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The Clipperton Project - Part 2
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:43

This is part 2 of a two part blog. Click here to view part 1.

Bay Area artist and waterman, Martin Machado, was invited to sail with a group of artists and scientists to a far off uninhabited atoll in the middle of the Eastern Pacific. Exotic animals and beautiful tranquil scenes. Check it and dream of similar travels.

(photo: Machado) I saw some footage of the island from the 80's when Jaques Cousteau came here, so I convinced French Tom to bring one of his surfboards. But we couldn't find anywhere that didn't look like it would smash us to bits.

(photo: Beek) Ashore, a tent camp was pitched on the cement foundation of an old base. The island has an insane history involving conflicting nations, pirates, murders, and a whole bunch of marooned people. Its definitely worth looking into if you're a history buff.

These birds were hilarious, totally unafraid of people and not too smart, they would fly into us all the time.

Here's a large paintings I did on paper, rolled up in a tube, and shipped out to Scotland in June. Titled "The Inhabitants of the Waters of Clipperton Atoll"

The Clipperton Project Sets Sail
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 10:08

Bay Area artist and waterman, Martin Machado, was invited to sail with a group of artists and scientists to a far off uninhabited atoll in the middle of the Eastern Pacific. Exotic animals and beautiful tranquil scenes. Check it and dream of similar travels.


(photo: Naim Rahal) For another five days and nights we sailed basically due south, putting us far offshore as the Mexican coastline juts eastward.

(photo: Machado) Hey what the heck?

(photo: Machado) Ha, oh geez.

(photo: Naim)

(photo: Biller) I don't think they had seen a woman in months, so needless to say Manon took some harassment. Here one guy gave her the gift of a shirt but said she had to switch it with hers. That's about when we asked to be taken back to our boats.

SXSW ~ An Intern's Journey
Written by Alex Uhrich   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 09:11

Our wonderous intern and SFAI student, Alex Uhrich, traveled off to the Lone Star state for beers and musical enhancements. Loaded with our trusty Olympus Stylus Epic he brought back these photos with an edition of word sounds.


After 36-hour ordeal trying to escape San Francisco for South by Southwest, I finally made it into Austin. I caught a bus downtown to meet up with some friends and started making my way east. It was pretty much instantly a shit storm of activity, drunk girls stumbling everywhere, music blaring from every bar, and people generally having a good time. I made it to my first show, which was a Burger Records showcase at a small record store called Trailerspace. We started in on the free beer and watched some awesome bands play, both overlying themes of my trip. My friends Pangea, who I spent most of my time down south with, killed it. ~READ ON

INKSLINGERS @ Vermillion Editions, Amarillo, TX
Written by Michael Krueger   
Friday, 23 March 2012 10:55

Michael Krueger (that's me), Jenny Schmid, John Lysak and Bill Fick descended on Vermillion Editions in Amarillo, Texas (Feb. 5 - 7) to make as many giant lithographs as possible in 3 days. Billed as the 'Inkslingers' we were invited to the newly relocated Vermillion Editions Ltd. specifically to make prints on the German-made Maylander offset press. Master printers John Lysak, Scott Frish & Michael Raburn were on hand to assist with printing and platemaking. Fully equipped, stocked and ripe for inkslinging, Texas ain't messing around, this 10,000 square foot printshop is the motherload boondoggle of all printshops!

Aloha Means So Many Things pt.2
Written by Kelsey Brookes   
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:33

I made a painting while I was in Hawaii that had a bunch of tiny little faces on it. It was a fine painting, but as I mentioned before, the people Pat put together on this trip were some of the most inspiring and awesome people I had ever met. I decided I needed to do something for everyone. So I borrowed a jig saw, cut up the painting into a bunch of small paintings and gave one to everyone that was staying at the RVCA houses with us. -Kelsey Brookes

Aloha Means So Many Things pt.1
Written by Kelsey Brookes   
Monday, 19 December 2011 12:09

RVCA got 4 houses on the North Shore this year and packed them with an eclectic mix of talented people. They asked me if I wanted to go (I do not know how I got included), I did and below is what happened.

