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Adventures in Catalog Shopping at 35,000 Feet
Written by Andreas Trolf   
Tuesday, 25 September 2007 06:06
You forgot a book so you read the best in-flight entertainment, Sky Mall. Andreas brings us the best.
by Andreas Trolf

I'm guessing that all or most of you have at some point found yourselves in an aeroplane. I'm also guessing that you all have various strategies for dealing with the interminable wait of sitting there, surrounded by strangers, wanting only to land already and get on with your life. My personal strategies include (but are not limited to) reading, sleeping, listening to music, and drinking (well, actually, that's all of them). But have you guys ever actually looked through the seat pocket located conveniently in front of you? Aside from their own in-flight magazines, most aeroplanes also offer you a wealth of catalogue-shopping options from the comfort of your seat. They do this through the miracle of SkyMall!

So if you've never taken the time to flip through this masterpiece of understated charm, let me be your guide as we sample a few of the classier items that America Can Simply Not Live Without (or Could Live Without But Why Would America Want To?).

Feel free to unbuckle your seatbelts, lower your seatback tray-tables, and fight tooth and nail with the person next to you for control of the armrest. God, I fucking hate flying.

VIRTUAL WHAT-EVER-THE-FUCK

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These are virtual reality goggles that "hip" business types are supposed to use to work on the Excel spreadsheets. This is the first of many products that fall into a category I like to call Are You Fucking Kidding Me?... Actually, all of the following products fall into this category as well.

Take a good solid look at this rocket surgeon. He's making that amazed look, as if he's just been transported magically into the future of business. Correction: the future of AWESOME!

This reminds me of those Bluetooth headsets that people are so fond of wearing. My question to them is "Why?" What is the point of wearing those things aside from proving to people on the street that you totally have $70 to waste on a piece of utterly useless technocrap? How quickly do you need to answer the phone? I hate people that wear them constantly, as if they're conducting brain surgery and simply must have the convenience of hands-free talking. Fuck, I pretty much hate just about everything. Sorry if I'm bringing you guys down with me on my negative trip. Go ahead and stop reading right now if you're not into it. I won't be upset. Seriously, though, virtual reality goggles? Did the movie Lawnmower Man not teach us anything? The lesson was, if I remember correctly: Never try to teach retards anything, because they'll only turn into super-human demigods bent on our complete destruction.

"HOLY FUCK! GARY'S GONNA SHIT HIS PANTS WHEN HIS PUTT GOES WIDE."

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Yep, a remote control golf ball. I can't tell if this is meant to help you cheat your way to a lower score on the fairway or whether it's one of those novelty items that lets you play a hilarious prank on a golfing buddy. I wonder what must go through someone's brain right as they're deciding to buy this. "Holy fuck! Gary is going to shit his goddamned pants when his putt goes wide! I am going to be the absolute king of practical jokes at regional headquarters! Booyah!" I get so depressed when I think about this.

JAIMY'S ZEBRAS

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"A hand-painted bas-relief work of contemporary art?" Can you imagine the type of household that has this masterpiece on its walls? Wait, "wall frieze by artist Jaimy?" I Googled Jaimy and was blown away. Seriously. Check him out. Dude looks like a gay Pol Pot. I should probably stop now before this devolves into an ugly personal attack. I'm simply amazed that this type of industry exists that caters specifically to providing these types of eyesores so they can be displayed in dens throughout suburbia. See? I'm pretty negative.

But fuck, I just would love to fight Jaimy to the death. Can you picture the steel-cage match? A dark, smoky arena packed to capacity in some anonymous Asian metropolis. I'm the underdog, much like Jean-Claude Van Damme. My girlfriend, in her business-casual power suit and crimped hair is seated near the edge of the ring, fearfully clutching the hands of my wizened trainer, Lugash, who has taught me the secretive and deadly arts of hand-to-hand combat since childhood. I imagine that Jaimy would make some sort of high-pitched primal scream as he charged into the center of the ring, intent on fatally biting me. I can see him now, his face contorted into a visceral mask that is an equal mixture of bloodlust and fear and adrenaline. He probably fights like those Muy Thai guys who are all five feet tall and totally deadly. I may want to rethink the fight to the death.

AUTO-EROTIC ASPHYXIATION

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At home chiropractic! Finally, a way to align those pesky cervical vertebrae without the hassle of professional training or assistance!

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This looks much more like a device for engaging in auto-erotic asphyxiation, though. Not that I've ever dabbled in that sort of thing. I like dude's pleated chinos; ideal for casual Fridays and Sunday barbecuing. SkyMall is sure to have a number of novelty aprons that say things like "Kiss The Kook!" on them. Moving on:

IGALLOP

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I know some of these photos are blurry, but please bear with me for the sake of hilariousness. Here we have some of the newest and sleekest fitness devices on the market today. These are going to revolutionize the at-home fitness industry, because honestly, eating healthy and, I don't know, jogging (?) are simply not cutting it anymore. In this crazy, workaday world you have got to have a fitness regimen (I hate it when people say "fitness REGIME") that is as extreme as you are! So why not fitness at-home horseback riding and/or surfing? Imagine making friends with someone and then visiting their home for the first time and taking the guided tour. "And here is where I do my iGalloping!"

