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"Epilogue" (Preview) at Hold Up Art Gallery
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 23 August 2012 07:16

San Francisco artist Hugh Leeman along with Bay Area artists David Young and Eddie Colla are preparing for the show "Epilogue" at Hold Up Art Gallery in downtown Los Angeles opening on Saturday, Sept 8th. He emailed over some preview images as they prepare for the show.

"Epilogue" is a fully immersive art installation taking over the entirety of Hold Up Art Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. The Bay Area's most prolific vandals, David Young, Eddie Colla, and Hugh Leeman present a vision of our world, after it's inevitable collapse. An existence stripped of mass media, conspicuous consumption and the trappings of a modern global society. A future reduced to the tasks of survival and memory. This ambitious installation will feature new works created from found objects and home made weapons. "Epilogue" opens Saturday, September 8th at 7p.m. Hold Up Art Gallery is in the heart of downtown Los Angeles , 2 blocks South of The Geffen Contemporary MOCA. 358 E. 2nd St. open tuesday- sunday, 213-221-4585.

D Young V models his newly painted post apocalyptic rifle.

Eddie Colla sets aflame to a fire stencil piece

A trees branches emerge from found objects and telephone cable at the east bay warehouse

Anthony Bradford Ciarlo
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 07:31

Los Angeles based illustrator Anthony Bradford Ciarlo sent us a postcard last week, we checked out his site, liked what we saw, and now wanna share some of his works with you... That is all. Pretty straight forward.

Types of Boob
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 20 August 2012 13:52

Just thought I would inform you all that I got bored this summer (briefly) with cross hatching my arm off and drew some boobs on a tee-shirt. It is an adaptation from a design I saw my Dad wearing when I was younger.

If anyone would like some boobs on there chest as a tee-shirt let me know and I will note your order. They come in small, medium and large and will be screen printed and sold at £20 a shirt, made by me on high quality tee shirty jazz. -Mr. Mead


NewNess From LUDO
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:06

LUDO emailed over a few recent Paris additions... Quite skate related. Mucho dig-O.


Dave Kinsey's Tipping Point
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:09

Dave Kinsey who we just held a solo show with in June just released a new print Tipping Point from the painting of the same name he showed here @FFDG.

Dave Kinsey
Tipping Point, 2012
BLK/MRKT Editions
4-color screenprint
on 250gm cotton rag

Edition: 100
Size: 20 x 16 inches


Artist Pizza Social - EAST BAY
Written by Daniel Rolnik   
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 09:36

Navigating the art world can be pretty confusing and isolating, especially since there are so many directions one can take and an ample amount of bullshit to sift through. In order to combat all of this I started throwing secret Artist Pizza Socials about 6 months ago. The concept is simple. I personally invite my favorite artists, bloggers, and creatives to a discrete location where we have a bunch of free pizza, booze, and gifts waiting for them. We had such a good turn out and response to the events I hosted in Los Angeles at Art is Shit’s Print Shop and ForYourArt’s headquarters that I decided to be bold and ask my favorite spot in the East Bay, The Compound Gallery & Studios, if they'd be interested in doing one too.

Thankfully, they were stoked on the idea and we partnered up with my alma mater, Ex’pression College, as well as Rotten City and Trumer Pils to have enough great pizza, beer, and shwag to kill a moose! On top of all that The Compound created a DIY letterpress print station, where guests could roll off their own commemorative poster. Throughout the evening I act as a greeter, making sure everyone meets each other and that no one simply hangs tightly onto people they already know.

Roughly 70 people showed up to the Oakland social, including (but certainly not limited to) Ken Harman (owner SPOKE ART), Jeremy Brautman (blogger JEREMYRIAD), Brett Amory (artist), Lena & Matt Reynoso (artists), and the team at Monkey Likes Shiny (industrial designers and fabricators). For now, the events will continue to be invite-only, so keep an eye out for a super rad email sometime soon. -Daniel Rolnik

Mexican Artist Curiot
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:40

Mexican artist Curiot emailed over some recent mural action in Mexico City. Love the mural and the work on his Flickr page.

