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High 5s: Get Your Feet Wet
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 13:59

I purchased one of the first digital cameras when Fecal Face went online in 2000. It was a massive Kodak with 2 mega pixels.

After taking someone's photo, you'd turn it over to show them the image on it's tiny 1" display. People were flabergasted. You could delete an image and take another without "wasting film"... That blew peoples' minds.

Well, these days everyone's little black monolith does it all including shooting decent photos in a variety of styles... Oh how things have changed since 2000 when Fecal Face went online --> these days we've been lying low waiting for things to change, and here's some random photographic proof from the life of a galleriest living and working in the City by the Bay.

 
Antihero Skateboards The RAD Conspiracy Show: The Freestlye Agenda
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 08:00

BREAKING --- Find out the truths of these conspiracies, hidden from the public, but uncovered by the RAD Conspiracy, only on KOOK 1800am. You won't believe your ears! The secrets, exposed!

 
Flume - Space Cadet (ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut)
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 31 March 2014 09:05

Buddies Jay Howell & Jim Dirschberger did this great video produced by Forest City Rockers.

 
A short documentary following the late artist, Shawn Whisenant
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:27

Shawn Whisenant is a born and raised San Francisco Bay Area artist whose art can be found lurking in the streets or galleries and museums across the USA, Australia, and Europe. He has been working on the streets of the Bay Area since the mid 1990's, where his images continue to endure on walls, mailboxes, and other surfaces around the city. He enjoys making books and stickers, taking photos, painting signs, and moving about in the city’s shadows. In the streets and galleries, his work has seen many different forms. From rare-hand crafted books, to skateboard films and a signature pair of Osiris shoes, his creating doesn’t end with painting. RIP Shawn Whisenant.

Filmed and Edited by: Pedro Alejandro Verdin

www.shawnwhisenant.com/

 
Paradise +video
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:56

Ok, this video put together by Dave Todon and friends for a King Shit Magazine contest made our day as we work away on this rainy SF afternoon.

My name is Dave Todon, I'm a long time FF regular from Toronto.  I'm writing in regards to a video and a series of photos a few friends and myself put together for a skate flick contest this past summer (King Shit Magazine, Connect The Dots contest).  I thought you guys over at FF may find it fun.  You can check the vid here and the photos here

 
To DUB or not to DUB
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:50

Can't decide to see Hayao Miyazaki's new film "The Wind Rises" in sub-titled or dubbed. What would you do? Some theaters are offering either here in San Francisco.

 
It's Called "Moon"
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 09:29

Emanuele Kabu emailed over a recent video of his.

 
5 Years of Ever Gold
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 10 February 2014 13:50

SAN FRANCISCO --- Our friends over at Ever Gold recently celebrated their 5th anniversary and put together this video from the opening night celebration... Their current show with Mauricio Ancalmo "Krap Etag Nedlog Reve" is up now through March.

 
Tony Hawk Going Back to the 80s
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 07 February 2014 09:43

Mickeydlx's Instgram this morning was perfect because as I lay awake last night at 3am, I couldn't stop thinking about handplants on vert.

Tony Hawk takes it back for an all 80's inspired video clip for his new Limited Edition Krooked Guest deck featuring artwork by Mark Gonzales. -Krooked Skateboards

 
Balls Deep
Written by Van Edwards   
Friday, 31 January 2014 08:03

I also run a company called One Dollar Stories.

We recently had Scott Bourne write a story for us and we sell at Jai Tanju's Seeing Things Gallery in San Jose.

Tags:
 
Unlock Art: Where are the Women?
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 27 January 2014 08:00

TATE VIDEO --- As the TV series Girls returns, Tate ask actress Jemima Kirke to explore the role of women in art in our latest Unlock Art video.

So far in this series - part of Tate's quest to bring art to a wider audience - our video team has collaborated with the likes of Frank Skinner, Alan Cumming and Sally Phillips to bring you crash courses in performance art, pop art and shopping for art. In this film, the Girls actress Jemima Kirke addresses the topic of women in art (or the lack them).

 
Free and Easy | Michael Leon
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 17 January 2014 10:45

Here's a little short I (John Trippe) did on artist/ designer Michael Leon back in 2003 for Element skateboards. Michael Leon at the time did Commonwealth Stacks clothing and designed a set of boards for Element. He previously was a designer at Girl Skateboards.

 
Mike Shine | Hi-Fructose Visits the Shine Shack
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 08:56

A nice little vignette on our buddy Mike Shine and his Bolinas art shack... Check out one of our last vists HERE.

 
Derek Larson (+video)
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 13 January 2014 09:29

Work by DEREK G. LARSON ~ from Seattle WA, lives and works in Georgia - 2007 MFA Yale University School of Art, New Haven CT

 
The Kenetic King (+video)
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 10 January 2014 11:59

This morning Tim Fort (aka The Kenetic King) emailed over a sampling of his efforts. Worthy of a 5 minute work break to enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaDy2zzA7Rk
http://www.youtube.com/user/lunatim
http://www.lunatim.com/kinart/kinetic.shtml

 
Dumb Joe & The Psychic by John Andrews
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:32

John Andrews emailed over his recent short animation "Dumb Joe & The Psychic", and it's a doooozie. Nice work, John.