Hawaii, it seems like such a simple place. Simplicity is there to be had if you want it but hawaii is not a simple. Hawaii has a little bit of Hollywood some Miami, a bit of Brazil, a lot of Australia and a dash of New York all wrapped up with waves, coconut trees and pineapple bushes. Hawaii is a dynamic and as we will soon see a bizarre place. -Kelsey Brookes

Supply & Demand - Yormick, Jacobs, Pope and Howell (Part 2 of 2)
Written by Michael C. Hsiung   
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:56

Michael Hsiung headed out to NYC last month for Supply and Demand featuring works by Chris Yormick, Rich Jacobs, Russ Pope and Jay Howell at House of Vans. Michael blogged it up while back and we broke the massive post up into two parts (Part 1 here). Totally spaced on ading part II... Better late than never.

Words & Photographs by Michael C. Hsiung

Supply & Demand - Yormick, Jacobs, Pope and Howell (Part 1 of 2)
Written by Michael C. Hsiung   
Friday, 23 September 2011 10:04

Vans recently sent me down to NY to meet up and check out the September 10th Supply and Demand show - featuring works and a collaborative installation by Chris Yormick, Rich Jacobs, Russ Pope and Jay Howell - at the House of Vans.

I was super excited to check out New York (my first time) as well as see what these creative dudes were up too! This unique show in a 20,000 square foot warehouse also featured food trucks, Juxtapoz magazines, a DJ, a gallery space, and an upstair bowl to skate. My head finally stopped reeling this week. Here's some photos from the trip.

Sylvia Ji in Melbourne - R. Malley Blogging
Written by Ryan Malley   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:00

I'm Ryan Malley owner of 827INK.com. On June 24th, 2011 I flew to Melbourne, Australia with artist Sylvia Ji for her first Australian exhibit. For the past few years I've been working with a really amazing guy named Martin McIntosh, owner of Outre Galleries in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Sylvia and I, along with Martin, thought it would be cool to have a Pop-up Ji show at his gallery in Melbourne. This is kind of a crazy post because after Sylvia's show I did an art/drinking tour of Australia.

Pacolli's Trip to Pictures on Walls/ London
Written by Pacolli   
Thursday, 08 September 2011 10:36

Our friend, SF based artist Pacolli, was recently invited by Pictures on Walls to London to sign a recent print she did with them and to create an installation of her work in their gallery. Check her photos and words from the trip.

Put on Cape. Go to Town.
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 09:13
April found me landing in the Southern hemisphere for the first time. I landed in Cape Town at the tail end of March to make the most of my month residency at A Word Of Art gallery. I was artist in residence along side an incredible artist from Vancouver named Indigo. I was greeted at the airport by Ricky Lee Gordon. Ricky is the captain of the ‘word of art’ ship. He immediately drove us to signal point to see the city from above, grabbing a six-pack of black label en route. The Ocean was completely covered in a thick foggy mist, a strange sight even for a native Capetownian. The sun sank and set as we drank beers from bottles. From that point my cape was on and I was going to town. South Africa opened its arms to me and set me forward into the colourful world of Cape Town. -David Shillinglaw

NYC Art Fairs - Andrew Reporting Part 4 VOLTA
Written by Andrew McClintock   
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 08:33
Andrew McClintock of Ever Gold Gallery here in San Francisco was out in NYC last week for the art fair maddness and has been blogging it up for Fecal Face. This round he covers the Volta Fair. Below are his words and photos.

Richard Colman, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen , Denmark.

Joyce Hinterding, Breenspace, Sydney

Jim Houser, Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC

NYC Art Fairs - Andrew Reporting Part 3
Written by Andrew McClintock   
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 12:21
Andrew McClintock of Ever Gold Gallery here in San Francisco was out in NYC last week for the art fair maddness and will be blogging up his experience here on Fecal Face over the next few days.

Below are his words and photos from the Armory Show preview (Part 2) last Thursday.

Over view of pier 24

Galeria Nachst St. Stephen Rosemarie Schwarzwalder , Vienna. Ok this is the longest name for a gallery ever!

Kaws, Honor Fraser Gallery, LA

Philppe Decrauzat, Parra and Romero Gallery, Madrid

NYC Art Fairs - Andrew Reporting Part 2
Written by Andrew McClintock   
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 15:27
Andrew McClintock of Ever Gold Gallery here in San Francisco was out in NYC last week for the art fair maddness and will be blogging up his experience here on Fecal Face over the next few days. We would have gotten his posts up earlier, but we were in mid gallery move.

Below are his words and photos from the Armory Show preview last Thursday in two parts. Below is Part 2 and we'll post part 3 tomorrow.


