1AM is pleased to present, “Street Dreams”, opening February 15th, 6:30-9:30pm, and featuring new works by local artists Christopher De Leon and Eric “Emagn1” Nodora. Inspired by the city’s numerous addicts, vagrants, and homeless, “Street Dreams” will showcase a variety of mixed media paintings, hand-wood engravings, drawings and installation.
“Street Dreams” is a conceptual show that sheds commentary on our willful ignorance of looking past those who reside in the street as though they are commonplace items such as dented garbage cans or fire hydrants. Many of them are empty shells, some in worse decay than others but inside them a human spirit still seeks to live. Emagn1 and Christopher De Leon aim to capture this “energy”, or life force, that either once drove the people or continues to allow them to survive. Expect to see moody, dark and dismal works with splashes of color that resemble the hope and light still alive in the street community.
After being classically trained at the Art Institute of San Francisco and the Academy of Art University, Christopher De Leon burst into the art scene with live painting at clubs. His passion and talent was soon recognized, granting him the opportunity to demo at the de Young Museum and the Museum of Asian Art. For Street Dreams, De Leon returns for a collaborative exhibition with artist Eric “Emagn1” Nodora, who’s love for painting also led him to study drawing and fine arts at the Academy of Art University. With two educations, one from the streets and one from the academy, Nodora has a uniquely strong background that continues to further his creative style.
Join us February 15th, 6:30-9:30pm for the opening of “Street Dreams”! If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email maya@1AMSF.com.