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Mars-1 & 11.11.11 @FFDG Fri, Nov 11th
Written by Van Edwards   
Saturday, 22 October 2011 10:15

FFDG is pleased to announce that we will be opening two wonderful shows on Friday, Nov 11th (6-9pm) at our temporary gallery space at 248 Clement St. @4th Ave.

Paintings and installations from San Francisco based Mario Martinez (Mars-1), his first solo show in San Francisco since 2005.

In our front gallery, we'll be opening 11.11.11 featuring curated paintings and illustrations from a group of international artists that have caught our eye in the last year. These are some of the most exciting visual artists emerging today. Artists include Nathan Brown (Montreal), Ryan Bubnis (Portland), Huey Crowley (New York City), Ryan De La Hoz (San Francisco), Lola Dupre (Glasgow, Scotland), Hamishi (Melbourne), Russell Leng (Vancouver), Charles Martin (New York City), Eric Shaw (San Francisco), and Winnie Truong (Toronto).

Please join us in our 3,000 square foot temporary gallery space in the Inner Richmond as they complete repairs at our 248 Fillmore space due to Sept 27's fire (pictures). Drinks shall be served. Entertainment provided and Mario Martienz and a selection of the artists featured in 11.11.11 shall be present.

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Works by Matt Momchilov
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 20 October 2011 11:00

New to us, recent CCA graduate Matt Momchilov opens a show at Unspeakable Projects (735 Tehama St) here in SF on Thursday, Oct 27th (6-9pm)... Actually, we've yet to check out Unspeakable Projects which, according to Google St. view, is a work/ live space near 9th and Howard streets here in SF. Check out a small sample of Matt's great paintings. Everyone loves Regan! Put your balls on it!!

Say It. Acrylic on canvas. 14 in. x 18 in. 2010.

Last Kind Words. Oil on canvas. 46 in. x 46 in. 2009.

Pile. Oil on canvas. 50 in. x 68 in. 2009/2010.

http://mattmomchilov.com

 
Sculptures by Don Porcella
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 20 October 2011 08:24

A few images from NYC based (via Bay Area) based artist Don Porcella whose woven pipe cleaner sculptures are showing at the non-profit space Art Connects New York through Oct 28th.

Don Porcella is an artist living and working in New York City who utilizes humble materials in innovative ways to craft a unique and humorous commentary on the human condition.

Born and raised in Modesto, California, Don Porcella’s artwork has been exhibited at galleries in New York City, Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, East Hampton, Washington D.C., Miami and San Francisco. Porcella’s art has been reviewed in the New York Times, NY ARTS, Fiber Arts Magazine, Chelsea Now, San Francisco Magazine and the Village Voice to name a few. He has a BA in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego, a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. His art is included in some of the world’s best art collections.

Drawing from his own imagery of the suburban and his interest in folk art, cartoons, and science fiction, Porcella's work allows the subjective and strange to penetrate humorous representations of a wildly imaginative reality.

 
Unpiano Releases Arthur Pollock Friday
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 17 October 2011 14:07

Unpiano releases a new book featuring a collection of photos by long time Boston Herald news photographer, Arthur Pollock, at SF Camera Work (657 Mission St) here in SF with a show featuring photos from the book this Friday Oct 21 (5–9pm)

Arthur Pollock happens to be the father of Jesse Pollock, a long time contributor to Fecal Face and also the owner of Unpiano Books. Jesse gave us a copy of the book last week which runs 184 pages spanning Arthur's 50 year career as a photo-journalist.

Printed on high quality paper, this beautifully bound book is relaxing to flip through- capturing many moods of human beings living on planet earth and more precisely living in or around Boston. Cops busting hippie thugs. Musicians jammin out in a spirited haze. People relaxing on the beach during a heat wave. Youngsters getting their protest on. There is no one theme to the book, expect possibly that humans do many different things while living in and around Boston. It's an enjoyable book to flip through. Every page offers another unique unexpected turn as seen through the eye of a hard working talented news photographer. [soon available on Upiano's site for $30]

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Too Big to Fail
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 17 October 2011 10:09

NY based Illustrator Anthony Freda emailed over his latest "Too Big to Fail" which seems quite fitting in these wonderful economic times.

According to this theory, certain financial institutions are so large and so interconnected that their failure will be disastrous to an economy. Proponents of this theory believe that these institutions should become recipients of beneficial financial and economic policies from governments or central banks to keep them alive. It is thought that companies that fall into this category take positions that are high-risk, as they are able to leverage these risks based on the policy preference they receive. The term has emerged as prominent in public discourse since the 2007–2010 global financial crisis.

