When I fist curated the #amajorminority exhibition at 1 am gallery we invited over 100 artists to come together and showcase a new direction in contemporary art, with the attached essay from myself and EKG we set out to define this new emerging field of art. With the huge sucess of last years show we figured it would be great to bring it back but maybe scale down the artists and allow them to paint a bit larger than the A4 size of last years exhibition.
This year we invited the artists Okuda San Miguel, Thierry Furger, William Barras, Proembrion, Autone, Poesia, Zmogk, Aske, Reydiem, CT, Does, Ino, Basik, Etnik, Pener, Seikon, Hellbent, Col Wallnuts, Thomas Bestvina, and Collin van der Sluijs. With a mixture of American and International artists spanning from Russia, Poland, Switzerland, , Italy, Germany to the UK we again set out to capture a large sample of todays emerging artists, or Other contemporary artist as coined in the initial essay. This new emerging artfield merges street artist/graffiti artists/Urban artists and contemporary artists into one group that stands seperate from what most would call contemporary art. We set to define ourselves and our generation of painters who share common experiences and modes of painting. We strongly suggest you check out the Exhibition at 1 AM Gallery which opens this Thursday April 2nd.
A Major Minority 2015
On view 4/2/2015 through 4/30/2015
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 1AM is pleased to present, “A Major Minority”, opening on April 2nd, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Curated by San Francisco-based artist Poesia, “A Major Minority” is a survey of 20 Othercontemporary Urban 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.”
Exhibiting artists include: Okuda San Miguel, Thierry Furger, William Barras, Proembrion, Autone, Poesia, Zmogk, Aske, Dime, CT, Does, Ino, Basik, Etnik, Pener, Seikon, Hellbent, Col Wallnuts, Thomas Bestvina, and Collin van der Sluijs.
For art catalog requests, please email ANU@1amsf.com