Hollywood, CA: Stereo Skateboards proudly present the release of Tim Kerr’s guest artist board series and Light In The Attic Records present the official reissue of “Where’s My Towel?” the debut full length LP from The Big Boys Saturday, March 9th (5 pm - 9 pm) at Ranch & Roll (5106 Fountain Ave. Hollywood, CA).
Artists include Jason Adams, Ashley Anson, Grant Brittain, Casey Brown, Karoline Collins, Lydia Emily, Brian Flynn, Todd Francis, Dan Gluibizzi, Jeff Ho, Jim Houser, Michael C. Hsiung, Jon Humphries, Jordin Isip, Rich Jacobs, Jason Jessee, Chris Johanson, Mel Kadel, Gregg Kaplan, Richard Kirby, Matt Leines, Dan Levy, Andrew Martin Scott, Mexi, Travis Millard, Mofo, O, Patrick O'Dell, Chris Owen, Clint Peterson, Chrissy Piper, Russ Pope, Ron Rauto, Steve Saiz, Roger Seliner, Emily Shur, Panhandle Slim, Jai Tanju, Deanne Templeton, Ed Templeton, Jeff Vales, Mark Whiteley, Clint Woodside, Tobin Yelland, and Yelley. The opening was filled with artist in attendance, skateboarders and fans, all of whom came out for free drinks, a raffle and to pick up a LP from The Big Boys.
Tim Kerr hanging his wall.
Tim Kerr original pieces displayed side by side with his Stereo Skateboard series.
Snuck in while someone was taking this rad photo of Jeff Ho, Tim Kerr and Chris Pastras.
I have no idea why I was reading the WIKI page about Skateboarding, but was fascinated and weirdo out to learn that the US Marines used skateboards in the late 1990s in a program called Urban Warrior '99.
The United States Marine Corps tested the usefulness of commercial off-the-shelf skateboards during urban combat military exercises in the late 1990s in a program called Urban Warrior '99. Their special purpose was "for maneuvering inside buildings in order to detect tripwires and sniper fire.
Rachel Ralph headed down to the Tenderloin just before Christmas to check out the Donate Your Skate benefit show at The Book & Job Gallery here in San Francisco. This one night show/ benefit was thrown to collect donated skateboard equipment from the city's skate scene to help Bay Area kids in need for the Holidays.
Hey San Francisco/ Bay Area skaters who have old skateboard equipment lying around, Book and Job Gallery in the Tenderloin is hosting a party Friday night where you can drop off and donate old/new skate gear for Bay Area kids in who are less fortunate this holiday season. There will be art on the walls, some records spinning, cold beers and good people just hanging out and supporting a good cause. #dosomethingnice ~details
We're keeping these boards (nice shapes), but we do have 3 boards here at FFDG which we're giving away FREE to the first 3 people who come in and ask for them (limit 1). Stop in sometime 1-6pm, check out our current Winter Group Show and grab a board.
Hey SF skateboarders, long time Fecal-Ness, Isaac Randozzi, will be showing some photos tonight at the premiere of a skate video for Magenta Skateboards down in the Terderloin at The Book & Job (6-10pm) -- VX footage, super 8, b+w photos and lots of hill footage.
Last night we Bart'd over to Oakland for the sold out Bay Area premiere of Stacy Peralta's newest documentary Bones Brigade - the story of the Bones Brigade skate team of the 80s launching the careers of Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero and Mike McGill. The film gives the viewer an insiders look into the legendary skateboarding team that reveolutionized modern skateboarding. In attendance last night were Steve Caballero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Tommy Guerrero, and George Powell.
Tommy Guerrero (eyes closed, sorry), George Powell, Mike McGill, and Tony Hawk post screening
We grew up watching The Search for Animal Chin, and the film takes you back almost 10 years before Chin when the team was first formed, when Tony Hawk & Steve Caballero were somewhere around 12 years old and just starting their professional careers... The film is a trip down memory lane but also helps to remind us how great skateboarding is and how great a lot of the personalities in skateboarding are... Some sections could be edited down a bit (think it's still a work in progess). In any case, do see it, and check out some photos we got of some of the classic crew.
A short video from the Andreas Trolf benefit that we hosted last Friday. Thanks again to the artists, the sponsors and to everyone who came out to purchase raffle tickets and original artworks. Amazing to see so many people support a good dude whose medical bills are WAY up there.
Andreas Trolf was involved in a horrible motorcycle which left him with many broken bones and reconstructive surgeries. 13 specialists worked on him, not only save his life, but to help him get back on his feet, literally. After multiple weeks in the hospital, he finds himself with medical expenses well into the high hundreds of thousands of dollars. The kicker was that the accident (a lady pulled out in front of him) was that it happened just days before he was to sign a insurance plan with his new employer.
If you would like to help, there's a Paypal account set up to go directly towards my medical bills. If you sign into paypal.com, just send the funds to email@example.com, but make sure that you send the money as a gift and not as a payment. Any help would be much appreciated.
These photos were taken over a five day period in which we skated the streets of Venice, rolled on the round wall of the legendary Gonzales pool, sessioned with Jay Adams at Arto Saari's backyard pool, hung art, met extraordinarily talented people, and slept where the munchkins rested their heads. In my short life it was one of the most truly epic adventures I participated in. Thank you Yong-Ki, Jef and Bob.
In a unique and diverse Detroit neighborhood a transition is taking place. People are moving out, but people are also starting to move back. There is a devotion to this neighborhood, a unique challange to create a place that is rich in diversity, exciting and fun to live in, beautiful and clean to play in. Ride-it Sculpture Park come this summer, with your help, will become the first sculpture park where you can officially ride the art. Not to mention a place where bored neighborhood teenagers and adults can meet, play, create, build and ride on.
Ride it Sculpture Park consists of four vacant commercial lots along East Davison Freeway in Detroit and an adjacent vacant house as the main site for the project. The house will serve as a mini indoor park, transforming parts of the house to be skateable and livable at the same time for visiting skateboarders and artists. The park will extend into the neighborhood revamping neglected alleys, garages and other vacant lots, creating a new and positive use for the forgotten and dismissed landscapes of this great city.
OUR TEAM: Artists and skateboard industry professionals from the neighborhood and across the country:
Project Partners: Emerica, Independent
Media Partners: Thrasher, Slap, Juxtapoz
Joe Brook, Photographer for Thrasher Mag. THE MAN who got this going.
Haroshi is a Japanese sculptor known for his work made from compressed skateboards. It was held at Huf's Headquarters in downtown L.A. and featured the music of Tommy Guerrero's band. The house was packed, tacos were eaten, and tricks were landed over the art. A successful night all around." -Douglas Neill
Our friends at Juice release the newest Adidas trip to Montreal from back in September. Besides the great skating (looking at you, Busenitz *3min), check the amazing subway stations that were designed for Expo '67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics. Nice work, fellas.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
"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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