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Q & A with Erik Bender

First Amendment caught up with interdisciplinary artist, Erik Bender, in his Oakland studio and had him break down the processes and reconcilement of ideologies for his latest series of 2D and 3D works in “REAL ICKY,” opening up this weekend. Read more after the jump!

Press Release – REAL ICKY by Erik Bender

First Amendment Gallery is pleased to announce, “REAL ICKY,” a new solo exhibition by Bay Area artist, Erik Bender. Set in a noir-esque city of heightened tension and high stakes, Bender’s wide-eyed, youthful figures employ magic to duck around corners and tuck into the cuts, hiding from the spectral forces of the law. Read more after the jump!

By | 2019-07-23T20:09:02+00:00 July 23rd, 2019|1AM Artist, Artist Spotlight, Upcoming Shows|0 Comments

Q & A with Henry Fey

In anticipation of Henry Fey’s latest installation-based work, “Potholes,” we asked the Los Angeles-based artist for a glimpse into his process, his thoughts on the value of nostalgia in a scroll-happy digital era, and how he has reconciled his own overconsumption of imagery. More after the jump!

Opening Reception | “Betty Number 22 Taken Down”

We at First Amendment Gallery would like to thank everyone that made it out to the opening reception of “Betty Number 22 Taken Down” by Oliver Hawk Holden, currently on view in Downtown San Francisco with First Amendment Gallery for the month of May. Learn more after the jump.

Mando Marie talks to 1AM about “One Trick” a Solo Show

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 [...]

By | 2018-05-29T18:07:58+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Artist Spotlight|0 Comments

Sean Newport “IN DREAMS” Artist Interview

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 [...]

By | 2018-05-14T23:22:28+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Artist Spotlight|0 Comments

A Closer Look at “BAD AT MATH” with Jose Di Gregorio and Kristin Farr

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 [...]

By | 2018-05-18T18:31:42+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Artist Spotlight|0 Comments