Congrats to Mrs & Mr. Fish as they tied the knot on Tuesday here in San Francisco. With Tommy Guerrero strumming the guitar and with Aesop Rock officiating, friends and family gathered in Washington Square Park to watch the ceremony and to then celebrate the big day with a dinner at Capos. a few pics
Marking the one-year anniversary of the Book and Job, people gathered in the gallery to see and buy Rip Zinger's photos, and spilled outside the door to catch a show by Tommy. Rip Zinger was selling his photos for super cheap, starting at $5, and displayed them in a way that made you feel like you couldn't help but buy a few and support the cause (it probably also helped that he seems like one hell of a salesman).
People were enjoying themselves in the casual atmosphere and I'm told that the cops who came because of the noise were even pretty cool about it and didn't kick anyone out. If this is only year one, the Book and Job Gallery has developed a growing community, and I can't wait for next year's anniversary party.
Words & Photos: Rachel Ralph -- rachel(at)fecalface(dot)com
Last night we Bart'd over to Oakland for the sold out Bay Area premiere of Stacy Peralta's newest documentary Bones Brigade - the story of the Bones Brigade skate team of the 80s launching the careers of Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero and Mike McGill. The film gives the viewer an insiders look into the legendary skateboarding team that reveolutionized modern skateboarding. In attendance last night were Steve Caballero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Tommy Guerrero, and George Powell.
Tommy Guerrero (eyes closed, sorry), George Powell, Mike McGill, and Tony Hawk post screening
We grew up watching The Search for Animal Chin, and the film takes you back almost 10 years before Chin when the team was first formed, when Tony Hawk & Steve Caballero were somewhere around 12 years old and just starting their professional careers... The film is a trip down memory lane but also helps to remind us how great skateboarding is and how great a lot of the personalities in skateboarding are... Some sections could be edited down a bit (think it's still a work in progess). In any case, do see it, and check out some photos we got of some of the classic crew.
Thanks to PBR for dropping off beers for Friday's benefit @FFDG (6-9pm) to help our friend Andreas Trolf who was involved in a horrible motorcycle accident and is in need of some help to pay back his massive medical bills after countless recontructive surgies and weeks in the hospital. ~complete details
Besides the beer treats, we'll have donated works by Jeremy Fish, Jay Howell, Mel Kadel, Ferris Plock, and many others. We'll also have tattoo time with the great Henry Lewis which will be raffled off along with many other great surprises.
Haroshi is a Japanese sculptor known for his work made from compressed skateboards. It was held at Huf's Headquarters in downtown L.A. and featured the music of Tommy Guerrero's band. The house was packed, tacos were eaten, and tricks were landed over the art. A successful night all around." -Douglas Neill
Good music. Good cause with all proceeds benefitting the SF Food Bank. Here's a taste. Admission: $10-$20 Sliding Scale. Tickets here.
Raised on the colorful and gritty streets of San Francisco and steeped in the dark brew formed by the perfect cultural storm where skateboarding, music and art smashed right into each other, Tommy Guerrero was destined for greatness of the soulful sort. Adapting to his hilly local environs with speed and style, TG was a bonafied pioneer of modern street skateboarding, turning pro and traveling the world while still just a teenager.
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.
The Mattson 2 & Tommy Guerrero will be preforming tonight at San Francisco's surf shop Mollusk on August 23rd. This is one for the shows for our 'Feeling Hands" west coast tour, and we will be selling Feeling Hands Cd's, Vinyl's, and T-shirts . Hope to see a lot of you there.
Mollusk Surf Shop (500 Irving St)
The Mattson 2
7:00pm Doors/ 8:00pm Show
FREE ENTRY. All Ages Welcome
Tommy Guerrero playing during the closing of Fecal Face Dot Com's closing of their 10 Year Anniversary Show at The Luggage Store on Oct 8th, 2010 in San Francisco.
Mattson Two played T. Warrens art show on 12/13/08 at Shelter in Long Beach, CA.
Woke up yesterday morning totally fried from moving apartments all weekend (see below) and was pleased to hear our friend Tommy Guerrero being interviewed on KQED's Forum (listen online or download the MP3)... Covering his music, skateboarding, art, etc, it's an interesting 1 hour long interview and you're gonna wanna download it for later listening enjoyments... or listen to it right now.
