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"Going Nowhere" Opens April 12th @FFDG
Written by Van Edwards   
Thursday, 04 April 2013 16:42
Going Nowhere
Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala
Opening reception: Friday, April 12th (6–9pm)
@FFDG, San Francisco
2277 Mission St.

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.

Press Release (+Click to expand)

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
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.

 
Last Week to View Curiot in SF
Written by Van Edwards   
Thursday, 04 April 2013 08:00

Last week to view Mexico City based Curiot's solo show Age of Omuktlans at San Francisco's FFDG. Hours: Wed thru Sat (1-6pm). | 2277 Mission St. @19th

Chant for Pleasure by Curiot | acrylic on MDF | 24" x 24"

 
Illustrator Ryan Heshka
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 13:47

Ryan Heshka was born in Manitoba, Canada, and grew up in Winnipeg. Fueled by long prairie winters, he spent a lot of his childhood drawing, building cardboard cities and making super 8 films. Early influences that persist to this day include antiquated comics and pulp magazines, natural history, graphic design and music, movies and animation. Formally trained in interior design, he is self-taught as an artist. His illustrations (represented by Kate Larkworthy) has appeared in Vanity Fair, Playboy, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, the New York Times, Smart Money, and on the cover and interiors of BLAB!.

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Street Artist Aryz in Copenhagen
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 09:55

Before his large mural for the Galore Urban Art Festival (Copenhagen) last summer, the Spanish street artist Aryz travelled an hour away from Copenhagen to reach Nastved, a town that lies on the island of Zealand. Here he painted a fresh piece on a mural (opposite to the old post office close to Naestved Station, which is a part of Naestved Youth School of Art and decoration project "Nestved Art City". While he was in the town he also painted some cool pieces on large MDF wood panels and these works aro now on display at the local waiting room at Naetved Station.

Words & Photos: Henrik Haven

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Paintings by Adam Sorensen
Written by Van Edwards   
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 17:12

Oil on linen works by Adam Sorensen (Born: 1976, Chicago, IL) whose show just concluded at PDX Contemporary Art in Portland.

 
THE TIGERING!
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 29 March 2013 15:21

100 Years ago, the Champawat Tiger attacked and killed 436 villagers in India and Nepal. Manik Nakra has taken on the project of documenting all 436 tiger attacks with watercolor drawings. He put them on tumblr: www.thetigering.tumblr.com. The project is called: "THE TIGERING!"

The Champawat Tiger was a legendary female Bengal tiger responsible for an estimated 436 deaths in Nepal and the Kumaon area of India, mostly during the 19th century.

After killing over 200 people in Nepal, the tigeress was driven by the Nepalese Army across the border (river Sarda) into India, where she continued her massacring in the Kumaon District. A maneater so fearless, all her killings occurred during the daytime.

The tigress was finally shot in 1907 by a British colonel born in India named Jim Corbett, a dramatic feat confirmed by about 300 villagers. Since then, Corbett has been elevated to the level of a sadhu(saint) in the region and a monument has been constructed at the tigress death site. When India broke free of colonial rule in 1947, they opened their first national park, Jim Corbett National Park.

In January 2012, after reading this story in Man-Eaters of Kumaon (a journal kept by Jim Corbett), I began a project documenting all 436 tiger attacks. 
Why? Because its fucking badass. But along the way it turned into an installation about modernizing identities and an allegory for the messy and maddening road to progress in India. All drawings are watercolor and gouache on paper, 12in x 16in (30.4cm x 40.6cm)

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BLACKARTPROJECTS AND MARK WHALEN PRESENT
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 29 March 2013 14:00

MAZE WALKERS
Work by Mark Whalen
Opening Thursday 4 April, 6-8pm
Exhibition: 2 - 20 April, 2013

Chalk Horse
8 Lacey Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

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Sten & Lex in Shanghai, China
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 28 March 2013 13:00

One of our favorite's, the Italian duo Sten & Lex, emailed over some images from their current show running through April 30th in Shanghai, China at Magda Danysz Gallery

Sten & Lex have been doing stencils on the street since 2000/2001 and today their work is part of the urban landscape in their home town of Rome, London, Paris, Barcelona, New York. During that early period in Rome, and Italy in general, there didn’t exist a strong stencil culture such as there was in France and Sten & Lex may be considered as the pioneers of "Stencil Graffiti" in Italy and were the first to be considered "stencil artists". All the work of Sten & Lex results from an individual path that developed far from art academies and design institutes and far from classic writing and graffiti background. The duo are best known in the history of stencil making for introducing the halftone stencil technique where the main part of their stencil portraits are composed by thousands of lines. They usually produce portraits from people they have photographed themselves or found in family photos album, anonymous people.