 
Animations by Zachary Zezima
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 20 December 2013 19:21

Zachary Zezima (BFA Illustration, Parsons School of Design, 2009 - MFA Experimental Animation, CalArts, In Progress) emailed over a couple of recent short animated works.

 
"Snowflake" by Eoin Duffy
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:16

"Snowflake" - a Christmas tale from Oscar shortlisted animator Eoin Duffy --- Thanks for the email, Eoin. Nice short.

Eoin is an Irish director/animator based in Vancouver, Canada.

---

Ok, the above video is great, but really like "Encounter" below.

http://eoinduffy.me

Ok, and this last video by Eoin should be watched full screen... It's gorgeous.

 
Video ~Swoon in Paris
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 09:22

It's been awhile since I wanted to meet Swoon. Everytime she stopped by Paris (2007 & 2010) I was overseas so I never get the chance to see one of her solo show. I did see some of her pieces in New York, London, Berlin or Sao Paulo but not in Paris or in a gallery.

Last week, Adeline Jeudy owner and curator of Galerie LJ, welcomed myself and a camera to interview Caledonia Curry that everybody knows as Swoon, while she was working setting up her latest solo show "Motherlands".

words and video by MizLiz

 
SFMOMA's Stories from the Evacuation
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 13:18

In the weeks leading up to the temporary closure of SFMOMA's building on June 3, 2013, to allow for construction of its expansion, Jonn Herschend filmed Stories from the Evacuation (2013) on location at the museum. He interviewed staff members about their involvement with the relocation of the art collection, offices, and information server and also about their individual perspectives on the transition. In Herschend's resulting film, his behind-the-scenes examination becomes a departure point for a larger narrative exploring personal risk and change.

Thanks for the link, Adam.

 
R.I.P. Artist Kurt Dalen
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 06 December 2013 15:30

Sad to have learned today that last night's hit and run victim in the Mission was that of SF artist Kurt Dalen who studied at SFAI. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Below is a short on Dalen produced in 2009. He was a talented painter.

 
'Skew' - video
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:00

Brilliant. Watch the top video and then the one below second.

'Skew' turns the idea of skeuomorphism on it's head: we re-made some well known skeuomorphic interface designs in the materials and objects they were trying to imitate; as well as subtly commenting on the mundane cycle of the digital day-to-day.

A film by Carrie Bale, Doug Hindson and Jooyoung Ryu

The making of below...

 
LONDON BERLIN AMSTERDAM - DAVID SHILLINGLAW
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 14:22

BERLIN --- Last week we posted pics of some great window installations from "Project M" featuring Ron English, Know Hope, Erik Jones, Lucy McLauchlan, Strok and others.

Long time Fecal Face London contributor and talented artist David Shillinglaw also participated. He and his friend Arlen Figgis rode triped over to Berlin to install. They also then made their way to Amsterdam to meet with Hyland Mather, Pipsqueak, and the Look for art gallery guys.

 
BROKEN FINGAZ (+video)
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 12:46

MEXICO --- The Broken Fingaz crew spent quite a bit of time in an abandoned factory in Mexico to create this stop motion short as part of the CutOut Animation Festival.

 
How to Master the Internet!
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:25

Facebook, Email, AOL Instant Messenger, Watching videos, fashion... Plus many more!!

Thanks for the lesson, Ryan!

 
Michael Hsiung (+video)
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 15:00

Los Angeles based Michael Hisung, who's contibuted to Fecal Face over the years, is featured in this new video produced by Ambig Clothing.

 
NOT Backside 9th
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:11

Helmet or not, gloves or not, slides or not, goofy title or not, this hill run is INSANE - Andy Shoup

 
ClipODay - Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 09:47

Every have one of those mornings where you start following links and the next thing you know you're watching a news reel clip of the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939 that was held on the brand new man-made Treasure Island?

The fair was intended to celebrate the opening of two bridges, the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge.

 
Mr. Show - The Story of Everest
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 11 November 2013 09:00

For more from the wonderful Mr. Show, CLICKY

 
Lucetta ~ Magnetic Bike Lights
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 08 November 2013 09:08

Got an email from Emanuele Pizzolorusso, a Helsinki based industrial designer, yesterday to let us know about his latest project Lucetta: a smart set of two small magnetic bicycle lights. Never seen them in person. Have no idea if they're worth a hoot or not, but the concept is pretty interesting and simple. Looks like a great idea to us.

 
T. Eric Monroe's Biggie & Tupac
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:05

Featured in Monster Children's Photo Annual is this photo of Tupac and Biggie hanging out taken by T. Eric Monroe. Chris Nieratko interviews T. Eric Monroe for his history and perspective.

