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SF & Fresno
Written by Noah Hanson   
Thursday, 13 July 2006 03:43
Noah continues his travels across the US hitting up gay pride, the aquarium, and more.

Greetings from San Francisco! In my last trip log I left off with how I met up with Amy and Theo for a trip to the Jelly Belly Factory. Now that we're back in SF we decided to make it up to our pancreases by eating a healthy dinner at the Herbivore restaurant [one of my favorites]. During this part of the trip we are staying with good buddy John Trippe, who has a wonderful house with lots of cool roomates, art, and a shitload of skateboards.

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Our temporary living courters.

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The boards.

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The FecalFace office.

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Lots of art in John's room.

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After a good nights rest, Michelle and I took off to meet up with Theo and Amy down by the Fisherman's Warf. It's a super touristy area with tons of shops selling nothing but shot glasses and t-shirts printed with bikini babe bodies on them, but we had the once in a lifetime chance to get an authentic tour put on by San Francisco's "Ride the Ducks" for free. For those of you who don't know what "Ride the Ducks" is, it's a huge amphibious military vehicle that they give you tours of the city and bay in. Normally it costs money's, but 'cos Amy's friend works there we got to go for free. Thanks Amy's friend!

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The driver was actually a super rad WWII vet with a killer accent, who gave a pretty imformative tour. We started things off by driving around the Fisherman's Warf area, and then all the way to China town. He told us lots of great stories about famous quakes and fires from back in the day. I didn't take too many pics, but here's what I've got.

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Some burning man sculptures.

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At this point we had pulled into the ocean and told us about some of the different docked ships.

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Then he let some of the passengers steer for a bit.

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Amy Friesen.

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The city.

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The stadium. Anyway, after that was all through we thanked our guide and explored the city a bit. Theo showed us around mostly, and took us to a rad roof top bar. I didn't even get carded!

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Some graffiti you could see from the roof. After a final beer with Theo, Michelle and I got lost for about an hour trying to find John's place again. We did see some cool stuff along the way though.

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Like this hand painted sign,

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and this tuckered out crack whore. Eventually we got back, ate some food at the Herbivore again, and met up with John's roomie so we could go down to the Needles & Pens show. I guess they got busted for "posting bills/flyers" and so they were auctioning off all this great artwork to help pay their massive fine.

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During the show we got to talk tons with old friend Ert, and some of her friends who were really really friendly. We were getting tired though, so we made plans to eat at the Baghdad cafe the next morning, followed by a trip to the huge ass "Gay Pride Parade."

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On the way home we saw this, and were left thoroughly amused.

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The next morning Michelle and I woke up, packed our crap, and headed down to the cafe. I ate an over priced tofu scrambler, but atleast the company was good and Michelle gave me all of her toast. Afterwards we all walked down to the parade, and I saw this along the way.

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Then we got to the march and realized that it was super crowded, and to our disappointment, there weren't actually any leather daddy's fucking in the streets. Oh well, at least there was this guy!

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And this guy, with his strategically placed plush boaconstrictors.

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And this guy, with his oarange and green puffball bicycle. And about a million other guys, or atleast lesbians that looked like they were guys. I even saw one with a t-shirt reading "DADDY," whose facial hair was thicker than mine, and as if that weren't enough, it was also a super creepy blonde color. I think it may have to be somthing you see in person before you get the right idea though.

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From there we said our farewells, and took off to visit Michelle's family in the armpit of America: Fresno, CA. Thanks again to Theo for letting us crash in Oakland, and to John and his roomies for the SF accomadations. You guys rule. All in all, the trip is going quite well. We would not be alive if it weren't for burritos, which actually is true back home too, but burritos here are just 4539087 times better. No major road problems, no problems finding food, gas money is going faster than I expected, but other than that, all is well. Anyway, I'll leave it at that for now. Thanks for reading, post some comments, and stay tuned for next time for exiting news from the "no" (Fresno.)


Yo! Greetings from the beautiful Fresno, CA! Last time I wrote a blog, it was all about my stay in San Francisco and how I was getting ready to drive Southeast towards the fine city of Fresno. Well, since then I've made it all the way down and past that, but here is a little recap of my adventures thus far. The drive was mostly made up of brown hills, some times flowered with huge wind mill power generator things, which really was just a foreshadow of our stay in Frezno: Not too exciting, but still interesting to observe and take in.

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I updated the window paints on the back of the car so now other drivers can see where we've been. It's been an excellent conversation starter at gas stations and parks, we get a lot of friendly honks and waves, and it prolly gets us a little sympathy from other drivers too. Michelle's car is kicking butt with its gas mileage [30-35MPG], and we are seeing tons of craaaazy things ... like a tiny fawn hauling ass down highway 1 to avoid getting hit by a fast-moving semi [don't worry, it was okay]. And we just finished listening to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH book on CD. So good! You may be asking yourself "why the hell did they go to Fresno?" but the whole reason we made the stop here has been to visit Michelle's old hometown. Lemme just say that while Fresno has been boring as hell, Michelle's family time has been mucho quality. Lots of delicious food and poopy jokes. I've been spending a lot of time with her knuckleheaded sisters and little stepsister, sitting in a lot of air-conditioned environments, eating way too much good food, swimming in tons of pools, and watching a lot of bad-to-mediocre teevee. Wednesday night we watched "You've Got Mail," which I love, as well as some "Mystery Science Theater 3000" flics. Those were good, but there are way too fucking many court TV shows on these days ...

