Opening night recaps: Lords Anniversary & “First Edition”

We’ve been busy over here at 1AM! With openings at each of our locations this month, we can’t thank the Bay Area art community enough for your support.

“Legendary: Celebrating 30 Years of Lords Crew” is on display at our San Francisco gallery until July 14th, make sure to swing by and see a truly masterful collection of work from 12 domestic and international legends! Check out all of the opening night photos on our Facebook page. For catalog inquiries: artsales@1amgallery.com

“First Edition”, 1AM Prism’s very first juried show, is on display at our Oakland gallery until June 24th… cast your vote for the winner at 1AM Oakland any time during regular business hours.

 

Eddie Colla’s “Last Resort” with David Young V & Nite Owl

We loved showing Eddie Colla last summer so much that we’re doing it again! Last time we visited his studio, he told us about his travels to the Salton Sea… Now he has joined David Young V and Nite Owl following the last traces of winter in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The trio visited an abandoned ski resort, read the full story here on 1xRUN! And catch his new work at our San Francisco gallery alongside Bask’s this July.

BrightRoll swings by for a fun team building mural workshop!

The BrightRoll team visited us for a full Silver Package, learning about the art of the tag, the roots of graffiti history and finishing up with the crisp mural on our outside wall, great job!
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Learn to draw letter styles for your birthday this year!

Previous 1AM student William chose 1AM to host his birthday party this year and brought all of his friends for a quick history lesson and drawing session with our teacher Ethan. The kids got to do some spray practice, create a birthday tag wall and celebrate with pizza and cupcakes! Graffiti Class Birthday Party! Graffiti Class Birthday Party! Email privateevents@1AMSF.com to setup a birthday party today!

Our 1AM mural team kicked off summer with a BOOM!

Check out the latest work from our 1AM mural team! They painted this explosive pop-inspired piece in Referral Exchange’s downtown San Francisco office… BOOM is their company’s mantra to get it done! For mural inquiries: murals@1amsf.com

Zendesk brings their team for an activity-filled afternoon!

Zendesk brought their small corporate team to 1AM to learn about the art of the tag and try their hand at spray-painting. They were great sports, creating a colorful “Zendesk” mural on our plastic wall even through the rain! Zendesk Workshop! Zendesk Workshop! Email privateevents@1AMSF.com to setup an event today!

Street Art and Social Change: Blu with Activists in Northern Italy

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The world renowned Italian artist and activist, Blu, recently just wrapped up two new murals which both critique a high-speed rail being built in the Susa valley in northern Italy. The project has created a lot of criticism and conflict, with the majority of objections against it being centered on environmental, health, energy and economic costs as compared to its claimed benefits.One mural is of a ominous industrial machine paving its way through the countryside toward a tree of life, obliterating everything in its path. The other mural depicts a line of people crawling one after the other on their hands and knees, gobbling up money from the ground, without conscious thought. Powerful imagery as usual from Blu!

The NO TAV movement has also focused on the unnecessary construction of the expensive high-speed line and the presence of illegal economic activities and loss of public money through corruption. In classic Blu form, the artist showed up on location at the site of social and environmental injustice armed with his creativity and paint. He painted these two murals, which are meant to raise attention and awareness, and invite solidarity with those who are actively working to halt the massive project.

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The Blood Centers team says “Save Lives.. Donate Blood”!

We had an awesome visit from the Blood Centers team as they learned more about graffiti culture, practiced their hand at spray painting and made a mural with an important statement:
Blood Centers Workshop! Blood Centers Workshop! To schedule an event for your team, email privateevents@1AMSF.com.

Street Art and Social Change: “Mother’s Artists” by Pejac in Jordan

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This week we have another powerful piece by the Spanish artist, Pejac, in Al-Azraq, Jordan. Pejac has been working tirelessly on powerful new imagery the last year, with this piece, entitled “Mother’s Artists,” being painted in the refugee camp in Al-Azraq. Most of his art weaves together topics of social justice and environmental issues, with his classically trained paint brush technique. This piece was painted on the side of a refugee bunk house, and depicts a mother washing her child in a tub. Al-Azraq currently has 40,000 Syrian refugees housed there, with hundreds more arriving every week. The majority of refugees are children, and also women who are caring for them. This symbolic painting by Pejac is in homage of all the single mothers and women who are trying to give their children a better life. Also in the piece, Pejac pays tribute to the famous nineteenth century Spanish painter, Sorolla, by painting a segment of late artist’s work Playa de Valencia a la luz de la Mañana” – a mother washing her child in the sea.

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Cathay Pacific can take you from SF to Hong Kong!

Cathay Pacific got clever with their mural phrase during their team building workshop and chose to paint an awesome mural with the SF skyline in the background. They learned about the history of graffiti and immersed themselves in street art for their offsite! Cathay Pacific Workshop! Cathay Pacific Workshop! Interested in hosting a team event? Email privateevents@1AMSF.com for a free quote!