I'm Curiot a Mexican visual artist. I just recently painted a 100foot long mural at Centro Cultural Border in Mexico City. The title of the mural is "Pasaje de Gorathma" or "Tale of Gorathma". Gorathma is a mythical character that I created which represents the spirit of nature in its animal form. In this work he shows us how an innocent and insignificant little creature (the little dudes running around) can grow to became a plague or a virus devouring everything in its path unconscious of its imminent self destruction.

Greg Gossel @NOO
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 13 August 2012 09:08

Weathering the Storm
Works by Greg Gossel
July 28 - August 26, 2012

SOO Visual Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN

Greg Gossel's Weathering the Storm will feature thirteen new large-scale works on paper and canvas. A collection of scraps torn off old billboards and street advertisements in Minneapolis, Chicago and New York is the central component of Gossel's new work. These elements are then layered, painted, torn, stained, and weathered away revealing a new context and composition within each piece. He explores media manipulation and exploitation with a keen skill and polish that celebrates as it simultaneously condemns.

In a vigorous and spontaneous process one layer is pasted on while another is torn away, a constant game of push and pull, collage and subtraction. These actions leave behind a rich textural surface that mirrors the fragmented onslaught of visual media we are all subjected to on a daily basis. The grid structure utilized in each of his mixed media pieces mimic the paneling and repetition of street advertising; an archive of image, color and type fighting for visual dominance. ~read on

Email of the Week
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 10 August 2012 14:19

The other day we made the Tweet below which automatically posts to our Facebook page and got the following email response below from a reader who shall be named anonymous... After their permission to post, we thought it would make a good Email of the Week.


Jake Watling Juice Mural
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 09 August 2012 12:38

Well, better late than never. Caught Jake Watling's mural on the side of the Killowatt as they were taking it down (check Jay Howell's). And when we say "they", we're referring to Juice Design that curates the wall under their offices.

Not sure what's up now, but sure there's something nice to have a look-see at. We'll get a photo or someone will email us a photo to post in the future.

Jake stopped through FFDG last week and showed us his...

Mike Giant tattoo he got many years ago.

Speaking of Giant, if you wanna catch his show @FFDG, be sure to come in today or Friday (1-6pm), because these are the last 2 days to view it before it comes down. We'll be closed this Saturday, August 11th.

RIPO @White Walls (Preview)
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 16:35

RIPO emailed over a few images as preview for his show "Signs, Fines and Cheap Wines" that opens Thursday, August 9th (7-11pm) at White Walls here in San Francisco.

Trav's Corner: Lost in Nevada
Written by Travis Jensen   
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 15:54

"Lost in Nevada" is the result of a six-day, no agenda, "On the Road" slash "Easy Rider" style adventure across Nevada's vast desert and back. The series speaks to the notions of freedom, hitting the open road, exploring new ground, meeting new people and making decisions on the fly. The Nevada Desert has an almost post-apocalyptic feel to it, with some areas resembling scenes right out of "Mad Max." I find this setting quite soothing and a much welcome change to the densely populated urban environment in which I dwell.

Good friend and fellow photographer Brad Evans was my travel companion on this trip. Collectively, we released a photo journal entitled "Nevada Bound," which can be previewed and/or purchased in the Photo Books section of my site. -Travis Jensen

Ryan Christian @Halsey McKay
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 10:39

Ryan Travis Christian wraps up his show SOMETHING, SOMETHING, BLACK SOMETHING today at HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY located at East Hampton, New York. The show looks great.

Ryan's shown here in SF at Guerrero Gallery (pics) and has curated a couple shows @FFDG with the last when we were on Fillmore St. (pics).

Ludo's Beastie Mashup
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 03 August 2012 12:24

A little recent Beastie Boy mashup from LUDO on the streets of Paris.

Mario Martinez Mural
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 02 August 2012 09:50

Love the giant Mario Martinez (Mars-1) we spotted yesterday evening while walking by the Phoenix Hotel in the Tenderloin. How the heck did we miss this, which we suspected was created for the art fairs this past spring? Probably because we didn't make any of the fairs this past year (hectic year last year).

