Sneak Peak – “Inamorata”

The feminine spirit of “Inamorata” is skillfully captured by 11 incredible artists: Amandalynn, Hueman, Lady Mags, Helice Wen, Joshua Lawyer, Melanie Alves, Houston Berry, Monty Guy, Jet Martinez, Vans the Omega, and Annica Lydenberg. Combining alluring illustrative figures and abstract emotional images, these works express the fluctuation of intense feelings that enrapture a person’s mind when they’re entangled in the power of love. Don’t miss the chance to meet some of the artists and to become enchanted by your own inamorata at the Opening on Thursday February 5th, 6:30 – 9:30pm.

"Oh how the birds chirp" by Joshua Lawyer

“Oh how the birds chirp” by Joshua Lawyer

Untitled by Jet Martinez

Untitled by Jet Martinez

"Inamorata" by Amanda Lynn

“Inamorata” by Amanda Lynn

Please email ANU@1amsf.com to request art catalog.

Street Art and Social Change: Spy and the Human Psyche

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The world traveling Spanish artist, SpY, was recently painting in his home country, in the northern city of Santander. Using only black paint on this large white wall, SpY has made another thought provoking urban intervention by painting the word EGO for the city’s inhabitants to see. SpY has been active in the urban art world since the mid-80s, starting out as as a graffiti writer. He has since moved his work more into the visual art side of things – paintings, sculptures, arrangements, urban tampering. Perhaps he is inviting people to look in themselves, in their minds, and to explore their thoughts and feelings. From this exploration may come a better understanding of one’s psyche, and from that, perhaps people may be more open to understanding other’s views. Meditate on that!

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His work involves the appropriation urban elements through transformation or replication, commentary on urban reality, and the interference in its communicative codes. The bulk of his production stems from the observation of the city and an appreciation of its components, not as inert elements but as a palette of materials overflowing with possibilities. Filled with equal parts of irony and positive humor, they appear to raise a smile, incite reflection, and to favor an enlightened conscience. We love seeing the ingenious work by SpY, the cleverness, the execution, the placement, and the social commentary packed in each intervention of his! Be sure to follow the link to his artist page and see his other projects.

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1AM Revolution – Behind The Scenes!

The new year is here and it’s time for resolutions and revolutions. We’re only a day away from the new gallery opening and we’re excited to be joined by over 25 amazing artists. The work and variety put into each piece is in itself revolutionary, but don’t just take our word for it―see it for yourself. Come meet the artists and celebrate 1AM’s 6th anniversary at the 1AM Revolution opening January 8th, 6:30 – 9:30pm. Please email ANU@1AMSF.com to request art catalog.

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Sneak Peek “1AM Revolution” Opening January 8th!

1AM Revolution 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.  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 have voiced their art in the streets and we want to pay homage to them by showcasing their works. Don’t miss the opening on Thursday, Jan. 8th at 6:30pm!

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Nada Encaja by Nuria Mora

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Untitled by J.S. Weis

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Thirteen Twenty by MadC

Pink Pollinator 30x40 Acrylic on canvas $3000

Pink Pollinator by Robert Bowen

For media related inquiries or to request art catalog, please email ANU@1amsf.com

Oh Joy!! Happy Holidays To All From 1AM Community!

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Collab mural done by Art of Graffiti Murals Students, December 2014

Once again it’s that time of the year and the holiday season is upon us! As 2014 draws close, a look back at last twelve months and we can safely say that this was another amazing year for our community. 1AM gallery represented and exhibited an international sampling of art works that revealed the overall character of graffiti and street art and its relationship to the public and contemporary  art world. Here are some images from our 2014 shows:

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“Liquid Hymn” Opening

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Artists of “Emergent” gather ’round for a group photo, November 2014

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The gallery stayed awake with Bask and Tes One for “Side by Side” show, December 2014

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With Ratur at “Becoming Lucid” solo show, September 2014

 

Please email ANU@1amsf.com for information on art shows.

1AM Mobile App’s “Best of the Week”

Here are some glimpses into the art in the streets of Hawaii, LA, to Mexico City.  Thanks Amusethemuses, Alpha, Sputnik77, and mattnuss.  For more info about how to see more, or get involved for free, check it out here.

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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” – 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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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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Latest 1AM mural, “Daily Grind”

Check out our latest mural production,”Daily Grind”, @ Duboce and South Van Ness in San Francisco.  This mural goes out to all the hard working (and semi-hard working) people that make our city a great one.  If you have a boring wall and are looking to change things up, check out our services, or contact us directly at murals@1amsf.com to get started.

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