And then you leave without explanation, leaving your new friend to wonder where he/she went wrong. Sorry if I'm being smug, but come the fuck on...iGallop?

INSIDE OUTSIDE

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Because why the fuck would you possibly want to go outside?

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Because why the fuck would your cat possibly want to go outside?

TAILGATE IN TODDLER WEAR

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I look at these two dudes and instantly know what it's like to want to beat someone to death. Look at their expressions of pure, unbridled sloth as they tailgate away yet another Sunday (or do people tailgate on Mondays? I just don't know). Another thing, why do full-grown adults like this insist on dressing like toddlers?

Seth has got to have his Oakleys! Can you imagine spending perfectly good money on truck hammocks? Just think of the effort it would take these two to get into and out of these complicated rigs. What do you do when it's time to flip the burgers or restock the dorm fridge? You get tangled up in this ridiculous web of nonsense and starve to death and no one finds you for almost a week, when the smell becomes overpowering and the mail starts to pile up.

Did you hear about the guy who hanged himself at Burning Man? Apparently no one realized that he was actually dead for a few days, thinking instead that he was performing some type of avant-garde art. I wonder though, did he go to Burning Man with the intention of committing suicide or did he decide to do it once he was already there? I don't know which possibility is more depressing. Spending a couple hundred bucks just to make some sort of grand statement with your suicide, or going to Burning Man and realizing that you've actually paid perfectly good money to go and hang out in the desert for a week with other performance art Burning Man enthusiasts and then having no choice but to end it all right there? You decide. Speaking of Burning Man, though, how awesome is the dude who lit the burning man sculpture on fire early? Possibly the best prank of all time.

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Why not let these little dudes in on the fun, too? Wetsuits for the backyard pool! Fuck it!

$16,000 DOLLAR FUCK IT CART

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Yep, a $16,000 novelty golf cart, designed by Boyd Coddington. That's right! Boyd Motherfucking Coddington! And yet millions of people go to sleep hungry every night. Nearly a fifth of this planet does not have adequate access to drinking water. A billion religious fundamentalists want to wipe from the face of the Earth another billion religious fundamentalists. Private American companies are funneling arms to terrorist groups. Government-sponsored terror campaigns are waged in order to indoctrinate a fear-beguiled (redundancy totally intended) populace. Infants die for want of twenty cents worth of antibiotics. But why worry about any of that as long as you're cruising the links in style in your awesome golf cart?

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Why not let this little dude in on the luxurious action as well? A wise man once said, "If you can't get up there, you probably shouldn't be up there." Truer words were never spoke. Little dogs irritate the shit out of me. Can we not take these little shits and send them to starving people? I know it's a gross solution, but no one ever takes forced sterilization seriously.

Overpopulation is a serious issue, folks. One day we'll be forced to put it on the table. The Pope will have to rescind the Catholic ban on birth control. Keep on pulling out, gentlemen! I'm sorry that this is turning into a soapbox for my political leanings, but I take my forums where I can get them. Luxury bums me out, and not only because I can't afford this stuff. Needless extravagances make the rest of the world hate America. It's not our freedom that they hate, but rather our freedom to buy this useless crap while others starve.

DOGGY CRAP

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Pet travel set. You guys should read Thorstein Veblen's book on conspicuous consumption. Travel, it has been noted, is the truest form of conspicuous consumption. And when house pets get in on it as well, something is truly, horribly wrong with us. If anyone feels like talking about it, just e-mail me. I like to justify my student loans by using big words sometimes.

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While we're at it, why not get some tasteful sculpture for the backyard?

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Or the den? Can you imagine the sheer, knee-jerk patriotism necessary to want to own this? And from patriotism it's only a small step towards nationalism and xenophobia. Don't get me started, okay? I have really interesting opinions on Zionism and survivalism and gun control. Those would probably bum you guys out, too. Best not to ask.

SHITTY BANDS

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Now we're back to something we can all appreciate: shitty bands! Aerosmith used to be so good, though. Remember their salad days? Back in, what, 1978? Come the fuck on, guys, bow out gracefully. You're almost as bad as the Rolling Stones. Who the hell wants to see a 65 year-old Mick Jagger gyrating up on stage whining on and on about not being able to get no satisfaction? Likewise for an almost-mummified Steven Tyler pouting about how his get-up-and-go must've got up and went. Bon Jovi has never been good. I never expected anything worthwhile from them, so fuck it. Imagine if Winger had made it huge? But then again, why not own a piece of utterly irrelevant music history? If people are dumb enough to keep buying it, someone is sure to keep making it.

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That's right. Flying. Alarm. Clock.

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Because why the fuck would anyone want to actually read?

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If life's come to this, why bother going on at all? Why not go to Burning Man and end it once and for all? Do people actually sit in their cubicles and plot strategic attacks on their neighbors? Just the thought of that is so depressing that I just need to end this blog right now.

Wait, I just have to show you guys this:

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Who needs a personalized branding iron for their barbecue more than George W. Bush?

