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New Home For FFDG?
    Monday, 05 December 2011 /// Written by Trippe

80% sure that we're going to be signing a lease on a gallery space in the Mission on Thursday for FFDG. We shall see. Fingers crossed that we finally get to settle after being tossed out of Fillmore due the fire on 9/27.

 

Charles Martin for 11.11.11
    Wednesday, 30 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

We met a young skater named Charles Martin, an interesting guy studying at SFAI, through our friend Henry Gunderson. Charles would stop in the gallery from time to time, and the last time he came through he told us he was off to NYC to study at Cooper Union where his brother also studys. Getting into Cooper Union is no small feat. They're one of the most selective schools in the U.S. Well known for their art and science programs, C.U. admits students based on merit alone and provides each with a full-tuition scholarship. A FREE top rate highly demanding education.

Charles Martin is now showing in the group show 11.11.11 running through Dec 17th at San Francisco's FFDG.

Age? Location? Website?

Twenty, New York City, I do not have a website.

Describe your work a little bit.

The things I make are a reflection of my ideas, coupled with a strong desire to make them tangible.

Our world is on my brain a lot; I like to think that if I'm conscious of what's going on that it will naturally filter into my work.

Most of my art is an investigation, sometimes about very specific content, and other work may strictly be about the medium.

I make work that references the past, and at the same time I like to read my imagery as futuristic. When I look at my paintings the first thing that comes to mind is making them, so in this way each becomes a mirror of the time in which they are created.

In a lot of my pictures I draw outer space, I feel that there is a strong connection between the universe and the mind. Both infinite in possibility and mass, I enjoy drawing from outside of the atmosphere because it allows me to explore.

Limitations exist with drawing from land, more recently I've been trying to make stuff that combines unbounded space with our flat world. Picture compositions that display an earth embodying characteristics of space, and then imagine the opposite.

Music heavy on your playlist these days?

A lot of hip hop, Jazz, Instrumentals, Nas Illmatic!

Favorite medium's to work within?

Printing, Painting, Drawing, Photo, Sculpture, Sound, Writing, Skating.

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Nathan Brown for 11.11.11
    Friday, 25 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Nathan is curently showing in the group show 11.11.11 up now @FFDG here in San Francisco through Dec 17th. We've been interviewing the 10 artists participating in the show over the last couple weeks. Say hello to this talented Canada native.
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Age? Location? Website? And who do you think you are?

24, A West-coaster living in Montreal, Quebec, NathanAlexisBrown.com, No-Valleys

Romulus and Remus": Rice paper overlay, ink and acrylic, on paper, 4ft x 4ft, 2011.

Describe your work a little bit.

My work depicts scenes from a dripping, glowing, shifting world were a cast of delinquent characters struggle to unearth a greater understanding of my personal mythology. Springing from past, present and future the narratives of my work are entangled and multilayered, destruction and creation often become indistinguishable as the characters constantly chase their goals in circles: their quest for personal clarity constantly unfulfilled.

Music heavy on your playlist these days?

70’s punk, 80’s hardcore, weird rock n’ roll, random originals.

Fireside Installation (aka: "Smoke-Spirit") : Paint, weat-paste, and digital print, 2011.

"Hands-Off Houdini!": Rice paper overlay, ink and acrylic, on paper, 22in x 22in, 2011.

Favorite mediums to work within?

Paper: painted, inked, printed, cut, glued, sewn, you can make anything with that stuff!

Dream job other than artist?

Photojournalist, Cultural Documentarian? Something that would offer the opportunity for travel too, and immersion in, a multitude of places & cultures.

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Holiday Hot Sauce
    Wednesday, 23 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Spotted this in a little shop on Clement St. the other day. Had to share... Might be good on some holiday turkey?

Speaking of holiday turkey, FFDG will be open today, Wednesday, but will be closed during the holiday/ shopping weekend. Enjoy some quality time with family and friends. Or go for a sail on the SF Bay.

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Opening Night @FFDG's Temp Space
    Thursday, 17 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Opening night reception for Everything Under the Sun featuring Mario Martinez (Mars-1) and the group show 11.11.11 | Friday, Nov 11, 2011 @FFDG, San Francisco.

Damn, free Blue Angel Vodka drinks, free mexican food from the El Tonayense truck, and, of course, great art can draw a healthy crowd. Thanks to the awesome BLKTOP Project featuring Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, and Chuck Treece for playing the opening... and to everyone who came out including those who flew in for the fun night.

