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Part 2 of Life and Work on a Containership: The Last Leg of a Long Journey
Written by Marty Machado   
Monday, 06 September 2010 11:12
by Martin Machado

Well the last time I wrote in to Fecalface I was approaching Dubai on the last of my three fifty-seven day trips from New York to Singapore and back. In typical shipping industry fashion, there was a drastic change of plans at the last minute. The head honcho’s at APL decided to start sending this fleet of ships through the dry-docks in Singapore and we were to be the first. So unfortunately I was not going to be home for the holidays as planned and my stay on board would now exceed six months. However, I was going to get to spend two full weeks in Singapore, after which our ship would start a Pacific run, hitting several new Asian ports and eventually sailing back under that beautiful Golden Gate into my home port of San Francisco.

The Dry-Docks in Singapore

One Way or Another VII (Part II)
Written by Michael Hsiung   
Thursday, 19 August 2010 11:35
Michael Hsiung continues blogging his travels for Color Magazine's traveling skate-centric art shows up and down the west coast. This time the journey starts off with them leaving Escapist in Kansas City, MO and then heading to Austin, TX to meet up with Sieben and the guys from No Comply. We do some skating at the ditch, installing, visit Okay Mountain, have the opening, skate Alien Pond and then start our drive back.

Monday we posted Part One of this post.

Ed Templeton Talk at OCMA
Written by Michael Hsiung   
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:22
Last Thursday, we went down to Newport to catch Artist Ed Templeton’s talk with Juxtapoz magazine co-founders Greg Escalante and CR Stecyk III, moderated by Joseph Dugan at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA). Director Kevin Barnett aslo presented some footage from his upcoming documentary, Primer, featuring Ed Templeton. Following the panel, Ed signed some copies of his books Deformer andThe Cemetery of Reason while some of us dined at the taco truck. We would have caught the film at the beginning, but we were caught in some brutal traffic. Driving time 1:45 minutes. ~CHECK SOME PHOTOS

One Way or Another VII
Written by Michael Hsiung   
Monday, 16 August 2010 11:56
Michael Hsiung continues blogging his travels for Color Magazine's traveling skate-centric art shows up and down the west coast. This time the journey starts off with them leaving Escapist in Kansas City, MO and then heading to Austin, TX to meet up with Sieben and the guys from No Comply. We do some skating at the ditch, installing, visit Okay Mountain, have the opening, skate Alien Pond and then start our drive back.

One Way or Another VI
Written by Michael Hsiung   
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 15:31
Michael Hsiung continues his travels for Color Magazine's traveling skate-centric art shows up and down the west coast. This time the journey takes them to Kansas City and to Escapist skate shop.

One Way or Another V
Written by Michael Hsiung   
Monday, 12 July 2010 15:02

Michael Hsiung continues his travels for Color Magazine's traveling skate-centric art shows up and down the west coast. Meant to add this blog up awhile ago, but moving servers slowed us down. Anyway, enjoy his travels through word and photo form.

Dennis McNett's Barney's Display
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 24 June 2010 19:34

NYC based wood block printer Dennis McNett (who showed at FFDG last summer) created the artwork for a curent Barney's window display in NYC... Looks great. Congrats, Dennis. Check it out

Mi Ju Off to NYC
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 23 June 2010 15:49

Mi Ju stopped in the gallery this afternoon to say farewell as she's off to get her masters at Pratt this fall. She'll be living near campus and, besides being an amazing painter, is a great person who spends A LOT of time in the studio. If you're off to Pratt, be on the look-out for her and introduce yourself. If you're a gallery in NYC, hit her up. We sold everything at her solo show @FFDG last month. Wait to you see her works in person. Hot damn! 

Jeff Soto Interview
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 15:22

We caught up with Jeff to ask him about his upcoming show in NYC @Jonathan Levine opening Sat June 26th.

You mention that this show is going to be much different from previous shows by you having had taken a new direction of sorts. Can you elaborate some on this?

In past work I concentrated on Man vs. Nature conflicts, politics, social issues and the worries that my children will be inheriting this mess. But I've been fascinated by the cycle of life lately, I don't know, maybe I feel that I'm getting older and getting closer to death while my kids are just starting out their lives.

