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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]