Manifold celebrates at 1AM!

We really enjoyed meeting the team from Manifold, they brought their creativity and went on our gallery tour, practiced creating their own stylized signatures and made a big take home mural inspired by their logo! Manifold_2242015 - 23 Manifold_2242015 - 06 Manifold_2242015 - 40 To find out more, email privateevents@1amsf.com.

Sneak Peak – “Take Flight”

Want to experience a weightlessness where time is a blur and all that exists is art and air? Then take a sneak peak at some of these pieces for our upcoming show “Take Flight“. We’re excited to present works by some very talented artists who took part in the new reality TV show Street Art Throwdown. Join us in celebrating one of our instructors, Cameron “CAMER1″ Moberg, and his fellow contestants and artists AganaAnnie PreeceGrimnastyIvan “Gath” PreciadoJenna Morello, and Leba. You’ll want to see this before it flies by. Come to the opening reception on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30-9:30pm. 

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By Ivan “Gath” Preciado

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By CAMER1

Take Flight - 1AM First Amendment Gallery

by Leba

Take Flight - 1AM First Amendment Gallery

by CAMER1

Please email ANU@1amsf.com to preview the art catalog.

Street Art and Social Change: Blu Paints in the Americas

Blu in Sucre, Bolivia.

 

Legendary Italian street artist, Blu, has been traveling and painting in South and North America this last February. The artist began his career by painting graffiti in the city of Bologna, Italy, in the late 90x. He later began to experiment with more image based large-scale work with the use of telescopic rollers and house paint. His work has often been political and connected to communities in struggle. Blu created two large murals in the countries of Bolivia and Mexico. Both walls question the motives of the governments, with corruption being tied to corporate greed, the illegal drug industry, and putting monetary value before the people. His piece in Bolivia shows how the current government places money before the people on the scales of justice. His piece in Mexico shows how lucrative monetary ties to the United States, the drug industry and violence are protected by the Mexican government. We love the work of Blu, and especially his intention of using his art for social change!

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Blu starting the wall in Bolivia.

Blu in Mexico City.

Blu in progress painting in Mexico City.

 

Take Flight x TEASER x 1AM Gallery

Prepare to experience weightlessness thanks to the art soaring into our next show, “Take Flight“. This show marks an important milestone for the participating artists,  AganaAnnie PreeceCamer1GrimnastyIvan “Gath” PreciadoJenna Morello, and Leba, because it is the first show they will be involved in together since the airing of the new reality television show “Street Art Throwdown”. You can expect the unexpected from this show. You may catch a glimpse of wings, kites, astronauts, or more flying out of the art, but the only way to find out for sure is to come to the gallery yourself. Mark your calendar for the opening day on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 to 9:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sneak peak at a painting by Ivan Preciado

Sneak peak at a painting by Ivan Preciado

 

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

Artist Spotlight: Vans the Omega

This week we’re excited to introduce Vans the Omega as our featured artist spotlight. Loosely based out of Adelaide, Australia, Vans the Omega has spent time crafting his skills in a variety of letterforms and painting. He has traveled and showcased his art around the globe consistently since 2000. His work typically captures abstract shapes, traditional graffiti aesthetics, and an array of patterns.

Against the Falls by Vans the Omega

Against the Falls by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

Mural by Vans the Omega

As one of the artists in our current show, Inamorata, Vans the Omega diverged from his traditional style to create something more emotional and distorted. We asked him to give us some insight about his piece, “Against the Falls” and where he looked for inspiration.

“The inspiration is drawn from my idea of rising out of water, emotion and cleansing. Instead of painting someone I loved, I decided to let the process of painting this work and what I was personally going through dictate and guide me into a feeling of love through exploration. I just had my mural work destroyed in my home city and was trying to make sense of it by effectively trashing my finer art with a sense of vandalism and aggression, then worked on bringing it into balance by stripping it back unveiling a new raw sense of its beauty and maybe a more honest approach to this final piece.” – Vans the Omega

See “Against the Falls” in person at 1AM Gallery. Please email ANU@1amsf.com for inquiries.

Vertical gets into graff!

Learning how to both perfect their graffiti writer tag using markers and spray paint on a plastic wall we engineered outside, an early-rising team from Vertical took 1AM by storm. While they didn’t choose to take a canvas mural home with them to their office, they did however help paint an old-school mural outside with the phrase “Just like that” boldly emblazoned across it, which ultimately turned out great. Vertical Workshop July 2014 Vertical Workshop July 2014 Send us an email at privateevents@1amsf.com to get the conversation started about your next team or department event!

Viator makes their mark at the gallery!

Viator may send its customers traveling around the world, but they were clearly at home spray painting and tagging at 1AM. The team chose to produce their mural on canvas so that they could take it back to their office to showcase and they asked for the phrase “Travel with an insider” to anchor the mural! Viator Workshop July 2014 Viator Workshop July 2014 Shoot us an email at privateevents@1amsf.com to get the conversation started about your next team-building event!

Announcing: Take Flight

We’re excited to announce “Take Flight”, an exhibit curated by CAMER1, opening Thursday, March 12th, 6:30-9:30pm, and showcasing artists from the new television reality show “Street Art Throwdown”.

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Cameron “CAMER1″ Moberg, a contestant in the show, will be joining us as we celebrate the new steps in the careers of contestants and artists Agana, Annie Preece, Grimnasty, Ivan “Gath” Preciado, Jenna Morello, Leba and Camer1.

There is a lot of anticipation around how these artists will play with the theme. Some artists will be taking a literal approach – with depictions of astronauts and birds – while others are going for a more abstract understanding of the phrase. On a subtle level, the title relates to the feeling an artist gets when they completely align with the creative process – a weightlessness where time is a blur and all that exists is the artist and air. See what form emerges from these artists’ work at the opening of Take Flight!

For more information, visit www.1AMGallery.com. If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email ANU@1AMSF.com.

Street Art and Social Change: Icy & Sot

February NYC

Iranian stencil street art duo (based out of Brooklyn), Icy & Sot, hit the cold February streets of New York City to create their latest political piece. The two artists are some of the most politically engaged street artists in the world, using their work to communicate concern and hope on social justice issues like immigration, censorship, homelessness, weapons and capitalism. With this particular piece they are addressing LGBT rights. This topic holds certain significance to the Iranian artists, as in their home country homosexuality is a punishable crime. Thank you, Icy & Sot, and keep up the artivism!

OPSWAT invades 1AM!

Putting the SWAT in OPSWAT, the company’s team was an artistic force to be reckoned with when they came to the gallery for an evening of team-building! The team didn’t take a canvas back to their office, but they created an awesome mural on our plastic wrap outside with the word “Metascale” written across it. OPSWAT Workshop July 2014 OPSWAT Workshop July 2014 Please email us at privateevents@1amsf.com to set up your team-building workshop with our gallery!