Announcing: A Major Minority 2015

A Major Minority rocked the gallery last year with OVER 100 artists from 18 different countries. We’re excited to announce that we are bringing it back so get ready for  A Major Minority 2015. You’ll see some of the same talented names from last year as well as brand new artists from across the world. Prepare yourself for a new spin on Othercontemporary Urban Art, you won’t want to miss the show. We’ll see you at the opening on Thursday, April 2nd 6:30-9:30pm!

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For purchasing or general inquiries, please email anu@1amsf.com.

Behind the Scenes – “Take Flight” with CAMER1

Flying into the gallery and throwing up fresh paint, the “Take Flight” artists, Agana, Annie Preece, CAMER1, and Ivan “Gath” Preciado, took their art off the canvas and onto 1AM’s gallery walls. The gallery has transformed with each artist’s addition and now the space is ready to take off. Each wall reflects these artist’s unique talents and extends the depth of their work. Watch CAMER1 talk about his inspiration for the idea behind “Take Flight” in the video above. Come meet the artists, enjoy incredible art, and see the gallery transformed! We’re ready to take flight and we’re excited to see you on March 12th for the opening reception at 6:30 – 9:30pm.

CAMER1 preparing for "Take Flight"

CAMER1 preparing for “Take Flight”

Annie Preece painting the walls at 1AM

Annie Preece painting the walls at 1AM

Ivan Preciado leaves his mark on the walls of 1AM.

Ivan Preciado leaves his mark on the walls of 1AM.

For purchasing or general inquiries, please email anu@1amsf.com.

1AM Mobile’s “Best of the Week”

From France to Texas to California, our 1AM Mobile community has another set of art in the streets.  Thanks pecas, kolorslab, mattnuss, and workhardplayharderer.  Get hooked on the international street art movement by viewing, or uploading pictures wherever you are.  Learn more and download the free app!

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Street Art and Social Change: Bicyclist Awareness and Civil Disobedience

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Street art often takes on many forms, including sculpture and 3 dimensional pieces. Sometimes these objects are large, and sometimes they move. When this is the case, objects can become actions. These actions can be described as “civil disobedience” because they often exist in a legal grey area, where there is a refusal to resist certain imposed laws or regulations and turn some heads while doing so. In an act of splendid civil disobedience, a group of Latvian activists made simple car frames out of bamboo and bicycled them through the cit of Riga. The action was meant to bring attention to sustainable urban mobility, bicycle safety, and question the use of cars to move (usually) only one person. The Latvian activist group, Let’s Bike It, organized the action as a part of the European Mobility Week to raise awareness. (story awareness from My Modern Met and Colossal)

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We Are Crossing – Immigration Told with Street Art

This week we are taking a look at some recent works from artists around the world centered on immigration. Following last week’s writing on Borders, Enclosures, Walls, we will continue in the direction of the movement of people – immigration. People have always moved; it is what has given us our unique and beautiful differences in appearances and cultures! In today’s highly globalized world, however, it is now more difficult for people to move from one place to another than ever before. There are many components at work with this issue (employment, housing, education, health care, environmental resources, etc.), so the topic can be very complex and emotionally charged for many. Over the past couple weeks we’ve come across some paintings that address this topic. Have a look and see what these images may bring up in your own thinking!

What Goes Around Comes Around by Sepe – Mural in Lagos, Portugal during ARTURb artistic residence 2014

What Goes Around Comes Around by Polish artist, Sepe, portrays Portugal’s history of colonialism to it’a current citizen emigration issue. Once an empire benefiting from the taking of land, resources and people from around the world, Portugal is now seeing its citizens emigrating to other countries in search of jobs and a decent life. Sepe’s timeline-like work serves as a historical archive, chronicling past to present.

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Behind the scenes: la préparation de RATUR

Getting prepped for tomorrow’s show while RATUR paints a mural on our exterior wall. At tomorrow’s opening night we will be showcasing a collection of his oil paintings on canvas. “Becoming Lucid” truly captures dreaminess and surreality of RATUR’s work. Not to miss! Be there or be square: Thursday, September 4th, 6:30 pm – 9:30pm.Ratur stretching canvas Ratur painting wallFor further art inquiries or to receive a preview catalog, email artsales@1amsf.com.

SNEAK PEEK of “Becoming Lucid”

Next month, 1AM will be hosting “Becoming Lucid,” a solo exhibit showcasing surrealistic oil paintings by French street artist and graphic designer, Arthur Maslard a.k.a. Ratur. His new collection will be unveiled at the opening reception on Thursday, September 4th, 6:30-9:30PM. Get a more in-depth preview of the show on Widewalls and check out some quick teaser photos below! The KidAutoportrait (25x18,3')To request a preview of the exhibit, contact artsales@1amsf.com.

Kamea & Defer: “Paradise Lost” Mural

In the aftermath of the “Paradise Lost” opening last week, it’s time to post some recap pictures of the progress of Kamea and Defer’s collaborative mural on our exterior wall. Stay tuned for photo updates about the other murals they painted while they were in the city.Finished WallIMG_7474 Read More »

Pow Wow Hawaii mural sparks year-long series “Paradise Lost”

During POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014, the Kamea Hadar and Defer collaborated on a mural that marked the start of a year-long series of collaborative walls, gallery shows, and other creative projects between the two artists called “Paradise Lost”. Their new 1AM Gallery show by the same name opens this Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm, and is part of the second installment of this series along with two large-scale murals here in San Francisco. Stay tuned for updates about their upcoming murals. For now, here are some shots of Kamea and Defer working on the mural that started it all, located at Fresh Cafe in Honolulu. Kamea and Defer Fresh Cafe MuralKamea and Defer Mural Read More »

Studio Collab: Kamea and Defer

During POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014, Kamea Hadar and Defer collaborated on a mural that marked the start of a year-long series of collaborative walls, gallery shows, and other creative projects between the two artists entitled “Paradise Lost”. The 1AM Gallery show is part of the second installment of this series along with two large-scale murals here in San Francisco. Check out this dynamic duo at work on the collection for “Paradise Lost” opening NEXT Thursday, August 7th, 6:30-9:30pm! Visit our event page for details.

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