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PangeaSeed's Sametan - Don't Tread on Me
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:02

An estimated 70 million sharks killed each year to satisfy the unsustainable appetite for shark fin soup. As an apex predator at the top of the food chain, sharks play a vital role in ways common fish do not. In virtually every part of the ocean, sharks keep fish populations healthy and in proper balance. In areas where sharks have been over-fished, we are already seeing obvious change for the worse.

PangeaSeed is a non profit whose mission is raise public awareness and education surrounding the conservation and preservation of sharks and other marine species in peril.

This weekend PangeaSeed in collaboration with Tokyo-based vinyl toy designer Cometdebris (Koji Harmon), are pleased to announce their latest shark-saving effort: Sametan – Don't Tread on Me. For one weekend only, March 29-30, 2013, at the Spoke Art Gallery (816 Sutter St) in San Francisco, we will host a one of a kind art exhibition featuring 30 custom Sametan vinyl figures designed by 30 global artists including Frank Kozik, Buff Monster, Jenn Porreca and many more.

PangeaSeed's Sametan – Don't Tread on Me
Venue: Spoke Art – 816 Sutter Street – San Francisco, CA.
March 29th, 2013 – Opening Reception (7-11pm)
Suggested $5 – $10 donation

Suckadelic

Scott Hove and Sametan

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Val Kilmer Art, Miami Art Basel, 2012
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:48

We did a studio visit with internet artist Ryder Ripps last month and after browsing his site came across this project to theme a show around Val Kilmer and the work they think he would enjoy... Enjoy.

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In late 2011 I helped organize a group show called LikeArtBasel, featuring internet aware works by JOEY CARD, PETRA CORTRIGHT, STERLING CRISPIN, NICK DEMARCO, BEA FREMDERMAN, RACHEL LORD, WILL NEIBERGALL, RAFAEL ROZENDAAL, LIZ RYWELSKI, ZACH SHIPKO, RYAN TRECARTIN and myself.

Val Kilmer came to the show but didn't buy anything. Below you can see him at the show and not buying anything (photo credit Nick Demarco).

Hypothesizing Val's inner dialog while he was at LikeArtBasel became a running joke.. I started thinking about how funny it would be to make art specifically for his sensibilities.

Rachel Lord, Brad Horenstein and I started to back and forth ideas for art that Val Kilmer might like... mostly based on reading his twitter, the outfit he wore at LikeArtBasel and knowing that he lives on a ranch and raises buffalo.. for more of these idea's checkout the Val Kilmer Art Twitter.

TO VIEW THE COMPLETE PROJECT --> CLICK HERE.

 
Nosego in Philly Saturday
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:12

Philadelphia baseed painter/ mural artist Yis "NoseGo" Goodwin, who had the honor of showing here at FFDG during our Winter Group Show, opens the solo show Colossal The Small at Philly's James Oliver Gallery this Saturday, the 30th (6-10pm). Below is a small taste Yis emailed over to us to share with you, the Fecal reader.

Nosego is currently collaborating with Converse and the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time, as well as Nickelodeon; and Nosego will also be featured in Streetosphere, an upcoming documentary about street art.

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ROA & Skateistan
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 22 March 2013 16:31

World traveling street artist ROA completed some board graphics for the nonprofit Skateistan who bring skateboarding to children in Afghanistan and Cambodia

"My purpose of my visit to Cambodia was an introduction to the Skateistan and also to the Sk8room project. It's a beautiful project because they help kids that don't have a lot of opportunities and let them be kids. I skateboarded as a kid. I grew up in the 80's so skateboarding for me was one of the most important things as a teenager and it came together for me with graffiti and hip-hop culture. So it was really important and you see now it still influences me. Early Skateboard graphics of Powell and Santa Cruz had such a special meaning for me as a teenager to begin with and it is still a big part of my life.” - ROA

The ROA x The SK8room skate decks will be available for sale only through www.thesk8room.com Twenty percent of all sales will be donated to Skateistan, a not-for-profit that teaches empowerment through skateboarding to children in impoverished countries like Afghanistan and Cambodia.

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Curiot @FFDG
Written by Van Edwards   
Thursday, 21 March 2013 16:17

Age of Omuktlans features works by Mexico City based Curiot currently running at FFDG in San Francisco through April 6, 2013.

FFDG, San Francisco
2277 Mission St. @19th
Hours: Wed thru Sat (1-6pm)

Distorted Nature, acrylic on canvas, 15.5" x 20"

Chant for Pleasure, acrylic on MDF, 24" x 24"

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Sheryo's Food Murals
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 15 March 2013 10:51

Brooklyn based (via Singapore) Sheryo emailed over some of her food murals. Love the banana below. ~more here

Pizza Lovin' Furry Friend

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Martinkovic and Milford
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 10:08

A while back Justin Martinkovic from the Martinkovic and Milford architect team contacted me to do a design for the long glass wall in their office. They also got a hold of Erik Otto to do an installation as well. Well, last Saturday the Martinkovic and Milford team held an office warming party with awesome appetizers and drinks for the newly finished space. Pacolli and I attended the party and had an awesome time! They had some nice artwork and installations around the office and I snapped some photos. -David William Heinbokel (aka Mildred)

Mildred and beers

Print by Josh Keyes

Window frosting by Mildred.