 
Ian Strange 'SUBURBAN' Exhibition - National Gallery of Victoria
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 01 November 2013 10:07

Ian Strange (Kid Zoom): SUBURBAN premiered in a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia in late July 2013

Ian Strange: Suburban is a multifaceted photography, film and installation exhibition created by New York-based Australian artist Ian Strange. Since 2011 Strange has worked with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film seven site specific interventions incorporating suburban homes. The recording of these interventions through film and photographic documentation forms the basis of this new and groundbreaking exhibition. - David Hurlston - Curator, Australian Art and coordinator NGV studio, National Gallery of Victoria.

IanStrange.com
Ian Strange: SUBURBAN
26th July – 15th September 2013
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA

 
Sam Jinks' Sculptural Work
Written by Van Edwards   
Monday, 21 October 2013 11:15

Sam Jinks' sculptural work sustains the briefest and often most private moments in time. Emotional vulnerability is both the subject and result of his work and moves audiences in a way not expected from contemporary art. For Jinks, his works are not literal representations, but are based on the combination of different stages of life.

Jinks' work can be found in various public collections that include: McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Victoria, Australia ,Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia, The Kiran Nader Museum of Art, Dehli , Indian and the Museo Escultura Figurativa Internacional Contemporaenea (MEFIC), Portugal, in addition to various private collections within Australia and internationally.

 
Stroszek: the Dancing Chicken
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 18 October 2013 11:21

Many movies end with hopeless characters turning to crime. No movie ends like "Stroszek." Bruno and Mr. Scheitz take a rifle and go to rob the bank, which is closed, so they rob the barber shop next door of $32 and, leaving their car running, walk directly across the street to a supermarket, where Bruno has time to pick up a frozen turkey before the cops arrest Mr. Scheitz. Bruno then drives to a nearby amusement arcade, where he feeds in quarters to make chickens dance and play the piano. Then he boards a ski lift to go around and around and around.

This last sequence is just about the best he has ever filmed, Herzog says on the commentary track of the DVD. His crew members hated the dancing chicken so much they refused to participate, and he shot the footage himself. The chicken is a "great metaphor," he says--for what, he's not sure. My theory: A force we cannot comprehend puts some money in the slot, and we dance until the money runs out.

 
High 5s: 3 Weddings and a Funeral
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:50

Crazy couple of months. The old man died, and I got to see 3 great friends get married. Some go, and some arrive. Tis life's swings in visual forms.

 
Swampy's Diary (+video)
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:37

Love the video Swampy, and also love your tools of the trade (check photo below)

I haven't been around much but I just put together a collage of video moments I've personally recorded over the past few months. If you're interested in that kind of thing you should check it out when you get a chance. I put it on www.swmpy.com (it's my old art website that I cleared out a few years ago) but it's also hosted at youtube.com/swampysdiary.

The "Battle Station" where the above video was produced.

 
A Look Into the Faile Studio
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 23 September 2013 14:43

Back in August 2013, we were fortunate enough to be invited to check out FAILE'S studio and Patrick was kind enough to give us a quick tour and speak about their new art and the preparation for their upcoming show at the Dallas Contemporary thru Dec 22nd.

FAILE is a collaboration between Brooklyn-based artists, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. The two first met 20 years ago and, since 1999, have worked together as FAILE, constructing multimedia installations, large-scale paintings and sculptures that have helped to change the perception of the Street Art genre.

Although FAILE initially operated outside of the mainstream contemporary art world, they quickly garnered awareness on a public level thanks to their ground-breaking use of materials, images and technology. McNeil and Miller’s culture-driven iconography and visual imagery blends high and low culture in a symbiotic way. Their practice continues to be informed by simultaneously creating works in studio and on the street.

faile.net
dallascontemporary.org

 
Dave Kinsey Studio Visit (+video)
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 12 September 2013 08:47

The Arbor Collective swung through Dave Kinsey's studio in the Western slopes of the Sierras a few weeks back and put together this great video. Note Dave's epic view from his desk. Wowzas! Nice place to check emails from.

We hosted an incredible 3 day show with Dave Kinsey in the gallery last weekend and still have a few works still available here.

The Arbor Collective visits Dave Kinsey at his home studio in the Western slopes of the Sierras, where he talks about his background, influences, and process in creating current works of art. Named by Complex Magazine in 2012 as one of the 100 most influential artists of the past decade, Kinsey is known around the world for his street art, graphic design, and fine art pursuits. Watch the video to go "Between the Edges" with Arbor Collective artist, Dave Kinsey.

 
ZEBER & Ice Cream Holiday
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 07:35

Sometimes the best emails don't make any sense. The more they make sense, the more we tend to tune them out... Happy to present:

Hello, my name is Andrey, I'm an artist. I like when my art makes people smile or surprise, or when they become angry and hate me! I like to cut to the quick. Creation helps me to unload demons from my head. And this time I unloaded them to my new cartoon! It is about the guy, who was living in my imagination for many years and I'm so glad to give him a new kind of being!

For much more good times fun taste, go click: flakonkishochki.ru

 
HER... Well, Scarlett Johansson
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 12 August 2013 13:15

What if you feel in love with a more intuitive/ life-like Siri, or should say, Siri that's Scarlett Johansson? HER is the latest from Spike Jonze and due out in November.