Frank Stella

Ian Burns
Higler Gallery

NYC Art Fairs - Andrew Reporting
Written by Andrew McClintock   
Monday, 07 March 2011 15:26
Andrew McClintock of Ever Gold Gallery here in San Francisco was out in NYC last week for the art fair maddness and will be blogging up his experience here on Fecal Face over the next few days. We would have gotten his posts up earlier, but we were in mid gallery move... Below are his words and photos.

Brett Amory in London
Written by Brett Amory   
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 17:51
Oakland based Brett Amory traveled to London for a solo show at The Outsiders Gallery entitled Intentional Abstractions which opened on Jan 13th. He guest blogs up his time in London with a special trip into the bowls of Lazarides for a peek at thier intense collection.

December to Remember
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:53
Our friend and London based artist David Shillinglaw shoots us a blog from time for insight into the Londoner's arting life... As the cold of winter harshes Britain, he's off to Morocco but after a quick show in Paris.

Ferris Plock is at The Dump - Part III
Written by Ferris Plock   
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:18
San Francisco is a great city for many reasons, and one of them is that our city dump has an artist residency program. That's right, they invite a couple artists at a time to rummage through our trash and make art from it. In fact, artists are only allowed to use materials they find at the dump to create the show, and they have 3 months to do so (photos from last reception).

Our buddy Ferris Plock has just began his art dump residency and will be blogging as he creates his show opening January 21st. This is his third blogging installment. (Part I - Part II)

Guest Blog - Brett Amory
Written by Brett Amory   
Thursday, 13 January 2011 16:17
Oakland based Brett Amory blogged up a recent trip to Los Angeles for the group show There It Is featuring him, Adam Caldwell, and Seth Armstrong at Think Space. The show opened last Saturday.

Brett's solo show Intentional Abstractions opens tonight, 1/13, at London's The Outsiders. In the coming days he'll be blogging up his show and some of the things he got into in London including a few studio visits you're not going to want to miss... Below are Brett's words and photos.

Adam Caldwell, Brett Amory, and Seth Armstrong

Ferris Plock is at The Dump - Part II
Written by Ferris Plock   
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 12:00
San Francisco is a great city for many reasons, and one of them is that our city dump has an artist residency program. That's right, they invite a couple artists at a time to rummage through our trash and make art from it. In fact, artists are only allowed to use materials they find at the dump to create the show, and they have 3 months to do so (photos from last reception).

Our buddy Ferris Plock has just began his art dump residency and will be blogging as he creates his show opening January 21st. This is his second blogging installment. (check his first)

Skate & Create - Behind the Scenes
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 14:14
Fecal Pal Matt Irving does all of the creative work for Adidas Skateboarding along with Juice Design here in SF and guest blogs up a really interesting project Adidas was involved with last spring. Transworld Skateboarding invited 4 shoe teams to compete in an artistic competition where each team is given a warehouse, skate obstacles and given 10 days to shoot a short video which will be judged on the level of skating, creativity, the use of obstacles, and overall image and video quality.

This blog is a little behind the scenes from the 10 days in Matt's words.

Ferris Plock is at The Dump - Part I
Written by Ferris Plock   
Thursday, 11 November 2010 10:09
San Francisco is a great city for many reasons, and one of them is that our city dump has an artist residency program. That's right, they invite a couple artists at a time to rummage through our trash and make art from it. In fact, artists are only allowed to use materials they find at the dump to create the show, and they have 3 months to do so (photos from last reception).

Our buddy Ferris Plock has just began his art dump residency and will be blogging as he creates his show opening January 21st. This is his first blogging installment.

