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Sam Flores @Fifty24SF
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 24 December 2012 12:03

Last Friday we swung through Fifty24SF here in San Francisco to check out Sam Flores current show running through Feb 12th, 2013.

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Winter Group Show @FFDG
Written by Van Edwards   
Thursday, 13 December 2012 15:06

Our Winter Group Show opened last Friday at FFDG here in San Francisco. It runs through Jan 12, 2013 and features works from:

Ryan De La Hoz, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Yis "Nosego" Goodwin, Scott Greenwalt, Alec Huxley, Dave Kinsey, Mark Mulroney, Ferris Plock, Albert Reyes, Max Rippon, Bryan Schnelle, Mike Shine, Scott Teplin, Paul Urich, Xiau-Fong Wee, Taylor White, Alex Ziv, and Zoltron.

Note that the gallery will be closed the week of Dec 24 - 29th.  

 

Alex Ziv
Aamericana
27" x 35", framed
pen & ink on paper
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Matt Gonzalez
Untitled
wood, paper, mixed media
12" x 16.5" 3"
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Paragon by Dave Kinsey (left) & Untitled by Max Ripon (right)

 

NOSE GO
Folklore
12" x 16"
acrylic on panel
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10 YEARS OF V1 GALLERY (Copenhagen)
Written by Henrik Haven   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 10:03

V1 X: TONIGHT WE WONT BE BORED
10 YEARS OF V1 GALLERY
Copenhagen
It's not often that you can see new works from so prominent artists side by side in my hometown, but that is exactly the scenario we have right now in Copenhagen at the V1 Gallery as they celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a huge group show called "Tonight We Won’t Be Bored – 10 Years of V1 Gallery". The list of the participating artists in the current show includes legendary names like Kenny Scharf, Futura, Faile, Barry McGee, Barbara Kruger, Shepard Fairey, Steve Powers, Todd James, Andrew Schoultz, Thomas Campbell, Erik Parker, Neckface and two of my favorite local artists, Søren Solkær Starbird and Troels Carlsen. The list just goes on and on… and in total there's more than 100 new works on display!

In my personal opinion, V1 Gallery is the best thing that has happened to the scene for young contemporary art in Copenhagen over the past 10 years. V1 has brought exactly the kind of contemporary art that I'm passionated about to Copenhagen from a very impressive international pool of artists. I look very much forward to the various exhibitions with equal parts of excitement and great expectations - and I have never been disappointed. Over the past few years I have also had the great pleasure to photograph selected exhibitions for a variety of international art magazines and websites - which, like myself, are very interested in following the V1 Gallery and cover the many great shows. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary, it has been a true triumph! -Henrik Haven

Artists: Andre, Anika Lori, Ari Marcopoulos, Asger Carlsen, Ashley Macomber, Barbara Kruger, Carl Krull, Matthew Stone, Clayton Brothers, Dash Snow, DearRainDrop, Eine, Erik Parker, Evan Hecox, Faile, Futura, Geoff McFetridge, Hesselholdt og Mejlvang, Henrik Vibskov, HuskMitNavn, Thomas Campbell, Jakob Boeskov, Jacob Holdt, Jamison Brosseau, Andrew Schoultz, Jenny Holzer, Jes Brinch, Jesper Dalgaard, John Copeland, Julie Nord, Kasper Sonne, Katherine Bernhardt, Kenny Scharf, Kim Gordon, L. Fong, Mads Lynnerup, Misaki Kawai, Misha Hollenbach, NeckFace, Peter Beste, Peter Funch, Pica Pica, Richard Colman, Rory McBeth, Ryan Schneider, Shane Bradford, Shepard Fairey, Steve Powers, Søren Behncke, Søren Solkær Starbird, Thomas Øvlisen, Todd James, Troels Carlsen, Ulrik Crone, Vincent Szarek & Wes Lang.

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Hiro Kurata | Ivory & Black
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 03 December 2012 14:30

Brooklyn based Hiro Kurata, via Japan, has his London solo show running through Friday, Dec 7th at Ivory and Black. Such wonderful paintings. Here are a few pics from the opening.