 
THE LEGEND OF COOL "DISCO" DAN
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:37

Hey, San Diego folks, you may want to check this out on Friday. Looks like a film worth seeing. ---> The film will be showing at YBCA here in San Francisco this September.

Amid the intense social struggles of 1980s Washington D.C., a symbol of hope and resilience emerged on the walls of Chocolate City in the form of a simple yet impactful tag: Cool “Disco” Dan. The true story of Dan Hogg is chronicled in a film by Roger Gastman and Joseph Pattisall that contextualizes the infamous graffiti writer's actions amid the larger cultural backdrop of go-go dance halls, street crews, punk rock, and the politics of Marion Barry. - details

 
Sean Malto ~ These Kids These Days
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 05 August 2013 10:12

Satva swung through FFDG last week and we got old man talking about how nutty skating is these days and this video part came up. Enjoy...

For years I used to film skatboarding for 411 and a bunch of companies. Be on the look out as I'm going to start posting some old footage from around San Francisco featuring loads of dudes that were around the city in from around '96 through '03.

 
Music by Fred McDowell
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 02 August 2013 10:11

It's Friday... It's summer... enjoy some great music from Fred McDowell (1904 - 1972)

 
Sou Fujimoto Serpentine Pavilion Intervention
Written by Van Edwards   
Monday, 29 July 2013 12:58

UVA, in collaboration with My Beautiful City, transformed Sou Fujimoto's Pavilion, bringing the cloud-like structure to life with an electrical storm. Commissioned by Serpentine Gallery for the Serpentine Summer Party, 26th June 2013

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013, designed by Sou Fujimoto

 
Protosapien Street Version
Written by Van Edwards   
Friday, 26 July 2013 12:44

Animated wheat pastes. 2013. Artwork and music by Portland based Adam Brock Ciresi

Adam's video on the top of the post is great and all, but damn, speaking of street art animations, BLU's from '08 (above) is f'in bonkers.

 
Curiot x Low Bros
Written by Trippe   
Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:27

We posted some photos on Thursday of Curiot's great new mural in Berlin with Low Bros... Well, here's some great video action right here. Please note Curiot's kickflip nosemanual and bs flip over the hump in the beginning... Next time he's in SF, I'm gonna have to challange the youngster to a game of S.K.A.T.E.

A collaboration between Berlin based artist duo LOW BROS and the Mexican artist CURIOT at "FIT freie internationale tankstelle" Berlin, May 2013. Special thanks to Phillipp Barth for connecting each other.

camera // RAY MANN
(ray-mann.com/ / raysume.com)

edit // FREDERIC LEITZKE
(editudepictures.de / http:/soundcloud.com/efalive)

music // GEORDIE LITTLE - STEEL STRINGS (KYSON REWORK)
(soundcloud.com/geordielittle / soundcloud.com/kyson)

More Info:
facebook.com/lowbros
curiot.tumblr.com/

 
Ian Strange: SUBURBAN
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 19 July 2013 13:18

SUBURBAN is a multifaceted photography, film and installation exhibition created by artist Ian Strange (Kid Zoom Interviewed). Over a two year period Strange worked with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film eight site specific interventions incorporating suburban homes. The recording of these interventions through film and photographic documentation forms the basis of new a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria on July 26 and a short-film which will be released in late 2013.

 
Angelic Island on America's Birthday
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:00

For the 4th we sailed over to Angel Island, spent a few days enjoying the hot Marin air, BBQing it up w/ friends, and watching the fireworks from it... A warm clear evening and you could view both of San Francisco's fireworks and also Sausalito's as well... That is a damn fine island.

Bay Area photographer shits out another photo of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Two boats are better than one for an overnight.

Walk back to the boats and drink more wine.

Best spot to view San Francisco's duel fireworks show.

Brian

Seagull on her mooring.

 
Ian Strange: SUBURBAN
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:48

Ian Strange (aka Kid Zoom) has a new show in the works in Australia. Not sure what it's all about, but expect fire and probably a lot of skill with spray paint --- *read our 2011 interview

 
Home by Josh Brine
Written by Van Edwards   
Monday, 24 June 2013 15:00

Three and half years ago I packed my car and headed north looking for a new adventure. Little did I know, I would find home. -Josh Brine

 
((SOUNDER)) Borderline (Madonna cover) Recorded Live at Okay Mountain
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:43

Mike Aho of the Austin based ((sounder)), who we've featured over the years, has just released this great Madonna cover which was recorded at Okay Mountain.

 
High 5s: 1 + 1 = 1
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:29

Ok, so we "know" there are no Brown Recluses in California, but shit, it looked like one to us... Found in the folk's house in Marin on the bathroom floor on Saturday. Argh.

Oops. Looks like our drunk cabby's vodka bottle slipped out... Think he needed a cab more than we did. Bummer.

New boat with more stretch out room.