Guest Blog: Michael Krueger
Written by Michael Krueger   
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 03:15
Kansas based artist and professor, Krueger blogs his trip to Scotland to participate in a 3 person show and to teach a silkscreen t-shirt workshop at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Okay Mountain - Recent Adventures
Written by Michael Sieben   
Thursday, 11 February 2010 01:33
Our buddy Michael Sieben blogs up Okay Mountains trip to Miami to install their corner store which won the 2009 Pulse Prize.
Back in Papua New Guinea
Written by Tiffany Bozic   
Monday, 21 December 2009 06:41
Artist Tiffany Bozic and her husband, who's the curator of Birds and Mammals at the Cal Academy, take a trip to study some of the rarest birds on Earth.
Michael Sieben's Summer Vacation
Written by Michael Sieben   
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 01:18
Hopefully this blog gives you some temporary relief from the crushing terror of the impending Swine Flu epidemic.
Up and Down From LA
Written by Travis Millard   
Thursday, 17 September 2009 08:58
Mel Kadel and Travis Millard came up from LA to SF to install Mel's show Echo Test @FFDG. This is Travis' blog from their trip.
London Ramblings
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Tuesday, 30 June 2009 04:36
David Shillinglaw takes you about London for: Banksy, Bast, Anthony Lister, Remi/Rough, Word-to-Mother, Charlie Isoe, and more.
Kelsey Brookes in Japan
Written by Kelsey Brookes   
Thursday, 11 June 2009 05:35
San Diego artist, Kelsey Brookes, blogs up a recent trip he took there to do some live painting at the Green Room Festival in Yokohama.
Guest: Our Art in Heaven
Written by Jerstin Crosby   
Monday, 08 June 2009 05:23
Jerstin Crosby, a member of the Raleigh, NC artist collective Team Lump, travels to Chicago to participate in a group show at Heaven Gallery.
London: Bristol and Brighton and Back Again
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Wednesday, 27 May 2009 06:37
David Shillinglaw takes you on an art tour of Bristol and Brighton over there in Euro Town.
Sieb-log Austin Updates
Written by Michael Sieben   
Saturday, 16 May 2009 03:50
Michael Sieben blogs it up from Texas town and Travis Millard's brother, Brett, is a fine damn good artist.
Travis Millard in Kansas
Written by Travis Millard   
Tuesday, 12 May 2009 03:20
Travis lectures at the University of Kansas and puts on a pizza/ silk screen party at Wonder Fair.
Sam Flores LA
Written by Jon Dragonette   
Monday, 11 May 2009 04:24
Jon Dragonette blogs up Sam's studio and some of the work for his show running at Subliminal Projects in LA.
Guest: Cody Hudson
Written by Cody Hudson   
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 03:49
Cody Hudson & Corey Arnold had a great show at Andrew Rafacz Gallery - Chicago. Cody blogs up the experience.
Hamburger Eyes in Miami
Written by Dave Potes   
Tuesday, 07 April 2009 14:09
Hamburger Eyes puts on a one night show at O.H.W.O.W. Gallery in Miami. Dave Potes blogs it up... Lil Jon?!
Plock & Howell in Austin
Written by Ferris Plock   
Friday, 03 April 2009 04:02
The two were invited out to Austin to do a mural in support of Keep A Breast. Ferris blogs it up.
SXSW 2009 One Man's Story
Written by Michael Sieben   
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 08:56
Our friend and artist Michael Sieben blogs what he was up to during that music show thingy.
Chicago Gallery Hop
Written by Ryan Christian   
Monday, 23 March 2009 02:12
Ryan Christian makes his way about some great ongoing shows in Chicago.
Guest Blog: Monica Canilao
Written by Monica Canilao   
Monday, 02 March 2009 02:07
Photos of the setup of her show Our Starry Universe which opened Saturday 2/28 in Minneapolis
Mike Stilkey Studio Visit
Written by Dave Kinsey   
Thursday, 12 February 2009 08:54
Check out that 5,000 book installation!... Dave Kinsey heads over to Altadena, CA near LA for a quick interview and studio tour.
Mega 2008 Blog Blowout
Written by Michael Sieben   
Friday, 16 January 2009 07:50
Michael Sieben ponders the use of blogs by catching you up on his vacation and artings.
Dave Kinsey: The FAME Festival
Written by Dave Kinsey   
Monday, 22 December 2008 03:43
Dave Kinsey blogs up his travels to Italy and Brussels, Belgium and his show @ALICE Gallery.
Space 1026 Annual Auction
Written by Aryon Hoselton   
Thursday, 11 December 2008 10:46
A whole week of special events including lectures, concerts and an Online Auction to support Philly's most excellent Space 1026.
Guest: Ferris Plock
Written by Ferris Plock   
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 03:42
Ferris & Kelly Tunstall drive out to Denver for their show @Limited Addiction Gallery.
Tracks In The Snow
Written by Andrew Pommier   
Tuesday, 28 October 2008 06:27
Andrew Pommier travels to Australia for a show he curated @Monster Children.
Guest: Jeremy Fish
Written by Jeremy Fish   
Tuesday, 21 October 2008 02:30
Jeremy blogs up his trip to Italy for a show @The Don Gallery.
Keith Shore in Sweden
Written by Keith Shore   
Thursday, 25 September 2008 02:33
Keith blogs up his trip for a show @KRETS.
Sieben in September
Written by Michael Sieben   
Thursday, 11 September 2008 05:44
Michael Sieben details a 3 week silk screen project at The Decoder Ring Design Concern in Austin.
Obey II
Written by Jeff Luger   
Thursday, 11 September 2008 05:13
Some bits around San Francisco before Shepard Fairey's show at White Walls that opens this Saturday.
Giant's in SF