 
FFDG's Temporary Gallery Space
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 14 October 2011 13:28

FFDG is moving (temporarily) to 248 Clement St @4th Ave (due to the fire) with our first opening for Mario Martinez (Mars-1) set for Thursday, Nov 10th (7-10pm).

Signed the lease today. Needs some white paint thrown about here and there and a little TLC and she's ready to go.

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We will also open a group show featuring:

Charles Martin (New York City)
Lola Dupre (Glasgow, Scotland)
Ryan Da Le Hoz (San Francisco)
Winnie Truong (Toronto)
Russell Leng (Vancouver)
Eric Shaw (San Francisco)
Huey Crowley (New York City)
Nathan Brown (Montreal)
Ryan Bubnis (Portland)
Hamishi (Melbourne).

Thanks to Derek and Jamie at Park Life who told us about the space that we get to call home until 248 Fillmore is ready to move back into... Hope we don't get too used to having such a large space. After we fix 'er up, she'll be a real beaut!

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ABOVE PASSPORT BOXED EDITION
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 13 October 2011 08:58

ABOVE PASSPORT BOXED EDITION examines the street artist that has blanketed the world with art covering over 90 cities in 60 countries. The book includes hundreds of plates and quotes from artists across the globe and introductory statements by Shepard Fairey, FAILE, Wooster Collective - Marc and Sara Schiller and Tristan Manco.

Process video of Above:Passport book's deluxe edition of 15. For more information on what else comes inside the deluxe box and the special and normal editions of Above:Passport book visit zeropluspublishing.com/?above.htm#images/?above_3.jpg

Technical Specs

  • Edition: 200
  • Sales start at edition number 61/200
  • Hardcover book: signed/numbered - 12.25 x 12.25" (31.1 x 31.1cm)
  • 156 pages
  • Over 120 color plates
  • ISBN 978-1-937222-04-8

This edition is housed in a vinyl clamshell box placed in a publisher’s shipping box
Size: 20.5 x 16.5 x 2.25" (52.1 x 41.9 x 5.7cm)
Weight: 9.5 lbs / 4.3 kg
Giclee print: signed/numbered - edition 200 - image size 11 x 16" (27.9 x 40.6cm) / paper size 13 x 18 (33 x 45.7cm)

Price: $250.00

ABOVE PASSPORT BOXED EDITION examines the street artist that has blanketed the world with art covering over 90 cities in 60 countries. The book includes hundreds of plates and quotes from artists across the globe and introductory statements by Shepard Fairey, FAILE, Wooster Collective - Marc and Sara Schiller and Tristan Manco.

"I first encountered ABOVE’s art on the streets of Paris in early 2003. His large-scale trademark arrows were painted on roll down gates, trucks and storefronts with impressive coverage throughout the city. ABOVE is extraordinarily driven. To paraphrase Radiohead, “ambition can make you look pretty ugly,” but in ABOVE’s case, his ambition makes the streets look very engaging. I am very impressed by ABOVE’s diligence, but after I got to know him and his artwork more, I began to realize that his output is not evidence of selfish ego, but of a lust for life, a utopian life, where his generosity, and curiosity, and his pursuit of creativity and social-consciousness have led him around the world making more friends than enemies.

ABOVE made the time to act as tour guide for me and my wife and our two young daughters in a city he knows well and we didn’t. The gesture made me greatly value ABOVE’s friendship and reinforced my belief that what you give is what you get. The Karma Police are not coming for ABOVE even if the police vandal squad is." ---Shepard Fairey, Los Angeles, California

About ABOVE

From WIKI (born circa 1981) has been creating public art since 1995. ABOVE  is an international contemporary street artist who keeps his identity concealed and is widely known for his multi-layer/full color social and political stencils, spinning wooden "arrow mobile" installations, and large mural "word play" paintings. ABOVE started traditional graffiti of tagging freight trains in California in 1995. ABOVE moved to Paris at the age of 19 where he started painting his trademark arrow (pointing above) all around the city. Since then ABOVE has been consistently traveling around the world doing many large self-financed "tours" with each tour exploring a new medium or style of artworks. ABOVE has been successful in putting his street artworks in over 90 cities in 60 different countries around the globe. 


 
Fishing With My Dad
Written by Corey Arnold   
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:31

I grew up in Southern California in the little suburb of Vista. My dad grew avocados and tropical plants for money, so when I wasn't spending weekends planting or picking fruit, we were usually at sea sport fishing for mako, bonito, yellowtail, dorado, and rockfish or casting in lakes all over the west. My father's obsession with fish rubbed off on me and I quickly became known as "the fisherman" in elementary school. I lugged around a huge shark trolling rod for halloween many years in a row, and would often bring odd sea creatures and baby sharks to class for show and tell. My dad is also partially responsible for my photography habit. Every fishing trip of my life was meticulously documented, or at least the catch of the day was recorded. I've recently been thumbing throw those old photographs with nostalgia. Not only are they a record of how much more fashionable I was in the 80's, they are also telling of how my early exposure to nature, the sea, and the endless quest to find fish helped solidify my fate as both photographer and commercial fisherman.