 
Mute by Youth Lagoon
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:12

Have you been listening to Youth Lagoon's newest album Wondrous Bughouse? If not, do. It's one of the best albums we've heard in awhile.

 
Travis Millard Was Almost Rusty Millard
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:21

Drawing Stories is a new series from our buddy Travis Millard. Grab a cup of hot coco, get your slippers on and enjoy some time with your uncle Millard.

 
The Sound of Dust
Written by Michael Hsiung   
Thursday, 23 May 2013 13:56

I didn't know if you came across this video yet, but I ran into my friend Brian Hanson yesterday who helped film and edit it. It's a film short documenting the work and philosophy of Huntington Beach surfboard Shaper Tim Stamps. Super rad and really inspiring! Anyhow take a peek.

DOP_Jonathan Bennett, Brian Hanson
Edit_Brian Hanson
Colorist_Jonathan Bennett
Audio_Keith Culver, Bill Keller
Audio/Lighting Coordinator_Matt Pindroh
Director/Producer_Bill Keller
A Hidden Notice production

 
Sanjay & Craig Premieres Saturday
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 20 May 2013 09:17

Our buddies Jay Howell, Andreas Trolf, and Jim Dirschberger are hyped as their show, which they've been working on for like 2 years, premieres on Nickelodeon Saturday. From the trailers we've seen so far and from what Jay has told us about, the show is going to be pretty epic. Congrats to those radical fellas.

 
Bubi Canal's "Chrystelle" (+video)
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 16 May 2013 08:00

We were first introduced to the photography of Spanish born NYC based Bubi Canal when he emailed us his great video Trust in Me a couple years ago. His solo show Special Moment recently ran at NYC's Munch Gallery in February, and he recently released his newest video Chrystelle below.

Internet zone found at: www.bubicanal.com

 
High 5s: Mexico-Land
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:44

Just got back to SF after a little trip south to Sayulita, Mexico. After 10 years without a vacation, me and the Mrs. headed south for some mental time off sitting in the sun, swimming and enjoying the watery Mexican beer. Here are some photos as we get back into the swing of things again.

Huge Clare Rojas in the international terminal at SFO.

Highly recommend spending a little more for your own private pool.

 
High 5s: Puttin' The Pee in the Pod
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 14:07

For 13 years I've been blogging up randomness. Here's more of it.

 
Obama's Standup
Written by Trippe   
Sunday, 28 April 2013 09:19

Whether you voted for him or not, you have to admit that the dude is pretty damn funny... This from last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

 
A Painting Robot Coded For Artificial Creativity
Written by Van Edwards   
Friday, 26 April 2013 17:10

BNJMN (pronounced Benjamin) is a mobile sensory image production mechanism. His works bring to question what it means to perceive the humanity or spirit possessed by an "artist" in the central act of creation.

BNJMN's personality (programming) allows him to roam in search of mediums to paint upon. Once a suitable substrate and its size have been determined, he begins a two-part painting process utilizing two independent (dualistic) aluminum arms and a modern acrylic chassis to create unique works of the moment. The first part being the seemingly behavioral act of painting based on random and non-random protocols, and the second, a signature to mark completion.

 
Sanjay and Craig Premieres May 25th
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 14:41

Long time Fecal Pals Andreas Trolf, Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell are set to premiere their brand new cartoon, Sanjay and Craig, with Nickelodeon on May 25th... Check Jay Howell's last solo show at FFDG back in Feb.

 
Teton Gravity Research Aerial Reel - The Bay Area in 4K
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:05

Might be best to watch this in full screen. Some serious resolution.

From the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz to the Bay Lights at night, see the Bay Area's most iconic locations like you've never seen them before. Shot in 4K/"Ultra-HD," Teton Gravity Research presents the first footage from their new RED Epic-equipped gyrostabilized camera platform: The GSS C520. The GSS C520 is a portable 5-axis system that houses a range of leading digital cinema cameras, like the Epic and Sony F55, while also capable of integrating future advancements in camera technology.

 
High 5s: I Want One of Those
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 22 March 2013 13:04

A random collection of images taken by your trust worthy editor who works and lives in San Francisco -- Click on an image below to view the whole set.

Poo sandwich

Jay Howell and his first round of sculptures.

In between the stress...

Kyle Ranson jamming at Adobe.

 
Homemade Horse
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:40

You can use bed sheets to make a fort, or in this case, make them into a horse that will take you on an adventure.

Art and Narration = Mel Kadel
Animation and Editing = Jim Dirschberger
Words = Andreas Trolf

 
Ryan De La Hoz's Papercuts (+video)
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 01 March 2013 14:37

San Francisco-based paper artist Ryan De La Hoz talks about why he works with paper, his preference for analog versus digital and why he thinks he can't draw.

 
Skate Ski
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:58

Some skate-ski with video workage by ol' Fecal Pal, Dan Wolfe who now handles video in house there at DLXSF.

 
Miss Van Sao Paulo 2013 VNA
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 14:00

Our buddy in Sao Paulo, Flavio Samelo sent us this recent video Miss Van did for VNA.

