Eric van Straaten emailed some of his 3D modeling artworks to us, and they're pretty interesting in their subject matter but also in the process of how they're created.
Through 3D printing, with services like i.materialise.com, you can turn your computer generated 3D model into a physical sculpture. You don't need any sophisticated applications either. They have browser apps that can create 3D models. Pretty sweet.
Oh, and we're back from our little time off. Hope your enjoying your labor day off. Maybe a little interneting between BBQs w/ friends.
Derek here, old SF/Philly contributer, anyway I came across this photo project this guy is working on in Philly and thought it was pretty moving/ interesting... here is the link.
I do a bag of dope before I leave my house. If I have money at that point, um, I’ll do like, one or two bags of dope. I get ready, I get a shower, I come out, you know, catch a date, and you know, after I catch a date, well, I go get my drugs and then I catch another date, and then another date, you know. So… It’s kind of, it’s kinda rough out here. You gotta watch the cops 24 hours a day, you know what I mean? You gotta watch what car you get into. You know, I just, you know, I don’t like being out here.
Jeffrey Stockbridge (b.1982) is a photographer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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
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.
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
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 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'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
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.
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.
"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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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