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Mollusk Big Sur Jamboree on September 27 to 28th: Two days of music, camping and ensuing fun, set amongst the redwoods co-presented by (((folkYEAH!)))
Monday, 02 September 2013 10:41

Camp fire roaring in Big Sur with live music from Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, McCombs Skiffle Players (a once in a lifetime Cass McCombs super group), Allah-Las, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Autumn Defense, Little Wings, Neal Casal, Chris Cohen, F.D and the Wizards of the West All Stars, Range of Light Wilderness, The Mattson 2, Sonny and the Sunsets, and many more.

Sponsored by Mollusk surf shop and the Big Sur Jamboree features two days of music, camping and ensuing fun, set amongst the redwoods co-presented by (((folkYEAH!))). Sept 27-28

Though there will be food and drink on site, Jamboree attendees are encouraged to bring their own. Been saving a vintage bottle of chardonnay from the famed Marcassin Estate in Sonoma… there couldn't be a better time to uncork it than when Beachwood Sparks hits the stage deep in the woods. Lastly, Farmer Dave has been deemed the Jamboree's "Cultural Vibesman" and will be on hand to ensure all attendees will have a wonderful time. Think of the Jamboree less as a music festival and more as summer camp for adults!

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Adult summer camp goes down Sept 27-28

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Dave Kinsey @FFDG, Opening Thurs, Sept 5th
Saturday, 31 August 2013 08:00

Dave Kinsey is coming to FFDG for a short-run 3 day show with an opening set for Thursday, Sept 5th (6-9pm). show details & RSVP on Facebook

 
"ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND" - Great Show Not to be Missed at SFAI Opening Sept 12th
Friday, 30 August 2013 12:53

SAN FRANCISCO --- Mark your calendars, people, as the show ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND featuring works by Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, and Ruby Neri is one not to be missed which opens Wednesday, Sept 12th at SFAI.

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND features early and formative work by five artists—Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, and Ruby Neri—who began their careers in the early 1990s in San Francisco's Mission District and, by the early aughts, had been identified and celebrated as key members of the so-called Mission School.

~show details

Barry McGee's 2012 show at Prism in Los Angeles

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RIP Matt Doust
Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:34

We're sorry to hear that 29 year old Australian/ American artist Matt Doust has died from after an epileptic seizure last night. His next show at LA's Thinkspace Gallery opens next week on September 7th. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Perth artist Matt Doust, an Archibald Prize-finalist, has reportedly died at the age of 29. Doust, best known for his large-close-up portrait of actress-model Gemma Ward, died after an epileptic seizure, according to the Los Angeles art gallery where he was due to open a new exhibition next month. Doust had become a favourite of celebrity collectors, with Hollywood stars Jim Carrey and Mickey Rourke among those who have purchased his large, hyper-realistic youthful close-ups and semi-nude paintings. -continue reading

Artist Matt Doust passed away last night at the age of 29.

 
Eric Yahnker in LA, Fri, Sept 6th
Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:30

LOS ANGELES --- We could write about Eric Yahnker's work and how much we like it, but you should just see for yourself... and if you're lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, or close to it, be sure to get to the opening of his next show, Ebony & Benghazi, at AMBACH & RICE (6148 Wilshire Blvd)- Opening: Friday, Sept 6th (7-9pm)

~show details

Jugs of Steel (A Cold Day in Hell), 2013, colored pencil and pastel on paper, 70 in. diameter

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20th Anniversary of 111 Minna Sept 6th
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 13:02

SAN FRANCISCO --- Mark it down in your calendars. Friday, Sept 6th, 111 Minna will celebrate their 20 anniversary with a huge group show with a wide range of works on display... plenty of tasty eye candy on view.

We've been lucky to host 3 of our anniversay shows there over the years (like this one in 2006) and Minna is almost like family. So come out and support the SF art scene with some tasty drinks and talented DJs. Bound to be a fun night.

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Celebrating 20 years of 111 Minna

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BYPB Arcade in the Upper Haight & Show Thursday
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:01

Maybe you've been to one of our openings where there's a big dude watching the door making sure people behave themselves. Well, that dude's name is Jeremiah, and he's put put togteher a great show worth checking out this Thursday, August 29th (6-9pm) at Free Gold Watch.

Besides the art, Free Gold Watch has over 30 pinball machines and old school arcades games. PBR is a sponsor, so plenty of that stuff to drink and general good times worthy of a visit... Yeah, an arcade in the Upper Haight!!

An arcade in the city that's BYOB?! Click above image to see

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"I'm Scared" A Stop-Motion Film from Greg "Craola" Simkins
Saturday, 24 August 2013 14:05

Check out this great Kickstarter campaign to help fund a cartoon with artwork by Greg "Craola" Simkins.

Also check out our 2007 interview with Greg.


 
Man (or Woman) Down
Friday, 23 August 2013 10:51

It's with a heavy heart to announce that we had a floater this morning at FFDG. It looks like "Shark 1" or "Shark 2" (they look the same) has passed away.