Miss Van is one of our all time favs and she features in the latest issue 21 of VNA. After a lengthy hiatus from painting on the streets, we caught up with her in Sao Paulo where she was feeding off the local vibes and getting sparked to paint outside again. We're glad shes back.

Film by Dscreet

 
Dugan O'Neal on Charlie Rose
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 18 February 2013 14:18

Damn, our internet buddy Dugan O'Neal was on Charlie Rose promoting his new website: www.duganoneal.com

Click here to enjoy some of Dugan's video masterpieces. Dugan does A1 good job.

 
Sunday Morning Movie
Written by Trippe   
Sunday, 17 February 2013 06:00

Today we've launched a new music video I've created. The video is made in stop motion using an analog camera (Olympus Mju I) and around 80 films. It's for Kreatones a young wave band from the Netherlands. I hope you like it and like to show this to the Fecal Faces out there. -Jorrit Spoelstra

 
Mario Ayala - Mini Interview
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 15 February 2013 15:07

Location? Age? Education? Website?

I grew up in Los Angeles/ Inland Empire area and currently live in Oakland. Im 21, and I'm in my last year at San Francisco Art Institute. ayalamario.tumblr.com/

How would you describe your work to someone?

I guess I would tell someone I primarily work on paper, prefferibly stretched over panels. I use a wide range of mediums, gouache, enamel, oil, etc. My imagery derives from various interests I have, drug/alcohol consumption, Suburbia, and Santeria to name a few.

Influences?

Jazz, Giorgio Morandi, James Bond, the Lost Bros familia, my dog Bubba Gucci, but my biggest influence has got to be my father. Hardest working man I know.

Cheese burgers or tofu burgers?

PIZZA!/ Sam's Burgers on broadway

Favorite place traveled?

Haven't done much traveling, but I recently visited New York for the first time last summer and was pretty stoked on it.

Working routine? Music? Time of day?

I try an work either early in the morning, but I usually end up working on things late at night shackled in my atelier listening to some jazz or oldies. You know, that Art Laboe shit.

 
Kyle Kogut - Mini Interview
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 07 February 2013 11:13

Location? Age? Education? Website?

Philadelphia, PA. 22. BFA from Tyler School of Art. www.kylekogut.com

How would you describe your work to someone?

My work mainly consists of mixed media drawings and paintings of nonsensical figures/environments. A lot of it is about mankind's relationship to Nature, in both physical and metaphysical realms. Recently I've also been making animations and sculptures that deal with similar narratives.

Influences?

My biggest inspiration is the natural world; what separates man from animal, and how have we evolved to conceptualize and comprehend our own existence as independent entities from the world around us. Mythology, philosophy, religious iconography, and cultural practices all play a part in the narrative of my work. Visual influnences include the Northern Renaissance period, Greek and Roman antiquity, fauvism, Christopher Davison, Picasso, Allison Shulnik, Jan Švankmajer, Dasha Shiskin, Dürer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, and countless others. Influences really come from everything.

Cheese burgers or tofu burgers?

Cheese please.

Favorite place traveled?

North Wales.

Working routine? Music? Time of day?

I basically lock myself in my studio and pretty much just do whatever I want, no rules. I make myself be stay productive and use my work as exploration of new ideas. I'm always looking for that next image or theme to expand on or experiment with. In the studio I listen to everything from the Black Angels to Panda Bear to Om. I make work around my job schedule, so it all kind of depends.

How do you pay the bills?

I run my own screen printing company and fill in some hours at a library, which also serves as an endless resource of history and imagery. I also have some potential teaching opportunities in the near future.

 
Shelter (+video)
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:35

One of the wonderful things about running this site... So many talented artists email their fantastic works of art. Thanks and congrats, Carl Burton. Great short film.

Main animation site: shelteranimation.com/
Inspiration Tumblr: carlburton.tumblr.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/carlburton

 
Working Title (+video)
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 24 January 2013 17:58

Our buddies Andrew Scott and Kelly Lynn Jones teamed up to create this new web series through KQED called Working Title. Episode one features SF artist Jay Nelson and the tree houses he builds.

Working Title will explore how local artist entrepreneurs are re-inventing the American Dream, creating alternative economies and redefining success in the Bay Area.

 
High 5s: A Drift
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 24 January 2013 10:40

Friends got married, saved some jokers from wrecking their boat on Alcatraz, our Winter Group Show @FFDG, stayed at the incredible beach front cabins at Mt. Tam State Park, and spent time on the water.

Blog in pictorial format

Incredible views at the Mt. Tam cabins

Congrats, Stefan and Jessie!

No motor and no radio when there's no wind during a huge tide? Not a smart move.

Artist Scott Greenwalt and friend @FFDG's Winter Group Show in December

 
Firewall (+video)
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 10:58

An interactive media installation created in collaboration with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music. More information available at: aaron-sherwood.com/works/firewall Will be used in the performance piece Mizaru: purringt.com/mizaru

 
Sunday Morning Movie(s)
Written by Trippe   
Sunday, 20 January 2013 06:00

This Must Be The Place by The Talking Heads

Once say David Byrne give a power point presentation at Cell Space here in San Francisco back in 2001. It was great.

