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A Little Time in LA
    Tuesday, 04 February 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Had to drop off and pick up some art in Los Angeles last week and had the privilege to dine with these great people in Echo Park... Is everyone moving to LA these days? Seems that way.

Congrats to Mel Kadel on her current Juxtapoz cover, Jay Howell for his Sanjay and Craig cartoon on Nickelodeon, Travis Millard for being awesome and Jessica Trippe on the forthcoming little Trippe.

Speaking of Jay Howell, his next solo show opens in August at FFDG. Stoked.

Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Jay Howell, and Jessica Trippe

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COMMUNION by Mel Kadel
    Wednesday, 24 July 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Thanks to Mel Kadel who mailed us this beautiful hand colored print, COMMUNION, the other day which you can pick up here for $50.

Wonderful work as always, and thanks for the lovely post cards. We feel ya on wanting to preserve the USPS.

COMMUNION print by Mel Kadel

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Homemade Horse
    Wednesday, 20 March 2013 /// Written by Trippe

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

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

 

Mel Kadel Book Release 1/18 LA
    Wednesday, 09 January 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Mel Kadel has new illustrated book out with 7-inch Vinyl Record Insert by Austin's ((sounder)).

A release party/ art show is being held in Los Angeles on Jan 18th @Poketo with a musical performance by ((sounder)). Mark your calendar. ~details

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Mel Kadel | The Diamond Sea
    Wednesday, 14 November 2012 /// Written by Trippe

The Diamond Sea has concluded at FFDG, but there are some artists we've yet to profile that deserve to be.

Mel Kadel has just wrapped up her solo show Stuck On A Wave in Los Angeles at Merry Karnowsky Gallery and lives in LA where she now resides in a log cabin by the 5 Freeway with her partner, artist Travis Millard (also in The Diamond Sea). If you wanna have a look at their awesome cabin, check our visit from last year.

Location? Age? Education? Website?

Los Angeles, 39, BFA, melkadel.com

How would you describe your work to someone?

It's like an old pillow case, with a narrative.

Influences?

They are all over the place.

Favorite place traveled?

Port Antonio, Jamaica

Working routine? Music? Time of day?

I work every day but the time varies. I start with news radio in the morning, and bounce from music to silence for the rest of the day.

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Winnie Truong & Mel Kadel
    Thursday, 08 November 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

We wanted to Highlight these two beautiful works by two talented ladies in the group show The Diamond Sea running @FFDG through Saturday.

The first is by Toronto based Winnie Truong whose solo show Double Twist is currently running at Montreal's Galerie Trois Points... The second is by LA based Mel Kadel whose solo show runs through this Saturday at Merry Karnowsky.

Excite And Repose, 2012
Winnie Truong
Pencil crayon on paper, framed
8" x 10"
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net


Sister Lift
Mel Kadel
Ink on paper, framed
8" x 10"
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net


 

The Diamond Sea @FFDG
    Thursday, 18 October 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

The Diamond Sea
Artists include Brett Amory, Shawn Barber, Michelle Blade, Clayton Brothers, Curiot, Jeff Depner, Meredith Dittmar, Jeremy Fish, Jay Howell, Mel Kadel, Hiro Kurata, Nicolas LeBorgne, Russell Leng, Alexis Mackenzie, Travis Millard, Ralph Pugay, Winnie Truong, and Mathew Zefeldt.
@FFDG
Oct 13th - Nov 10th, 2012

The Grass Pipe
Jay Howell
ink and gouache on paper, framed
24" x 19"
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Half the Time (B), 2012
Clayton Brothers
Mixed media on paper
framed
8 X 10 CM: 20.32 X 25.4
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

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Andreas Trolf Benefit Friday @FFDG
    Thursday, 06 September 2012 /// Written by Trippe

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.


Thanks to PBR


Art by Mark Gonzales & music by Tommy Guerrero

Tommy Guerrero brought some work by Mark Gonzales by yesterday along with a bunch of CDs which will be sold cheap on Friday @FFDG. ~details

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MachoTailDrop & Art Show, Seattle
    Wednesday, 08 August 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Hey, Seattle peoples/ skaters, they're screening MachoTailDrop (trailer) on Thursday with the opening of MANWOLFS, a Group Art Exhibition featuring a grip of fine talent like Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Jay Howell, Russ Pope, Nat Russell, Michael Hsiung, and many others.
~complete details.

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Mel Kadel & Travis Millard Tees Now On Sale
    Thursday, 07 June 2012 /// Written by Trippe

We have two new tees out today featuring artwork by Los Angeles based Travis Millard and Mel Kadel. Both printed on American Apparel. Travis' tee printed on the super soft Tri-Blend while Mel's is printed on the combed cotton.

Both tees are onsale here for $25.

If you live in San Francisco, you can also pick them up at FFDG, 2277 Mission St. @19th.

Travis Millard's tee.

Mel Kadel's new tee.

Both tees are $25 and can be purchased here.

If you live in San Francisco, you can also pick them up at FFDG, 2277 Mission St. @19th.

 

The Lonely Life
    Tuesday, 17 January 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Our friends in the Austin based band ((sounder)) created this Kickstarter to raise money so they may create a film that will accompany their new record, starring Will Oldham and featuring animations by Jeremy Fish, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Michael Sieben and Okay Mountain Collective.

