11/7 - Jay Howell @FFDG

Our buddy Jay Howell is coming back to FFDG for his 3rd solo show with an opening set for Nov 7th ~ mark your calendar.

Jay has been busy since moving to LA from SF working on his Nickelodeon show Sanjay and Craig. We're happy to welcome him and his work back to San Francisco on Nov 7th.



NUART Festival - Norway

Nuart is an annual international street art festival established in 2001 with a focus exclusively on Street Art since 2005. The Festival is based in Stavanger on the West Coast of Norway.

In addition to a multitude of both sanctioned and unsanctioned public art works, Nuart also stages one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year. The exhibition is held at Tou Scene's Ølhallene - Photos: Henrik Haven

Mural by Alice Pasquini ~Sicily, Italy

New mural by Alice Pasquini, painted in Syracuse, Sicily with the support of the Istinto Naturale cultural association.

Titled "The myth of Arethusa and Alpheus” it was inspired by the spring of Arethusa in Ortygia (Syracuse), a body of freshwater close to the seashore. The legend says that the nereid Arethusa, trying to escape the advances of the river god Alpheus, fled by turning into a stream, eventually breaking ground in Ortygia where Alpheus found her and was able to mingle in her waters. 

New Works by Alex Ziv

San Francisco based (congrats on the new studio) Alex Ziv has been working away since graduating from SFAI w/ his masters in painting. Check his great show from this summer at The League Gallery in Berkeley (PHOTOS) and a little taste of new works below.


A tribute to the Wu-Tang Clan @LeQuivive Gallery, Oakland

Last Friday, September 26th, Oakland's own LeQuivive Gallery and founder Michael Broberg hosted an epic show that covers a group of different disciplines around one very influential concept. Champagne Tigers, curated by Hunter De La Ghetto, is a tribute to the Wu-Tang Clan and all of the ways that they have influenced culture as we know it.  And Oakland definitely showed up for this as the gallery was packed out. Tattooer Dana James (Eye of the Tiger Tattoo) brought in an amazing series of paintings done in a traditional Japanese back piece fashion that incorporated each member of the Wu with their own specific iconography as well as legendary traditional Japanese symbols and images. 

John Felix Arnold III (whose solo exhibition "No Destination" opens this Friday at FFDG) created four conceptual sculpture pieces and one a full blown installation, ranging from a Bullet Proof Wallet (see Ghostface Killah's 3rd solo album) to the the Wu-Tang logo done in his signature found food assemblage panelling style, to a replica of the instruments in the actual Torture skit on "Enter the 36 Chambers".

Ken Davis, prolific sign painter and Bay Area artist, brought 8 masterfully painted and hand made signs that truly blew the crowd away, one an homage to the timeless track "C.R.E.A.M." that is still played at pretty much any party you will go to to this day.  And Sean Gillespie (Old Crow Tattoo) absolutely killed it with nine beautifully rendered illustrative paintings of each of the original members.  The crowd response was amazing and just in time for the Wu's Saturday night performance at the Warfield in SF.  Talk about a Wu-Tang Weekend.  Go see this show before it comes down if you couldn't make the opening, especially if the music of the Wu-Tang Clan has played any part in your life.  These artists will continue to cook up some marvelous shit to keep your mouth watering.  Show runs through October 18th. -The New Dirty Bastard

LeQuivive Gallery
1525 Webster St. Btw 16th&17th
Oakland, CA