Hiro Kurata (left)

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Holiday Blowout (pics)
Written by Van Edwards   
Monday, 03 December 2012 13:18

A few pics from last Friday's Holiday Blowout jammy @FFDG. Good times indeed and thanks to INDIO for the tasty beers.

Also, thanks to vendors/ friends Needles and Pens, High in the Bay, Little Paper Planes, and Hamburger Eyes

Mildred and Pacolli of High in the Bay

Ray and Dave Potes of Hamburger Eyes

Andrew McKinley of Adobe Books enjoying some tasty.

Kyle Ranson had a line all evening doing portraits of people for only $20

Thanks again to INDIO who have kept us well hydrated for months now. Much appreciated.

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Apex @941 Geary
Written by Rachel Ralph   
Friday, 30 November 2012 13:00

Work by Apex

Reflected, an exhibtion of street artist APEX's newest work opened at 941 Geary last Friday. The space was packed with people looking at several large works on canvas, a wall mural, and framed sketches, most of which had sold by the end of the night. The work shows APEX's interest in the dualistic characteristics of nature and unfolds symmetrically across his black canvases. The matte and shiny black stripes that extend across the gallery floor and walls contrast perfectly to his curling and undulating forms. The space and the work support one another, and this is one show you should check out for both aspects before it closes on January 5th.

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Monster Show Seven @Domy Books (Austin)
Written by Manik Nakra   
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:37

Monster Show Seven- Austin TX
Domy Books and Gallery
913 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702
Exhibition runs Oct 27–Nov 29, 2012
Legend has it that when Russell Etchen, founder of Domy, moved into a 180 year old former sugar cane plantation 7 years ago he found a very peculiar barrel of brandy in the damp wine cellar. Unable to move the barrel, he served up the brandy for a housewarming party. His guests drank copious amounts of the brandy, leading to great party times and drained the mysterious barrel. Next day, Russell once again tried to move it but the thing wouldn't budge. "Curse this barrel, i'll chop it up" and so he took an axe to it. Couple swings and the barrel busted open. Tumbling out came a naked old man with horns all over his body!! AHHHH!!!! The horned man claimed that he was 666 years old and the brandy had preserved him. He growled, "Im going to haunt all those that drank my brandy forevermore unless you hold an annual art show featuring demons eating corndogs, conjoined twins doin' it, and people melting!" He then died and his body disintegrated. This year's show was especially scary with Michael Sieben, Mel Kadel, Matt Furie, Matt Leines, Jay Howell, Lola Dupre, Sean Whelan, and a whole bunch of other friends who are into messed up shit. -Manik Nakra

If you think we're adding this Halloween themed show opening late... you'd be correct.

I LOVE HOMEMADE COSTUMES. Even if they suck. Not that these do, two of my favs actually.

Sean Whalen "Drive Them Out" My favorite artwork in the show.

Boo! This is me. Eyeball guy. Made that headpiece out of paper mache. Ironic thing is I could hardly see out of it.

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Jonathan Darby @White Walls
Written by Rachel Ralph   
Friday, 23 November 2012 08:00

Jonathan Darby has completely transformed White Walls gallery into an African setting with his newest show, Congo which runs through December 8th. You can no longer even see the White Walls from which the gallery gets its name. The entire space has been covered with wood panels, pieces of garbage bags, windows, signs, wires, and all kinds of other authentic materials. These have been installed to completely change the interior flow of the space of the gallery, with hidden corners and windows looking like a shop keeper just went to the back to get something for a customer. The space is further emphasized by the quiet rhythm of African drumming and music heard in the background.

All of this would be well and good, but it is the mixed-media pieces hung on these new walls that are really special. Each piece shows the face of a child, presumably one of the children Darby worked with while in Goma, where he taught art lessons. The faces are pasted over a collage of money, newspapers, and patterned papers with things like guns and diamonds on them. The works seem to flow with the walls on which they are displayed and look like they were just panels removed from a building in Goma. However, the careful treatment of the children's faces separates them from any street poster. They are enlarged so that you have to look at them, and they look right back at you. Endearing, powerful, and heartbreaking, these works evoke the spirit of the children themselves, even across the globe.