Ray Barbee of The BLKTOP Project plays to a packed house.

Doze Green and Mario Martinez (Mars-1)

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Mario Martinez (Mars-1) @FFDG
    Thursday, 17 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Everything Under the Sun
Mario Martinez (Mars-1)
@FFDG, San Francisco
Nov 11 - Dec 17, 2011

After Glow
acrylic on linen
154" x 80"
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Pulse
acrylic on linen
78" x 55"
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Infinite Tapestry
acrylic on linen
72" round
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Drip Pineal
cast bronze statue
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Electric Monkey Man
cast bronze statue
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Everything Under The Sun
mixed media sculpture installation
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net


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Thanks Hi-Fructose
    Thursday, 17 November 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Thanks to Hi Fructose for the coverage of 11.11.11 and Mars-1 solo show which opened last Friday @FFDG.


Mario Martinez at the opening of Everything Under the Sun


Viewing work by Mario Martinez (Mars-1)

The paintings and sci-fi model city in Martinez's solo show in the back room seemed enormous and awe-inspiring, engrossing the viewer in their intricate, astral landscapes. Between free tacos and the jazzy jam session by BLKTOP Project afterward, everyone went home happy. ~continue reading

 

11.11.11 @FFDG
    Thursday, 17 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

11.11.11
Nov 11 - Dec 17, 2011
@FFDG, San Francisco

Works by: 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)

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Well, there was a fire in our building on the 27th of September that left FFDG homeless, but with the help with our friends at Park Life, we found a temporary space in the Inner Richmond while we figure out our permenant home situation.

In the last couple weeks we made a rough looking space look gallery like with a lot of work and much more white paint. Last Friday, Nov 11th, we opened two shows. Mario Marinez (Mars-1) in the larger back space and the group show 11.11.11 featuring young artists from the USA and beyond doing work that we're very excited about and who have been recently featured within Fecal Face. Here we present the group show 11.11.11.

Portland based Ryan Bubnis

11.11.11 installation. Brilliant works from NYC based Eric Shaw (right)

Painting from NYC based Russell Leng

San Francisco based Ryan De La Hoz

Awesome work from Toronto's Winnie Truong

Work from Cooper Union student Charles Martin


Russell Leng
Relic 9, acrylic & spray paint on canvas, 16"x16"
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Russell Leng
Relic 8, acrylic & spray paint on canvas, 16"x16"
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Winnie Truong
Let it All Hang Out, pencil crayon on paper, 16”x16” framed
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Winnie Truong
Oh My Golly,, pencil crayon on paper, 16”x16” framed
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net


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Thanks Yous
    Monday, 14 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Get any good photos of you and friends at FFDG last Friday? Share them with us. Email: info(at)ffdg.net

Thanks to everyone who came out to Mario Martinez' opening of Everything Under the Sun which opened last Friday at FFDG's temporary space at 248 Clement St. Also opening the same night was the group show 11.11.11.


Opening of FFDG's temp space on Clement on Nov 11th

Thanks to the BLKTOP Project featuring Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Matt Rodriguez for playing an amazing set until the cops showed up (ugh).

Also, special thanks to Blue Angel Vodka for providing wonderful drinks (bummer we mixed the great vodka with crappy OJ). Sorry to those who got there too late for the free food from El Tonayense. We went through $700 worth of food in an hour and a half. Damn those websites that list events with free food or drinks gobbling it up so fast.


Mario Martinez (Mars-1) at FFDG

We're now working on getting the images of the great works online as well as getting some pics from the evening too.

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Tasty Free Tacos
    Friday, 11 November 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Not sure if and when we'll be having an opening catered again, but tonight, Friday (6-9pm) we have been generously donated FREE food from El Tonayense by some wonderful friends of FFDG. Until we hit our maximum, food is on them.

Come on down, grab a ticket from us and cash it in for some free tasty Mexican faire. If you know, you know El Tonayense does it right.


El Tonayense will be serving food tonight @FFDG.

The Mission burrito is a thing of beauty and joy forever, a dense brick of rice and beans and meat and cheese and guacamole and sour cream and salsa that takes ten minutes to eat and half a day to digest. ~via Corinna K.