If you enjoy laughing, go ahead and google SkyMaul. You'll feel slightly better about life. Maybe. {moscomment}

BANDES DE PUB / STRIP BOX

In a filmmaker's thinking, we wish more videos were done in this style. Too much editing and music with a lacking in actual content. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.


AJ Fosik in Tokyo at The Hellion Gallery

Matt Wagner recently emailed over some photos from The Hellion Gallery in Tokyo, who recently put together a show with AJ Fosik (Portland) called Beast From a Foreign Land. The gallery gave twelve of Fosik's sculptures to twelve Japanese artists (including Hiro Kurata who is currently showing in our group show Salt the Skies) to paint, burn, or build upon.


Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th

FFDG is pleased to announce an exclusive online show with San Francisco based Ferris Plock opening on Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific Time) featuring 5 new medium sized acrylic paintings on wood.


GOLD BLOOD, MAGIC WEIRDOS

Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne played host to a huge group exhibition a couple of weeks back, with "Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos" Curated by Melbourne artist Sean Morris. Gold Blood brought together 25 talented painters, illustrators and comic artists from Australia, the US, Singapore, England, France and Spain - and marked the end of the Magic Weirdos trilogy, following shows in Perth in 2012 and London in 2013.


Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery

San Francisco based Fecal Pal Jeremy Fish opened his latest solo show Hunting Trophies at LA's Mark Moore Gallery last week to massive crowds and cabin walls lined with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession.


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.





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Check please with Ryan Travis Christian
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:23

CHICAGO --- Ryan Travis Christian opens his second solo show Check please with Western Exhibitions this Friday, April 25th featuring graphite on paper drawings of his signature cartoon-style alongside a second suite of works on paper and sculptures that employ color. ~show details

Photos from his 2011 show at Guererro Gallery - Photos from his 2012 Halsey McKay show in New York - he curated this show for FFDG in '11

Ryan Travis Christian April 25th at Western Editions, Chicago

 

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Ryan De La Hoz at Seattle's Flatcolor
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:52

SEATTLE --- San Francisco based Ryan De La Hoz opens a show of new works at Flat Color on May 1st. We love Ryan's work and have shown it many times throughout the years. Ryan will be also showing at LA - Juxtapoz Psychedelic Show, The Well, LA, CA April 26th 2014 - SF - Paper Cuts, Spoke Art, SF, CA May 3rd 2014

Working in unconventional mediums such as woven blankets, puzzles, and faux marble, De La Hoz has pioneered an innovative style in a class of its own. Collages of white noise, flowers and tie-dye are all hand cut and assembled to create mystic portals of intrigue. Heavily influenced by themes of death and rebirth, past and present, and the collision of modern culture with antiquity; Form and Void is mysterious look into the odyssey of creation, destruction, and an examination of society at large. -show details

 

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SSSSHHH, It's the Quiet Life
Monday, 21 April 2014 12:03

Hats, all over prints, 5 panel hats... it's all a bit obvious, but it's also how we dress and the QUIET LIFE'S PALM SPRINGS COLLECTION is looking breezy for the summer with no socks in the desert dust. ~take a tour

 

"Arrangement" by Michelle Fleck
Friday, 18 April 2014 10:23

This morning we take a closer look at this beautiful painting by San Francisco based Michelle Fleck now showing at FFDG.

Arrangement measures 24"x30", acrylic and aerosol on panel - inquires: info(at)ffdg.net

Michelle Fleck is a painter living in San Francisco. Her work focuses on the relationship between man and the landscape, and the marks we leave on it. Influenced by everyday life in the city, her paintings serve as snapshots of an ongoing intersection of the natural and man-made world. She strives to make work that has a sense of relevancy in a culture driven by a need for change and newness.

 

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?

 

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

 

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.

 

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BANDES DE PUB / STRIP BOX

In a filmmaker's thinking, we wish more videos were done in this style. Too much editing and music with a lacking in actual content. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.


AJ Fosik in Tokyo at The Hellion Gallery

Matt Wagner recently emailed over some photos from The Hellion Gallery in Tokyo, who recently put together a show with AJ Fosik (Portland) called Beast From a Foreign Land. The gallery gave twelve of Fosik's sculptures to twelve Japanese artists (including Hiro Kurata who is currently showing in our group show Salt the Skies) to paint, burn, or build upon.


Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th

FFDG is pleased to announce an exclusive online show with San Francisco based Ferris Plock opening on Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific Time) featuring 5 new medium sized acrylic paintings on wood.


GOLD BLOOD, MAGIC WEIRDOS

Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne played host to a huge group exhibition a couple of weeks back, with "Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos" Curated by Melbourne artist Sean Morris. Gold Blood brought together 25 talented painters, illustrators and comic artists from Australia, the US, Singapore, England, France and Spain - and marked the end of the Magic Weirdos trilogy, following shows in Perth in 2012 and London in 2013.


Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery

San Francisco based Fecal Pal Jeremy Fish opened his latest solo show Hunting Trophies at LA's Mark Moore Gallery last week to massive crowds and cabin walls lined with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession.


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.


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