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Micheal Jackson on Jackson St.
Written by Akasha Rabut   
Friday, 17 September 2010 13:43
A couple days after Micheal Jackson died I headed out to his hometown Gary, Indiana. I spent the day photographing his neighbors and strangers who all came out to pay their respects to the King of Pop. The summer day was humid and sunny. There was a lot of action on Jackson Street. Micheal Jackson's childhood home was decorated in MJ memorabilia, stuffed teddy bears, roses and trinkets. Although Micheal Jackson was dead it seemed as though Jackson street would always remain vivacious in his memory.

In the winter of 2010, exactly six months after his death, I took a trip back out to the Jackson family home. The weather was dreary and cold. His home was bare and a new addition of metal shutters had been applied to every single window. An iron gate had been erected around the property and not a soul was to be found. -Akasha Rabut


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Mike Shine Saturday @941 Geary
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 16 September 2010 20:00
Mike Shine is going bonkers and has created a complete circus over at the newish 941 Geary and his show, Flotsam's Wonder World, opens this Saturday. From what we've neard so far, this is not going to be one to miss. I believe that Mike has pulled out all the stops with an art "opera" complete with films, music, carnival tent, games, and over 200 mixed media pieces. Remember his show @FFDG or our studio visit?


 
Jeremy Fish Fecal Face 10 Year Anniversary tee
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 13:05
Happy to announce that we have the Jeremy Fish Fecal Face 10 Year Anniversary tee in and available here. Limited to 100 shirts and printed on American Apparel. They come in 3 colors ways (including white not shown). Get yours now for $20 here.

Will get photos of people wearing them soon, but want to get them up 'cause they're hot off the presses.

 
Hi Fructose Fecal Face Interview
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 10:33

I promise we're going to talk about something other than our 10 Year show and us... but wanted to say thanks to Hi Fructose for the interview.

Ten years in the art game is no small feat.... For Fecal Face, the past decade has been one of a somewhat meteoric rise, from their modest beginnings as a part time hobby to their current status as a central hub of Bay Area arts as well as one of San Francisco’s more forward thinking galleries... continue

 
FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 10 September 2010 09:36
FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW -- Opening TONIGHT

Friday September 10th @The Luggage Store Gallery (6-8pm)
1007 Market St. @6th

*After party @Mezzanine (9-2am) featuring live musical performances by Kelly Stoltz, Sonny Smith, and Ty Segall - w/DJ Ted Shred.


Fecal Face Dot Com, the San Francisco based content-rich, multidisciplinary art and culture website, is pleased to announce the opening of its 10 Year Anniversary Show on Friday September 10, 2010 at The Luggage Store Gallery (1007 Market St, San Francisco, CA) with a reception running 6-8pm. Original paintings from 25 mid career artists based out of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and London. A live music event and party will immediately follow a block away at Mezzanine (44 Jessie St) 9pm-2am.

Displaying paintings, illustrations, photographs and mixed media works, artists whose work will be exhibited include Corey Arnold (Portland), Tiffany Bozic (San Francisco), Kelsey Brookes (San Diego), David Choe (Los Angeles), Richard Colman ( Los Angeles), FAILE (New York), Jeremy Fish (San Francisco), Ian Francis (London), Matt Furie (San Francisco) , Mike Giant (San Francisco), Henry Gunderson (San Francisco), Maya Hayuk (New York), Jim Houser (Philadelphia), Jay Howell (San Francisco), Sylvia Ji (Los Angeles), Mel Kadel (Los Angeles), Anthony Lister (New York), Mars-1 (San Francisco), Travis Millard (Los Angeles), Ferris Plock (San Francisco), Albert Reyes (Los Angeles), Jeff Soto (Los Angeles), Damon Soule (New York), Kelly Tunstall (San Francisco), Aiyana Udesen (San Francisco), Oliver Vernon (San Francisco), and Megan Whitmarsh (Los Angeles)

In the 10 years since its conception, Fecal Face has occupied a unique niche online and in the "real world," by documenting and shaping the contemporary arts scene in the San Francisco and beyond. The first website of its kind, Fecal Face has launched the careers of many a creative and catalyzed a community of artists and personalities working in various mediums from around the globe. The 10 Year Anniversary Show will feature the works of 25 of these artists, chronicling a community and style that has been the backbone of Fecal Faces’ content for the last decade. The exhibit will be on display from September 10th to October 9th at San Francisco’s famous Luggage Store Gallery, with an opening reception for the public on Friday September 10th from 6-8pm. Many of the artists will be in attendance and complimentary wine served.

