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Polk St Graffiti Moment
Saturday, 08 October 2011 09:17

Was riding the ol' bike down Polk Street yesterday and came across these gems.

Is it so bad that's good?

Is this Anthony Lister so good that it's bad?

Steve Jobs Was Not God ~Via Gawker.com
Thursday, 06 October 2011 16:17

Those of you whose remembrances have already taken on a quasi-religious tone: seek help.

So, Steve Jobs is dead. A tech genius has passed on. Sad. Certainly a devastating loss to Steve Jobs' close friends and family members, as well as to Apple executives and shareholders. The rest of you? Calm down.

Among my Facebook friends yesterday, more than one wrote publicly that they were "crying" or "can't stop crying" or "teared up" due to Steve Jobs' death. Really now. You can't stop crying, now that you've heard that a middle-aged CEO has passed on, after a long battle with cancer? If humans were always so empathetic, well, that would be understandable. But this type of one-upmanship of public displays of grief is both unbecoming and undeserved. ~continue reading

Hands on Clay Opens Tonight, Thurs
Thursday, 06 October 2011 10:29

Creativity Explored (3245 16th St at Guerrero) opens Hands On Clay tonight, Thursday (7-9pm) featuring clay works by a dozen of Creativity Explored artists dive into projects hands first, creating clay works that are anything but ordinary. Monster masks, demonic cupcakes, flying dragons, Eastern deities and spirited mammals from lands real and fantastical - this otherworldly show will entertain and illustrate the power of two hands (on clay).

Hands on Clay tonight at Creativity Explored

Creativity Explored is a nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art. We love the place and the work they display is always unique and interesting. Their opening receptions are a good stop for your evening. Maybe before, get a slice at Deja Vu. Mmmmmmmm

Last Night's Lower Haight Fire Benefit
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 08:39

Great turnout last night for the Haight/ Fillmore fire benefit to raise money for those 31 people displaced by last week's massive fire which also displaced us, FFDG, from 248 Fillmore along with Wallgreens, Three Twins, and Estellas Sandwiches. It sounds like over $7,000 was raised!

Rumors abound by the cause of the fire/ about how long it will be till residents and businesses can move back in, but none of it sounds promising.

Won't go into the cause (rumors at this point), but the talk of how long to get back in- Well, the building manager told us 6 months of paper work and 2 years to rebuild. Ross Mirkarimi's aid Vallie Brown told us that she's going to look into getting the businesses in there soon... So, it sounds like it could be anywhere from a month to two years. Not a whole lot of solid info at this point.

The good news is that it looks like FFDG has a temporary space for the next 4-6 months till we figure out our permanent home. Details on that soon.

Martin, owner of the Vapor Room, buys us a "feel better" beer... Check those beer expiration dates there at the Peacock Lounge. We had a Becks which expired in 2008.

Three Twins, who lost their store front, giving out free ice cream.

-More photos

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 08:34

SF based Tucker Nichols is doing his best to save the US Postal office as seen in the NY Times.

Fire Fundraiser Tues
Monday, 03 October 2011 09:15

In case you didn't know yet, there was a massive 4 alarm fire in Fecal Face's building last Tuesday evening (photos) which displaced not only us from the building but 31 residents from the apartments above.

Tuesday evening you can do something to help those effected as there's a Haight and Fillmore Fire Relief Fundraiser at the Peacock Lounge with prizes, food, drinks and a whole lot more. Get there and give a little something back to help your fellow San Franciscans!

You can also make an online donation.

Fire burns above FFDG last Tuesday which displaced 31 residents.

Via Haighternation.com ~Snack on bites from the likes of Wing Wings, Memphis Minnie’s, and Chilli Cha Cha. Enjoy the cool refreshment of Three Twins, making their triumphant return to the neighborhood to live-scoop at the event. Wash it all down with beer from Mad Dog in the Fog, and/or cocktails from the Peacock Lounge bar.

And purchase tickets to a raffle of amazing prizes and gift certificates from the likes of Booksmith, Blackbird, Idle Hand Tattoo, Lower Haters, Merch, Method, Nosh This, Three Twins, Thriving Life Wellness, Uva Enoteca, and more! -more details at Facebook


In other Fecal Fire/ FFDG related news:

WE'VE FOUND A TEMPORARY GALLERY SPACE that we will move into in November. More details on that soon, but let's say the space is about 7 times larger than our last, so... much fun shall be had. Our next show featuring works by Mario Martinez opens November 10th! Mark your calendar now.

Michelle Fleck Tonight, Fri @Park Life
Friday, 30 September 2011 13:56

Michelle Fleck tonight, Friday, at Park Life (220 Clement St) here in San Francisco. We're going to head down to check out these urabn landscape snap shots. Park Life's site doesn't state, but if memory serves us correct, their openings normally run 6-9pm.