A $75 donation gets you a collab print featuring the aforementioned artists... Here, check the vid below so Mike Aho of Sounder can tell you all about it.

 

Double Breaks @Double Break
    Tuesday, 06 December 2011 /// Written by Michael C. Hsiung

A few November weekends back, I headed down with Travis Millard and Jim Dirschberger for o Breaks, a group show curated by Jay Howell and Louis Schmidt, which opened 11.11.11 at Double Break store and gallery in San Diego, CA.

The show included over 30 artists including Bill Griffith, Russ Pope, Neil Blender, Mark Whalen, Thomas Campbell, Marco Zamora, Deth Kills, Chris Sullivan, Ruth Swanson, Sean Stout, Rob Helmstetter, Christopher Kardambikis, Rich Bott, Jim Dirschberger, Deth P. Sun, Mel Kadel, REMIO, David Cook, Michael C. Hsiung, Travis Millard, Tim Presley, Ryan Travis Christian, Thomas McMahan, Jay Howell, Louis M. Schmit, Jesse Balmer, Matt Coors, Mark Mulroney, and Ed Templeton.

Hope I got all those sites correct. Anyhow tons of folks showed up for the opening, drank tons at the local bar, 3 out of 4 of us who carpooled together barfed, crashed on Jim's Motel 6 floor, ordered a late pizza, and ran over a ham and cheese sandwich on our way home.

Mike Maxwell stopped by with some presents. Thanks for the cards, zine and shirts.

Mark Whalen next to his piece.

Ed Templeton pieceeeee!

Something exciting just happened and I think I missed it.

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Dream Team in Sao Paulo - Part 2
    Monday, 05 December 2011 /// Written by Trippe

San Francisco based Mildred emailed us some photos from a recent trip he and Pacolli took to Sao Paulo, Brazil for the group show Dream Team she curated featuring the likes of Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Michael Hsiung, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Matthew Rodriguez, and many others. Words and photos from Mildred.

Before the show it was pretty much just me and Pacolli painting the whole gallery and doing all the instalations and hanging all the work. lots of shit to be done. I also painted the front of Choque the week after the opening. And we had a little concert at Choque in which I played keyboard and two other folks played guitar and sang. Ephameron went there the day before the opening and did a tape installation as well. During the month we also had a zine/print/shirt sale at Choque as well. It all went very well and we had a blast! -Mildred

Mildred

Mats?!

Mel Kadel

Pacolli

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Dream Team in Sao Paulo - Part 1
    Thursday, 01 December 2011 /// Written by Trippe

San Francisco based Mildred emailed us some photos from a recent trip he and Pacolli took to Sao Paulo, Brazil for the group show Dream Team she curated featuring the likes of Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Michael Hsiung, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Matthew Rodriguez, and many others. Words and photos from Mildred.

Before the show it was pretty much just me and Pacolli painting the whole gallery and doing all the instalations and hanging all the work. lots of shit to be done. I also painted the front of Choque the week after the opening. And we had a little concert at Choque in which I played keyboard and two other folks played guitar and sang. Ephameron went there the day before the opening and did a tape installation as well. During the month we also had a zine/print/shirt sale at Choque as well. It all went very well and we had a blast! -Mildred

Brecht Vandenbroucke

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High 5s: Quickest Trip to LA Ever
    Tuesday, 01 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Had to drive to LA last Saturday and drive back to SF on Sunday. A hectic short trip, but we got to hang out with the wonderful Mel Kadel & Travis Millard. We had ourselves a little look-see at their Echo Park home/ studio before the 6 hour drive back home.

Bonus: Past homes of Bukowski & Ernest Hemingway and where the Hillside Killer dumped bodies.

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From the Inventory
    Saturday, 27 August 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Wanted to feature a few pieces from our inventory from the Los Angeles based duo, Mel Kadel and Travis Millard. Beautiful works from their recent show here in San Francisco @FFDG. Can view more here.


Mel Kadel & Travis Millard collab.
Sun Stackers,
10" x 8", ink and coffee on paper, framed
$800


Travis Millard
Riverside
39.5" x 29.5", ink on paper, framed
$3500


Mel Kadel & Travis Millard collab.
At the Desk,
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed
$1000

 

High 5s: Installing Then Sailing
    Thursday, 30 June 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Going back in time here through the lens glass. Installing art shows, taking down art shows, hanging out w/ Mel Kadel and Travis Millard, sailboat maneuvers on the San Francisco Bay and other whatnots from the gallery life.

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Opening Night @FFDG - Mel Kadel & Travis Millard
    Monday, 20 June 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Mel Kadel and Travis Millard's show opened last week @FFDG, and we wanted to post up some photos from the opening... If you haven't yet, you need to check out the work in the show: it's incredible

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Kadel & Millard's Catalog/ Zine for Sale
    Friday, 17 June 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

We have select copies of Travis Millard & Mel Kadel's zine/ catalog WHO'S GONNA EMPTY THE CATBOX??? for sale for only $15 online here.


Collaborative zine by Travis Millard and Mel Kadel
5.5" x 8.5"
56 pages, b&w + color insert
2 - color silkscreen cover
edition of 220
$15 online here

 

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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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