This body of work is trying to capture some of those feelings, the idea of living your life, having all sorts of adventures and stories, then aging and the inevitability of death looming on the horizon. It's universal, it is repeated everyday, and if you look at any lifeform, you have birth, life, reproduction, death, then the cycle comes around again, and it's been going on on Earth for billions of years. As humans I think we always believe we're living in such an important time in history. In reality we are just a little speck on the timeline.

I always think that my grandchildren will know me, my great grandchildren might kinda know me, but after that my wife and I and even our kids will start to fade away in people's minds. One thousand years from now (if humans have not destroyed the planet) will our country and our times be remembered at all? Surprisingly, I'm comfortable with all of this. It's just the cycle of life. It fascinates me and I'm working on paintings that relate to it.

How has had being a dad affected your work?

It has been one of the best things in my life, and I cannot imagine how I'd be without them. I don't know exactly how it changed my work, I think having kids has made me understand more of how the world works. I understand nature in ways I didn't before kids. I don't know, I'm sure it's made an impact on my work. Looking back I see a big difference in my art post August 2005, that's for sure.

Alot of artists I know don't want kids, and that's cool, they want to keep their lifestyle the same, have less responsibilities, I respect that. And it is easier for sure. But I DO think any stable couple who is the slightest bit interested in having kids should go for it. And don't wuss out, have two kids if you can!

Besides working on this show, what have you been up to?

Eating more than I should. I tend to snack a lot when I'm working on a show. It is terrible. I am eating Chinese leftovers as I type this.

You mentioned this being one of your last solo shows for awhile. After this show, what you have planned?

I just need to take a break at this point. I'm going to continue painting, I might try out oil painting for a while, but I want to take it slowly and not have the pressure of a show on my shoulders. I have had too many shows in a row the past two years, haven't had a chance to catch my breath. So I don't have anything planned at all. Going to jump into doing more prints, maybe curate some shows and maybe teach a class or two if anyone will hire me. My future is uncertain and it's kinda scary, but I think it's what I need at this point.

Are you excited about the World Cup at all?

No, I don't even know who's playing. I follow baseball, though the past two years I haven't watched much.

What was the major technical shift from previous works if any?

When I started painting at 14 I thought the pinnacle of art making was the ability to paint things as realistically as possible, and that's what I worked on for a few years. As I learned more about art history I realized there was so much more to art than being able to render well.

So I tried a bunch of things over the years, from traditional painting to embarrassingly failed attempts at video installations and performance art pieces! It took a while but I realized my strengths were in making visual art, and more importantly, that's what I had the most passion for. In the last ten years I've concentrated heavily on painting, but felt like being a "painter" was too limiting. I was finding used pieces of wood, scratch into my surface, create texture, add collage elements, spraypaint on it; this time I am keeping the pieces really clean and pristine, making each piece precious in a way. I think for this show I wanted to visit my early roots of trying to render forms realistically. I am realizing I am a painter and for the first time embracing it. Aint nuthin' wrong with being a painter!

What's an average daily routine for you these days?

I am in show mode right now, so my schedule is all fucked up. I have been staying up late to paint in the garage, sleep, and then work all day at my studio which is a few miles from where we live. Usually though I get up with my wife and the kids and help with breakfast and getting everyone ready. Then I work for 8 hours or so and come home- dinner, kids baths, pajamas, etc. Pretty normal "dad" schedule. I actually crave that "dad" schedule part about having weekends off, and I'm going to try to do that when I get back from NYC! Yeah! Gonna take the kidlets to feed the ducks at the park!