Fecal Face is going to cover the show, have some beers, and relax after a crazy week. Join us! ~Show details

Thanks to our Advertisers
Friday, 30 September 2011 11:00

As we regroup here at Fecal Face, we wanna take a second to thank our newest advertisers: Poster Cabaret, CCA, Upper Playground, and Nothing Major.

If you're interested in advertising on Fecal Face, drop us an email. We're still running our fall special rates for another week. Email: advertise(at)fecalface.com

One of the best art schools here in San Francisco if not all the United States. Wanna attend art school in the most creative town in the US? You're going to want to consider CCA for sure!

Chris Kaskie and Michael Renaud team up to create unique artist designed goods. We like the beer bottle punching out the weed.

Poster Cabaret features hundreds of limited edition fine art prints and concert posters with new prints added weekly. Artists include: Brett Amory, Frank Chimero, Julia Pott, Vivienne Strauss and many more.

Our neighbors and friends at UP have been supporting SF and the contemporary art's scene for as long if not longer than FF. Good people over at Upper Playground producing quality goods.

Fecal Fire
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:33

The building Fecal Face and FFDG is in had a 4 alarm fire yesterday. Everyone is fine but the building has some issues. After we clean up we'll be back with updates and photos of the flame-ness Thurs... Soggy wet office space and gallery. Bummer times.

Sketch Tuesdays Tonight, Tuesday
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 10:25

111 Minna's Sketch Tuesdays every 3rd Tuesday of the month- Tonight. Artists draw in front of you while you drink beers/ cocktails. Artist then pin brand new artwork to a board where it's now for sale. A great way to score some original works at a decent low cost. Tonight features artists: Damon Soule, Eric Otto, Nome Edonna, Shayna Shenanigans, Reuben Rude, Angela Willetts, and many others. ||| 111 Minna @2nd St downtown (6-10pm) -- Complete details

Ferris Plock Sat in SF
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 08:48

SF based artist and long time FF Pal, Ferris Plock, opens Just one Day at the Shooting Gallery w/ a reception scheduled for Saturday, Oct 1st (7-11pm)

This new collection expands upon the artist's captivating use of ukiyo-e inspired design and vibrantly unique characters while exploring the images that shaped his childhood. The exhibit is the artist's second solo show with The Shooting Gallery and will include over twenty pieces utilizing a mix of acrylic, gouache, gold leaf, and spray paint on wood panel. ~complete details

Mark Whalen in Sydney Oct 6th
Friday, 23 September 2011 13:49

The talented Los Angeles based (via Sydney, Australia) artist Mark Whalen opens a show of new small works in Sydney on Thursday Oct 6th at Joseph Allen Shea's site-specific exhibition project Gallery A.S. - The show will also feature a lithograph print release and a signing of mark's new book Human Development published by Zero Plus. ~complete details

Mark Whalen showing in Sydney Oct 6th

Mayoral Debate Tonight, Thurs
Thursday, 22 September 2011 10:33

Update: We did check out the debate where a lot of political speak overshadowed any real action, but what's new? Observed by Fecal Face: Why does Ed Lee think he doesn't need to attend these debates and forums? Minuses 10 points for him, but whatever, we don't support him for mayor anyway... John Avalos seemed bored and wasn't as impressive as we thought he may be. Bevan Dufty, who we don't know a whole lot about, was energized and had some good things to say. Green party candidate Terry Baum seems like her heart is in the right place and may have some good ideas, but comes off out of touch, polarizing, and a little too radical... The following month is going to be fun.

Love how the candidates answer questions without answering the questions at last night's mayoral forum sponsored by the Lower Haight Merchants and Neighbors Association

Have you had a chance yet to make it to one of the mayoral debates? With the election getting closer and closer, it may be time to get some more info on who you may vote for SF's new mayor.

Lower Haight Merchants and Neighbors Association, of which FFDG is a member, hosts a Mayoral Candidates Forum where 12 candidates for mayor will discuss issues relevant to District 5 residents --> Tonight, Thursday at UCSF’s Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus, from 7pm to 9pm.

Sink or Swim Friday
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:09

We need sharks in the world, and they're disappearing at an alarming rate. Just for example, tiger sharks and scalloped hammerheads may have declined more than 97% since the mid-1980s, while numbers of smooth hammerheads and bull sharks are believed to have fallen by 99% off the east coast of the US. The rapid decline of great sharks in the world's oceans is disrupting the marine ecosystem by allowing more lowly fish to thrive, scientists warn today.

