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Jay Howell Curated Show in San Diego, Fri
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 15:24

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.

SF Phone Thefts
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 11:15

Carefull about walking down the street texting with your IPhone. IPhone/ smart phone thefts are a rising industry here in San Francisco. There have been over 400 incidents in the past 6 months in San Francisco alone. Those things are expensive. Watch out for people sneaking up from behind to nab and then sell at 7th and Market St. A friendly FYI.

Our Endorsements
Monday, 07 November 2011 11:20

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.

Free Ty Segall Show Nov 10th
Friday, 04 November 2011 09:19

Ty Segall, who played our 10 Yr. Show After Party last year, is playing a free show at Brick and Mortar Music Hall here in SF on Nov 10th.

Did you catch Thee Oh Sees last month for the same deal? We heard it was crazy crowded, so I guess, if interested, you probably should get to this early. RSVP

Free Ty Segall show Nov 10th

Day of the Draw Tonight, Thurs in Oakland
Thursday, 03 November 2011 14:23

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

Luggage Store Benefit This Saturday!
Thursday, 03 November 2011 11:49

The Luggage Store is just about the best gallery here in SF, which is why we held our 10 yr. show there.

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.

Devendra Banhart will be performing.

Updates at FFDG
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 10:57

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).

Also opening in the front part of the massive space will be the group show 11.11.11 featuring works from Nathan Brown (Montreal), Ryan Bubnis (Portland), Huey Crowley (New York City), Ryan Da Le Hoz (San Francisco), Lola Dupre (Glasgow, Scotland), Hamishi (Melbourne), Russell Leng (Vancouver), Charles Martin (New York City), Eric Shaw (San Francisco), and Winnie Truong (Toronto).

Dry wall going up at FFDG's temp space at 248 Clement today as we prepare for the opening on Fri, Nov 11th (6-9pm)

Teen Witch @Fifty24SF
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 09:13

Our friends @Fifty24SF open My So Called Life featuring over 50 photographs from SF based Andrea Sonnenberg aka Teen Witch documenting portrait, graffiti, landscape, action, and day in the life photography. Opening Thursday, Nov 3rd @7pm. 218 Fillmore St.

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

Masks by Ian Langohr
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 16:01

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.

2nd Printing of Fish-Work
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 08:18

Portland based photographer Corey Arnold's (2010 FFDG show) Fish-Work book, which sold out in 4 months, has been named one of the best books of the year by Photo District News and American PHOTO Magazines. Nazraeli Press has just released their second printing.

The Fecal Face online shoppe has a few signed copies left of the first edition here.

Fecal Face online shop has a few signed copies of Corey Arnold's Fish-Work available here.

Fishing With My Dad is up and running in Portland through Nov 27th at Ampersand.

Jessie Rose Vala at Ever Gold Nov 3rd
Monday, 31 October 2011 10:22

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.

Click here for a preview of the show and for complete details.

Painting by Michelle Ramin
Friday, 28 October 2011 13:04

Great painting emailed in from SF based Michelle Ramin whose studying to get her MFI @SFAI.

Sounder for Free Fridayz
Thursday, 27 October 2011 16:11

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.

Occupying Oakland & SF
Thursday, 27 October 2011 11:57

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.

Jon Stewart does a great job covering Oakland's heavy handed response the other night across the Bay.

Our Schedule Is Change @Space 1026 Philly
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 17:36

Our Schedule Is Change - Tim Kerr & Friends opens up in Philly's Space 1026 on Friday, Nov 4th (7-10pm) with a music performance by Zomes (Asa Osborne of Lungfish/Pupils). complete details.

Tim Kerr & Friends at Philly's Space 1026

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Gone Fishin'
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:39

I don't think at this point it needs to be written since the last update to Fecal Face was a long time ago, but...

I, John Trippe, have put this baby Fecal Face to bed. I'm now focusing my efforts on running ECommerce at DLX which I'm very excited about... I guess you can't take skateboarding out of a skateboarder.

It was a great 15 years, and most of that effort can still be found within the site. Click around. There's a lot of content to explore.

Hit me up if you have any ECommerce related questions. - trippe.io


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.


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



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.


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.


Work by Meryl Pataky


In Wake of Attack, Comix Legend Says Satire Must Stay Offensive
Friday, 09 January 2015 09:59


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


Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:36



SF Bay Area: What Might Have Been
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 09:36


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.


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



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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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.


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.


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.


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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