PRESS RELEASE - "ARCHIVIO" BY MARTINA MERLINI FIRST AMENDMENT GALLERY ARCHIVIO MARTINA MERLINI SAN FRANCISCO, CA - First Amendment Gallery is proud to present Archivio, a solo exhibition by Italian-based artist Martina Merlini opening Saturday, September 8th at 7pm. The exhibition represents the evolution of Martina Merlini style and shapes since her first collaboration with curator Brock Brake in 2015. Martina Merlini (Bologna, 1986) lives and works in Milan. From illustration to geometric abstraction; a path that leads the artist to experience and learn about herself through various expressive contexts such as, among others, street art and [...]
PRESS RELEASE - "OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER" BY HOXXOH FIRST AMENDMENT GALLERY OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER HOXXOH SAN FRANCISCO, CA - First Amendment Gallery is proud to present Old Enough To Remember, a solo exhibition by Miami-based artist Hoxxoh opening Saturday, September 8th at 7pm. The exhibition features over 30 works created using self-designed painting mechanisms which obscure process and intention. The finished pieces contain visually striking abstract patterns, revealing little about their nature or creation. Hoxxoh’s innovative technique departs from previous works and is incredibly difficult to imitate. This technique involves instruments like pendulums, spray [...]
A huge thanks to everyone that made it out to the opening reception of "LESS IS MORE: EXPLORING MINDFULNESS AND CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION" curated by Temple Children at First Amendment Gallery in Downtown San Francisco. The group exhibition features the works of Askew One - Meggs - Jessie & Katey - Aaron Glasson - Cory Martin - Cryptik - Ellen Rutt - Emad Rashidi - Jet Martinez - Jonny Alexander - Kai Kaulukukui - Lauren YS - Matthew Eaton - MIMI - Ouizi - Patrick Ethen - Rick Hayward - Sam Yong - Thing Thing - Wooden [...]
Google's graffiti team building workshop at 1AM was full of smiles, spray painting, and aha moments. From learning and developing an appreciation and understanding of graffiti culture to having a one of kind team outing, our workshops aim to bring team members together through art and cultural experiences. To learn more about our team building courses, email us at email@example.com, or check out our latest offerings here.
First Amendment Gallery would like to give a huge thanks to everyone who came out to the opening reception of "A Forgiving Sunset," a solo exhibition by Scott Albrecht. First Amendment always appreciates the support and dedication from the artists and the community. Scott works very hard to create captivating pieces with a sculptural aesthetic and typographic emphasis, making for clean lines, strong, gridded forms, and dimensional textures. The show will be up through July 28th in downtown San Francisco and seeing these engaging pieces in person is something you do [...]
A huge thanks to the Facebook team for coming out and joining us for an afternoon of immersion in street art culture. First Amendment's graffiti artist instructor started with the art of tagging, proceeded to share the rich history of graffiti, and then guided a hands on spray paint experience, and concluded with a custom exterior mural created by the team. The team building training activities within the workshop allow team bonding and provides an environment that unleashes creative thinking through a collaborative approach. To learn more about the private, hands on [...]
First Amendment would like to thank everyone who came out to the opening reception of "One Trick" a solo exhibition by Mando Marie. This exhibition is a special one with one artist taking over the entire Gallery for the first time. The show is now open for viewing from 12-6 Wednesday through Saturday until June 22nd. For more information or to request a catalog contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are getting deeper into the mind of Mando Marie this week. With her upcoming solo show June 2nd at First Amendment Gallery we decided to learn more about what this body of work represents and how it came to be. Mando Marie has made a name for herself as a female street artist who can hang with the rest of them, primarily using stencil and spray she works on large scale murals all around the world but has also proven herself to be a talented exhibition artist. Here is what she [...]
With our current solo exhibition "In Dreams" coming to a close May 25th we decided to get deeper into the mind of Sean Newport to learn more about what brought the show to life and where he gets his inspiration from. 1AM: People are always amazed that you create your triangular pieces out of wood. Can you tell us more about your sculpting process? How do you get your pieces so precise and exact? SN: Practice practice practice. I've spent hours obsessing over how to cut the perfect shapes. I use a [...]
This week we interviewed the artists from our current show "Bad at Math," a duo exhibition by Jose Di Gregorio and Kristin Farr to learn a little more about them. Heres what Jose Di Gregorio had to say... 1AM: What is the most difficult part of your creative process? Were there any major complications or obstacles you had to face with this show? JDG: The octagons are a new surface I’ve been working with so there were a few hang ups with how well some of them turned out. Making [...]