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We stayed at Michelle's mom's new, but temporary (long story,) apartment while we were there, but these are some shots from her house. She's kinda into collecting finches, in a really unusual way. I think there's got to be at least 50 or 60, if not more in her main room.

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I got to feed 'em one day. The whole process takes over a half an hour.

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Her finch fetish is so strong in fact that when the little guys die, she puts them in little baggies to freeze for months... Some of them are super rare species, and I guess she just can't bare to part with them. There were literally dozens ...

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Freaky.

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Poor Maggie. She's one of Michelle's younger sisters who had her wisdom teeth pulled while we were in town. When she wasn't passed out with ice bags on her face, she was a real sweet heart.

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Christine and Charlie, the house dogs.

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The heat is blistering and we've been swimming pretty much every day. I think the universe took some mercy on us and it cooled down to 97 one day though. Tuesday we headed out to Wild Water Adventures, a huge water park with lots of kids running around, and bathrooms full of snotty/peepee/poopy water all over the floors. We rode a ton of fun slides, and hung out in their wave pool with a bunch of obese Americans. It brought back a lot of good memories of going to water parks as a kid, and totally helped us to cool off while burning the skin off the bottoms of our feet. Since we've been here we mostly just alternate between visiting with Michelle's family and searching the town for places with WiFi [wireless internet for computers]. After scouring the town, we finally holed up at one of Michelle's old high school coffee shop haunts, The Revue, which is one of the 3 places in town hip enough to provide WiFi to the populous. In a town of half a million people you'd think people would at least have WiFi, but most have never even heard of it. One night we headed out for a taste of the Fresno night life at the River-Park Starbucks. For whatever reason, every middle-aged semi-urban professional in town both owns a crotch-rocket motorcycle AND heads out to this particular Starbucks every night around 11pm. From its outward appearance, one would assume that this Starbucks would be packed with a homosexual version of the Hell's Angels, but alas it was filled only with typical Fresnans, lazy eyes and all. Thankfully we headed out of there on Thursday, bound for the California's Central Coast ... which really IS beautiful. Fresno was alright, but I don't think I'm gonna worry about any future plans of going back any time soon. From there we headed back towards the coast where we popped into the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is huge and awesome and puts the Seattle Aquarium to shame. Seriously, it's at least 3 times the size and the habitats are a lot more natural than the blue cement tanks that are so common at the Seattle Aquarium.

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This was a sign I saw in Downtown Monterey. Thought it was funny.

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I had a hard time figuring out the best way to take pictures through 3 inches of glass to show you all what was inside the tanks, but here's my "best of" photos.

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This tank had a little crank below it that you could turn to change the water's current.

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A former whale.

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Tank depicting polution. Check out the deep fryer basket!

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This tank had a bunch of tuna, turtles, hammerhead sharks, and a few other things.

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I think these were anchovies or somthing. There were tons, all moving so fast. Check out the vid to get an idea of what it was like.

Not the best vid, but whatever.

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There was also a really rad jellyfish exhibit that blows the Seattle one out of the water.

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This one is a video of a few Warty Comb Jellies. They have little "hairs" that they use to paddle around with, which act as prisms, defracting white light into rainbows.

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They also had a decent sized exhibit of paintings and other art pieces at the museum.

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Michelle didn't like this one by David Hockney.

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Below are some pieces by Dale Chihuly.

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Lava lamps?

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Now this stuff was amazing. They're part of a series called "The Symmetry of Jellies," by Ernst Haeckel. They were made all the way back in 1904 by this artist, doctor, and scientist. Later during his life he put out a book called "Art Forms In Nature" that was a big hit. As soon as I get back from my trip I'm gonna find that one at the library for sure.

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Here's a detail of the last one. Anyway, after we left the aquarium we drove down to Big Sur and stayed at a campground for the night. It totally brought me back to the days when I was a boyscout, and although expensive and kinda crowded, it was probably my favorite camping spot yet on the trip.

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Alright. That's all I've got for this edition of my travels around the US of A. As usual, thanks for taking the time to read, and feel free to leave some comments down below if you'd like to share a story, ask a question, or just say hello. As of right now I'm actually in Austin, TX, but I'm sorta back tracking and catching up on all the blogs I havn't posted yet. Tomorrow I take off for Houston, and then am going to be taking a few days to work my way up to DC. If any of you have any advice or suggestions of places to stay in between there, totally hit me up. But yeah, I'm off, so wish me luck!

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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.


John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre

"John French with Hasselblad", photo collage/ hand cut paper on wooden panel, by Lola Dupre which will be part of tomorrow's opening of "Salt the Skies" at FFDG in San Francisco. 2277 Mission St. (6-9pm) - RSVP here.