 

Tonight @FFDG
    Friday, 11 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

* FREE Tacos from El Tonayense
* Music from BLKTOP Project featuring Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Matt Rodriguez
* Vodka from Blue Angel

* Group show 11.11.11 featuring works from 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).

Friday, Nov 11th (6-9pm)
@FFDG
248 Clement St @4th Ave.

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El Tonayense taco truck will be there providing FREE tacos as a gift from some friends of FFDG. Tasty tacos and other Mexican fair will be served from the truck 6-9pm. Get there early.

BLKTOP Project featuring Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Matt Rodriguez will be performing as well sometime around 8pm.


Music from BLKTOP Project featuing Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Matt Rodriguez playing @FFDG Friday, Nov 11th for Mario Martinez (Mars-1) solo show and the group show 11.11.11 (6-9pm)

Blue Angel Vodka is also sponsoring the evening as well with tasty vodka drinks.

The group show 11.11.11 also opens in the front of the space featuring works from 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).

www.ffdg.net

 

Mario Martinez (Mars-1) Studio Visit
    Thursday, 10 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Colin M. Day swung through Mario Martinez' (Mars-1) studio a few weeks back.

Mario's show "Everything Under the Sun" opens up at FFDG Friday, Nov 11th (6-9pm) at our temporary gallery space at 248 Clement St @4th Ave in the Inner Richmond. FREE Tacos from El Tonayense - * Music from BLKTOP Project featuring Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Matt Rodriguez - * Vodka from Blue Angel.

 

Bold Weekend
    Thursday, 10 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Thanks to the Bold Italic for putting Mario Martinez opening @FFDG on their weekend's must do list.

 

Temp FFDG Opening Friday
    Wednesday, 09 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Pics from build out ~14 gallons of wall paint. 7 gallons of floor paint. 9 six packs. 28 sheets of dry wall. Loads of two by fours and many hours, we're about set to open FFDG's temporary gallery space at 248 Clement St. this Friday, Nov 11th (6-9pm) for the solo show from Mario Martinez (Mars-1) and the group show 11.11.11.

The night includes FREE Tacos from El Tonayense, Music from BLKTOP Project featuring Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Matt Rodriguez, and Vodka from Blue Angel. It's going to be a fun evening. RSVP through Facebook.


Hamishi is in town from Melbourne, Australia for the show. He's participating in the group show 11.11.11


Painting, painting, painting, and more painting

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Ryan Bubnis for 11.11.11
    Wednesday, 09 November 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

We're going to featuring some mini interviews with artists participating in the group show 11.11.11 opening up at FFDG's temporary gallery space at 248 Clement St @4th Ave in the Inner Richmond on Friday, Nov 11th (6-9pm).

Also opening that same night at FFDG is the solo show, Everything Under the Sun, with San Francisco based Mario Martinez (Mars-1).


Age? Location? Website? And who do you think you are?

35. Portland Oregon. http://www.ryanbubnis.com/ Son, brother, cousin, husband, friend, cat owner, griller, camper, artist dude.

Describe your work a little bit.

Modern folk art inspired by life, love, death, friendship, nature, our struggles and mistakes and the mesmerizing glow of the campfire.

Music heavy on your playlist these days?

Rolling Stones, Starfucker, Timber Timbre, Connan Mockasin, Boards of Canada, Camera Obscura, Club 8, Kool Keith, Blue Cheer, etc. It changes all the time.

Favorite mediums to work within?

Acrylic, ink, reclaimed house paint, old stained paper, found wood chunks, pinecones, papier-mâché.

Dream job other than artist?

Teacher or chef/owner of a restaurant.

When not creating work, you can be found doing...

Hanging out with the wifey, reading, teaching, camping, BBQing, running, walking and playing records in my garage.

How would you describe your work to a stranger who's never seen it?

I make paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and installations. Sometimes I paint figures and sometimes I create these clusters of faces or heads using textures, patterns and line work. The work can be illustrative and sometimes it's completely abstract. They usually nod their head and say, “Oh, ok.” But they usually have no idea what I'm talking about until I show them the work.

Upcoming projects/ shows?

11.11.11 @ Fecal Face & a few other group exhibitions throughout the rest of the year. Super secret magic plans for 2012.

What gives you the right?

Um, I dunno. I just make sure no ones looking and then I just go for it. I'll worry about the consequences later.

Last words?

Trust your gut.

