SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 1AM Gallery is pleased to present, “Emergent”, a group exhibition, opening November 6th, 6:30 – 9:30pm. The show will feature works by Christopher De Leon, Daniel Valadez, Emily Moore, J.S. Weis, Leon Loucheur, Malik Girley, Monty Guy, and Steve Javiel.

The process of creating is a journey of exploration. An artist’s thoughts, habits, instincts, and history- these are the pixels that together create the portrait of a creative being. The artists themselves are a facilitating conduit; the elements beneath the conscious surface organize, interlace, and emerge from the cocoon of self. It is the Grand Magic, the emergent properties of style, substance, and self. “Emergent”, is the manifestation of this idea. It views art not as a linear thought, but as a tapestry of experience woven by a skilled hand.

Christopher De Leon started with classical training in the arts but didn’t emerge into the art scene until his skillful live painting demos at clubs. His passion and talent was soon recognized and he continues to exhibit in galleries around the Bay Area. Leon Loucheur is a self-taught artist whose work focuses on the relationship between natural and man-made worlds through the exploration of his own psychological biases. Monty Guy, an up and coming artist in the last few years, has hit the scene with his remarkably realistic black and white portraits.

J.S. Weis’ drawings touch upon an innately human sense of marvel at the beauty of nature. He encourages viewers to examine the health and vitality of nature in relationship with our own well-being. As new artists to 1AM Gallery, Daniel Valadez, Emily Moore, and Steve Javiel will be bringing their rich mixed media and portraiture work. Malik Girley is a rising talent known for his illustrative prowess.

For more information, visit www.1AMGallery.com. If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email anu@1AMSF.com.

Artist List:

Steve Javiel
Daniel J Valadez
Malik Girley
Monty Guy
Christopher De Leon
Leon Loucheur
Emily Moore
J. S. Weis