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Skull & Sword at FFDG Featuring: Grime, Henry Lewis, Yutaro, and Lango
    Monday, 29 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

FFDG will open a group show with the artists from the famed Skull & Sword Tattoo on Friday, May 17th (7-10pm). Artists: Grime, Henry Lewis, Yutaro, and Lango. ~RSVP on Facebook

Below are a series of videos on Grime for Vice's Tattoo Age produced in 2011. Fascinating look at one of the greatest tattoo artists alive today.

In the first installment of Grime's series we hear from tattoo luminaries, Civ and Chris O'Donnell, as they try to put in perspective how revered and unique Grime's style is. We meet the other tattooers at Grime's shop, Skull and Sword, and learn how they too, strive to be constantly evolving in their tattooing.

Grime gives a little back story on how he transitioned from a young skateboarder who thought his future was in mathematics in Grand Junction, Colorado, to one of the world's most accomplished tattooers.

In a more personal look at Grime, we hear about how he has self published two books based on his personal art and journal writings. We also learn of his need to constantly create in order be self satisfied.

 

Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala at FFDG +Opening Pics
    Wednesday, 24 April 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

Photos from the opening of Going Nowhere featuring works by San Francisco based artists Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala which runs through May 4th at FFDG.

Looking at work by Mario Ayala

Alex Ziv (right) with friends

Photo of Alex Ziv's work.

Work by Mario Alaya

Work by Alex Ziv

Looking at work by Alex Ziv

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Sanjay and Craig Premieres May 25th
    Tuesday, 23 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Long time Fecal Pals Andreas Trolf, Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell are set to premiere their brand new cartoon, Sanjay and Craig, with Nickelodeon on May 25th... Check Jay Howell's last solo show at FFDG back in Feb.

 

"Going Nowhere" Tonight, Fri @FFDG
    Friday, 12 April 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco based artists Alex Ziv and Mario Ayala in the two person show entitled "Going Nowhere" featuring 22 new mixed media works on paper. Both artists are attending The San Francisco Art Institute with Alex Ziv studying for his MFA in painting while Mario Ayala in his last year for a BFA in painting. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, April 12th (6-9pm). The artists will be present. Beer and wine will be available.

Going Nowhere
Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala
Opening reception: Friday, April 12th (6–9pm)
@FFDG, San Francisco
2277 Mission St.

Press Release (+click to read)

FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco based artists Alex Ziv and Mario Ayala in the two person show entitled "Going Nowhere" featuring 22 new mixed media works on paper. Both artists are attending The San Francisco Art Institute with Alex Ziv studying for his MFA in painting while Mario Ayala in his last year for a BFA in painting. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, April 12th (6-9pm). The artists will be present. Beer and wine will be available. The show runs through May 4th.

Alex Ziv's works, composed of pen and ink on paper, explore and help to define Ziv's definition of "Americana" through the visual iconography and language of motorcycle subculture. Through exploring topics of contemporary and historical Americana through a background knowledge of mainstream and subversive symbology found in subcultures, Ziv's work attempts to enhance and highlight topics of turbulence.

Mario Ayala's work is a further exploration of his lived experiences intertwined with the ideals of the West Coast ethos containing its ritualistic chachkies, cultural luxuries, and the anxieties due to taking mind altering substances while faced with the prioritized decision of guns or butta. Ayala creates pictorial hyperboles from friend/ family experiences to explore the trudges of economic class, multi cultural sacrosanct, and the day to day hustle for egalitarianism.

About Alex Ziv
24 year old Alex Ziv was born and raised in San Francisco California where he is attending The San Francisco Art Institute in pursuit of an MFA. He has been selected to show both nationally and internationally as well as being selected for his first museum group exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art opening early in May. His work explores topics of contemporary and historical Americana through a background knowledge of mainstream and subversive symbology found in subcultures to enhance and highlight topics of turbulence.

About Mario Ayala
Mario Ayala is 21 years old and is in his last year at the San Francisco Art Institute studying for his BFA in painting. He has shown work in several group exhibitions in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and in North Carolina. Mario's work involves the use of multiple materials, but mostly the use various paints for their own specific processes of application and historical contexts to metaphorically describe the ethos of West coast subcultural ideals. He creates pictorial hyperboles from friend/ family experiences to explore the trudges of economic class, multi cultural sacrosanct, and the day to day hustle for egalitarianism.

Work by Mario Ayala

Work by Alex Ziv

 

"Going Nowhere" Friday @FFDG
    Tuesday, 09 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

FFDG is pleased to open "Going Nowhere" by SF based artists Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala Friday, April 12th (6-9pm). ~RSVP on Facebook

Both artists are attending The San Francisco Art Institute with Alex Ziv studying for his MFA in painting while Mario Ayala in his last year for a BFA in painting.

Going Nowhere
Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala
Opening reception: Friday, April 12th (6–9pm)
@FFDG, San Francisco
2277 Mission St.

"Fuck Bitches Get Money" by Mario Ayala

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New Print by Sylvia Ji, "Madre"
    Friday, 05 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

The very talented Sylvia Ji has a new print out through 827 Ink entitled MADRE.

She has a solo show lined up at FFDG set for June. Details on that shortly.

Sylvia Ji's "Madre"
Limited edition set of 200 fine art prints
Image Size 16"W x 16"L
$145

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