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1:1 Gallery Lower East Side Manhattan
1:1 is an artist-run project, exhibition, & events space in NYC, founded by four young working artists. They represent the next generation of cultural dialogue on the Lower East Side, a neighborhood with a rich history and tradition of free expression.
1:1 exhibitions explore contemporary conceptual stances within a social context; and attitude of resistance that is actively pleasurable. The work exhibited includes film, video, drawings, painting, sculpture, and performance, in tandem with frequent events.
1:1 is a ratio that employs the infinite coexistence of Genesis and Chaos. It is not a neutrality nor a cancellation nor an equality. It is presence in action, without utilitarian demands. Tearing down not to set up a replacement, but to excite a series of shifting forms and strategies of everyday life. Contradiction is welcomed.
1:1 is located on the 2nd floor of 121 Essex St. between Delancey St. and Rivington St.
The closest subway is the J, M, Z, or F at the Delancey/Essex station.
Open Wednesday – Saturday 12noon – 7pm or by appointment.
A commitment to nonviolent social change and to the inherent value of diversity has animated the SAPA (nonprofit parent of Meridian Gallery) since it began in 1986. Initially dedicated to breaking down racial, cultural, economic and geographic barriers through the arts, Meridian Gallery rapidly began to move into its purpose—to embody change—and as it moved, to assume a tangible responsibility to explore issues and to make spaces where youth and adults could access experientially a widening of the possible.
Housed in a historic mansion—the only structure of its kind still existing in San Francisco’s Union Square area the gallery was once home to San Francisco’s most influential madame and purveyor of vice, commerce and culture during the city’s notorious Barbary Coast era.
535 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415 398 7229
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 5pm.