my state of mind over a period of time.

The remaining text is not a clear legible narrative, but rather a intersecting cacophony of experiences. To me the clarity of specificity of those experiences is secondary to the collective stain they leave. The mark of things that once were and no longer are. The Longest Winter refers to this period. It was dense and almost impossible to recollect, moving past me at a speed where I was often not there. Either looking ahead or looking back, I missed much of it. Like sleeping on a train and waking with no memory of the journey, only the realization that you have arrived somewhere very different then where you started.

In the end it is usually one person, one chance experience that is the fulcrum. This was mine” – Eddie Colla

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