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 10 September 2008 04:29
Roaming the streets of San Francisco.
Kelsey Brookes in El Salvador
Written by Kelsey Brookes   
Friday, 05 September 2008 07:54
In search of less crowded waves and to get away for a bit, artist Kelsey Brookes heads south.
Michael Sieben
Written by Michael Sieben   
Wednesday, 07 May 2008 03:57
Michael's in town for his show that opens this Friday @Fecal Face Dot Gallery, but before he left he blogged up some Austin. Get to know the chap!
Going Nowhere Fast
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Thursday, 17 April 2008 05:22
David Shillinglaw blogs up some Londonness with some an excellent David Choe spotting.
Guest: UPSO & Wootini
Written by UPSO   
Thursday, 27 March 2008 06:18
UPSO heads to North Carolina for a show he had at Wootini.
While Other Kids Were Stealing Chromies
Written by Ryan Christian   
Wednesday, 12 March 2008 07:54
I can't believe that our newest contributor from Chicago used to tour with Phish. What have we gotten ourselves into?! Meet Ryan Christian.
Guest: Brion Nuda Rosch
Written by Brion Nuda Rosch   
Tuesday, 11 March 2008 07:12
This SF based artist travels to Boston for a show at The Allston Skirt Gallery.
Guest: Travis Millard
Written by Travis Millard   
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 05:25
Travis blogs up his and Mel Kadel's show that's running now in LA @The Richard Heller Gallery.
Guest: Michael Sieben
Written by Michael Sieben   
Thursday, 21 February 2008 02:56
Our Texas buddy, Michael Sieben and all around great artist, blogs up a show that he and his Okay Mountain comrades put together at the Creative Research Laboratory in Austin, Texas.
How To Make a Video for Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Written by Mike Aho   
Thursday, 14 February 2008 03:37
Mike Aho shows you how he did it for his song I Called You Back.
Guest Blog: David Shillinglaw
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Saturday, 09 February 2008 03:50
David blogs up a show in Turkey and a quick stop to see Anthony Lister.
Guest: Pat Graham
Written by Pat Graham   
Monday, 04 February 2008 07:33
He's shot photos for Modest Mouse, Tortoise, and others. Now he and his wife run 96 Gillespie gallery in London. A short blog on setting up a show featuring: Gee Vaucher, Michael Sieben, and others.
Sieben in Portland
Written by Michael Sieben   
Friday, 07 December 2007 03:17
Sieben blogs up a show he just had @Cal's in Portland with Nat Swope of Bloom Press.
Guest Blog: Utah
Written by Jesse Pollock   
Wednesday, 05 December 2007 08:06
Our dude, Jesse, went on a short trip to Utah and brings back some great photos.
Cody Hudson's MCA Show
Written by Cody Hudson   
Wednesday, 14 November 2007 09:08
Cody blogs up the setup and his show at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Cody Hudson in NYC
Written by Cody Hudson   
Tuesday, 30 October 2007 06:00
Cody out to NYC recently to install the "We're Rollin, They're Hatin: NYC" show at Riviera Gallery and brings back these photos and words.
Brendan Monroe
Written by Brendan Monroe   
Monday, 29 October 2007 05:29
Brendan blogs up the installation of his current solo show in Los Angeles @The Richard Heller Gallery. The show runs till Nov. 11th.
UPSO in Denver
Written by UPSO   
Saturday, 27 October 2007 02:54
Off to Denver for a show at Plastic Chapel.
Angela Boatwright in Finland
Written by Angela Boatwright   
Thursday, 25 October 2007 03:27
Off to photograph Children of Bodom in Finland!
Feral Hymns of Oregon
Written by Andreas Trolf   
Friday, 19 October 2007 08:47
Andreas hits up the great north and finds man love.
Boatwright & O'Dell in Paris
Written by Angela Boatwright   
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 04:24
Angela blogs up a trip to Paris for a show they had @Colette.
Mike Maxwell in PDX
Written by Mike Maxwell   
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 04:27
Mike blogs up a recent trip to Portland for his show at Fifty24PDX that's running now.
Sieben in LA
Written by Michael Sieben   
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 02:12
Michael makes his way to LA to show with Mel Kadel, Mike Aho, and Travis Millard.
Guest Blog: Kill Pixie
Written by Kill Pixie   
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 10:16
K.P. gives a little insight into what's going on in Syndey.
Kelsey Brookes in Switzerland
Written by Kelsey Brookes   
Monday, 30 July 2007 04:22
This amazing San Diego artist blogs up his travels to Milieu Gallery for his first solo show.
Graceland Too: Paul MacLeod
Written by Andreas Trolf   
Friday, 27 July 2007 05:26
Andreas takes a trip down to Memphis to meet the number one Elvis fan in the universe!
Sieben in SF
Written by Michael Sieben   
Tuesday, 24 July 2007 06:26
Michael Sieben hits up San Francisco as he concludes his Volcomics travels.
Sieben in London Towne
Written by Michael Sieben   
Wednesday, 11 July 2007 07:13
Michael Sieben hits up London as part of the Volcomics show with Mel Kadel and Mr. Travis Millard. Michael saw a pelican!
Guest Blog: Andreas Trolf
Written by Adnreas Trolf   
Thursday, 14 June 2007 02:22
Andreas is our main traveling fella. This time he brings us some photos of his travels a little too compressed but filled with documentation of his drunken downward spiral.
Guest: MOMO & Maya to Spain
Written by MOMO   
Monday, 04 June 2007 15:03
Maya Hayuk and MOMO went to Madrid, for a project with Nano and San, organized by Madrid gallery, Subaquatica.