“Together these artists represent a visual history of what we’ve been doing here at Fecal Face for the last ten years,” says John Trippe, the website’s founder, “And we’re honored that Luggage Store Gallery is hosting the event. T­­heir 23 year history and influence in the San Francisco art scene is a huge inspiration.”

The after party at Mezzanine (444 Jessie St) beginning at 9pm is a short one block walk from The Luggage Store and will feature live music from Kelly Stoltz, Sonny Smith, and Ty Segall with DJ Ted Shred spinning records.. A suggested donation $8 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds) will get you a raffle ticket with a chance to win original artwork from artists such as Jeremy Fish and David Choe along with clothing donated by Upper Playground and other art related prizes. Slideshows of Fecal Face’s 10 yrs online will be displayed and patrons will be invited to participate in video and photo documentaries focused on Fecal Face’s 10 influential years.

More about Fecal Face

“FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW”
Friday, September 10, 2010, 6:00-8:00pm
The Luggage Store Gallery
1007 Market Street @ 6th street, San Francisco
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm

After Party
Friday, September 10, 2010, 9pm-2am
at Mezzanine
444 Jessie St.
Live music from Kelly Stoltz, Sonny Smith, and Ty Segall - w/DJ Ted Shred
$8 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

www.FecalFace.com
www.LuggageStoreGallery.org

 
Tiffany Bozic - 10yrs of Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 10:19
We continue interviewing artists (view more) who are in FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW -- Opening Friday September 10th @The Luggage Store Gallery (6-8pm) with After party @Mezzanine (9-2am) featuring live musical performances by Kelley Stoltz, Sonny Smith, and Ty Segall - w/DJ Ted Shred.

Man, what to say about Tiffany Bozic? I guess to start how nice to have a really close friend whose also a very very talented artist. Kind of merging work and personal life, but art is that way I guess... We've been fortunate to have met Tiffany when she first moved to SF from Ohio. It was a group show in like 2001 when we first saw her work. And no disrepect to the other artists in the show, but Tiffany's work shined above, and it's been wonderful watching her work mature over the years and to have her participate in the 10 year show is more than fitting.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

Around 2000 I began painting full time and exhibiting my work in SF. I had just dropped out of Art School and moved here the year before from Columbus, OH. I met FF founder John Trippe at a show that I helped organize with a number of local artists and quickly began showing my paintings in some of the group shows that John put together as well as a couple at Upper Playground.

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

It has changed as much as I have! I think in the beginning, like a lot of artists just starting out, I was influenced by some of the artists that were showing on the west coast. There are too many to name, some of them became friends and were very supportive and helpful to me. In 2002 I moved back to Cleveland for a spell to reset my buttons and establish a cohesive collection of work that I made for a show at 111 Minna, SF. I think I am still working towards the same general theme, but my interest in detail and craftsmanship has increased. Now I look directly to my relationship to Nature and the people that I love to inspire me.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

To be honest I didn’t think I would make it past 30. I was just trying to scrape together the means to make it from one day to the next with no thought for the future. Now I hope I live to see my beautiful wrinkled hands at 80, with a large portfolio of paintings that I made with them to show my grandkids. I feel like it will take a lifetime to make a great painting, and I am still just scratching at the surface.

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Setting up the 10 Year Show
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 13:09
Down here at the Luggage Store working on the FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW opening Friday September 10th @The Luggage Store Gallery (6-8pm) with After party @Mezzanine (9-2am) featuring live musical performances by Kelley Stoltz, Sonny Smith, and Ty Segall - w/DJ Ted Shred.

Megan Wolfe is helping hang the show and is holding the Jeremy Fish original piece that will be raffled off at the after party @Mezzanine. With the ticket comes a raffle ticket for a chance at winning the work along with some clothing/ gear and good stuffs from our friends @Upper Playground.

Artists coming and going today. Mike Giant dropping off his work.

