Pardee's Picks: Reckoning, An Exploration of Darkening Horizons

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
1AM is pleased to present "Reckoning", a group exhibition reflecting society's obsession with catastrophe, both imagined and real. The collection includes original art by Leon Loucheur, Optimist, Robert Bowen, Pemex, Monty Guy and Chamber Made.

Sign in Sheet

Graffiti // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The guest book, aka the walls of Optimist’s studio, has seen a cast of graffiti characters over time creating a soup of signatures and color.

Optimist A's

Graffiti // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Optimist paints a piece for the Oakland A’s in part of a Bay Area sports team production.   Numerous teams are also represented including Giants, 49ers, and Sharks.


Graffiti // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Not a bad spot to get the attention of everyday commuters on the train and most likely has a pretty nice view from up there to soak in while you roll away.

"Time Flies In Taipei" Preview @ AMPM Gallery

Graffiti // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Taipei is one long jet-lagged flight away from where we rest our head, but if you are on the island of Taiwan this Saturday night there is a good art show to check out.  Graffiti writers, Optimist and Stuey, will be showing new work at the AMPM Gallery in a show entitled Time Flies in Taipei. Optimist sent over a video and some exclusive preview shots of work that will be on display.  Go!

The Truck Show @ 1 A.M. Gallery

Graffiti // Wednesday, February 08, 2012
San Francisco graffiti writers, Optimist and Plantrees, have put together a special exhibition paying homage to graffiti on trucks working with over 70 artists in and around the bay area.  Various model trucks, screen printed trucks, and actual roll downs from trucks will be on display at the show.   All proceeds from the show are being graciously donated to the Eastside Arts Alliance & Culture Center.  The opening is this Friday, February 10th at 1 A.M. Gallery in San Francisco.

Optimist: Man, Animals, & The Machines

Graffiti // Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Man, Animal, and The Machines, featuring new work by graffiti writer Optimist, opens this Saturday, October 8 at Old Crow Tattoo in Oakland.   As the artist states, “I’m working on 8 - 10 compositions on brown butcher paper about man, animals, and machines all fighting for existence on planet earth, and some smaller less complicated drawings on the same subject.”

Made In Taiwan

Graffiti // Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Optimistically speaking, one may say it’s pretty hard to go wrong with this classic color scheme.  Sayme and Optimist put it to good use.

Traveling Treasures

Graffiti // Monday, June 27, 2011
      Optimist shares some of his cherished collectibles and personal favorites from recent travels.  P.P. Spray for the win.  

Optimistically Speaking

Graffiti // Tuesday, June 21, 2011
It’s lonely at the top, but the view is most likely all right.
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