Hey, San Diego persons, you should get to Double Break on Friday, Nov 11th to check out this solid show curated by Jay Howell. Too many great artists to name, but many that we love to showcase. Check the flier and get to the show... Double Break looks to be something like SF's Park Life. Arty gifts, books, clothing, toys with an art gallery attached.
Tuesday, Nov 8th, is the day that San Francisco chooses a new mayor. You can vote for anyone BUT Ed Lee. Do NOT vote for Ed Lee. We do not need more failed leadership from Willy Brown.
Ed Lee only got into the mayor's office with the promise that he wouldn't run for a full term, a promise which he broke due to Rose Pak and Willy Brown's encouragement. They know that this puppet is what they need to push their business interests through City Hall. Not your interests in mind. The office is being bought and San Francisco looses in the end.
Encourage your friends and family to vote for just about anyone EXCEPT Ed Lee. It's critical to end the 16 years of regressive policies. We NEED a major who's free from the corrupt political machine. We need just about anyone EXCEPT ED LEE!! We recommend: #1 John Avalos #2 Bevan Dufty #3 Leland Yee.
Avalos for SF's new mayor.
Vote Ross Mirkarimi for sheriff
Ross Mirkarimi at Henry Gunderson's opening @FFDG.
We also highly recommend you vote Ross Mirkarimi for sheriff... Seems funny to endorse a sheriff on an art website, but the guy has done a great job as District 5 supervisor. He's endorsed by the outgoing sheriff, Michael Hennessey, who's been San Francisco's sheriff for the last 32 years. Mirkarimi is also a supporter of medical marijuana amoung other left leaning issues... Get to the polls on Tuesday.
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
Next Saturday, November 5th, they're hosting an impressive art auction/ benefit featuring a wide range of well known artists. And if you really wanna support, a $150 ticket gets you an intimate performance with New Weird America musica' man Devendra Banhart before the show opens to the genral public at 8:30pm. $$ raised goes to support The Luggage Store and their programs. A worthy cause.
Update Thurs:Mike Midden Tweeted this AM- a lotta action at the old Fillmore space today. And included the image below. Wow, no joke on the action. They're gutting the space!
They're gutting our space on Fillmore due to the fire.
Also, stay tuned for awesome developments on the opening of our temp space at 248 Clement on Fri, Nov 11th. Music, food, booze, and, of course, great art from Mario Martinez (Mars-1) and from the group show 11.11.11.
Stopped by FFDG's Fillmore space yesterday to see construction workers tearing down walls down to the studs so that they can dry post fire/ water damage. Asked the Irish contractor what he thought of a time frame for repairs to be completed and didn't get a solid answer, but it doesn't look like any time soon, for sure.
Knowing it was a matter of time before the nice sink and faucet we installed disappeared, we ripped it from the wall and await to install it back on Fillmore St or wherever our permanent home ends up.
Rescued Trippe's birthday sink and faucet
Good news is that we open up FFDG's temporary gallery space at 248 Clement in a little over a week with a solo show from San Francisco's Mario Martinez (Mars-1) on 11.11.11 or better known as Friday, Nov 11 (6-9pm).
Building off the unique lineage of street photography in San Francisco, Sonnenberg’s unfiltered, raw, and often humorous work has made her an active documentarian of a new generation of SF youth culture. Her intimate portraits of her friends and of herself are often candid, revealing a truth about both the city and the personalities that exist inside. The photos present a world of unbridled optimism and a carefree rebirth of homegrown bohemian culture in the midst of a city preoccupied by technological innovation. -complete show details
Montreal based Ian Langohr creates masks out of ethafoam, fabric, paint, plastic, and rubber - Ian's masks tell stories that contrast themes of melancholy and anxiety with that of absurdity and humour.
Future Teller opens this Thursday, Nov 3rd at SF's Ever Gold Gallery featuring works from CCA graduate and Portland based Jessie Rose Vala. This will be her first solo offering in the Bay Area since 2002.
Vala is known for her site specific installations that emphasize her diverse skill with multiple media backgrounds. Future Teller is an elaborate three dimensional mythology that serves as the artist’s personal investigation into Man’s fall from ‘Paradise’, as depicted in a utopian existence.
Be sure to get your Halloween themed drawings emailed in for this week's Free Fridayz. This week's prize includes a 7" from Austin based band Sounder as well as a couple Jay Howell shirts from Sounder as well.
Email your Halloween themed drawings to: freefridayz (at) fecalface.com
Max Blackmore emailed over his Halloween themed drawing for Free Fridayz.
Poo chilling under this week's Free Fridayz prize: 7" from Austin based Sounder and Jay Howell shirt.
Love how Ed Lee (vote for anyone BUT him for SF mayor) backed down from raiding OccupySF last night as we're certain he didn't think it politically wise to arrest his competitors for the mayor's race with Avalos, Yee, and Adachi stating their willingness to get cuffed by the fine folks of the SFPD if they decided to raid last night.
Under the guise of public health, wonder when the raid will go down. In any event, stay non-violent down there, people. Like Oakland, it's best for public opinion to let the cops overreact with the world's critical eye watching.
CHICAGO --- Ryan Travis Christian opens his second solo show Check please with Western Exhibitions this Friday, April 25th featuring graphite on paper drawings of his signature cartoon-style alongside a second suite of works on paper and sculptures that employ color. ~show details
SEATTLE --- San Francisco based Ryan De La Hoz opens a show of new works at Flat Color on May 1st. We love Ryan's work and have shown it many times throughout the years. Ryan will be also showing at LA - Juxtapoz Psychedelic Show, The Well, LA, CA April 26th 2014 - SF - Paper Cuts, Spoke Art, SF, CA May 3rd 2014
Working in unconventional mediums such as woven blankets, puzzles, and faux marble, De La Hoz has pioneered an innovative style in a class of its own. Collages of white noise, flowers and tie-dye are all hand cut and assembled to create mystic portals of intrigue. Heavily influenced by themes of death and rebirth, past and present, and the collision of modern culture with antiquity; Form and Void is mysterious look into the odyssey of creation, destruction, and an examination of society at large. -show details
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
"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.
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