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Bill Daniel @Adobe Books Thursday
    Wednesday, 05 February 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- First off, have you viewed the great documentary WHO IS BOZO TEXINO? (The Secret History of Hobo Graffiti)? If not, do watch this great doc by Bill Daniel and get excited about Thursday's show here in SF at Adobe Books. ~DETAILS

Mostly True, an exhibition that showcases 5 artists from Bill Daniel's book of the same name. Opening: Thursday, 6pm at Adobe Books - 3130 24th St.

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Chris Johanson @Adobe Books, Saturday
    Tuesday, 21 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- As part of Adobe Books 25th anniversary, Chris Johanson will be signing copies of his new book this Saturday, Jan 25th (6-10pm) w/ after-party music by Ovarian Trolley. ~DETAILS

Date: Saturday January 25 2014 (6–10pm)
Where: Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative
3130 24th St, SF CA
www.adobebooks.com

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Zine Release at Adobe Books Saturday
    Friday, 25 October 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Raphael Villet went on a trip with the Oakland band Meat Market to the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas and created a book of his photos from the exploration of the Southwest, a photographic document of the people and places they encountered along the way.

There will be a bok release at Adobe Books on 24th St in the Mission, this Saturday, October 26th at 7 pm. Some Oakland bands are gonna play, a little DJ musical action and Raphael's buddy Rocky will be serving up his awesome fried bread concoctions. ~details.

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Give + Take Opens Tonight, Wed, at Adobe Books
    Wednesday, 05 June 2013 /// Written by Trippe

give + take is a collaborative, community-based art show that aims to question at which degree a city influences its artists and vice versa. Each showing artist was presented a small metal drain cover, found unattached to its original home on the sidewalk, and then asked to redesign it before being given back to the people and the city of San Francisco. There were no other directions given other than their creation must retain the object's original form, be community-appropriate, and treated so as to survive the elements. All participating artists are working in, or based out of, the San Francisco Bay Area.

The opening reception on Wednesday, June 5th will celebrate this collection as well as honor Adobe Bookshop and its rich history, as it will be the last gallery show in the original location at 3166 16th Street, in the Mission District.
~Complete Show details

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Just The Two of Us at Adobe Books
    Thursday, 18 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

San Francisco based artists Raphael Villet and Sean Vranizan are currently showing Just the Two of Us at Adobe Books through April 21. Here are some photos from the opening and works.

Raphael Villet and Sean Vranizan are two San Francisco artists whose lives have fatefully intertwined throughout the years. They come together for this show exhibiting entirely new work, with new mediums, and shared vibes. Raphael's work is tied together under an ongoing series which focuses on physical body movement, its direction, and what it expresses. He is showing photographs and for the first time: video and paintings. Sean's work uses black and white as a unifier between his paintings and photographs, bringing together his unique typography with various portraits of California landscape.

Out front Adobe Books on 16th St in the Mission

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Shalo P @Adobe Books, Saturday
    Friday, 09 November 2012 /// Written by Trippe

San Francisco artist Shalo P (our interview w/ him) opens his first solo show VALLEY at Adobe Books this Saturday Nov 10th. Don't know a whole lot of what to expect, but if this and the images he emailed us is any indication, it should be interesting indeed.

VALLEY is an ensemble of supple relationships, a climax of virtualization. Drawings, hand-drawn and digitally rendered, elucidate an affair with one SISTER SPREAD. Disconcerting, challenging, stimulating still images. As the eyes move over them, reception is comparable to the sensing movement of our consciousness, jumping back and forth between the various layers of reality, between past and present.

SHALO P - VALLEY
Adobe Books
3166 16th St.
reception 7PM-10PM

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Adobe Books Plans to Stay Open
    Wednesday, 10 October 2012 /// Written by Trippe

In an effort to keep Adobe Books open since a recent rent hike, a group, The Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative, a member supported and operated cooperative, has been formed to figure out a way to make Adobe Books a sustainable business. What do they have planned? The store's interior space will be modified to better accommodate pop-up exhibits, music and performance events. The backroom gallery will continue to showcase young artists and craftspeople, and offer curators an important venue for thematic exhibits.

We want to resolve the future of the Adobe Bookshop by the end of 2012, but we must move forward quickly. We need the support of the Adobe Bookshop community as well as new arrivals to the Mission district that share a common vision of community engagement, accessible arts and good books. Soon we will embark on a fundraising campaign. Help us spread the word. ~More details.