After winding through the gallery, visitors will find themselves in a very small back room in which a video of Darby's trip to Goma is displayed. The music is much louder here, and you see the children in the pictures, but this time they are actively taking part in their own creative expression. The video shows the children both playing instruments and taking part in art-making practices giving them an active presence of which the medium of the mixed-media panels denies them. The bright colors and movement of the video starkly contrast to the rest of the gallery, overshadowed in brown hues, and provides what seems like a window into another world. This is strategically emphasized by the environment Darby created in which to situate his viewers as conscious and understanding of the people and things around them. The British artist also further emphasized this understanding by contributing a portion of the proceeds of all sales to the children in these school programs you see in the video. So, go take a look at this work. If you decide to buy, it all goes to a good cause, and if you can't buy, you can at least educate yourself in an environment that will take you far away, and some works that will make you both look and think.

Words and photos: Rachel Ralph ~ rachel(at)fecalface.com

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Christopher Burch & John Felix Arnold III
Written by Rachel Ralph   
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:00

A week ago Friday night, Book and Job Gallery in the Tenderloin branched out from their usual photography displays into some installations and mixed-media work by Christopher Burch and John Felix Arnold III in their new show Found in Darkness: Explorations in Personal Mythologies (through Dec 8th). The crowd was smaller than is usual for this gallery, but this was actually a benefit as it allowed more room to view much larger works. A small two-man band played later in the night, but I personally missed this part of the opening.

Downstairs displays both artists, with the right wall occupied by the detailed drawings of Chris Burch's Br'Er Rabbit figure falling down the existential rabbit hole. The subtle transitions from blue to black and white graphite provide a sensuous background for his figure who looks like a terrified or sneaky trickster. While not visually related, the opposite wall holds The Story of Shy, John Felix Arnold III's large mixed media on wood assemblage. This piece, and his other wood assemblage works, look like they were removed from old decrepit buildings. They are painted with what look like Japanese comic book drawings and phrases on top of layers of old graffiti and spray paint. The wood layers, spray paint, and drawings compound upon one another to provide a complex grounding for the drawings themselves. They seem to resemble fragments of a building that if only you could see the whole building, you could understand the whole mythology drawn and painted upon it.

A trip upstairs revealed two very large installations by each artist. To the right, you were shown In Memory of Shy by Arnold, another wall of wood assemblage, but this time, installed to look as if it was the actual wall of the gallery, covered over by smooth drywall finish at a sharp diagonal. The drawings on this piece span the division between wood and drywall and connect the two so that the division doesn't seem as sharp. A mat of grass extends from the wall, on which a skeleton-moped sculpture, called The Great Debate sits. The skull headlight is really beautiful and the cream coloration extends throughout the bike. It as if you can see a ghost riding through the desert on it; eerie, beautiful, and intriguing. The opposite wall holds an altar installation, a clear tribute to a lost friend. The walls are covered with decadent fabric and sitting in front of it are what look like black bottles, reminiscent of those used in Voodoo rituals. In the center of the wall is Portrait of a Trickster, a painting bringing back the Br'Er rabbit from downstairs and compounding the southern Creole mix of mythology of both Voodoo and folk stories.

Overall, the show was a successful break in the photo-heavy schedule of Book and Job. Since it didn't include as many artists, less friends were probably feeling like they needed to come to the actual opening. However, take the time to go and visit maybe even by yourself, so you can get into the work and reflect on its dark subject matter without the talking and laughing of other gallery visitors.