The San Francisco Chronicle describes musician Tommy Guerrero's work as "a soul, jazz, psychedelic fusion that feels like a soundtrack for walking the streets of San Francisco." That's appropriate, since Guerrero first made a name for himself navigating the city's avenues and alleys as a pioneering pro skateboarder. We'll talk to Guerrero about his journey from high school dropout and teen skate god to entrepreneur and indie music icon. He joins us as part of our "First Person" series featuring the leaders, innovators and other individuals who make the Bay Area Unique.
Tommy Guerrero @ Fecal Face's 10 Year Show Closing at The Luggage Store - Oct 8, 2010
Oh man, that was a late night. Thanks to Tommy Guerrero who played an amazing set and to everyone who came out. We're taking the day off and riding bikes about the city and will be checking out the shows below... Oh, and load Fecal Face on your mobile phone now. Realized that the mobile redirect was off, but it's on now. The mobile version of Fecal Face loads fast with an IPhone on 3G now.
Nicks work has been shown publicly in the streets of London in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games. He was named in the Design Collectors Top Directors of 2011, and has spoken for the Australia Graphic Design Associations First Five Out conference. Commercially Nick has produced work for major international brands including MTV, Nike, Red Bull, BBC, Monster, Pioneer, L’Oreal & More.
SAN FRANCISCO --- Front man for Thee OhseesJohn Dwyer opens the solo show of pencil drawings in "Landlord Apocalypse" opening Saturday, 12/7 at Needles and Pens (7-10pm) -FULL DETAILS
Listen to our good times '07 interview w/ Dwyer where he speaks of music in Providence, Start of the Coachwhips, Touring, Fighting in Toronto, Drugs, Recording, Favorite Shows, New Ohsees Album, Meric Long, and much much more LISTEN & check his Musical Mix here.
SAN FRANCISCO --- At our home some of our most treasured original artworks were purchased at Creativity Explored where the work is not only loose great folk art styled but was also purchased for a steal with the proceeds going to support the fantastic SF art program which benefits artists with developmental disabilities. Creativity Explored provides a supportive studio environment for artists with developmental disabilities in which they receive individualized instruction from mentoring artists, quality art materials, and professional opportunities to exhibit their work.
Every year Creativity Explored hosts a weekend Holiday Sale where these inexpensive works are even less expensive. A great place to pick up original unique gifts for family and friends... Not only that but their opening receptions are worth getting to. Wine, food, music, etc on Friday. ~FULL DETAILS
We had no idea of all these tunnels throughout San Francisco
In the early '90s my friends and I used to tape flashlights to the handlebars of our bikes and go riding around in underground storm drain tunnels. There was a whole network of these tunnels under the city that sat empty for most of the year. We would go for miles snaking up and down the sides of the tubes, clapping and yelling to see how far our echoes would carry, eventually popping out in some other part of the city covered in cobwebs and bat guano. When the tubes got too small, we laid down on skateboards and kept going. If we found a flooded part, we taped garbage bags around our legs and crossed our fingers. -READ ON
Michael Coley who runs Belly Kids emailed to let us know of his latest... Hell Yeah! (a WWF colouring book!) <-- "The most electrifying book in sports entertainment. It's our dedication to the best baby faces and the most hated heels of WWF wrestling. Think Macho Man Randy Savage, DX, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Mankind, The Rock, Chyna and many others!" [PREVIEW]
Give the gift of coloring book. Kids young and old can get down with some quality time of staying inside the lines... or hell, be a Charlie and break out of the boundaries! 7 Euro dollars here.
SAN FRANCISCO --- SOEX will open their juried show This Will Never Work this Friday, Nov 22nd (7-10pm) featuring works by Northern California based artists w/ the theme this year: crazy experiments, doomed plans and quixotic dreams
This annual exhibition has become the premier showcase of contemporary artwork by promising local talent. Each year a different theme is selected to inspire and encourage a broad level of artistic expression. This year’s exhibition sought crazy experiments, doomed plans and quixotic dreams. All ideas and forms were considered. -complete show details
11/20 Update: After 2 trips to the Apple store with them installing 2 new batteries and restoring the phone, it was determined there was "something" wrong with the phone and I had to buy a "new"/ same 4s phone since I wasn't eligible for an upgrade. In any case, be warned about that 7.0.4 update if you have a 4s. I'm sticking with 7.0.2 on this "new" phone.