"Salt the Skies" at FFDG Opening Fri, Mar 21st

FFDG's spring show "Salt the Skies" is set to open on Friday, March 21st (6-9pm) -- Featuring works by Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold, Mario Ayala, Jud Bergeron, Curiot (Favio Martinez), Christopher Burch, Lola Dupre, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Hiro Kurata, Marty Machado, Mark Mulroney, and Nicomi Nix Turner


Brian Barneclo's 225' Food Chain Mural

San Francisco based Brian Barneclo was commissioned in 2006 to paint a HUGE mural on the side of Foods Co on Shotwell at 14th Streets. After some time on its own, it got pretty taxed by misc graffiti and pigeon shit.


A short documentary following the late artist, Shawn Whisenant

Shawn Whisenant is a born and raised San Francisco Bay Area artist whose art can be found lurking in the streets or galleries and museums across the USA, Australia, and Europe. He has been working on the streets of the Bay Area since the mid 1990's, where his images continue to endure on walls, mailboxes, and other surfaces around the city. He enjoys making books and stickers, taking photos, painting signs, and moving about in the city’s shadows. In the streets and galleries, his work has seen many different forms. From rare-hand crafted books, to skateboard films and a signature pair of Osiris shoes, his creating doesn’t end with painting. RIP Shawn Whisenant.


John Felix Arnold @BRIC House, Brooklyn

In the year or so that I've known Felix, almost every one of his shows has had a live musical element and it seems perfect that he would be included in a show called Art Into Music. He commandeered the corner of the gallery to create an installation that houses not only his drawing, but also an entire drum kit, amps and a dude playing a guitar. The warm wood paneling stands out in contrast to the matte grey boom-box tower and the muted wall of album covers and looks like a beacon calling to the crowd saying "this is what you shoud be looking at." However, it's not in a "look at me" attention-starved desperation, more like a welcoming invitation into his world.





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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

 

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:39


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

 

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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

 

Nikki McClure at Needles & Pens, Friday 4/11
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:42

SAN FRANCISCO --- Nikki McClure, known for her painstakingly intricate and beautiful paper cuts, returns to Needles & Pens with an opening reception this Friday, April 11th - She'll be showing original papercuts for the book, "May the Stars Drip Down" - show details

This approach was born and bred out of the Olympia, Washington independent music scene. There, local artists emphasized everything handmade and self-published. The idea was to do a lot with a little. The result was a rich community sharing artistry and ideas. McClure found herself deeply embedded in this community which shaped an ethic of hands-on and accessible artmaking. - show details

 

Richard Colman Mural on 12th
Monday, 07 April 2014 09:14

SF --- on the corner of 12th and Folsom is this Richard Colman mural... Speaking of Colman, check this wonderful show from him in 2010.

 

Going Over Murals?
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 10:21

We've noticed this mural on 19th St here in the Mission has been getting bombed over the last week.

Is going over a mural acceptable?

Isn't there an unwritten rule of not going over murals?

 

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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.


John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre

"John French with Hasselblad", photo collage/ hand cut paper on wooden panel, by Lola Dupre which will be part of tomorrow's opening of "Salt the Skies" at FFDG in San Francisco. 2277 Mission St. (6-9pm) - RSVP here.


"Salt the Skies" at FFDG Opening Fri, Mar 21st

FFDG's spring show "Salt the Skies" is set to open on Friday, March 21st (6-9pm) -- Featuring works by Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold, Mario Ayala, Jud Bergeron, Curiot (Favio Martinez), Christopher Burch, Lola Dupre, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Hiro Kurata, Marty Machado, Mark Mulroney, and Nicomi Nix Turner


Brian Barneclo's 225' Food Chain Mural

San Francisco based Brian Barneclo was commissioned in 2006 to paint a HUGE mural on the side of Foods Co on Shotwell at 14th Streets. After some time on its own, it got pretty taxed by misc graffiti and pigeon shit.


A short documentary following the late artist, Shawn Whisenant

Shawn Whisenant is a born and raised San Francisco Bay Area artist whose art can be found lurking in the streets or galleries and museums across the USA, Australia, and Europe. He has been working on the streets of the Bay Area since the mid 1990's, where his images continue to endure on walls, mailboxes, and other surfaces around the city. He enjoys making books and stickers, taking photos, painting signs, and moving about in the city’s shadows. In the streets and galleries, his work has seen many different forms. From rare-hand crafted books, to skateboard films and a signature pair of Osiris shoes, his creating doesn’t end with painting. RIP Shawn Whisenant.


John Felix Arnold @BRIC House, Brooklyn

In the year or so that I've known Felix, almost every one of his shows has had a live musical element and it seems perfect that he would be included in a show called Art Into Music. He commandeered the corner of the gallery to create an installation that houses not only his drawing, but also an entire drum kit, amps and a dude playing a guitar. The warm wood paneling stands out in contrast to the matte grey boom-box tower and the muted wall of album covers and looks like a beacon calling to the crowd saying "this is what you shoud be looking at." However, it's not in a "look at me" attention-starved desperation, more like a welcoming invitation into his world.


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