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PRESS RELEASE – “ARCHIVIO” By Martina Merlini

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 [...]

By | 2018-09-07T22:00:08+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Opening Receptions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: “Old Enough to Remember” by HOXXOH

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 [...]

By | 2018-09-01T20:22:27+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Opening Receptions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Opening Reception – “Less Is More” Curated by Temple Children

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 [...]

By | 2018-08-24T19:07:20+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Opening Receptions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Facebook Team Building Graffiti Workshop Recap

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 [...]

By | 2018-07-06T21:45:40+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vice Roy Hotel Takes our Street Art Workshop

Vice Roy Hotel came into the gallery to enjoy one of street art workshops. With plenty of assistance from our instructor Maggie, Vice Roy was able to go home with some awesome stenciled canvasses and a canvas mural for their office! In our street art workshops your group learns how to create a finished piece using stencils and spray paint. We have a variety of stencil options from famous Banksy images to Biggie Smalls that you can choose from to create your very own stencil piece. The Team Building Workshop also includes [...]

Davina Enjoys a Private Workshop at 1AM

Davina came by the gallery to enjoy a private night time workshop with our instructor Ethan. The group participated in our Graffiti workshop which includes learning how to tag and coming up with your very own tag name and also learning how to spray paint. The team got to practice on a canvas panel with pens and mops to get comfortable with their graffiti style and then they took it to our mural wall where they got to use spray paint  before painting their own mural. The murals are a great way [...]

Winter & Ross at 1AM

Some of our favorites from Winter & Ross joined us at First Amendment for one of our exciting team building activities. Our workshops include practice tagging, a canvas board with everyones new tag on it, a graffiti history slideshow followed by learning how to spray paint and creating a mural with our workshop instructor. Winter & Ross also enjoyed some food and drinks during the workshop as you can customize your experience to include whatever you please. The group put their skills to work on our mural wall and learned something new, [...]

By | 2018-03-27T17:26:18+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Classes, Graffiti Art, Team Building Workshops, Uncategorized|0 Comments

True Anthem’s 1AM Experience

A group from True Anthem visited First Amendment this past December and collaborated with our in house artists, learning how to tag and creating their own custom mural on our mural wall! Our workshops are a great way to bring a team together and experience something new. True Anthem learned how to tag, coming up with their own tag name and practiced on our white boards before taking their skills to the canvas. Next they got to learn about some of what makes street art so important to us and the community [...]

By | 2018-03-23T07:25:42+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Classes, Team Building Workshops, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Peery Foundation visits 1AM!

A group from the Peery Foundation recently visited 1AM gallery for a fun workshop. The Peery Foundation's mission is strengthen youth and families to build lives of dignity and self-reliance. Their group enjoyed a unique learning experience at our gallery, led by our talented instructors. First, our instructors give a quick history lesson about graffiti and street art in San Francisco. Then they can come up with their own tag names, practice writing on canvas, and eventually they get to collaborate on a big group painting. The Peery Foundation team put their [...]

Recap From Juxtapoz Clubhouse Miami

  A HUGE thanks to Juxtapoz Magazine for inviting us to their clubhouse in Art Basel Miami last week. First Amendment was honored to be apart of the clubhouse featuring installations by Jean Jullien, Olek, Laurence Vallières, Low Bros, Shepard Fairey, Jillian Evelyn, gallery presentations by Athen B Gallery, Superchief Gallery, Good Mother Gallery, Station 16, Corey Helford Gallery and Jonathan LeVine Projects along with a full showcase by Adidas.     First Amendment Gallery featured a handful of our talented artists including Andrew Antonaccio, Ellen Rutt, Francesco Lo Castro, Hell'O Collective, Hoxxoh, [...]

By | 2017-12-15T00:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments