1AM is proud to present “It’s A Long Way to the Top”, featuring
artists Michael Walsh and Sean Barton. Both artists have gained their
individual style, technique and insight from a variety of materials
and trades, artisan and commercial. The new exhibit showcases a
unique variety of work in multiple mediums- spanning from 3D printed
nylon sculpture to gold leafed sign imagery. Using their self-taught
initiative and an eleven-fingered ambition, “It’s A Long Way to the
Top” showcases the artists’ wide range of creativity and talent. The
opening reception is Friday, June 15th, 2012, from 6:30 to 9:30pm and
will run through July 15th, 2012.
Coming together through hard work and life experiences, these two
artists have shared ideas, labor, and studio space. Drawing
inspiration from their surroundings and a euphoria that sets in after
an excessive amount of work, Michael and Sean have connected again to
produce a body of work for San Francisco that focuses around the
production process of art and the use of cutting edge materials.
Though working independently in their respective cities in different
mediums, they connect through the freedom they each gain while making
their work a reality.
Both artists have been shown around the U.S. and abroad in places such
as Italy, Japan, Canada and the Netherlands. Sean Barton is a
self-taught sign painter with eleven years of experience in hand
lettering, designing, building and installing. Michael Walsh is an
artist who has worked in a variety of creative trades for over 20
years including painting, interior design, and sculpture.
Join us on June 15th from 6:30 to 9:30pm for the opening reception of
“It’s A Long Way To The Top”. DJ Don Kainoa will be on the wheels of steel. For more information, visit www.1AMSF.com.
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