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Press Release - REAL ICKY by Erik Bender

First Amendment Gallery is pleased to announce, “REAL ICKY,” a new solo exhibition by Bay Area artist, Erik Bender. Set in a noir-esque city of heightened tension and high stakes, Bender’s wide-eyed, youthful figures employ magic to duck around corners and tuck into the cuts, hiding from the spectral forces of the law. Read more after the jump!

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Q & A with Stacey Rozich

For her upcoming solo exhibition, “Some Sort of Disrepair,” Stacey Rozich reflects on the paths that have brought her to the present as well as the blocks she’s overcome to reveal an authentic creative trajectory highlighted by her masterful and familiar painting techniques. Read more after the jump!

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Opening Reception - "Potholes"

We at First Amendment Gallery would like to thank everyone joined us last weekend at the opening reception for Henry Fey’s project space installation, "Potholes," as well as our back catalog exhibition, "Ripe,” currently on view for the month of June. Learn more after the jump!

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L. Herrada-Rios
Q & A with Henry Fey

In anticipation of Henry Fey’s latest installation-based work, “Potholes,” we asked the Los Angeles-based artist for a glimpse into his process, his thoughts on the value of nostalgia in a scroll-happy digital era, and how he has reconciled his own overconsumption of imagery. More after the jump!

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L. Herrada-Rios
Behind the Scenes | "Betty Number 22 Taken Down" by Oliver Hawk

As we anticipate Oliver Hawk Holden’s latest solo exhibition, “Betty Number 22 Taken Down,” we chronicled the installation in it’s finalizing stages. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at the San-Francisco artist’s mordant iconography taking shape at First Amendment Gallery and we hope you join us for the opening reception of “Betty Number 22 Taken Down” this Saturday May 4th from 7pm to 10pm.

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Press Release - Betty Number 22 Taken Down by Oliver Hawk

First Amendment gallery is proud to present Betty #22 Taken Down, a solo exhibition by San Francisco-based artist Oliver Hawk Holden. The show is focused around portraiture and intuitively curated imagery, including multiple miniseries that reflect common imagery through the artist’s distinctive lens.

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Q & A with Kyle Dunn

First Amendment Gallery is pleased to announce the premier solo show from Oakland-based artist, Kyle Dunn. “BUZZ” is the artist’s debut exhibition at First Amendment- To get our audiences familiar with Dunn’s background and creative process, we asked him a few questions in anticipation of this latest body of work…

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Press Release - Fly Traps by Aubrey Learner

First Amendment Gallery is excited to present Fly Traps, a solo exhibit by San Francisco-based illustrator and painter Aubrey Learner. Inspired by natural science and the macabre, Learner’s work aims to dissect the anxiety of the human animal by focusing in on the scientific anatomy of what makes a creature live.

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Press Release - "Loose Copy" by Odysseus Wolken

First Amendment Gallery is excited to present Loose Copy, an exhibition of paintings by Oakland-based artist Odysseus Wolken. This latest series of work is a personification of different memories, allowing them to interact with each other as deconstructed representations. Loose Copy opens Saturday March 2nd 12-10pm and will be on view through Friday, March 29th at First Amendment Gallery located at 1000 Howard St. in Downtown San Francisco. Learn more after the jump.

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Press Release - "Please Hold" by Rachel Hayden

First Amendment Gallery is proud to present Please Hold, a solo exhibition by Baltimore-based painter Rachel Hayden. This new body of work is inspired by universal emotions and symbols, including the hands and the sensation of touch, the moon, rain, sweat, and tears. Hayden communicates in clear and concise imagery to evoke an empathetic understanding of each thematic inclusion, a nod to her employment as an early childhood educator at an art museum. Learn more after the jump!

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Press Release - "Learning Curve" by Riley Holloway

First Amendment Gallery is proud to present Learning Curve, a project-space solo exhibit by Riley Holloway. The Dallas-based painter conceptualized Learning Curve as a series to encapsulate his pre-existing practice, but the paintings became a meditation on escaping the pressures and expectations of others. Learn more after the jump!

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Press Release - "Imprint" by Troy Lovegates

First Amendment Gallery is excited to announce Imprint, a solo exhibition of linoleum prints by the Oakland-based artist Troy Lovegates. A new direction for the artist, who has previously worked in illustration, painting, and graffiti, Lovegates created the works in Imprint as an exercise in artistic freedom and renewing curiosity. Learn more after the jump.

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