Scott La Rockwell
When i first set out to curate the “A Major Minority” exhibition I knew I wanted to bring a survey of not only artists who painted or were only affiliated with graffuturism, instead I wanted to open the margins a bit and exhibit a range of mediums and artists alike. I chose to invite some photographers to exhibit new work in the exhibition as a way to feature a side of our genre that sometimes gets overlooked. Not only is their documentation of our time important but also their representation of the present moment. ABCDEF, Clams Rockefeller, Nibor Reiluos, Scott la Rockwell, Silvio Magaglio and Todd Mazer were the exhibiting artists that used photography as a medium for AMM.
As I sat in the room with almost 400 pieces of art I was given the task of mapping out how the work would be hung and if there would be a narrative in exhibition. I didn’t think about how I would hang the show before or what the work would look like when it came in, but I knew I had wanted to show the range of our generation. I decided to start with the photographs first and everything else feel into place after that. I will start the AMM recap with this photography section which leads off the flow of the exhibition as well slowly revealing the narrative that showed itself to me in the presence of all the work in the room. Stay Tuned for the upcoming portions of the work and the other participating artists in the show. Also if you haven’t taken the time to read the essay yet you should do so now, as well as check the full body of work at the gallery here.
1AM Gallery is pleased to present, “A Major Minority”, opening on March 14th- April 12th. Curated by San Francisco-based artist Poesia, “A Major Minority” is a survey of Othercontemporary Urban Artists from over 18 countries consisting of over a 100 artists. Expect to see an international sampling of art works that reveal the overall character of Urban Art and its relationship to the public as well as the contemporary art world.
According to Poesia, urban art has become an OtherContemporary art movement outside of the contemporary and critical art world. By taking a large sampling of the world’s most prevalent urban artists, Poesia aims to reveal the true character of this art form as being born outside of theory and based on its interactions with the public as well as its urban landscape. “A Major Minority” is an attempt to illustrate the current progression of this art form as “traditional graffiti merges with street art and becomes what the public has coined Urban Art.”
Come check out works by world renowned artists108, 2501, O.Two, ABCDEF, Alex Kuznetsov, Alex One, Alexander Becherer, Alexey Luka, Amandalynn, Antistatik, Arnaud TRBDSGN Liard, Askew, Basik, Bezt, Blaqk, Blo, Boe, Bom.k, Borondo, Cain Caser, Christopher Derek Bruno, Clams Rockefeller, Col, Collin Van Der Sluijs, Corn79, Dame, Dana Woulfe, Deams, Debens, Defer, Dem189, Demsky, Dime, Djae, Does, Drew Tyndell, Drew Young, Duncan Passmore, EKG, Estria, Etnik, Evgeniy Dikson, Faust, Felipe Pantone, Franco Jaz Fasoli, Gilbert1, Graphic Surgery, Hellbent, INO, Jay Paavonpera, Jaw, Jerry Inscoe, Jurne, Kan, Karlos Carcamo, Katre, Kema, Ken Davis, Kidghe, Kwest, Legz, LX One, Mac1, Mags, Martina Merlini, Matt W. Moore, Max Rippon, Mes, Mike Bam, Moneyless, Morik, Nawer, Nelio, Nibor Reiluos, Nmph, Pener, Petro,Poesia, Proembrion, Rafael Sliks, Romi, Rubin, Sainer, Samuel Rodriguez, SatOne, Scott La Rockwell, See One, Seikon, Sepe, Silvio Magaglio, Slicer, Slick, Sowat, Spé, Stendec, Stephen Holding, Swiz, Thiago Toes, Thomas Bestvina, Thomas Canto, Tobe, Todd Mazer, V3rbo, Vesod, Vincent Abadie Hafez Zepha, Wais, Wane, and Xuan Alyfe.
For more information, or if you would like to request an online catalog, please email Maya@1AMSF.com.