The third stop of The adidas Showcase took place in San Francisco this past weekend at First Amendment Gallery aka 1AM. The City by the Bay's one and only Chico Brenes hosted the event which featured artists Brian Parks, Lauren D'Amato, Michelle Williams, Alex Fatemi, James "Flick" Ferrando, Turkey Neck, Unit Press, Max Marttila, Daniel Valencia, Julie Sarmiento, George Rocha and Sean Silk. Commissure closed out the night with a 30-minute set of pyschedelic rock. It was complete mayhem as the crowd of 400 skaters spilled out of the gallery and took over the corner of Howard and 6th Street. Major shout outs to Atlas, 510 & FTC for all of their support. Thanks to Tyler Dumais at 1AM for all of his help installing the show and Fat Tire & AriZona for providing the drinks. Next stop: Austin!
Photos: Justin Ching
Sean Silk setting up
Michelle Williams artwork
Max Marttila artwork
Legendary sign painter Ken Davis
Julie Sarmiento artwork
Alex Fatemi artwork.
James "Flick" Ferrando
Lauren D'Amato projected art installation.
The Showcase SF
Unity Skateboarding handpainted boards
Jake from Turkey Neck photography
George Rocha of Iris Skateboards
Chico Brenes & Daniel Valencia in front of his work.
Nile Gibbs and Marsha handled the bar like champs.
George Rocha & Sean Silk
We asked Pablo Ramirez if we could get a flick in front of his hillbomb photo. Unreal.
These two are in the streets shooting a lot. James Ferrando & Pablo Ramirez.
This skate crew was hyped on George Rocha’s art.
FTC's Ando Nesia & Chico Brenes.
Everyone was having a blast scoping the work and drinkin' brews.
Al Davis and Atlas co-owner Mike Manidis.
Cecelia Perez & "Pain One"
adidas Showcase SF
Pablo Ramirez and his girl "LSD"
Chico Brenes crushed it as our host.
DJ Lady Q & her sister.
The rollerskate crew held it down.
Commissure rocked out
Turkey Neck Jake & Alex Fatemi.
Lil Dre, Poobert & Chico Brenes.
Nile Gibbs & friend
Three stripes crew: Dennis Busenitz, Poobert, Mark Suciu, Jake Donnelly, Paul Shier & Silas Baxter-Neal