 
Jay Bo - Mini Interview
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 17 January 2013 13:00

San Francisco artist Kevin Taylor introduced us to the work of Jay Bo who lives and works in Berlin.

Kevin was there in Berlin a few months back working on a solo show (studio visit pics) and thought we'd like Jay Bo's paintings. Well, we do and wanted to share them with you.

Location? Age? Education? Website?

I was born in the south of France, but living in Berlin since 86. | Enough. | None but the strength of life. I quit school by the age of 14. | www.jayboisms.com www.eyeseaeye.com www.iwishusun.com

How would you describe your work to someone?

My work is about visual fragmentation. About rebuilding. I follow paradoxical ideas at the edge of the legacy of romantism. A touch of insanity, a dance between rational and irrational, I just try to escape reality. I considere myself an abstract painter, playing with the contrast between hyperrealism and expressionism. I try to marry the two. By the way this is not a question I can answer, as my answer is the piece itself.

Influences?

I am perpetually influenced by everything, my work is based on layers, as our memories are. The raster made out of thoses bring me to new horizons. That's why I am not only influenced by the old paint masters but also on the multiple failures of mankind. by the nature, by your questioning as well as by the silence in the morning, by the words of poets, and by the screams of Earth.

Cheese burgers or tofu burgers?

Definitly both but self made.

Favorite place traveled?

Well the next one. I am interessted in the concept of traveling not in places. And this has to be contrasted, I like to observe confrontation. Visual opposition. I am walking the same ways over and over and I find something unseen everyday. I am an observer and I need therefore more time on a new place to understand it. Africa have left a big influence on my acceptance of chaos.

Working routine?

Yes which is the hard part. Discipline never has be my friend.

 
Family Guy Digs Jay Howell?
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:29

Oh man, did Family Guy take a swipe at Jay Howell since Jay designed the main characters for Fox's "Bob's Burgers"?

Well, we love Jay's work and are excited for his show "Enthusiastic Person" opening Friday, Feb 1st @FFDG.

 
Gamemasters
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 09:00

Gamemasters - A call by Earles & Jensen
Art by Travis Millard
Animation by Jim Dirschberger

 




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Nychos Friday @Fifty24SF
Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:46

SAN FRANCISCO --- You've seen the murals pop up around town the last week from this Austrian street artist as he prepares for his solo show at Fifty24SF opening this Friday, 4/18.

GET THE SHOW DETAILS --- a bunch of NYCHOS

 

Banksy's Mobile Lovers
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:47

Speaking of Banksy (wait, were we speaking of Banksy?)... In any case, love his newest creation "Mobile Lovers" located in Bristol, England.

I love you, dear.... Huh? Wut?

 

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Jeremy Fish Opening a Solo Show in August at FFDG
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:33

Met up with Jeremy Fish last night to catch up and discuss his upcoming solo show opening this August at San Francisco's FFDG. Don't want to give too much away, but the guy is very busy these days. You know the giant pink bronze statue will be built and installed at the corner of Haight and Laguna welcoming those to the Haight (check) in 2015? Going to be incredible.

Check photos from his last San Francisco solo show in 2012, and mark your calendar for August as his next solo show opens at FFDG.

Beering with Fish at his favorite watering hole, Zeitgeist

 

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:56

 

Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community
Monday, 14 April 2014 10:20

Sculpture of Jesus as homeless and sleeping on a park bench is "freaking out" the neighbors of this wealthy NC suburb. The sculptor, who has an affinity for street art, created it to remind us that "We believe that that's the kind of life Jesus had," Buck says. "He was, in essence, a homeless person." ~READ ON

 

Art or Vandalism? See the World’s First Graffiti Drone
Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:30

I attached a cradle with a spray paint can and other hardware to the drone. I created a series of paintings that are larger, about maybe 3 feet by 3 feet all the way up to 25 feet by 15 feet … And basically, I achieved the perfect air pressure, the perfect weight of the paint and the perfect materials so that the drone didn’t freak out when I attached these mechanisms to it, Katsu said. --continue reading

Think how high those throw ups can be now.

 

OB Shirt by Tucker Nichols
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:01

Tucker Nichols emailed over this new OB shirt he did for our friends at Park Life which can purchased here for $28.

Speaking of Ocean Beach, if you know, you know, but if you don't... it's not what the average american thinks of when thinking of a California Beach (missing 14 yr. old yesterday). Can't believe we used to drunk naked swim at 3am in the dead if winter... being surfers probably helped us not dying.

 

Open House Sunday - Headland Center for the Arts
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:12

Have you been to the Headland Center for the Arts in the Marin Headlands?

Located in the beautiful ocean-side Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Headlands artists programs support artists of all disciplines—from visual artists to performers, musicians, writers, and videographers—and provide opportunities for independent and collaborative creative work.