Adobe Books Forms Cooperative

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Adobe Books on KALW
    Friday, 10 August 2012 /// Written by Trippe

We reported months back that the beloved Adobe Books was setting to close. Well, it seems like the end of September is the date they leave us for good.

KALW 91.7 did a report and interview with owner Andrew McKinley that aired this morning and is worthy of a listen (MP3).


Adobe Books set to close the end of Sept.

Adobe Books and its backroom gallery have been a long time staple in the SF art scene and will be sorely missed. 22 years they've been hosting art shows, live music events and other forms of art and art discussion. They've consistently hosted quality/ interesting art shows and are of another time in San Francisco that seems to be disappearing quite quickly. Cities change, we sigh.

 

Adobe Books Closing
    Wednesday, 30 May 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Sad to have passed Adobe Books on the way in this morning to see the "everything must go" signs and a for lease sign on the used book store/ art gallery and long time SF institution. Guess the new building owners want to increase the rent 20% as the Mission isn't what it used to be in terms of cheap rents.

Adobe Books and its backroom gallery have been a long time staple in the SF art scene and will be sorely missed. 22 years they've been hosting art shows, live music events and other forms of art and art discussion. They've consistently hosted quality/ interesting art shows and are of another time in San Francisco that seems to be disappearing quite quickly. Cities change, we sigh.

Read an interview with owner Andrew McKinley and gallery curator Devon Bella.


Adobe Books set to close.

This place is my narnia. I walked in on a whim, not knowing anything about it and I was transfixed. This is truly what a bookstore is about. A place to be lost in all kinds of books. You can get lost on your own or choose to talk with the people, who are the nicest. Wander the backroom gallery. they even have a bathroom! (always a great thing in my book!) -Kaitie D. via Yelp

 

Adobe Books Benefit Saturday
    Wednesday, 04 April 2012 /// Written by Trippe

San Francisco based book store and major arts supporter over the years, Adobe Books needs your help as their landlord is attempting a huge rent increase and they're on the verge of loosing their lease.

One of the last book stores standing in a city that's changing faster than you can say shuttle me to my Google/ Facebook/ Apple job, they could use your help. If you've appreciated their art shows, used book selection and inviting atmosphere over the years, get out and support this celebrated institution.

This Saturday, The Lab will be hosting an art auction/ benefit complete with musical performances by Sonny and the Sunsets, Thee Oh Sees and The Mallard.


Support Adobe Books Saturday

Where: The Lab, 2948 16th St
Doors at 8pm / Show at 8:30pm
Sliding scale $10 - $20
~Complete Details

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Raphael Villet @Adobe Books
    Monday, 20 June 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Santa Cruz photographer Raphael Villet emailed over some photos from his show that went down at Adobe Books Back Room Gallery here in SF. Zine release, live music and good times for the one night only exhibition Man-O-Man-O-Man that went down last May 28th. ~pics

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Raphael Villet @Adobe Books May 28th
    Friday, 20 May 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Currently studying at Santa Cruz, photographer Raphael Villet stopped in FFDG a couple weeks back and mentioned his show at Adobe Books opening on May 28th. We've published Raphael's great photos in the past and dig his new work as well. Below is a taste of what you're going to see at the Adobe show. ~Oh, and the band Meat Market will be playing at the opening as well.

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Tara Foley @Ampersand International
    Tuesday, 26 April 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Our friend, the talented SF based artist Tara Foley, who works at SOEX as the Artists In Education Program Manager, has a great show up now at Ampersand International out on Tennessee and 20th. The show runs through May 13th.

Check her 2008 solo show @FFDG and her '09 show @Adobe Books.

 

Carrie Hott @Adobe Books
    Thursday, 30 September 2010 /// Written by Trippe

UNDERSTANDING A WHALE FALL/WHALE WATCH ~Carrie Hott solo exhibition and store wide project @Adobe Books opened Thurs, Sept 30th ~show details


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Mina Dresden, The Lab, & Adobe Books
    Saturday, 10 February 2007 /// Written by Trippe

Hit these 3 spots Feb. 9, '07

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Mat O'Brien & Brian Gaberman
    Tuesday, 31 October 2006 /// Written by Isaac Randozzi


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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?

 

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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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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

 

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.

 

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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.


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.


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