We're not sure what did him (or her) in. All we know is that our two shark looking little fish had been hanging in the corner by the heater for the last couple weeks. But it's been warm in the gallery, so heat shouldn't have been a factor. The tank has been clean with plenty of tasty fish flake food for the eatin'... In the end, you know, it doesn't matter. He (or she) has moved on to the art gallery in the sky where small little fish have multiple cubic feet to swim about with plenty of plants to hide behind and plenty of fish flakes to eat, spit out, and eat again.

Only dead fish go with the current.

Our gallery lil' fish passed today. RIP, lil' buddy.

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Stop Jack Spade
Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:21

San Francisco --- NYC chain store Jack Spade allowed to continue construction of their upcoming fancy pants men's boutique in the retail space Adobe Books used to hold until forced out by landlord who doubled their rent.

The SF Board of Appeals failed to get the necessary four votes to overturn Jack Spade's building permits although The Valencia Corridor Merchants Association can file another appeal within the next ten days, and we think SHOULD!

Maybe it's just us, but does our community need a shop to sell us a $145 tshirt or a $700 parka?! Will they "improve" the neighborhood as a few short sighted merchants think they will, or will this just entice other retail and residential landlords to increase rents in the already expensive neighborhood? - For those merchants who supported Jack Spade. I hope your not next to be evicted.

Our favorite quote from Jack Spade's company co-leader Melissa Xides, "We fell in love with the uniqueness of 16th Street... We fell in love with the food scene and gentrification that's happening there." Ya...

READ ALL ABOUT IT: MISSION LOCAL & SF BAY GUARDIAN
Support: NO JACK SPADE on Facebook

"We have a lot of problems on our block, but Jack Spade is not going to fix them," said Katz. "We as a community are in a dangerous position when we look to a multinational corporation to fix our block."


 
Loading at FFDG
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:39

Stop in and view "Loading" featuring works by Kelly Tunstall & Ferris Plock now showing at San Francisco's FFDG. Images of the works and from the opening shortly.

2277 Mission St. at 19th. Hours: Wed thru Sat (1-6pm)

Kelly Tunstall & Ferris Plock in front of their work at FFDG last Friday

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Beached Whale Stinson Beach
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:13

How often do you get the chance to view the second largest creature on Earth? That's what we were thinking after learning that an endangered fin whale had beached itself on Stinson Beach yesterday after sustaining some sort of trauma.

The 1 year old whale, which is about half the size of a full grown adult whale, died there on the beach after thrashing about in the morning and taking its last breaths. Members from the Marine Mammal Center performed a necropsy with plans of burying the whale there on the beach. ~details

The whale was breathing, moving a side fin, and had one of its eyes open, she said. The sisters ran back to tell their parents. By the time the family went back out to the beach, firefighters and other emergency crews were there.

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The Rabbit Island Residency
Thursday, 15 August 2013 08:41

Want to spend next summer making art on a remote island located on Lake Superior, all expenses paid?!

The Rabbit Island Residency is now accepting applications for summer 2014 residents. 1-3 applications will receive full funding to travel to, live on, and make work amongst the forest, rocks, and wildlife of the island and vast waters of Lake Superior that surround it.

The photos of the island are impressive and relaxing to say the least, although, we bet, the summer mosquitoes are a bitch though... $20 application fee and deadline Aug 23rd. - apply

update on the mosquitoes from Andrew Ranville from Rabbit Island as emailed to us just now, FYI: This summer was the first in four years we had any mosquitos! It was due to a very wet spring and huge May snowfall up there. Previous summers we didn't have any for a few reasons (rarely any mammals large enough to feed on... only us humans for a couple months in the summer, no standing water on the island, a little breeze off the coast pushes any away.)

The Rabbit Island Residency on Lake Superior is accepting applications for summer 2014


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Erik Otto @Luna Rienne Gallery, Saturday
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:14

San Francisco --- Luna Rienne Gallery (22nd & Valencia) will open a new show of paintings by SF artist Erik Otto with Searching For Higher Ground, Saturday, August 17th (6-9pm). -details and video preview

Erik Otto showing new paintings Saturday in SF's Mission district

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Dave Choe Mexico City August 17th
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 09:04

David Choe is preparing to open the solo show SNOWMAN MONKEY BBQ in Mexico City on Saturday, the 17th at Museo Universitario del Chopo.

If you don't know who Choe is, you should, but if not, he was the lucky/ smart bastard who in exchange for $$$ opted for Facebook stocks when doing a mural in their offices in like 2005 (details).

Snowman Monkey BBQ is my first art exhibition in almost 4 years. why haven't i shown in so long? I been percolatin' i was busy destroying myself like any decent artist. 4 years of falling deep into addiction, heartbreak, rejoicing, discovery, recovery, hallucinogenics, worship and ignorant idiotic prophecies manifest and explode into a strange reality that I myself can't comprehend, it will encompass murals, sculptures, watercolors, oil, mixed media and if you're lucky and I'm fucked off this mezcal , maybe some performance art too. ~show preview & details

Dave Choe opens his first solo show in 4 years in Mexico City on Saturday, August 17th

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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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