Antistrot & Never a Dull Moment
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 05 February 2010 04:42
We stopped through White Walls and the Shooting Gallery for a quick preview of these two shows opening Saturday Feb 6th.
David Choe @Fifty24SF Preview
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:09
We headed up to Fifty24SF to preview his show "Character Assassination" opening Friday, Feb 5th.
Maya Hayuk @Gallery 16 Preview
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 01 February 2010 09:29
Her show opens Friday Feb 5th @Gallery 16 in San Francisco. We take a peek and some new and older works.
Deuce Seven Mural at 14th and Valencia
Written by Ert O'Hara   
Thursday, 28 January 2010 08:33
maybe you've seen the new mural at 14th and Valencia and wondered, what's the deal with it. Is it an ongoing project? Who did it? Well, we passed by it the other day, did some investigation and found our friend Ert is behind it. She fills Fecal Face in.
Os Gemeos in Italy
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 05:17
Photos and interview from the Brazilian twins now showing in Milan, Italy @Galleria Patricia Armocida.
Gifts from Grasshut
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 21 January 2010 06:57
Pearl C. Hsiung Studio Visit
Written by Michael C. Hsiung   
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 06:35
Michael swings through the studio of this LA based artist as she prepares for the international group show Arte Contemporaneo - ARCO Madrid opening Feb 17th.
Josh Keyes, Doze Green, & Saelee Oh Preview
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 13 January 2010 05:05
3 great solo shows open this Saturday Jan 16th in NYC at Jonathan Levine. If you're out that way, be sure to swing by.
Exploratorium After Dark
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 08 January 2010 05:31
Interview with Director Erich Weiss
Written by J.L. Schnabel   
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 05:29
The film Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry explores the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins.
Live and Work on a Container Ship
Written by Martin Machado   
Saturday, 12 December 2009 09:58
Nothing like being on pirate watch in the Gulf of Aden.
Primary Flight Miami '09
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 08 December 2009 03:55
"The world's largest site-specific street level mural installation :: Art Basel 2009"
Tinker Street Collective
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 23 November 2009 09:22
Insight into this photo collective who brings Fecal Face this week's POTD.
Contest: Mission of Burma tickets
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 09 November 2009 06:05
Your chance at winning a pair of Mission of Burma tickets for Saturday's show in San Francisco.
Kelsey Brookes Studio
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 03:40
A look into the studio of this San Diego based artist as he prepares for his solo show @Quint Contemporary opening Nov 20th.
APE 2009
Written by Michael C. Hsiung   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 07:34
Michael C. Hsiung and friends travel up from LA to set up a booth at this year's Alternative Press Expo 2009 in San Francisco.
Fecal Face Seeks Music Editor
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 07:40
Love music and Fecal Face? Combine the two!
Swoon @Space in Portland Maine
Written by Tod Seelie   
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 05:25
A sneak peek of Swoon and her collaborators show "Distance Don't Matter" opening Oct 15th.
Email of the Day: Dick Chicken
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 12 October 2009 14:18
You live in NYC? Maybe you've seen Dick Chicken around town? He emailed the other day to let us know about his solo show opening on Oct 23rd in Brooklyn @3rdWard
Jeremy Fish Preview
Written by Trippe   
Saturday, 10 October 2009 08:07
A very small preview of Jeremy Fish's show "Weathering the Storm" which opens at the Laguna Art Museum Nov 7th.
Mark Whiteley @Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 09 October 2009 05:22
A preview of his book release and art show at Fecal Face opening thursday Oct 15th 7-10pm
Keith Shore Work
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 01 October 2009 06:22
Keith Shore emailed over some recent work. He also updated his site with new work as well. Check it.
Dennis McNett @Space 1026
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009 13:11
A preview of his show opening Oct 2nd in Philly.
London: A Trip to Berlin
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009 03:45
And assisting Dalek for his show @Elms Lesters Gallery in London plus a lot of Berlin street art.
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 24 September 2009 06:57
Great photos from Carlos de Spinola trying to visualize South Africa's crime problem.
Ornaldo Kern
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 24 September 2009 05:31
I am an Argentinian painter/street artist, living in Bordeaux.
If You Build It We Will Burn It
Written by J Crosby   
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 05:49
North Carolina collective, Team Lump, travels to East London's arty Bethnal Green neighborhood for this group show @Cell Projects.
Brian Willmont Preview
Written by Trippe   
Saturday, 12 September 2009 09:45
Got some preview images from Bian Willmont's show that opens Sept 12th @Receiver Gallery in SF. Meant to get this up sooner, but it's been a nutty week here at Fecal Face. Better late than never?
Interplanetary Invasion of Giant Friendly Robots
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 07:26
Got this email the other day from Lee Whiteman whom we're not familar with, but their project seems interesting. Wold love to see a city filled with these guys.
Ben Tour takes Manhattan
Written by Manuel Bello   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 05:30
Ben Tour, Bacon, Hotdogs & Heartburn. Manuel brings us a "Ben Tour" Tour of Manhattan and more.
Neighborhood SF Preview @Minna
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 02:46
A preview of the show that opens Sept 3rd. Great work in here.
Daniel Albrigo Studio Visit
Written by Julian Duron   
Thursday, 27 August 2009 10:40
Julian Duron visits the Williamsburg studio of this oil painter and tattooist who works at the revered NYC tattoo shop, Adorned.
Asteroid Head Art Club - 4th
Written by Sam Owen   
Tuesday, 04 August 2009 05:58
Asteroid Head Art Club's Fourth of July 2009 Summer Camp art happening in Lawrence, KS.
Upper Fecal San Playground Francisco Face
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 03 August 2009 06:54
Win A Trip to San Francisco from Upper Playground and Fecal Face!!
Fresh out the box: Olajuwan Mitchell
Written by Travis Jensen   
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 13:32