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Boxcar by Mick Burson
Written by Van Edwards   
Monday, 11 March 2013 16:06

Hey I wanted to share this boxcar I painted with you guys. I painted it yesterday and finished it today. Thanks -Mick Burson

 
Hiro Kurata's Portrait of Doug
Written by Trippe   
Monday, 11 March 2013 11:31

Had a nutty week last week with closing down Jay Howell's show and setting up Curiot's sold out show that opened last Friday @FFDG... thus a lack of posts. It's a new week with another load of work that needs to get done, but we'll keep things moving here at Fecal Face as well.

Our ol' buddy Hiro Kurata from NYC sent us an email this AM to let us know of his upcoming show in Tokyo at Fort Gallery. Check out this incredible 75"x75" piece which will be featured in the show. For a taste of Hiro's work, go here.

 
Distorted Nature by Curiot
Written by Trippe   
Friday, 08 March 2013 10:33

It's been a busy arse week as we closed down Jay Howell's show and are set to open the solo show Age of Omuktlans with Mexico City based street artist and painter Curiot (Favio Martinez) tonight, Friday, March 8th (6-9pm) @FFDG. 2277 Mission St @19th.

Here's another little taste from this incredibly talented painter. Hope to see you tonight. Beer and wine available and Curiot will be present.

Distorted Nature
acrylic on canvas
15.5" x 20"

 
Curiot @FFDG Opening Friday, March 8th
Written by Van Edwards   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:54

"Age of Omuktlans"
Curiot, solo show
Opening reception: Friday, Mar 8th, 6–9 pm
@FFDG, San Francisco

preview inquires, email: info(at)ffdg.net
RSVP on Facebook

FFDG is pleased to present Mexico City based painter and street artist Curiot (Favio Martinez) in his first solo show in the United States entitled “Age of Omuktlans” featuring 11 new colorful and vibrant acrylic paintings on canvas. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, March 8th (6-9pm). The artist will be present. Beer and wine will be available. The show runs through April 14th.

Curiot’s colorful paintings, featuring mythical half-animal half-human figures and scenes, which allude to Mexican traditions (geometric designs, Day of the Dead styles, myths and legends, tribal elements), are rendered in precise detail with a mixture of highly vibrant yet complementary colors. “Growing up in the States sort of gave me a diluted Mexican culture, I had no clue what I was missing out on until I moved back 10 years ago”, says Curiot. “The bright colors, folklore, ancient cultures and the beautiful handcrafts are some of the things that I embraced and which influence my work deeply”. The 11 new paintings in “Age of Omuktlans” tell the story of man’s distance from his natural path as he focuses his energy on satisfying his material pleasures and the dystopia this creates.

Curiot is a painter and street artist working in Mexico City. He earned his B.F.A from the Universidad Michoacana de S.N. Hidalgo in 2008. His paintings have been exhibited in diverse solo and group venues including: Fecal Face, Anno Domini, Fifty24MX, CC186, Centro Cultural Border, Galería David Alfaro Siqueiros, Lavamp, La Cream Galería, and received an award for his work “Mass Media” in the 7th National Biennial of Painting and Engraving Alfredo Zalce. Curiot´s work has been featured in numerous online and print publications including Beautiful Decay, Indie Rocks, El Fanzine, and Tongue Mag.

Curiot wants to do a wall while here in San Francisco. Do you have a good wall where he could do a piece? Let us know. info(at)ffdg.net


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Matchbook Art by Joseph Martinez
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:12

Denver based Joseph Martinez is opening the show, A Little Piece of the Bay, on March 7th at Public Barber Salon (571 Geary) featuring his teeeny tiny matchbook oil paintings of his favorite San Francisco artists that inspire him like Kim Cogan, Henry Lewis, Sam Flores, Mike Giant, Barry McGee, etc.

Check out his other great matchbook paintings.

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ROA in Bruxelles
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:17

Henrik Haven has been hanging with ROA for a week and brings us some work-in-progress shots as ROA was working on all the excellent pieces for the "Stop Over" show at BODSON-EMELINCKS in Bruxelles, Belgium.

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SF Giants' World Series Trophy & DLX
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 17:21

I'm not sure how many people are lucky enough to have The San Francisco Giants 3 World Series trophies put on display at their work for the company's employees to enjoy during their lunch break, but that's what happened the other day at Deluxe. So great.

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SF skateboarding icons Jake Phelps, Mickey Reyes, and Tommy Guerrero with the 3 SF Giants World Series Trophies


 

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

charlie

 

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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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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