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Jay Howell Preview
    Saturday, 12 January 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

Thanks to Arrested Motion for the preview they posted of Enthusiastic Person, Jay Howell's solo show opening Feb 1st @FFDG in San Francisco. ~check it

"Grass Full Pipe" by Jay Howell


Nosego Philly Mural
    Friday, 04 January 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Nosego emailed over a new installation he just wrapped up in his native Philly. He did this one on 20th here in the Mission a few weeks back, and is currently showing the piece below "Folklore" at FFDG as part of our Winter Group Show through Jan 12th.

by Yis "Nosego" Goodwin
12" x 16"
acrylic on panel
@FFDG through Jan 12th

NoseGo is a Philadelphia-based artist with a passion for illustration and media arts. He mixes fine art with a contemporary style to deliver highly energetic work. His designs feature an assemblage of patterns, vibrant colors and characters derived from his imagination and his surrounding environment.


Jay Howell Coming to SF, Feb 1st
    Friday, 04 January 2013 /// Written by Trippe

We're waiting for some preview images for Jay Howell's solo show Enthusiastic Person opening Friday, Feb 1st (6-9pm) @FFDG in San Francisco. In the meantime, we're enjoying his Instagram feed for samples like this one below that will be included in the show. Looks to be around 16"x20".

Jay Howell's animated series Sanjay and Craig is to be released in the spring of 2013 on Nickelodeon. Can't wait to watch this one.

To be added to Jay Howell's preview, email info(at)ffdg.net

Work by Jay Howell to be included in his solo show @FFDG opening feb 1st


New Year Catch Ups
    Wednesday, 02 January 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Wow, spent 7 hours last night driving back from Tahoe. Damn traffic, and we're back catching up post Holidays. Hope your New Year is jamming right along and aren't too groggy... Site updates are en route. I see 840 emails in the inbox. If yours is in there, please hang tight.

San Francisco native experiences snow for the 1st time



Happy New Year
    Sunday, 30 December 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

Happy New Year, peoples. We're back to work and FFDG on Wednesday, the 2nd. Stop in to view our Winter Group Show running through Jan 12th. Jay Howell's solo show opens Friday, Feb 1st (6-9pm).


Max Rippon Mini Interview
    Thursday, 20 December 2012 /// Written by Trippe

As we approach the Holidays (are we there now?), we thought we'd check in with some of the artists currently showing in our Winter Group Show at FFDG on display through Jan 12th.

We've been posting up Barcelona based Max Rippon's (RIPO) work for years now (since 2009?). He does a lot of it outdoors and some of it indoors like he did with his recent show at White Walls (pics).

For some press release terminology: Heavily influenced by sign painting, Ripo creates text-based work with an urban aesthetic, exploring single words and short turns of phrase with a tongue-in-cheek sensibility. Elaborately-drawn fonts, formed with watercolor, ink, graphite, sign painters enamel and oil pastels on delicate handcut paper, allow us to appreciate the aesthetics of the words regardless of their associations.... Here is a short interview with the prolific fella covering all the bases.

Location? Age? Education? Website?

Barcelona, Spain. Coming around the bend of thirty years. Educated. www.ripovisuals.com

"Untitled" currently showing @FFDG

How would you describe your work to someone?

Alphabetic. Calligraphic. Sarcastic. Serious. Destructive. Constructive.


My friends, my brother, the Internet, and letters, signs, and sights I come across in the streets. Coming across unintentionally hysterical signage is the best.

Favorite place traveled?

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Working routine? Music? Time of day?

It can range from midday to midnight. An "average" day (I actually don't have these too often) I wake up mid-morning and do a bit of work in the studio or on the computer before running errands. If I get out of the house too late I won't be able to do anything since most places close in Spain during lunchtime. It's one of the most inconvenient things about living here. Then later in the afternoon I'll get down to business in the studio until someone distracts me and drags me out at night.



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