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Carpe Diem in Oakland
    Thursday, 27 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

OAKLAND --- How about a 24 hour art show where local artists will be creating work for the entire 24 hours? Viewers can stop by to observe them creating their works with a reception the following day. A solid list of artists, and if you like being up at 4am and watching bleareyed eyed artists crank of their works, this is your show!

Line-up: Brett Amory, Zoltron, Skinner, Jessica Hess, John Casey, Marcos LaFarga, Jet Martinez, Cannon Dill, Lauren YS, Max Kauffman, John Wentz, Eddie Colla, Ian Ross, Hueman, Nite Owl, Lisa Pisa, Chris Granillo, Reggie Warlock, Daryll Peirce and Cameron Thompson. ~show details

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John Casey in Paris Saturday
    Thursday, 09 February 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Oakland based and long time Fecal Pal, John Casey opens Big Idea @Galerie Polaris in Paris this Saturday, the 11th (2-9pm).

Galerie Polaris in Paris, France presents "Big Idea," works by John Casey in the main gallery. A lovely group exhibition of artists from Galerie Rejane Louin occupy the second gallery. Featuring works by Claude Briand-Picard, Marine Joatton, Maëlle Labussière, Olivier Michel, Patrice Pantin and Antoine Perrot. ~preview the show

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Day of the Draw Tonight, Thurs in Oakland
    Thursday, 03 November 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

DAY OF THE DRAW! - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 6pm - 9pm --- Swarm Gallery, 560 Second Street, Oakland.

Please join us on Thursday, 11/3/11, for an evening of live drawing and beer at Swarm Gallery in Oakland. John Casey hosts 20+ local artists who have collaborated in his Hands & Pants project currently on display at Swarm through 11/6/11. Artists will be drawing live and art made that night will be available for sale. Bring cash because you can buy drawings directly from the artists. -details

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John Casey @Oakland's Swarm
    Thursday, 06 October 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Oakland based artist John Casey just opened Hands and Pants over at Swarm Gallery last Saturday, Oct 1st. We meant to add this preview last week, but the fire kept us pretty busy away from updating the site. In any case, check out these great works. A solid group of artists John collaborated with.

Hands & Pants is a broader collaborative venture, employing over 40 of John's artist peers. John drew either hands or pants (blue-jean-clad waist-down shod figures) or both, in his simple pen-and-ink style on 8"x10" Bristol paper. An invited artist was given the hands and/or pants and asked to complete the figure in any way the artist saw fit.

"Black Light", Pencil on Panel, 36"x48", 2011

"Blowing Smoke", Pencil on Panel, 14"x11", 2011

Hands & Pants collaboration with Scott Greenwalt, 10"x8", 2011

"Waterfall", Pencil on Panel, 14"x11", 2011

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Sketch Tuesdays Tonight @111 Minna
    Tuesday, 28 June 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Sketch Tuesdays tonight at 111 Minna with another solid lineup of artists. You know the drill. The artists create works while you walk around drinking beers watching them create their works (looks like this). The artists then post the work up for sale. A great way to get solid artwork for lazy prizes. It's a win win and a fun thing to do on a Tuesday evening. 6-10pm ~FREE. -map


Beers. Friends. Talented artists. Inexpensive artwork. Nice Tuesday evening.

Tonight artistical round up: Artists: Damon Soule, Pacolli, Mildred, Hanna Sandstrom, Michael Capozzola, Kristin Farr, John Casey and many more...

 

There Is No Telling @Double Punch
    Thursday, 31 March 2011 /// Written by Ryan De La Hoz

"There Is No Telling"
@Double Punch Gallery
Featuring works from: Erik Otto, John Casey, Parskid, Justin Lovato, Jon Vermilyea
March 26th - April 16th 2011

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There Is No Telling @Double Punch (*Preview)
    Saturday, 26 March 2011 /// Written by Trippe

We got a lil' preview of tonight's show at North Beach's Double Punch Gallery. Wrk looks good. Check it out tonight.