The story of a shoe shiner working on Market St in San Francisco.
Os Gemeos mural in NYC
Written by Manuel Bello   
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 05:06
The Brazilian artist duo working on a new mural @Bowery and Houston.
Bicycle Film Festival
Written by Andrew McClintock   
Monday, 13 July 2009 06:34
BFF opens this week here in San Francisco. This year's event covers music, art and, of course, film. Andrew McClintock interviews BFF founder Brendt Barbur.
Wanna Be a TV Art Star?
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 10 July 2009 11:55
The cable TV station Bravo is putting together an art reality show and are putting out a casting call. Could be funny/ good/ stupid/ whatever. Why no San Francisco casting call??! - "an hour-long creative competition series among aspiring contemporary artists who will create and compete to conquer the art world!"
Mi Ju @Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 24 June 2009 09:50
Fantastic paintings at Fecal Face Dot Gallery for our IN-N-OUT summer series.
How to Avoid the Art Scam
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 08 June 2009 03:34
They're even trying to scam the small artist. A heads up.
Skinner opening at 111 Minna - A Photo Preview
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 02 June 2009 04:22
111 Minna emailed a few preview photos from WORSHIP THEE KINDLY THE DARK HAND THAT GUIDES ME which opens Thurs June 4th in San Francisco.
Monica Canilao Update
Written by Trippe   
Saturday, 23 May 2009 10:01
About 10 hours ago she booked tickets to Italy and will be going there to be on Swoon's new boat project The Swimming cities of Serenissima.
Sarah Applebaum Studio Visit
Written by Steven Weinberg   
Thursday, 21 May 2009 10:14
A preview of her show which opens this Saturday at Receiver Gallery. Steven Weinberg and Jay Hakkinen of Receiver Gallery take a visit to her studio.
Chicago Update
Written by Ryan Christian   
Thursday, 14 May 2009 05:18
Ryan on a tour of some great shows in Chicago, Art Chicago, and from "Sports" which he curated at Synchonicity Gallery in Los Angeles.
Michael Krueger Studio Visit
Written by Travis Millard   
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 06:54
Travis Millard was recently in Lawrence, Kansas and stopped in his friend's studio.
New York Street Advertising Takeover 2009
Written by Dickchicken   
Tuesday, 28 April 2009 07:54
Early Saturday morning, April twenty-fifth, scores of artists and volunteers took to the streets of NYC armed with rollers and five gallon buckets of white paint. By the mid afternoon, this group had whitewashed over 120 outdoor advertising spaces.
Boogie Preview
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 04:52
A preview of Boogie's show "The Best of Times" opening 4/30 at Altamont Showroom in SoHo.
Peter Gronquist preview
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 17 April 2009 07:13
A few preview images from his show opening 4/17 at 1AM Gallery San Francisco.
Mike Shine's Art Shack
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 04 March 2009 08:55
Mike Shine and friends recreate his Art Shack for the show Inside/Outside: Artist Environments which opens Thursday 3/6 at Museum of Craft and Folk Art in SF.
Making Ends Meet in London
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Tuesday, 10 February 2009 12:21
David Shillinglaw blogs up some 'Freeze' art fair, some street art in Amsterdam and other London whatnots.
No Bailouts for Art "Banks"
Written by Alex Mackenzie   
Friday, 30 January 2009 05:07
Cultural institutions are beginning the sell off entire collections to stay a float comparable to destroying wildlife refuges for the sake of the resources they hold; permanent damage for the sake of temporary benefits.
Film Review: Dirty Hands
Written by Jeremy Fish   
Monday, 26 January 2009 07:06
Jeremy Fish reviews up this documentary on artist David Choe which has been in the making for the last 7 years.
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 16 December 2008 05:51
What do want little boy?
Anthony Lister Visit
Written by Manuel Bello   
Monday, 08 December 2008 04:33
Manuel visits Failes studio to find that Lister has taken it over and is going to town.
Martin Wittfooth Studio Visit
Written by Manuel Bello   
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 10:42
Manuel stops through this Brooklyn based artists studio and lives with the consequences.
Christie's Catalog
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 24 November 2008 08:21
Want a Sex Pistols original T shirt? That's going to cost you $1,875 at the Slash auction which ran this morning @Christie's.
EmailODay: Why the Name Fecal Face?
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 14 November 2008 09:07
"Do you have to smear crap on everything these days?"
Hella Mu'Fuckin' Phones
Written by Groshong   
Monday, 03 November 2008 07:54
One of the largest private collections of phones and all that's phone.
Clearance Rack
Written by Travis Jensen   
Tuesday, 28 October 2008 05:57
Short story by SF's Travis Jensen.
ITSOK @Space1026
Written by ITSOK   
Saturday, 18 October 2008 07:10
Sighn & Trevor Reese head over to Philly for their two person show.
London: Fall Preview
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Thursday, 16 October 2008 12:17
The Tate, Anthony Lister, WK Interact, Collision, Lazarides, and more... David Shillinglaw brings it.
Matt Furie's Illiterate
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 16 October 2008 05:02
Illiterate Magazine features one of our favorites.
Mail: Missing Fecal Face Tee
Written by Trippe   
Saturday, 11 October 2008 05:40
Forgive my doucheness
Written by Random   
Saturday, 27 September 2008 03:05
Some people view the first debate different than others.
California Academy of Sciences
Written by Jesse Pollock   
Tuesday, 12 August 2008 09:29
Jesse got a behind the scenes tour of the new California Academy of Sciences building before it opens Sept 27th.
In Progress: Mike Shine
Written by trippe   
Thursday, 07 August 2008 07:32
Mike Shine was in Fecal Face Dot Gallery last night covering the place in paint as he prepares for his show that opens Friday, August 8th (6-9pm)
Behind the Scenes w/Sieben & Friends
Written by Matt Irving   
Friday, 18 July 2008 03:13
A look at the filming of Sieben's awesome new short film complete with video clips by Wolfe.
Jonathan Viner Studio Visit
Written by Manuel Bello   
Thursday, 10 July 2008 05:22
Manuel heads over to Brooklyn for a look-see.
Caitlin Denny
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 17 June 2008 07:14
Who are these people who want to help out with Fecal Face?!
Gabe Ramos
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 07:15
Let's meet some of the interns.
Sounders New Video
Written by Travis Millard   
Thursday, 29 May 2008 04:37
Travis Millard blogs up the making of the Sounders new video featuring him and Mel Kadel. It's so good! Check it

