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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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Mel Kadel - 10yrs of Fecal Face
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Thursday, 19 August 2010 13:08
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.

Los Angeles based Mel Kadel has been a Fecal Pal for years. She lives in a funky radical cabin (photos) in the woods near downtown LA with the talented Travis Millard. Her work should be viewed in person to grasp the amount of incredible line work that goes into each piece. A talented stable inner core sourounded by humble generous kind person exterior. That's Mel.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

I was probably signing up for my first hotmail account, on my computer at work. Back then, my job was as a receptionist, so I spent the day answering the phone for a few hundred people saying "Good afternoon, Rhythm and Hues!"

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

The pens got smaller, and more time gets spent on each piece. It's tightened up.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

I'm not sure. I think in 1-year increments.

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

Cool....a website where they interview artists and ask them strange questions!

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David Choe - 10yrs of Fecal Face
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Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:46
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.

David Choe is damn close to being one of the first artists we featured on Fecal Face many years ago. We've followed his life and career from his time in a Japanese jail up to his recent massive show in Beverly Hills. Hell, we've tried betting a dead bat with David while playing poker in Utah (thanks, Scion). His energy and work levels are always high with a fluid style that all of us would die for but which flows naturally from this San Jose native. It's an honor to know Dave and to have him participate in our 10 year show.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanilla_sex

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

My work has gotten exponentially worse, sloppier, obnoxious, contrived, pitiful, soulless, homoeroticy-er and one dimensional as time spans

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

http://www.redtube.com/8125 or at least http://www.redtube.com/5583

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

http://vimeo.com/2273770

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

I lost Jeremy Fish’s # awhile back, so anytime I want to see what my old friend is up to, I check FF, I love looking at Tod Seelie photos every week up there, that guy is cool. Basically without fecalface I wouldn’t know which artists to rip off. Thanks, dudes.

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Henry Gunderson - 10yrs of Fecal Face
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:00
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.

Today's is from SFAI student Henry Gunderson who had his first solo show @FFDG last year with raging success. His work is constantly morphing as he explores interesting themes and subjects but always within his own unique voice. Everyday we're viewing works from a lot of younger artists who inspirations are fairly obvious. Refreshingly, Henry's perspective is very much his own. Delighted to have him in the incredible lineup.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

I think I was in 5th grade making lego art and flying my bicycle off jumps.

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

My work is considered art now.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

I thought I would have a robo-girlfriend with a facebook ipad.

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

I think I first stumbled upon it when I was surfing the web and I saw a link to Fecal Face. I thought hey that sounds cool and I clicked on it.

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

John and Jessica put my work on Fecal Face, and I had my first solo show with Fecal Face. Fecal Face has been real good to me. Thanks Fecal Face!

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'02 Fecal Face Show: Chris Duncan & Mat O'Brien
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Tuesday, 17 August 2010 08:47
Going through some old Fecal Face photos and came across this show we did back in December 2002 featuring work from Chris Duncan and Mat O'Brien. We were very excited about this one, and 8 years later, it still comes off strong... Things got exciting when Sonny Smith and Hightower played the after party. ~photos

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Richard Colman - 10 yrs. of Fecal Face
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Monday, 16 August 2010 14:00
We continue interviews with artists in Fecal Face's 10 Year Anniversary Show opening September 10th @The Luggage Store with an after party @Mezzanine following right after w/ bands and DJs...

Richard Colman was born in 1976 and grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Colman graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, in 2002. He has exhibited extensively throughout the world in solo and group exhibitions including Krets, Malmo Sweeden, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, Union Gallery, London, UK and ARKEN Museum Of Modern Art, Denmark. In 2006, Gingko Press released a book cataloging his work titled “I Was Just Leaving.” Colman currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

Trying to stay out of trouble.

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

It's more focused.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

Flying cars and food in pill form.

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

I didn't own a computer for a long time so the first time I heard of it was when you guys contacted me for an interview and I thought you were nice.

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Ian Francis - 10 yrs. of Fecal Face
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Friday, 13 August 2010 11:29
We continue interviews with artists in Fecal Face's 10 Year Anniversary Show opening September 10th @The Luggage Store with an after party @Mezzanine following right after w/ bands and DJs... Ian Francis is a London based artist who shows at Lazarides Gallery with the now infamous Banksy. We've been following Ian's work for years and have always been a fan. It's an honor to have him included in our 10 Yr. show.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

In the year 2000 I was in university studying illustration. I was terrible at illustration - I basically just wanted to do my own work, had no interest in following a brief, and I struggle with deadlines that are shorter than a couple of months - but I had no idea at the time that there were galleries who would show the kind of work that I wanted to do. Luckily the course I was on had a pretty broad interpretation of what illustration was. I think actually for the most part I was either getting drunk or sitting around with my friends drinking coffee, procrastinating and having pretentious conversations about artwork without really doing much.

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

Over the last 10 years my work has changed quite a bit, particularly in the way I actually make pieces. Back in university I was doing mixed media work with a lot more collage, messing around with photocopiers and gluing things on to boards. The first few years after I graduated I was scanning bits of drawings and paintings I'd done into the computer and layering things together in Photoshop. For the last four or five years I've switched to doing mixed media work straight on canvas, primarily painting in acrylic or oil. Although the process has changed quite a lot, I think I'd have been happy back then with where my work has ended up conceptually and stylistically. I think having worked in various different ways helps what I do now.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

I've got no idea, I always like idly speculating about The Future, but I can't remember what I thought back then.

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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.

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?

 

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:39


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

 

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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

 

Nikki McClure at Needles & Pens, Friday 4/11
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:42

SAN FRANCISCO --- Nikki McClure, known for her painstakingly intricate and beautiful paper cuts, returns to Needles & Pens with an opening reception this Friday, April 11th - She'll be showing original papercuts for the book, "May the Stars Drip Down" - show details

This approach was born and bred out of the Olympia, Washington independent music scene. There, local artists emphasized everything handmade and self-published. The idea was to do a lot with a little. The result was a rich community sharing artistry and ideas. McClure found herself deeply embedded in this community which shaped an ethic of hands-on and accessible artmaking. - show details

 

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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

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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

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Sun Milk in Vienna

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"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

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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

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The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

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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

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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

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"Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata

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"Veins of Octulen" by Curiot at FFDG

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Rome's Alice Pasquini ~Mural+

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Project M/3 in Berlin curated by NUART

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John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre

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Brian Barneclo's 225' Food Chain Mural

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