* FREE Tacos from El Tonayense
* Music from BLKTOP Project featuring Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Matt Rodriguez
* Vodka from Blue Angel

 

Everything Under the Sun, Friday
    Tuesday, 08 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Everything Under The Sun
Solo show with Mario Martinez (Mars-1)
Opening Friday Nov. 11, 2011, 6-9pm
@FFDG, San Francisco

* FREE Tacos from El Tonayense
* Music from BLKTOP Project featuring Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Matt Rodriguez
* Vodka from Blue Angel

 

BLKTOP Project, FREE Tacos Fri @FFDG
    Monday, 07 November 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

* FREE Tacos from El Tonayense
* Music from BLKTOP Project featuring Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Matt Rodriguez
* Vodka from Blue Angel
* Solo show Everything Under the Sun from SF based Mario Martinez (Mars-1)
* Group show 11.11.11 featuring works from 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).

Friday, Nov 11th (6-9pm)
@FFDG
248 Clement St @4th Ave.

We're very to announce 3 very exciting developments in regards to Mario Martinez (Mars-1) show opening up @FFDG's temporary gallery space (248 Clement St. @4th Ave) Friday, Nov 11th (6-9pm).

Firstly, the El Tonayense taco truck will be there providing FREE tacos as a gift from some friends of FFDG. Tasty tacos and other Mexican fair will be served from the truck 6-9pm. Get there early.

Secondly, very pleased to announce that the BLKTOP Project featuring Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Matt Rodriguez will be performing as well sometime around 8pm.


Music from BLKTOP Project featuing Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Matt Rodriguez playing @FFDG Friday, Nov 11th for Mario Martinez (Mars-1) solo show and the group show 11.11.11 (6-9pm)

Blue Angel Vodka is also sponsoring the evening as well with tasty vodka drinks.

The group show 11.11.11 also opens in the front of the space featuring works from 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).

www.ffdg.net

 

Ryan De La Hoz for 11.11.11
    Thursday, 03 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

We're going to featuring some mini interviews with artists participating in the group show 11.11.11 opening up at FFDG's temporary gallery space at 248 Clement St @4th Ave in the Inner Richmond on Friday, Nov 11th (6-9pm).

Also opening that same night at FFDG is the solo show, Everything Under the Sun, with San Francisco based Mario Martinez (Mars-1).


Age? Location? Website? And who do you think you are?

26, San Francisco, www.ryandelahoz.com, I may never know.


Untitled, 11 x 14, Ink and paper, 2011

Describe your work a little bit.

I am inspired by what can happen to someone who breaks free from any form of oppression, physical or mental. I think that I make my best work when I am recollecting on a time where I may have felt lost or lonely and have since recovered. I play off feelings of former isolation.

Music heavy on your playlist these days?

Real Estate, Women, cLOUDDEAD

Favorite mediums to work within?

Cut paper and ink

Dream job other than artist?

Professional skateboarder


Now I'm Lost no. 2, 10 x 10, ink on paper, 2011

When not creating work, you can be found.

Walking around with an Ipad at the Oakland Museum of CA

How would you describe your work to a stranger who's never seen it?

I am terrible at this. I have only recently become comfortable referring to myself as an artist. Workin' on it!


Now I'm Lost, 10 x 10, ink on paper, 2011

Upcoming projects/ shows?

I am working with The Hundreds, Museums Press, StumbleUpon, Terroreyes.tv, and Little Paper Planes on different projects.

What gives you the right?

The benevolent creator of us all or the Big Bang take your pick

Last words?

"Simplify, simplify." - Henry David Thoreau

 

Updates at FFDG
    Wednesday, 02 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Update Thurs: Mike Midden Tweeted this AM- a lotta action at the old Fillmore space today. And included the image below. Wow, no joke on the action. They're gutting the space!


They're gutting our space on Fillmore due to the fire.

Also, stay tuned for awesome developments on the opening of our temp space at 248 Clement on Fri, Nov 11th. Music, food, booze, and, of course, great art from Mario Martinez (Mars-1) and from the group show 11.11.11.

Stopped by FFDG's Fillmore space yesterday to see construction workers tearing down walls down to the studs so that they can dry post fire/ water damage. Asked the Irish contractor what he thought of a time frame for repairs to be completed and didn't get a solid answer, but it doesn't look like any time soon, for sure.