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Gone Fishin'
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:39

I don't think at this point it needs to be written since the last update to Fecal Face was a long time ago, but...

I, John Trippe, have put this baby Fecal Face to bed. I'm now focusing my efforts on running ECommerce at DLX which I'm very excited about... I guess you can't take skateboarding out of a skateboarder.

It was a great 15 years, and most of that effort can still be found within the site. Click around. There's a lot of content to explore.

Hit me up if you have any ECommerce related questions. - trippe.io


SF Giants' World Series Trophy & DLX
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 17:21

I'm not sure how many people are lucky enough to have The San Francisco Giants 3 World Series trophies put on display at their work for the company's employees to enjoy during their lunch break, but that's what happened the other day at Deluxe. So great.


SF skateboarding icons Jake Phelps, Mickey Reyes, and Tommy Guerrero with the 3 SF Giants World Series Trophies


Alexis Anne Mackenzie - 2/28
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:21

SAN FRANCISCO --- Alexis Anne Mackenzie opens Multiverse at Eleanor Harwood in the Mission on Saturday, Feb 28th. -details



The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:34

When works of art become commodities and nothing else, when every endeavor becomes “creative” and everybody “a creative,” then art sinks back to craft and artists back to artisans—a word that, in its adjectival form, at least, is newly popular again. Artisanal pickles, artisanal poems: what’s the difference, after all? So “art” itself may disappear: art as Art, that old high thing. Which—unless, like me, you think we need a vessel for our inner life—is nothing much to mourn.


Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it? --continue reading


"Six Degrees" @FFDG
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:30

"Six Degrees" opens tonight, Friday Jan 16th (7-10pm) at FFDG in San Francisco. ~Group show featuring: Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold III, Mario Ayala, Mariel Bayona, Ryan Beavers, Jud Bergeron, Chris Burch, Ryan De La Hoz, Martin Machado, Jess Mudgett, Meryl Pataky, Lucien Shapiro, Mike Shine, Minka Sicklinger, Nicomi Nix Turner, and Alex Ziv.