Words and photos: Rachel Ralph, rachel(at)fecalface.com

Br'Er Rabbit and Br'Er Death in the Land of Shadows by Christopher Burch

The Story of Shy by John Felix Arnold III

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Shalo P @Adobe Books
Written by Rachel Ralph   
Monday, 19 November 2012 13:00

The Adobe Books Backroom Gallery opened Valley a show of local Shalo P's new works on paper (through Dec 2nd). To get to the gallery, you have to go through the entirety of a bookstore, but this is a really great journey. The center of the store has a few couches, on which a lot of people were gathered and the first thing I noticed was the strong sense of community. These people weren't standing and having superficial conversations like at a lot of art openings, they were piled together with loving and deep connections between them.

As you stepped into the Backroom Gallery, which is demarcated by a small sign above the doorway, the ambiance was noticeably quieter, but people were still gathered closely when looking at specific works. These were all works on paper, with figures morphing in and out of one another, often in sexual relations and with hedonistic violence. This is a teenage boy's wet dream, but is much more complex than that. Because they were displayed on mostly yellow and white notebook paper, with a few on plain white, and because most drawings involved a fair amount of small text, viewers were really spending time with the work. It ranges from pen doodles to sharpie drawings, and the thickness of the lines in the works were very consciously decided. The column of sex drawings would not have worked had it been in sharpie, the pen allowed a more gentle approach.

The pieces which looked more like computer-generated drawings didn't really fit with the rest of the works displayed, although they referenced the small comic book that Shalo P also had on sale that night. These books are very nicely printed and I would like to buy one to spend some more time with these drawings. I don't know that I am finely attuned to his Robocop references, but I can feel the passion spilling out of the pages, which makes the work both endearing and inviting. However, I will make the disclaimer that once invited in, you may see some X-rated images, so don't bring the kids.

Words & Photos: Rachel Ralph ~ rachel(at)fecalface.com

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Adam Parker Smith @Ever Gold
Written by Rachel Ralph   
Monday, 19 November 2012 10:42

A week ago Friday night, Ever Gold Gallery opened New York-based Adam Parker Smith's newest show Forever 21. The small space was packed with people, and I could very quickly see why; the work is really extraordinary. The only thing I wish was that there was more space to see more of his work, because it is impressive. But this is San Francisco, so space isn't exactly readily available, and Ever Gold balanced the available space perfectly by not overwhelming it with too many pieces. Furthermore, the intimacy of the space really added to the experience.

The gallery door opens to a small entrance space with a sculpture of a VW Bug inside a glass bottle as well as a fabric/painted piece reminiscent of Blinky Palermo's compositions. The VW Bug inside the bottle is painted to every detail, including a hole in the windshield with painted cracks extending from it. The car itself is a detailed sculpture, but placed within the bottle (somehow) it became an outrageously intriguing item. The draped fabric piece with its peachy hue was a great transition into the main gallery, where Smith shows his other sculptures. Unlike the Bug, these sculptures are direct references to gynecological genitalia, but become abject body parts rather than sexual references. These forms are made of foam, bound by rope and remove the fragment of the vagina from the rest of the body, creating a non-sexualized form. Instead of insinuating a sexual viewing of the work, these sculptures allowed pure formal interpretation. Then, placed on marble-like columns, which were bound by bungee cords and emphasized as not being actually marble, these genital forms were raised to classical standards of fine art. This was further connected to the draped front piece, which can either relate to classical dress or another sexual body part, without overt reference.

The rest of the show consists of other sculptures including the whimsical (Untitled) Kanye Shades which is a set of white window blinds cut into the shape of sunglasses. Shown on a white wall, the contrast between the piece and the wall is subtle, and the humor is muted, but insistently present. Also, the monochrome wall helped to balance its opposite wall which was hung with a "marriage proposal" made of sewn-together friendship bracelets. The texture and color of this piece are significant alone, but there is a complex meaning implicit in the fact that they are friendship bracelets and instead of symbolizing one relationship, it includes the connection of thousands.