Double Punch Gallery Presents "There Is No Telling"
Erik Otto, John Casey, Parskid, Justin Lovato, Jon Vermilyea
March 26th - April 16th 2011
Opening Reception Saturday March 26th 2011 7pm - 11pm

Erik, John, Pars, and Justin will be in attendance and refreshments will be served

Double Punch Gallery
1821 Powell St. @ Filbert
SF, CA

Justin Lovato "Sacred House of a Thousand Asses"

Parskid "Around & Around"

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There's No Telling Saturday
    Thursday, 24 March 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

There's No Telling opens Saturday (7-11pm) at North Beach's Double Punch Gallery (1821 Powell St) featuring works from Erik Otto, John Casey, Parskid, Justin Lovato, and Jon Vermilyea. -show details.


Work by John Casey


Work by Parskid

 

111 @111 Minna
    Monday, 06 December 2010 /// Written by Trippe

111 @111 Minna
December 2nd, 2010 - January 30th, 2011
111 Minna Street

A massive group show with over 111 pieces of work which opened last Thursday here in SF. Congrats hanging all those pieces at gift giving holiday prices. Mucho eye candy with many friendly folks to have a drink with. As you can imagine with so many artists participating, it was crowded and fun.

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Sketch Tuesdays Tonight, Tuesday
    Tuesday, 16 November 2010 /// Written by Trippe

111 Minna unleashes their 50th Sketch Tuesdays tonight... Artists draw live while you enjoy adult beverages w/ friends --> Watch them draw, then buy it off the wall for insane low prices (Christmas gifts?!). See it, like it, own it. Always a good time, and tonight the lineup consists of artists like: Henry Lewis, Jason Vivona, Adam 5100, John Casey, and many others. ~details.

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John Casey @POV - LA
    Friday, 15 January 2010 /// Written by Michael C. Hsiung

We recently went to check out Oakland based John Casey's solo show - Hope Springs Internal @POVevolving Gallery which opened in Los Angeles January 9th. The show features the detailed drawings and works on paper in addition to a giant cut out mural.

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Group Show @Double Punch SF
    Tuesday, 24 November 2009 /// Written by Trippe

Alexander Martinez, Alexis Mackenzie, Andre Eamiello, AKO, Ben King, Brett Amory, Bwana Spoons, Deth P. Sun, Doodles, Frank Callozzo, Henry Gunderson, Jason Vivona, Jeremy Forson, Jessica Trippe, John Casey, Julian Duron, Kevin Taylor, Kevin Scott Hailey, Kyle Ng, Liam Devowski, Mary Syring, Mildred, Oscar Mendoza, Ryan De La Hoz, Ryan Bubnis, Scott Barry, Tara Lisa Foley, UPSO, Zach Lewis, and Zosen

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John Casey @Bell Jar
    Tuesday, 30 June 2009 /// Written by Trippe

This shop on 16th St in the Mission sells "gorgeous little things" and also has a small art gallery in the back of the store. Oakland based John Casey's show opened June 19th.

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John Casey @Swarm
    Wednesday, 08 April 2009 /// Written by Trippe

Solo show from this Oakland based artist as well as a side show with Brooklyn based Don Porcella.

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Josh Keyes & John Casey
    Wednesday, 06 February 2008 /// Written by Trippe


Nashville at Tag Gallery. Show runs Feb 2-23, 2008
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John Casey
    Thursday, 02 August 2007 /// Written by Trippe

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John Casey
    Thursday, 03 August 2006 /// Written by Trippe

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Oakland's First Fridays
    Friday, 21 April 2006 /// Written by The Eastsider

The Eastsider ventures into the heart of Oakland for his roundup of the fifth Oakland Art Murmur, the East Bay's art walk and finds some Scooby Doo furry action, staple portraiture, and some awesome dismembered heads from John Casey and Lucien Shapiro.

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In The Studio with John Casey
    Sunday, 09 April 2006 /// Written by The Eastsider

John Casey breaks down how he made up one of his creepy and amazing sculptures in the first installment of "In The Studio" a monthly guest column about the art process. Next month: Vincent Perea!

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Alexis Anne Mackenzie - 2/28
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:21

SAN FRANCISCO --- Alexis Anne Mackenzie opens Multiverse at Eleanor Harwood in the Mission on Saturday, Feb 28th. -details

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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

Ron-Turner

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

tiburonbridge

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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