Work by Meryl Pataky


In Wake of Attack, Comix Legend Says Satire Must Stay Offensive
Friday, 09 January 2015 09:59


Ron Turner of Last Gasp

"[Satire] is important because it brings out the flaws we all have and throws them up on the screen of another person," said Turner. “How they react sort of shows how important that really is.” Later, he added, "Charlie took a hit for everybody." -read on


Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:36



SF Bay Area: What Might Have Been
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 09:36


The San Francisco Bay Area is renowned for its tens of thousands of acres of beautiful parks and public open spaces.

What many people don't know is that these lands were almost lost to large-scale development. link


1/5/14 - Going Back
Monday, 05 January 2015 10:49

As we work on our changes, we're leaving Squarespace and coming back to the old server. Updates are en route.

The content that was on the site between May '14 and today is history... Whatever, wasn't interesting anyway. All the good stuff from the last 10 years is here anyway.


Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter @Park Life (5/23)
Friday, 23 May 2014 09:22

Opening tonight, Friday May 23rd (7-10pm) at Park Life in the Inner Richmond (220 Clement St) is Again Home Again featuring works from the duo Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter who split time living in Sacramento and a tiny island at the top of Pudget Sound with their children.

Jacob Magraw will be showing embroidery pieces on cloth along with painted, gouache works on paper --- Rachell Sumpter paints scenes of colored splendor dropped into scenes of desolate wilderness. ~show details



NYPD told to carry spray paint to cover graffiti
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:37

nyc_graffitiNYC --- A new graffiti abatement program put forth by the police commissioner has beat cops carrying cans of spray paint to fill in and cover graffiti artists work in an effort to clean up the city --> Many cops are thinking it's a waste of resources, but we're waiting to see someone make a project of it. Maybe instructions for the cops on where to fill-in?

The NYPD is arming its cops with cans of spray paint and giving them art-class-style lessons to tackle the scourge of urban graffiti, The Post has learned.

Shootings are on the rise across the city, but the directive from Police Headquarters is to hunt down street art and cover it with black, red and white spray paint, sources said... READ ON


Wednesday, 16 June 2010 17:39






Alison Blickle @NYC's Kravets Wehby Gallery

Los Angeles based Alison Blickle who showed here in San Francisco at Eleanor Harwood last year (PHOTOS) recently showed new paintings in New York at Kravets Wehby Gallery. Lovely works.

Interview w/ Kevin Earl Taylor

We haven't been featuring many interviews as of late. Let's change that up as we check in with a few local San Francisco artists like Kevin Earl Taylor here whom we studio visited back in 2009 (PHOTOS & VIDEO). It's been awhile, Kevin...

Peter Gronquist @The Shooting Gallery

If you like guns and boobs, head on over to the Shooting Gallery; just don't expect the work to be all cheap ploys and hot chicks. With Make Stuff by Peter Gronquist (Portland) in the main space and Morgan Slade's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow in the project space, there is plenty spectacle to be had, but if you look just beyond it, you might actually get something out of the shows.

Jay Bo at Hamburg's Circle Culture

Berlin based Jay Bo recently held a solo show at Hamburg's Circle Culture featuring some of his most recent paintings. We lvoe his work.


Fifty24SF opened Street Anatomy, a new solo show by Austrian artist Nychos a week ago last Friday night. He's been steadily filling our city with murals over the last year, with one downtown on Geary St. last summer, and new ones both in the Haight and in Oakland within the last few weeks, but it was really great to see his work up close and in such detail.

Gator Skater +video

Nate Milton emailed over this great short Gator Skater which is a follow-up to his Dog Skateboard he emailed to us back in 2011... Any relation to this Gator Skater?

Ferris Plock Online Show Now Online as of April 25th

5 new wonderful large-scale paintings on wood panel are available. visit: www.ffdg.net

ClipODay II: Needles & Pens 11 Years!!

Congrats on our buddies at Needles and Pens on being open and rad for 11 years now. Mission Local did this little short video featuring Breezy giving a little heads up on what Needles and Pens is all about.


In a filmmaker's thinking, we wish more videos were done in this style. Too much editing and music with a lacking in actual content. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

AJ Fosik in Tokyo at The Hellion Gallery

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.

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.


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.

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