I've compiled some of the most compelling images into a series called "Fishing with My Dad 1978-1995". The images were shot by either my father or myself, as we would take turns photographing each other holding our catch. Nazraeli Press recently published a small book of these images as part of their One Picture Book Series #69 which includes an original signed print and lives in a limited edition of 500. You can watch a little youtube video of the book HERE

A solo exhibition of the images will open this Saturday, October 15th, 6-10pm at Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books in Portland, Oregon. My dad and I will be present. Hope to see you there!

-Corey Arnold

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A Chicago Moment
Written by Max Kauffman   
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 08:50

Whilst relaxing with the family back in Chicago I thought I'd see what was what artwise in the city. Turns out there was a shitton- I missed an Evan Hecox show and this dood speaking (D'OH) - Max Kauffman

Here's some of what I did catch:

Robert Hardgrave had an amazing new show at Ec Gallery

Randomly I found a Cody Hudson had a show at Andrew Rafacz, few blocks from the parents place... Not what I expected, but pretty rad.

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Praying in Greece
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 10 October 2011 14:18

Anastasakos Manolis in collaboration with Kretsis crew as seen in Athens, Greece. Apt considering the financial chaos happening now in that part of the world.

 
All Together Now
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 10 October 2011 11:00

Sydney based illustrator Matt Huynh recently visited NYC, and while there made his way down to the Occupy Wall Street protests to see what it was all about. He created this drawing of every placard he found on display. You can download a high res of the drawing here. Download, print, and you'll have your own protest sign addressing multiple concerns in the simplicity of one sign.

 
Occupy Wall Street (Part II)
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 10 October 2011 09:32

NYC based fashion photographer Bradford Gregory emailed over another batch of images he shot at Occupy Wall Street in New York... "Pepper Spray Goldman-Sack".

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John Casey @Oakland's Swarm
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 06 October 2011 17:00

Oakland based artist John Casey just opened Hands and Pants over at Swarm Gallery last Saturday, Oct 1st. We meant to add this preview last week, but the fire kept us pretty busy away from updating the site. In any case, check out these great works. A solid group of artists John collaborated with.

Hands & Pants is a broader collaborative venture, employing over 40 of John's artist peers. John drew either hands or pants (blue-jean-clad waist-down shod figures) or both, in his simple pen-and-ink style on 8"x10" Bristol paper. An invited artist was given the hands and/or pants and asked to complete the figure in any way the artist saw fit.

"Black Light", Pencil on Panel, 36"x48", 2011

"Blowing Smoke", Pencil on Panel, 14"x11", 2011

Hands & Pants collaboration with Scott Greenwalt, 10"x8", 2011

"Waterfall", Pencil on Panel, 14"x11", 2011

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Lucas Soi @Ever Gold, Thurs.
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 06 October 2011 10:12

Ever Gold emailed over a taste of tonight's show w/ Toronto-based artist Lucas Soi whose show, We Bought The Seagram Building, explores the architecture of capitalism and the economic effects of globalization through dotted ink on paper works. Andrew of Ever Gold, who sent us these images, says that the work translates much different in person than through these photos of the work.

Lucas Soi
We Bought The Seagram Building
@Ever Gold Gallery
441 O’Farrell St.
Opening, Thursday, Oct 6th (6-10pm)


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FFDG's Temporary Gallery Space
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 16:07

We're happy to report that FFDG will open at a temporary gallery space located at 248 Clement St @4th on Thursday, November 10th. We will be there until either 248 Fillmore is repaired and we can move back or if Fillmore is down for good and we need to find a new permanent home.


FFDG's temporary gallery space located at 248 Clement St. since recently displaced by the Haight & Fillmore fire last week.

Interesting that we're moving from 248 Fillmore to 248 Clement. Something about the number 248, we guess.

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Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 10th when we open a solo show from Mario Martinez (Mars-1).


Work from Mario Martinez (Mars-1). His show opens Nov 10th at FFDG's temporary gallery space on Clement.

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We will also open a group show featuring:
Charles Martin (New York City)
Lola Dupre (Glasgow, Scotland)
Ryan Da Le Hoz (San Francisco)
Winnie Truong (Toronto)
Russell Leng (Vancouver)
Eric Shaw (San Francisco)
Huey Crowley (New York City)
Nathan Brown (Montreal)
Ryan Bubnis (Portland)
Hamishi (Melbourne).

Special special special... very special thanks to our friends at Park Life who clued us in on the space and helped us procure it... Will be taking Jamie and Derek out for dinner when we get over there. Thanks, guys!