G-Lewis Heslet of the The Creative Lives is working on short about the 10 Year show. If you see Gavin @the opening or after party and have something to say about Fecal Face or whatever, hit him up. His documentary will be a lot better with you in it than without.

Mr Jeremy Fish dropped off his incredible work. He went above and above.

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Maya Hayuk - 10yrs of Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 10:18
We've been posting interviews with artists in the FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW -- Opening Friday September 10th @The Luggage Store Gallery (6-8pm) with After party @Mezzanine (9-2am) featuring live musical performances by Kelley Stoltz, Sonny Smith, and Ty Segall - w/DJ Ted Shred.

NYC based Maya Hayuk has been a friend of Fecal Face for many years- so long in fact, that don't even remember when and how we met, we're just glad we did and that she was available to be included in the show. Maya shows her work across the globe and does many commissions featuring her mural work. For the 10 Yr. Show, Maya will have a site specific mural on the walls at The Luggage Store. She starts work on it today, actually. Excited as we've never seen her work on a mural in person.


What were you up to in the year 2000?

I lived with Kyle Ranson, John Dwyer, Molly Harvey & Gary Wertz (not all at once, but throughout that year) at Lake Sleepytown on Sanchez st. between 16th & market in a building infested with raccoons and the world's meanest slumlord and cheapest rent ever. I was painting, quietly, in the pantry of my kitchen not really sharing my work in public much/ at all. I was photographing lots and lots of bands & printing at In Color II. A bunch of my friends and I started a skate-surf-snowboarding website/ magazine called withitgirl, which I art-directed, so I was learning to stand on moving boards, and learning photoshop & html. I worked the door on Wednesdays at Minna, and I spent most of my time down in the warehouses on Illinois street.


How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

I hope it's gotten better. it's become harder and easier to make. I understand my direction more and it's gotten way larger in scale, but I still feel like I am at the very beginning of learning a lot, lot more.


What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

Futuristic & remote-controlled & everyone on segways.


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Kelly Tunstall - 10yrs of Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 06 September 2010 14:00
We've been posting interviews with artists participating in our FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW -- Opening Friday September 10th @The Luggage Store Gallery (6-8pm) with After party @Mezzanine (9-2am) featuring live musical performances by Kelley Stoltz, Sonny Smith, and Ty Segall - w/DJ Ted Shred.

We've been featuring this SF based Kelly Tunstall work for years. We've been friends with Kelly for years as well. She's currently showing at Giant Robot in NYC and is a new mom with fellow artist Ferris Plock. Wonder if little Brixton will rebel against his artistic parents and go on to become an accountant... Somehow we doubt it. Would be so great to grow up immersed in visual art.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

Drinking, painting and going to school. Reverse order.

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

Uh- I think essentially it's the same feeling, but my techniques have gotten richer and bigger.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

Never thought about it.

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Sylvia Ji - 10yrs of Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 03 September 2010 14:30
We continue running short interviews with artists participating in FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW -- Opening Friday September 10th @The Luggage Store Gallery (6-8pm) with After party @Mezzanine (9-2am) featuring live musical performances by Kelley Stoltz, Sonny Smith, and Ty Segall - w/DJ Ted Shred.

Hot off the heals of her NYC solo show a month back, Sylvia Ji lives and works in LA and is soon off to Melbourne, Australia to speak at Semi-Permanent Sept 17th. Before she heads across the globe she'll be at the opening of the Fecal Face 10 Year Show, and you get to see her incredible works in person. If you see her at the after party @Mezzanine, buy her a drink. She's an amazing person and gifted artist, and we're very pleased that she's participating in our show.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

I was just entering the Academy of Art in SF, totally green behind the ears and ready to start a new chapter.

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

10 years ago, I didn't know much about color, composition, mediums, pretty much all of it except that I loved to draw. I'm still learning, but my work has definitely evolved to become tighter in both technique and concept.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

2010 seemed like so far away back then, and now here it is, a decade later. Technology of course was going to be faster and smaller, but who would have thought smart phones and social networking would be so prevalent.