Everyone has had or knows of someone who's had a an IPhone explode on them through one of their wonderful IOS updates. Well, add us to the list, because after updating to their recent 7.0.4 our IPhone 4s stopped charging even though the icon on the phone indicated it was charging... and after being on the charger all night, the battery drained to zero, and now the wonderful device won't boot up at all and is now a very expensive waste of space.
If you're considering updating your phone, do so with caution, and if you have any solutions for us, we'd sure to be happy to hear them. Got a hot date with the Apple staff tonight which we're sure will end with them telling us to buy a new phone... Wonderful.
Here's the second part of my comprehensive photo coverage from Berlin and this time around you'll find shots of new window installations by Ron English, Know Hope, Erik Jones, Lucy McLauchlan, Strok and others (which is now on display in the same building as Rone painted).
As a part of "project M" (curated by Strychinin Gallery), Melbourne Artist and part of the Everfresh collective RONE has painted the largest wall he has ever attempted, three massive images on the top three stories of a five-story building at Nollendorfplatz in Berlin. It took Rone five days to paint this excellent work.
David Choong Lee, Mario Martinez, Damon Soule, Eric Otto and others were commissioned by the Hyatt (345 Stockton St) here in San Francisco to create some beautiful works to adorn their hotel bar, resturant and lobby. If you're down by Union Square stop in, hava drink at the bar and enjoy these great paintings.
NYC based (via Australia) spraypaint whiz kid Ian Strange (Kid Zoom) (interview) held his solo show SUBURBAN last July at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia (video). The wonderful show's setup and opening was photographed by Lloyd Stubber for this exclusive photo essay for Fecal Face.
Collage artist Lola Dupre opens a new show of work on Decemeber 5th at Portland's Breeze Block Gallery -- Opening on the same day in the adjoining gallery space, artists Ryan De La Hoz and Russell Leng.
With a thick, impasto finish, Meyer's paintings feel like treasures. As you get lost in the jagged confusion of thick swatches of color, figures emerge in the most subtle ways. The colors are enticing, but these figures are mesmerizing. I could get lost in these canvases for days. Simply, these are some really great paintings and I highly recommend you go see them before the show closes on December 7th.
TORONTO --- The finishing touches have been put on the large-scale, colorful and dynamic public art work by Canadian-born Patrick McNeil along with his art collaborator, Patrick Miller. Collectively known as FAILE, the Brooklyn-based duo designed the football-field-sized mural, located on Bathurst Street between Davenport and St. Clair in the city of Toronto.
Liking on these prints Hive & Nine Eyes by Melbourne based artist/ designer Nick Thomm... Limited Edition of 50 - Printed on 310gsm Hahnemuhle photo rag, mueseum grade archival paper. Each print is hand signed and numbered - available on his website.
I moved home to the Bay Area about 4 years ago and recently had the opportunity to visit New York City for the first time since. Having missed Barry McGee & Raymond Pettibon by a day, I felt lucky to have an old friend clue me into the ICY Signs show when I arrived.
Every have one of those mornings where you start following links and the next thing you know you're watching a news reel clip of the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939 that was held on the brand new man-made Treasure Island?
Tiffany Bozic's solo show Sense of Wonder is in its final week at San Francisco's FFDG. Before this wonderful show comes to a close, we wanted to ask Bozic about her methodology, lifestyle, influences and generally what makes her tick.
The John Berggruen gallery is beautiful. With floor-to-ceiling windows and a view to downtown, the Thursday night opening of NYC's Julian Lethbridge's new show Paintings was unmistakably a fancy affair. While these incredibly expensive paintings didn't do much for me, I was pleasantly surprised that I caught the Chuck Close show upstairs.
Cartagena takes photographs in Monterrey, Mexico, documenting parts of everyday life there that he sees as depicting "a global issue from a local perspective." In a town that has a relatively new, booming construction market, Cartagena decided to document a side of the day laborers' lives that might not often be seen: the commute to and from work at various construction sites.
Got an email from Emanuele Pizzolorusso, a Helsinki based industrial designer, yesterday to let us know about his latest project Lucetta: a smart set of two small magnetic bicycle lights. Never seen them in person. Have no idea if they're worth a hoot or not, but the concept is pretty interesting and simple. Looks like a great idea to us.
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