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

This morning we take a closer look at this beautiful painting by San Francisco based Michelle Fleck now showing at FFDG.

Arrangement measures 24"x30", acrylic and aerosol on panel - inquires: info(at)ffdg.net

Michelle Fleck is a painter living in San Francisco. Her work focuses on the relationship between man and the landscape, and the marks we leave on it. Influenced by everyday life in the city, her paintings serve as snapshots of an ongoing intersection of the natural and man-made world. She strives to make work that has a sense of relevancy in a culture driven by a need for change and newness.


Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:39

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

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



Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:56


Banksy's Mobile Lovers
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:47

Speaking of Banksy (wait, were we speaking of Banksy?)... In any case, love his newest creation "Mobile Lovers" located in Bristol, England.

I love you, dear.... Huh? Wut?


Jeremy Fish Opening a Solo Show in August at FFDG
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:33

Met up with Jeremy Fish last night to catch up and discuss his upcoming solo show opening this August at San Francisco's FFDG. Don't want to give too much away, but the guy is very busy these days. You know the giant pink bronze statue will be built and installed at the corner of Haight and Laguna welcoming those to the Haight (check) in 2015? Going to be incredible.

Check photos from his last San Francisco solo show in 2012, and mark your calendar for August as his next solo show opens at FFDG.

Beering with Fish at his favorite watering hole, Zeitgeist


Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community
Monday, 14 April 2014 10:20

Sculpture of Jesus as homeless and sleeping on a park bench is "freaking out" the neighbors of this wealthy NC suburb. The sculptor, who has an affinity for street art, created it to remind us that "We believe that that's the kind of life Jesus had," Buck says. "He was, in essence, a homeless person." ~READ ON


Art or Vandalism? See the World’s First Graffiti Drone
Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:30

I attached a cradle with a spray paint can and other hardware to the drone. I created a series of paintings that are larger, about maybe 3 feet by 3 feet all the way up to 25 feet by 15 feet … And basically, I achieved the perfect air pressure, the perfect weight of the paint and the perfect materials so that the drone didn’t freak out when I attached these mechanisms to it, Katsu said. --continue reading

Think how high those throw ups can be now.


OB Shirt by Tucker Nichols
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:01

Tucker Nichols emailed over this new OB shirt he did for our friends at Park Life which can purchased here for $28.

Speaking of Ocean Beach, if you know, you know, but if you don't... it's not what the average american thinks of when thinking of a California Beach (missing 14 yr. old yesterday). Can't believe we used to drunk naked swim at 3am in the dead if winter... being surfers probably helped us not dying.


Open House Sunday - Headland Center for the Arts
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:12

Have you been to the Headland Center for the Arts in the Marin Headlands?