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Megan Whitmarsh - 10yrs of Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 02 September 2010 11:00
We continue running short interviews with artists participating in FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW -- Opening Friday September 10th @The Luggage Store Gallery (6-8pm) with After party @Mezzanine (9-2am) featuring live musical performances by Kelley Stoltz, Sonny Smith, and Ty Segall - w/DJ Ted Shred

Los Angeles based artist Megan Whitmarsh grew up in the 70's and 80's, and, like many of her generation, uses the visual noise of her youth as inspiration, rather than the history of painting. She makes drawings, comics, hand-embroidered pieces and soft sculptures.

Her themes can best be visually described as scenes of fantasy characters existing amongst the detritus of the modern world. They can best be conceptually described as the artist's attempt to reconcile the ataxia of the modern world with an optimistic vision of the future dictated by an internal logic and supernatural iconography.

Whitmarsh sees her current artistic process as a slightly evolved continuation of her childhood practices of illustrating Buffy Ste Marie songs and making comic books about rabbits watching Mork and Mindy. -20x200.com

What were you up to in the year 2000?

My husband and I moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles stopping on the way in New Orleans (where we met) to play a last show with our band "The Hong Kong" in New Orleans on January 31, 1999.

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

In some ways it has not changed in 30 years!-- I made a ceramic taco in 1979 and in 2006 I made one out of fabric. But in general I would say I have expanded the realm of how I make things and am somehow at the same time both less meticulous and more discerning. I make less stuff but it is more ambitious.

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Corey Arnold - 10yrs of Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 11:00
Everyday leading up to FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW -- Opening Friday September 10th @The Luggage Store Gallery (6-8pm) with After party @Mezzanine (9-2am) featuring live musical performances by Kelley Stoltz, Sonny Smith, and Ty Segall - w/DJ Ted Shred, we'll be adding short interviews with artists participating.

We've been following Corey Arnold's career for many years now. Somewhere on the internet we saw his images of men crab fishing on the Bearing Sea many years before the show Deadliest Catch was on the air. In fact, Corey was on the 1st and 2nd seasons of the show (Rollo). Corey's photos illustrated a sight few had witnessed. With a Fecal Face like minded sensibility (we later learned that Corey grew up skateboarding), Corey captured the harsh life of fishing in the Bearing Sea but his stunning images also incorporate a subtle whimsical edge that separates his work from so many others who might dare to endure the grueling fishing lifestyle. His photos are sincere where his love of the sea is quiet and respectful while skirting a witty edge.

Corey Arnold was nominated for the Aperture West Book Prize, the Santa Fe Prize for Photography, and named one of PDN’s 30 for 2009. In 2010, Corey has been commissioned by the PEW charitable trust to photograph the state of the EU fishing industry.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

I was broke after 5 years of school, living in SF. Parking cars for a living. Then I took off for Europe wearing a backpack. I traveled from the North Cape of Norway down to Sicily. That trip transformed my perception of the world forever. Then I came back to SF and parked more cars.

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

10 years ago I was mostly a black and white picture taker. I was obsessed with darkness, grainy film, night animals, empty landscapes. I was still searching for a niche to run with and experimenting a lot. I used to spend one night a week wandering around the Presidio Park (near Golden Gate Bridge) photographing raccoons and empty buildings. At some point, things lightened up and I started shooting color. I moved to Norway in 2002 and at the same time started crab fishing seasonally in Alaska. Maybe I got inspired by all the darkness to seek a lighter existence. The past 3 years, I've had non stop travel assignments and exhibitions. Have barely had time to update my website... but sitting on a ton of unseen work. Pictures are growing larger too.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

I think that I would have thought that I (that's confusing) I'd be a carpenter or doing something for money other then photography. It never really occurred to me that I could do this for a living.

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Filippo Minelli "Contradictions" Series
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 09:33
We've featured Italian photographer Filippo Minelli "Contradictions" series before, but for those who have not seen it before... Well, have a look see. We love it.

"Contradictions" will be exhibited at the MACRO-Museum of Contemporary Arts in Rome for the 9th International PhotoFestival curated by Valentina Tanni and Marco Delogu, Emiliano Paoletti, Marc Prust, Paul Wombell.

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Anthony Lister - 10yrs of Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:58
Everyday leading up to FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW -- Opening Friday September 10th @The Luggage Store Gallery (6-8pm) with After party @Mezzanine (9-2am) featuring live musical performances by Kelly Stoltz, Sonny Smith, and Ty Segall - w/DJ Ted Shred, we'll be adding short interviews with artists participating.