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Occupy Wall Street by Bradford Gregory
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 07:39

Old friend, NYC fashion photographer Bradford Gregory, emailed over a few photos he's been shooting of the Occupy Wall Street protest that's been doing on there in NYC... These young people on Wall Street are giving voice to many of the problems that working people in America have been confronting over the last several years.

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Julia Kim Smith's With Banksy
Written by Alyssa Perry   
Friday, 30 September 2011 09:38

Baltimore-based conceptual artist, Julia Kim Smith work focuses on the issues of identity, memory, and the artistic, social, and political landscape. Her recent photo series WITH BANKSY does just that- punking the elusive street-artist as she depicts herself doing daily tasks around the house while he just hangs out doing things like reading JUXTAPOZ magazine featuring Ed Hardy and drinking a Tesco beer. The satirical irony is on point. Check out this photo project along with her print series, OBEY TM and video collaboration with David Beadouin, EVER AFTER 9/11 at Seoul’s unique art space, Platoon Kunsthalle running from September 19 to September 30. Go here for more information about the show: http://www.kunsthalle.com/events/exhibition-julia-kim-smith. -Alyssa Perry

With Banksy: Great Artists Steal

With Banksy: Charlie Burn

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Works by Ted Parker
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 10:44

Works by Ted Parker, a long time F.F.-visiter slash barista slash illustrator.

 
How To: No Work Bread
Written by Jessica Trippe   
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 08:26
As a native San Franciscan, it’s safe to say that here, certain cultural ideals express themselves as shared variations on a common culinary theme. In this microcosom, you don’t have to be Alice Waters’s kid to have grown up eating homemade this and organic that. The kitchen of my childhood was dictated by a simple but steadfast credence: know what you’re eating, know how to prepare it and enjoy the preparation as much as the end result. It’s of this tradition that I bring you the first in a series of culinary how-to’s.

I’m of the school of thought that just about any recipe provides occasion for experimentation - in the kitchen you can be as controlled or as creative as you choose. That said, it’s good to know the ropes of some basics and what better to start with than bread. I stumbled on the below “no work” bread recipe a few months back and it’s winning combination of golden crust, light yeasty flavor and zero required skill level has quickly positioned it as a staple in our home. Make it and see for yourself (and listen to the crust crackle as it comes out of the oven).

No Work Bread ( Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery, NYC):

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose or bread flour, plus flour for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp scant dry active yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water at 70-80 F
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • cornmeal/semolin, as needed

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Young and Free, a Recap
Written by Georgia Frances   
Monday, 26 September 2011 11:05
The Aussies really do have it. Maybe it’s all of that isolation all the way over in Australia, but the opening of Young & Free: Contemporary Australian Street Artists on September 10th at 941 Geary (SF) proved that the deserve a place on the international stage. It was the largest collection of new Australian street work that has ever been exhibited in the United States, featuring the likes of Anthony Lister, Kid Zoom, Dabs Myla, Ben Frost, Everefresh founding members Meggs, Reka and Rone, and many many more.

Nearly 1,000 people floated through from the two entrances in the first hours. Entering from Geary Street was like walking through one of Melbourne’s bombed out alleyways as the artists had taken the liberty to ‘decorate’ the walls beyond recognition.

The artists were working up until the last minute to prepare the final details for the show. Below are some of the images of the final day leading into the exhibition’s opening night. Young & Free: Contemporary Australian Street Artists is showing at 941 Geary in San Francisco until October 22nd.

Written by Georgia Frances

Stencil artist Ha-Ha with the final layer of one of his iconic face stencils, used a little more literally in this sense.

Two thirds of Ha-Ha’s main exhibited work was actually of fellow artist Ben Frost, who is shown here against his homage pinning one of his prints to the wall.

Dabs Myla spent the day finishing a mural collaboration with members of Seventh Letter, the infamous crew that they were recently asked into.

Reka, a founding member of Everfresh known for his perfect lines and vivacious characters, mapping out the beginning of carcass character.

A gallery crew member placing ‘sold’ pins on Ben Frost’s work before opening.

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RIPO's "Casa Nova" Print
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 22 September 2011 14:00

Barcelona based RIPO, who does great mural works, releases this new (38"x28") giclee photo print Casa Nova which features a mural RIPO painted in a torn out house on the outskirts of of Barcelona in the winter of 2009.

print details:
Casa Nova
Archival giclée print
38" x 28" (approx. 97 x 71 cm)
Moab Entrada 300gsm Cotton Rag paper
Edition of 10
€310 each + shipping (will vary depending on your location). Payments will be accepted via PayPal.

If you’re interested please write to ripo.visuals@gmail.com.

 
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"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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.


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.


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