Located in the beautiful ocean-side Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Headlands artists programs support artists of all disciplines—from visual artists to performers, musicians, writers, and videographers—and provide opportunities for independent and collaborative creative work.

This Sunday's Open House runs 12-5pm - FREE & DETAILS


Is It Curtains For San Francisco's Art Scene?
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:35

We all know that San Francisco is going through aches and (growing?)/ shrinking artist pains these days as San Francisco property values sky rocket due to the tech infestation going on around the entire Bay Area. Maybe you work in tech and love it, but since this is an art website, we're interested to how this is affecting artists trying to make ends meet.

Some galleries have been forced to close due to 300% rent hikes. Many artists have fled to Oakland, LA and NYC in search of affordable housing and a more vibrant art scene... But we wanna know what you think of how it's going here in San Francisco. How are you making it work? What's your take on the art scene or lack there of? Do you think things are on the up and up or down and out here in San Francisco? Are artists a bunch of complainers and every thing looks great or is it curtains for San Francisco's artistic community? Thoughts

The Rena Bransten Gallery is packing up their 77 Geary space to make way for tech company MuleSoft


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Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th

FFDG is pleased to announce an exclusive online show with San Francisco based Ferris Plock opening on Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific Time) featuring 5 new medium sized acrylic paintings on wood.


Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne played host to a huge group exhibition a couple of weeks back, with "Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos" Curated by Melbourne artist Sean Morris. Gold Blood brought together 25 talented painters, illustrators and comic artists from Australia, the US, Singapore, England, France and Spain - and marked the end of the Magic Weirdos trilogy, following shows in Perth in 2012 and London in 2013.

Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery

San Francisco based Fecal Pal Jeremy Fish opened his latest solo show Hunting Trophies at LA's Mark Moore Gallery last week to massive crowds and cabin walls lined with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession.

John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.

FRENCH in Melbourne

London based illustrator FRENCH recently held a show of new works at the Melbourne based Mild Manners

Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.

Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.

Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.

NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

NYCHOS completed this great new mural on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco on Tuesday. Looks Amazing.

Sun Milk in Vienna

With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding

"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle

Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.

Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.

Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.

The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.

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

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.

Flavio Samelo's Downtown Sao Paulo Murals

Our buddy Flavio Samelo down there in Brazil does all kinds of great work including this recent mural project in downtown Sao Paulo in front of one of the most important modern buildings of Oscar Niemeyer from the 60's, THE COPAN.

John Trippe, FFDG and Fecalface.com Founder, Stepping Down From Daily Operations

John Trippe, founder, owner and curator of FecalFace.com and the Mission District art gallery FFDG, announced today that he will stepping down from daily operations of the two ventures to seek new career opportunities.

High 5s - Get Your Feet Wet

I purchased one of the first digital cameras when Fecal Face went online in 2000. It was a massive Kodak with 2 mega pixels

"Touching Base" by Schuyler Beecroft

San Francisco based Schuyler Beecroft emailed over the great new series of paintings he's completed entitled "Touching Base", 16x20in on mounted wood panel. Like them.

Flume - Space Cadet (ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut)

Buddies Jay Howell & Jim Dirschberger did this great video produced by Forest City Rockers.

Fire Shelter for Papay Gyro Nights 2014

Last year we posted photos from another one of Simon Hjermind Jensen's Fire Shelters he's made in Copenhagen. This time around the Copenhagen based artist/ designer created one for the Papay Gyro Nights 2014 way up in on the Orkney Islands in Northern Scotland.

"Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata

Beautiful painting by NYC based Hiro Kurata now on display at SF's FFDG through April 19th as part of the group show "Salt the Skies".

"Veins of Octulen" by Curiot at FFDG

"Salt the Skies" opened on the 21st at FFDG and features this great piece by Mexico City based Curiot (Favio Martinez) whose sold out 2013 show Age of Omuktlans ran at FFDG. His forthcoming solo show is slated for March 2015.

Rome's Alice Pasquini ~Mural+

Rome based multimedia artist Alice Pasquini emailed over a recent mural completed in the historic working class neighborhood of Rome called Tufello.

Project M/3 in Berlin curated by NUART

BERLIN --- Project M is a temporary art project with the objective to improve the neighborhood, to push creativity and to connect people. At regular intervals Urban Nation with director Yasha Young invites a group of internationally reclaimed contemporary urban artists to re-design the facade and shop windows of a prominent residential building in Berlin, while it is being reconstructed.

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