Over the last 10 years we've gotten to know many amazing artists- got to know them well and have included them in group shows and small two or three person shows. The funny part is that even after working together, sometimes for years, there are artists we've never met in person. At some point our paths do interesect like when we finally got to met Anthony here in SF as he prepared for his Fifty24SF show ( photos). Guess that's the nature of the world we live in these days. Imagine something must be lost by the lack of physical contact, but so many fantastic communities built. Around the world through these looking machine boxes we enjoy this visual art... Trip out... Enjoy the work and words of Anthony Lister.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

Delivering pizzas and getting my nipples pierced I think.

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

It's got better.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

I was just talking about this the other day while I was watching the show -beyond tomorrow', I remember when that show used to be called 'Beyond 2000'. I thought it would be like that show, and I guess it kind of is in a lot of ways. I honestly thought we would have flying cars by now though.

When you first heard of Fecal Face what did you think about it?

I thought it must of had something to do with fart cakes or like a fetish thing. Naturally I looked it up along with bonsai kittens and that was that.

How has Fecal Face Dot Com been a part of your life and/or career?

It's been cool to send pics to FF and have them be interesting enough to be posted and received well. I have had it on my bookmarks for years so yeah.

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Dave Kinsey - Show Preview
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 30 August 2010 14:02
Dave Kinsey has his first solo show in a few years opening up on Sept 9th in NYC @Joshua Liner Gallery. He emailed over a few photos from his studio with some words on the show.

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Mike Giant - 10yrs of Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 30 August 2010 09:42
Everyday leading up to Fecal Face's 10 Year Anniversary Show, opening Friday, September 10th @The Luggage Store (after party @Mezzanine 9-2am), we'll be adding short interviews with artists participating.

What can we say about Mike Giant? He's a legend who people would wait years in line in order to get tattooed by him. Now living in SF, Mike has traveled the world showing his work alongside today's most celebrated artists. These days Mike is keeping himself busy with his clothing brand Rebel8. It's been an honor to have had Mike's blog up on FF a few years back and to have him included in our 10 year show. He's a rad dude.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

I was living in SF, near 5th and Harrison. I was tattooing out of my house and on the weekends I worked at Newskool Tattoo in San Jose. I started the Skullz Press that year. I was also in a big group show in Baltimore.

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

At face value I don't think it has changed much at all. I think I just continue to refine what I've always done.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

I never thought about it. I was too busy keeping up with life in the year 2000.

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Mars-1 10yr. Show Preview
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 27 August 2010 14:17
This is probably premature, but got so excited after having a look at a piece in progress from Mars-1 that's going to be in Fecal Face's 10 Year Anniversary show opening up on Friday, September 10th @The Luggage Store (6-8pm) w/ an after party @Mezzanine (9-2am).

It's nutty and the final work will go on display in just 2 weeks... If you've seen Mars work in person you know how much detail goes into each work. This one is like 4 times his normal size. Wowza.

 
Jim Houser - 10yrs of Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 27 August 2010 12:17
Everyday leading up to Fecal Face's 10 Year Anniversary Show, opening Friday, September 10th @The Luggage Store (after party @Mezzanine 9-2am), we'll be adding short interviews with artists participating.

Jim Houser may have been one of my first art crushes many many years back- pre Fecal Face days when living at the Howard House I took notice of a flier for a show Jim was having at Space 1026 in Philly. I'd seen Jim's work a few other times in skate mags since Jim painted a mini ramp they had @Space 1026. Having grown up skating too, certain music and visual input were similar to mine. His work touched on those influences but so uniquely his own and original. I'll leave it to Shepard Fairey who says it best in a Swindle interview, "When I think of Jim Houser and his art, I’m alway struck by the bond he consistently forges with his audience, the way every work of his shows me a piece of myself while at the same time reflecting his own catharsis. Jim’s paintings and installations span the entire spectrum of human emotion, but he never seems to pass judgment, leaving the bias up to the viewer’s discretion."

What were you up to in the year 2000?