Knowing it was a matter of time before the nice sink and faucet we installed disappeared, we ripped it from the wall and await to install it back on Fillmore St or wherever our permanent home ends up.


Rescued Trippe's birthday sink and faucet

Good news is that we open up FFDG's temporary gallery space at 248 Clement in a little over a week with a solo show from San Francisco's Mario Martinez (Mars-1) on 11.11.11 or better known as Friday, Nov 11 (6-9pm).

Also opening in the front part of the massive space will be the group show 11.11.11 featuring works from Nathan Brown (Montreal), Ryan Bubnis (Portland), Huey Crowley (New York City), Ryan Da Le 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).


Dry wall going up at FFDG's temp space at 248 Clement today as we prepare for the opening on Fri, Nov 11th (6-9pm)


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Hamishi for 11.11.11
    Tuesday, 01 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

We're going to featuring some mini interviews with artists participating in the group show 11.11.11 opening up at FFDG's temporary gallery space at 248 Clement St @4th Ave in the Inner Richmond on Friday, Nov 11th (6-10pm).

Also opening that same night at FFDG is the solo show, Everything Under the Sun, with San Francisco based Mario Martinez (Mars-1).


Age? Location? Website? And who do you think you are?

Still 20, Melbourne, Australia. flickr.com/bottomlesspoose. hamishi.com is incoming, I just need Kim to hurry up. I guess I'm an amalgamation of everything that's happened to me, y'know? I'm just a guy who makes stuff is all.

Describe your work a little bit.

Sure! but it's tough, to be general I try to catch the glistening balance of mapping something outside of me that is naive and omnipotent using an illustrative painterly style and maintaining hyper honesty while expressing what you wont know. Does that make me sound like a jerk? Okay little people quietly placed softly affecting each other. Who am I?

Music heavy on your playlist these days?

I've been listening to a lot of local pop stuff like Aleks and the Ramps, Milk Teddy, the Townhouses, Oscar + Martin, Megastick Fanfare, it's nice to be able to go see your favourite bands every few weeks for a couple of bucks. Then some Javelin, John Maus, Trouble Books, Cannibal Ox, KMD, Das Racist, Dan Deacon, King Khan and BBQ. I like listening to new music when I'm painting though, stops me from getting distracted. I also put on podcasts so I don't get lonely in the studio.

Favorite mediums to work within?

Gouache

Dream job other than artist?

Maybe yours? I'd really like to help all the people I believe work hard and make the stuff I love get validation and recognition. I wanted to become a fire engine, I've kind've outgrown that.

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Alexis Anne Mackenzie - 2/28
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:21

SAN FRANCISCO --- Alexis Anne Mackenzie opens Multiverse at Eleanor Harwood in the Mission on Saturday, Feb 28th. -details

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The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:34

When works of art become commodities and nothing else, when every endeavor becomes “creative” and everybody “a creative,” then art sinks back to craft and artists back to artisans—a word that, in its adjectival form, at least, is newly popular again. Artisanal pickles, artisanal poems: what’s the difference, after all? So “art” itself may disappear: art as Art, that old high thing. Which—unless, like me, you think we need a vessel for our inner life—is nothing much to mourn.

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Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it? --continue reading

 

"Six Degrees" @FFDG
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:30

"Six Degrees" opens tonight, Friday Jan 16th (7-10pm) at FFDG in San Francisco. ~Group show featuring: Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold III, Mario Ayala, Mariel Bayona, Ryan Beavers, Jud Bergeron, Chris Burch, Ryan De La Hoz, Martin Machado, Jess Mudgett, Meryl Pataky, Lucien Shapiro, Mike Shine, Minka Sicklinger, Nicomi Nix Turner, and Alex Ziv.

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Work by Meryl Pataky

 

In Wake of Attack, Comix Legend Says Satire Must Stay Offensive
Friday, 09 January 2015 09:59

Ron-Turner

Ron Turner of Last Gasp

"[Satire] is important because it brings out the flaws we all have and throws them up on the screen of another person," said Turner. “How they react sort of shows how important that really is.” Later, he added, "Charlie took a hit for everybody." -read on

 

Solidarity
Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:36

charlie

 

SF Bay Area: What Might Have Been
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 09:36

tiburonbridge

The San Francisco Bay Area is renowned for its tens of thousands of acres of beautiful parks and public open spaces.