This Sunday's Open House runs 12-5pm - FREE & DETAILS

 

Is It Curtains For San Francisco's Art Scene?
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:35

We all know that San Francisco is going through aches and (growing?)/ shrinking artist pains these days as San Francisco property values sky rocket due to the tech infestation going on around the entire Bay Area. Maybe you work in tech and love it, but since this is an art website, we're interested to how this is affecting artists trying to make ends meet.

Some galleries have been forced to close due to 300% rent hikes. Many artists have fled to Oakland, LA and NYC in search of affordable housing and a more vibrant art scene... But we wanna know what you think of how it's going here in San Francisco. How are you making it work? What's your take on the art scene or lack there of? Do you think things are on the up and up or down and out here in San Francisco? Are artists a bunch of complainers and every thing looks great or is it curtains for San Francisco's artistic community? Thoughts

The Rena Bransten Gallery is packing up their 77 Geary space to make way for tech company MuleSoft

 

Nikki McClure at Needles & Pens, Friday 4/11
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:42

SAN FRANCISCO --- Nikki McClure, known for her painstakingly intricate and beautiful paper cuts, returns to Needles & Pens with an opening reception this Friday, April 11th - She'll be showing original papercuts for the book, "May the Stars Drip Down" - show details

This approach was born and bred out of the Olympia, Washington independent music scene. There, local artists emphasized everything handmade and self-published. The idea was to do a lot with a little. The result was a rich community sharing artistry and ideas. McClure found herself deeply embedded in this community which shaped an ethic of hands-on and accessible artmaking. - show details

 

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John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.


FRENCH in Melbourne

London based illustrator FRENCH recently held a show of new works at the Melbourne based Mild Manners


Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.


Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.


Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.


NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

NYCHOS completed this great new mural on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco on Tuesday. Looks Amazing.


Sun Milk in Vienna

With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding


"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle


Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.


Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.


Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.


The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.


The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.


Flavio Samelo's Downtown Sao Paulo Murals

Our buddy Flavio Samelo down there in Brazil does all kinds of great work including this recent mural project in downtown Sao Paulo in front of one of the most important modern buildings of Oscar Niemeyer from the 60's, THE COPAN.


John Trippe, FFDG and Fecalface.com Founder, Stepping Down From Daily Operations

John Trippe, founder, owner and curator of FecalFace.com and the Mission District art gallery FFDG, announced today that he will stepping down from daily operations of the two ventures to seek new career opportunities.


High 5s - Get Your Feet Wet

I purchased one of the first digital cameras when Fecal Face went online in 2000. It was a massive Kodak with 2 mega pixels


"Touching Base" by Schuyler Beecroft

San Francisco based Schuyler Beecroft emailed over the great new series of paintings he's completed entitled "Touching Base", 16x20in on mounted wood panel. Like them.


Flume - Space Cadet (ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut)

Buddies Jay Howell & Jim Dirschberger did this great video produced by Forest City Rockers.


Fire Shelter for Papay Gyro Nights 2014

Last year we posted photos from another one of Simon Hjermind Jensen's Fire Shelters he's made in Copenhagen. This time around the Copenhagen based artist/ designer created one for the Papay Gyro Nights 2014 way up in on the Orkney Islands in Northern Scotland.


"Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata

Beautiful painting by NYC based Hiro Kurata now on display at SF's FFDG through April 19th as part of the group show "Salt the Skies".


"Veins of Octulen" by Curiot at FFDG

"Salt the Skies" opened on the 21st at FFDG and features this great piece by Mexico City based Curiot (Favio Martinez) whose sold out 2013 show Age of Omuktlans ran at FFDG. His forthcoming solo show is slated for March 2015.


Rome's Alice Pasquini ~Mural+

Rome based multimedia artist Alice Pasquini emailed over a recent mural completed in the historic working class neighborhood of Rome called Tufello.


Project M/3 in Berlin curated by NUART

BERLIN --- Project M is a temporary art project with the objective to improve the neighborhood, to push creativity and to connect people. At regular intervals Urban Nation with director Yasha Young invites a group of internationally reclaimed contemporary urban artists to re-design the facade and shop windows of a prominent residential building in Berlin, while it is being reconstructed.


John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre

"John French with Hasselblad", photo collage/ hand cut paper on wooden panel, by Lola Dupre which will be part of tomorrow's opening of "Salt the Skies" at FFDG in San Francisco. 2277 Mission St. (6-9pm) - RSVP here.


"Salt the Skies" at FFDG Opening Fri, Mar 21st

FFDG's spring show "Salt the Skies" is set to open on Friday, March 21st (6-9pm) -- Featuring works by Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold, Mario Ayala, Jud Bergeron, Curiot (Favio Martinez), Christopher Burch, Lola Dupre, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Hiro Kurata, Marty Machado, Mark Mulroney, and Nicomi Nix Turner


Brian Barneclo's 225' Food Chain Mural

San Francisco based Brian Barneclo was commissioned in 2006 to paint a HUGE mural on the side of Foods Co on Shotwell at 14th Streets. After some time on its own, it got pretty taxed by misc graffiti and pigeon shit.


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