This coming Friday, September 23rd, Japan-based non-profit PangeaSeed in collaboration with San Francisco's Spoke Art Gallery is pleased to announce the inaugural transcontinental art exhibition, Sink or Swim, featuring original works from 30 internationally renowned artists such as Dave Kinsey, Josh Keyes, Dan May, Jim Phillips, Skinner and many more. This gathering of widely acclaimed artists from around the globe will address one of the biggest threats facing the health of the world's oceans today - the rapid and mass depletion of sharks. ~complete show details

What's This Bullshit
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 10:52

Our buddy Mildred has released his 5th zine entitled "What's This Bullshit" featuring 40 pages of odd humor, drawings, paintings, comics and more. Well worthy of the 6 bucks he's asking for it. BUY ONE.

In other news, damn, it's hard to stay focused right now when SF is finally getting some summer weather... Stay focused, Johnny.

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"Arrangement" by Michelle Fleck
Friday, 18 April 2014 10:23

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.


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Nychos Friday @Fifty24SF
Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:46

SAN FRANCISCO --- You've seen the murals pop up around town the last week from this Austrian street artist as he prepares for his solo show at Fifty24SF opening this Friday, 4/18.



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Banksy's Mobile Lovers
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:47

Speaking of Banksy (wait, were we speaking of Banksy?)... In any case, love his newest creation "Mobile Lovers" located in Bristol, England.

I love you, dear.... Huh? Wut?


Jeremy Fish Opening a Solo Show in August at FFDG
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:33

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


Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community
Monday, 14 April 2014 10:20

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


Art or Vandalism? See the World’s First Graffiti Drone
Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:30

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

Think how high those throw ups can be now.


OB Shirt by Tucker Nichols
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:01

Tucker Nichols emailed over this new OB shirt he did for our friends at Park Life which can purchased here for $28.

Speaking of Ocean Beach, if you know, you know, but if you don't... it's not what the average american thinks of when thinking of a California Beach (missing 14 yr. old yesterday). Can't believe we used to drunk naked swim at 3am in the dead if winter... being surfers probably helped us not dying.


Open House Sunday - Headland Center for the Arts
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:12

Have you been to the Headland Center for the Arts in the Marin Headlands?

Located in the beautiful ocean-side Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Headlands artists programs support artists of all disciplines—from visual artists to performers, musicians, writers, and videographers—and provide opportunities for independent and collaborative creative work.

This Sunday's Open House runs 12-5pm - FREE & DETAILS


Is It Curtains For San Francisco's Art Scene?
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:35

We all know that San Francisco is going through aches and (growing?)/ shrinking artist pains these days as San Francisco property values sky rocket due to the tech infestation going on around the entire Bay Area. Maybe you work in tech and love it, but since this is an art website, we're interested to how this is affecting artists trying to make ends meet.

Some galleries have been forced to close due to 300% rent hikes. Many artists have fled to Oakland, LA and NYC in search of affordable housing and a more vibrant art scene... But we wanna know what you think of how it's going here in San Francisco. How are you making it work? What's your take on the art scene or lack there of? Do you think things are on the up and up or down and out here in San Francisco? Are artists a bunch of complainers and every thing looks great or is it curtains for San Francisco's artistic community? Thoughts

The Rena Bransten Gallery is packing up their 77 Geary space to make way for tech company MuleSoft


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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.

Flavio Samelo's Downtown Sao Paulo Murals

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, FFDG and Fecalface.com Founder, Stepping Down From Daily Operations

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.

High 5s - Get Your Feet Wet

I purchased one of the first digital cameras when Fecal Face went online in 2000. It was a massive Kodak with 2 mega pixels

"Touching Base" by Schuyler Beecroft

San Francisco based Schuyler Beecroft emailed over the great new series of paintings he's completed entitled "Touching Base", 16x20in on mounted wood panel. Like them.

Flume - Space Cadet (ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut)

Buddies Jay Howell & Jim Dirschberger did this great video produced by Forest City Rockers.

Fire Shelter for Papay Gyro Nights 2014

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.

"Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata

Beautiful painting by NYC based Hiro Kurata now on display at SF's FFDG through April 19th as part of the group show "Salt the Skies".

"Veins of Octulen" by Curiot at FFDG

"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.

Rome's Alice Pasquini ~Mural+

Rome based multimedia artist Alice Pasquini emailed over a recent mural completed in the historic working class neighborhood of Rome called Tufello.

Project M/3 in Berlin curated by NUART

BERLIN --- Project M is a temporary art project with the objective to improve the neighborhood, to push creativity and to connect people. At regular intervals Urban Nation with director Yasha Young invites a group of internationally reclaimed contemporary urban artists to re-design the facade and shop windows of a prominent residential building in Berlin, while it is being reconstructed.

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