Finally, the back room of the gallery is tiny, but provides the perfect space for what is displayed. The bodily innuendo of the show is continued with a floor sculpture of a watermelon with an inviting, glowing pink hole. The last corner holds what looks like an altar, with some really complex pieces inside of it. These works look like a poster hung on the outside of your bathroom window, to which you see through the steam after your shower by wiping away the condensation the glass. I am completely clueless as to how he achieved this look, but my god is it effective. Some works have writing and some are just cleared spaces to the poster, but no one could miss out on it; we've all wiped away steam from our mirrors, but more often, we do it to see ourselves, not celebrities who are usually displayed transparently.

Smith's work is so complex that much more could be said about it, but truthfully words don't do it justice – these pieces must be seen in person. I can't wait for the opportunity to see Smith's work in the large space of a museum, which I'm sure is just around the corner for him. For now, Ever Gold has done a great job in showing as much work as possible, and it must have been very difficult to narrow what works would be included in the show, because like me, I'm sure they just want to keep seeing more.

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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

 

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:39


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

 

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:56

 

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

 

Nikki McClure at Needles & Pens, Friday 4/11
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:42

SAN FRANCISCO --- Nikki McClure, known for her painstakingly intricate and beautiful paper cuts, returns to Needles & Pens with an opening reception this Friday, April 11th - She'll be showing original papercuts for the book, "May the Stars Drip Down" - show details

This approach was born and bred out of the Olympia, Washington independent music scene. There, local artists emphasized everything handmade and self-published. The idea was to do a lot with a little. The result was a rich community sharing artistry and ideas. McClure found herself deeply embedded in this community which shaped an ethic of hands-on and accessible artmaking. - show details

 

Richard Colman Mural on 12th
Monday, 07 April 2014 09:14

SF --- on the corner of 12th and Folsom is this Richard Colman mural... Speaking of Colman, check this wonderful show from him in 2010.

 

Going Over Murals?
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 10:21

We've noticed this mural on 19th St here in the Mission has been getting bombed over the last week.

Is going over a mural acceptable?

Isn't there an unwritten rule of not going over murals?

 

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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.


John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre

"John French with Hasselblad", photo collage/ hand cut paper on wooden panel, by Lola Dupre which will be part of tomorrow's opening of "Salt the Skies" at FFDG in San Francisco. 2277 Mission St. (6-9pm) - RSVP here.


"Salt the Skies" at FFDG Opening Fri, Mar 21st

FFDG's spring show "Salt the Skies" is set to open on Friday, March 21st (6-9pm) -- Featuring works by Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold, Mario Ayala, Jud Bergeron, Curiot (Favio Martinez), Christopher Burch, Lola Dupre, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Hiro Kurata, Marty Machado, Mark Mulroney, and Nicomi Nix Turner


Brian Barneclo's 225' Food Chain Mural

San Francisco based Brian Barneclo was commissioned in 2006 to paint a HUGE mural on the side of Foods Co on Shotwell at 14th Streets. After some time on its own, it got pretty taxed by misc graffiti and pigeon shit.


A short documentary following the late artist, Shawn Whisenant

Shawn Whisenant is a born and raised San Francisco Bay Area artist whose art can be found lurking in the streets or galleries and museums across the USA, Australia, and Europe. He has been working on the streets of the Bay Area since the mid 1990's, where his images continue to endure on walls, mailboxes, and other surfaces around the city. He enjoys making books and stickers, taking photos, painting signs, and moving about in the citys shadows. In the streets and galleries, his work has seen many different forms. From rare-hand crafted books, to skateboard films and a signature pair of Osiris shoes, his creating doesnt end with painting. RIP Shawn Whisenant.


John Felix Arnold @BRIC House, Brooklyn

In the year or so that I've known Felix, almost every one of his shows has had a live musical element and it seems perfect that he would be included in a show called Art Into Music. He commandeered the corner of the gallery to create an installation that houses not only his drawing, but also an entire drum kit, amps and a dude playing a guitar. The warm wood paneling stands out in contrast to the matte grey boom-box tower and the muted wall of album covers and looks like a beacon calling to the crowd saying "this is what you shoud be looking at." However, it's not in a "look at me" attention-starved desperation, more like a welcoming invitation into his world.


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