What many people don't know is that these lands were almost lost to large-scale development. link

 

1/5/14 - Going Back
Monday, 05 January 2015 10:49

As we work on our changes, we're leaving Squarespace and coming back to the old server. Updates are en route.

The content that was on the site between May '14 and today is history... Whatever, wasn't interesting anyway. All the good stuff from the last 10 years is here anyway.

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Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter @Park Life (5/23)
Friday, 23 May 2014 09:22

Opening tonight, Friday May 23rd (7-10pm) at Park Life in the Inner Richmond (220 Clement St) is Again Home Again featuring works from the duo Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter who split time living in Sacramento and a tiny island at the top of Pudget Sound with their children.

Jacob Magraw will be showing embroidery pieces on cloth along with painted, gouache works on paper --- Rachell Sumpter paints scenes of colored splendor dropped into scenes of desolate wilderness. ~show details

park_life

 

NYPD told to carry spray paint to cover graffiti
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:37

nyc_graffitiNYC --- A new graffiti abatement program put forth by the police commissioner has beat cops carrying cans of spray paint to fill in and cover graffiti artists work in an effort to clean up the city --> Many cops are thinking it's a waste of resources, but we're waiting to see someone make a project of it. Maybe instructions for the cops on where to fill-in?

The NYPD is arming its cops with cans of spray paint and giving them art-class-style lessons to tackle the scourge of urban graffiti, The Post has learned.

Shootings are on the rise across the city, but the directive from Police Headquarters is to hunt down street art and cover it with black, red and white spray paint, sources said... READ ON

 

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Headlands Center Fundraiser -6/4/14
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 07:54

SAN FRANCISCO --- The Headlands Center for the Arts is preparing for their largest fundraiser of the year set to go down on June 4th at SOMArts here in the city. Art auction, food, drinks, live music, etc and all for helping to support a great institution up in the Marin Headlands. ~details

ABOUT HEADLANDS
Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through a range of programs for artists and the public, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.

headlands

 

Congrats, Dudes(ette)
Monday, 19 May 2014 09:29

Just want to say congrats to Fecal Face's Rachel Ralph for graduating from SFAI with her masters in curatorial studies. Also want to congratulate Alex Ziv who also just got his MFA in painting. Also a high five to the talented Mario Ayala who also just graduated from SFAI as well! --- All super talented artists (thinkers), and we're excited to see what the future holds for them!

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Alison Blickle @NYC's Kravets Wehby Gallery

Los Angeles based Alison Blickle who showed here in San Francisco at Eleanor Harwood last year (PHOTOS) recently showed new paintings in New York at Kravets Wehby Gallery. Lovely works.


Interview w/ Kevin Earl Taylor

We haven't been featuring many interviews as of late. Let's change that up as we check in with a few local San Francisco artists like Kevin Earl Taylor here whom we studio visited back in 2009 (PHOTOS & VIDEO). It's been awhile, Kevin...


Peter Gronquist @The Shooting Gallery

If you like guns and boobs, head on over to the Shooting Gallery; just don't expect the work to be all cheap ploys and hot chicks. With Make Stuff by Peter Gronquist (Portland) in the main space and Morgan Slade's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow in the project space, there is plenty spectacle to be had, but if you look just beyond it, you might actually get something out of the shows.


Jay Bo at Hamburg's Circle Culture

Berlin based Jay Bo recently held a solo show at Hamburg's Circle Culture featuring some of his most recent paintings. We lvoe his work.


NYCHOS @Fifty24SF

Fifty24SF opened Street Anatomy, a new solo show by Austrian artist Nychos a week ago last Friday night. He's been steadily filling our city with murals over the last year, with one downtown on Geary St. last summer, and new ones both in the Haight and in Oakland within the last few weeks, but it was really great to see his work up close and in such detail.


Gator Skater +video

Nate Milton emailed over this great short Gator Skater which is a follow-up to his Dog Skateboard he emailed to us back in 2011... Any relation to this Gator Skater?


Ferris Plock Online Show Now Online as of April 25th

5 new wonderful large-scale paintings on wood panel are available. visit: www.ffdg.net


ClipODay II: Needles & Pens 11 Years!!

Congrats on our buddies at Needles and Pens on being open and rad for 11 years now. Mission Local did this little short video featuring Breezy giving a little heads up on what Needles and Pens is all about.


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.


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