Great work, Mario. Our only question is, was it painted or is it some sort of billboard/ banner? Guess we'll have to email Mario to find out.

Update: Yep, Mario did paint the mural. See the bottom photo by Colin Day. Check Mars-1.com for more pics.

Trav's Corner: Weekend Beer Buzz
Written by Travis Jensen   
Monday, 30 July 2012 14:58

So, I bumped into Trippe the week before last at the FFDG and we had a short fireside chat over a pop about me contributing some snaps to the site. Not sure how I was going to kick things off, I decided to showcase a handful of my favorite iPhone street snaps, a mix of candid street scenes, street portraiture and urban landscapes, all shot on the streets of San Francisco, namely around Downtown, the Tenderloin and Mission.

Now I don't consider myself an "iPhoneographer" -- I also shoot film and with a DSLR, but tend to use the phone during the day when the light's harsh. I have kids (yes, plural), so most of my photo adventures take place during nap time and under the influence of a few pops when the sun is directly overhead. These images were all snapped using Hipstamatic's Blackeys Supergrain and John S. lens combo, which performs quite well under harsh shooting conditions. No crops, tilts or other app wizardry applied.

Some of the images in this series appear in my new photo book, "[Insert Title Here] - San Francisco Street Snaps," which is available in the photo books section of my site. Books are handmade with love right here in San Francisco, USA. -Travis Jensen

Thanks for checking me out... be back next week, I hope.

This portrait reminds of something right off the silent screen, but with a Wicca twist. There are so many possible stories in those eyes...so powerful, so direct. The only thing I know about this woman is that she came to SF from Detroit a few years ago and likes hanging in Portsmouth Square. "It's comfortable here," she said.

Scoping the scene, Mission District, San Francisco

A portrait from my "Sidelines of SF Pride 2012" series. This is Chauncey. San Francisco, Downtown

Phlegm in Ireland
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 27 July 2012 10:04

Phlegm emailed over some recent mural work he completed in Bantry, West Cork, Ireland. Really like it. Check his site for more goodness and the video below.

Phlegm doing 2 paintings in Bantry. phlegmcomicnews.blogspot.ie

Paintings by Mathew Zefeldt
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 07:22

Mathew Zefeldt of Vallejo and a recent grad school graduate from UC Davis emailed over some brilliant new large scale paintings. Like them mucho. They are all in the 80" x 60" range.

Eugene Plotnikov - New Works
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 20 July 2012 14:35

Eugene Plotnikov lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. We featured his last year with this mini interview. Love his new works. Check his site for much more.


Sten & Lex Stuck in Belgium
Written by Van Edwards   
Friday, 20 July 2012 14:13

The newest from Sten & Lex done in La Louviere, Belgium.

Unfortunately the lift they were using to create this one got stuck and the fire dept had to rescue them. Video.

Our Driver Banana Mon
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 19 July 2012 09:43

Our buddy Henry Gunderson is a fresh SFAI graduate, and like all freshly graduated art students, he's taking a lil' time off with some friends and making his way across the great United States of America. If you're like us and stuck in doors working this summer, take this travel photo blog as a mental vacation and dream of your future ones. We know we are.

Gunderson's travel companions: Quinn Arneson, Juan Bocca, and Billy Roper.

pissin in the wind photo: Billy Roper

Photo: Quinn Arneson

Our driver Banana mon all the way from jamaica good source of potassium Photo henry Gunderson

Wyoming double truck grinder Photo : Quinn Arneson

Friends Photo: Jayme Lemperle

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"Arrangement" by Michelle Fleck
Friday, 18 April 2014 10:23

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.


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Nychos Friday @Fifty24SF
Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:46

SAN FRANCISCO --- You've seen the murals pop up around town the last week from this Austrian street artist as he prepares for his solo show at Fifty24SF opening this Friday, 4/18.



Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:56


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?


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


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


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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.

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.

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