In 2000, I had just moved back to Philadelphia from Providence, RI. All my buddies had started Space 1026 up, and it was kind of rolling along by that point. I was skateboarding a lot. I think that was around when i started to do graphics for Toy Machine.

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

Don't they say it takes 10 years to get proficient at any discipline you attack? I guess I am proficient now, plus a few extra years.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

I was the last person I knew to get a cell phone. I was the last person I knew to get an Ipod. I think anxiety keeps me from thinking to far into the future. I'm not exactly an early adopter.

How has Fecal Face Dot Com been a part of your life and/or career?

After you guys interviewed me, I would get random emails from kids who dug my work, from Israel , from Finland , from Brazil... I think a TON of people check out the website, from all over the world. I think that exposure is pretty cool.

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Pinball 4 Boobies
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 12:15
Wow, maybe we should have practiced for last Saturday's PBR sponsored pinball tournament @Guerrero Gallery because we sucked and went down real quick to Workshop who, it should be noted, ended up beating Rebel 8 in the final round championship title. All in good fun with plenty of free PBR, tacos out front and all to benefit Keep a Breast. Getting drunk playing with a little metal ball all for the saving of boobies. Win win... Piktchures

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Scott Albrecht @The Curiosity Shoppe
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 10:55
Brooklyn based artist/ designer Scott Albrecht is opening SOMETHINGMISTAKENFORNOTHING @The Curiosity Shoppe here in San Francisco this Friday. He emailed over a few images of his work. ~Nice stuff.

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Jeremy Fish - 10yrs of Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 11:28
Everyday leading up to Fecal Face's 10 Year Anniversary Show, opening Friday, September 10th @The Luggage Store (after party @Mezzanine 9-2am), we'll be adding short interviews with artists participating.

First met Jeremy Fish pre Fecal Face days while working at Thrasher Magazine. He worked across the street at Think working on board, shirt, wheel... all graphics/ illustrating away, and right off the bat I knew we were going to be friends. The very first Fecal Face office was down the hall from his studio and we'd cigarette break it up on the stoop discussing the ins and outs of making something of yourself in this art biz. Fish is a true Fecal Pal since day one... Oh, and Fish made the Fecal Face 10 yr. shirt. Wait to you see it. It really is jazzy.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

Working at think doing skateboard graphics, trying to figure out how to not have a day job anymore

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

I can draw a lot better now than I did then, but not as well as I hope to be drawing by 2020. Onward and upwards, I'm just getting warmed up.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

I never thought that far ahead back then. I guess I hoped to be a fulltime working artist, who didn't have a boss or need to wear a suit.

When you first heard of Fecal Face what did you think about it?

You told me about it over beers before it ever happened.

How has Fecal Face Dot Com been a part of your life and/or career?

That's a really long story. I guess it's helped expose and share what I'm doing with anyone who cared for the last 10 years. Thanks a lot, John, I really appreciate your help and support. I meet people all over the world who will buy me a beer because of fecalface somehow... and that shit is magical. Internet beer wizardry... and to all of you haters who wish I was featured on the site a lot less over the years...go fuck yourselves,... then go get a good friend with an art website.

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Alex Ziv in Berkeley Saturday
Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:31

Alex Ziv who we showed last year in Going Nowhere with Mario Ayala opens a solo show featuring new works at The League in Berkeley this Saturday 4/26. ~see some of Ziv's new works

 

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Check please with Ryan Travis Christian
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:23

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

Photos from his 2011 show at Guererro Gallery - Photos from his 2012 Halsey McKay show in New York - he curated this show for FFDG in '11

Ryan Travis Christian April 25th at Western Editions, Chicago

 

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Ryan De La Hoz at Seattle's Flatcolor
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:52

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

 

SSSSHHH, It's the Quiet Life
Monday, 21 April 2014 12:03

Hats, all over prints, 5 panel hats... it's all a bit obvious, but it's also how we dress and the QUIET LIFE'S PALM SPRINGS COLLECTION is looking breezy for the summer with no socks in the desert dust. ~take a tour

 

"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.

 

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.

GET THE SHOW DETAILS --- a bunch of NYCHOS

 

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

 

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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.


BANDES DE PUB / STRIP BOX

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.


GOLD BLOOD, MAGIC WEIRDOS

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".


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