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FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 10 September 2010 10:36
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 11:19
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 14:09
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 11:18
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 15:00
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 15:30
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 12:00
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 12:00
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 10:33
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 11:58
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 15:02
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 10:42
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 15:17
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 13:17
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 13:15
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
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Wednesday, 25 August 2010 11:55
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 12:28
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 14:08
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 11:46
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
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Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:00
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 09:47
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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The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:34

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

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

 

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

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

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Work by Meryl Pataky

 

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

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Ron Turner of Last Gasp

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

 

Solidarity
Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:36

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Headlands Center Fundraiser -6/4/14
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 07:54

SAN FRANCISCO --- The Headlands Center for the Arts is preparing for their largest fundraiser of the year set to go down on June 4th at SOMArts here in the city. Art auction, food, drinks, live music, etc and all for helping to support a great institution up in the Marin Headlands. ~details

ABOUT HEADLANDS
Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through a range of programs for artists and the public, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.

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Congrats, Dudes(ette)
Monday, 19 May 2014 09:29

Just want to say congrats to Fecal Face's Rachel Ralph for graduating from SFAI with her masters in curatorial studies. Also want to congratulate Alex Ziv who also just got his MFA in painting. Also a high five to the talented Mario Ayala who also just graduated from SFAI as well! --- All super talented artists (thinkers), and we're excited to see what the future holds for them!

 

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Alison Blickle @NYC's Kravets Wehby Gallery

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


Interview w/ Kevin Earl Taylor

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


Peter Gronquist @The Shooting Gallery

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


Jay Bo at Hamburg's Circle Culture

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


NYCHOS @Fifty24SF

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


Gator Skater +video

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


Ferris Plock Online Show Now Online as of April 25th

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


ClipODay II: Needles & Pens 11 Years!!

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


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.


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