Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:00 Written by Trippe
Is much more amazing if you watch it fullscreen. Thanks to Receiver for emailing this over. --> A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects
are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.
CG |Modelling - Texturing - Illumination - Rendering| Alex Roman
POST |Postproduction & Editing| Alex Roman
MUSIC Sequenced, Orchestrated & Mixed by Alex Roman (Sonar & EWQLSO Gold Pro XP)
Sound Design by Alex Roman
Based on original scores by: Michael Laurence Edward Nyman. (The Departure) Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns. (Le Carnaval des animaux)
Directed by Alex Roman
Done with 3dsmax, Vray, AfterEffects and Premiere. thirdseventh.com/
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:20 Written by Michael Hsiung
We went down on Halloween night to Neck Face's much-anticipated show Into Darkness!!! which opened at the Oh Wow gallery in Hollywood. Not only was there a halloween haunted house and an Altamont / Baker / Deathwish skate demo, but also Neck Face's new works which included comic paneled pieces, mask and altar type installation works. There were some long long lines of people waiting to get in, but we powered through and good thing too because it was pretty nuts. Also, Altamont Apparelhad some limited run of Neck Face Into Darkness t-shirts too.
Glen Friedman is showing works from two of his books, Fuck You Heroes and
Fuck You Too, at the 941 Geary Gallery in San Francisco starting tomorrow night, Nov 6th.
These photos have been touring the world for the better part of a decade and half,
and so they’ll be familiar to many of you already. The point of the show, then, may
not be to see these photos for the first time, but to see them again and be reminded
of why they’re so firmly a part of this culture (skateboarding, punk rock, hip hop)
that we love so much. Additionally, we’ll get to see some of Friedman’s
collaborations with Shepard Fairey.
In advance of the opening, this Saturday, November 6th, I spoke with
Friedman over the phone (after an elaborate ritual by which I contacted his
publicist, who then e-mailed Glen my contact information, who then called me from
his blocked number—a level of secrecy and intense concern for privacy I’d never
experienced before [maybe I’ve been interviewing the wrong people so far?]). What I
took away from our talk was part awe at an inarguably legendary photographer (one
whose work I personally admire and find greatly inspiring), and part confoundment
due to Friedman’s lack of humility and his bitter disdain for art he dislikes and for
any criticism of those he holds in high esteem.
In short, during our brief chat, Friedman lived up to every expectation I’d
held; every anecdote of pompousness seemed to me truer after having spoken to
him, but likewise, my appreciation of his doggedness and artistry was also more
actual and, in a way, deserved. At the end of it, the idea was only reinforced that
there’s no true answer to the question of art vs. artist. Whether or not art can be
separate from its creator, we live in a world of copyrighted images and brand names,
and our discussion of a work of art takes place within a framework of context and
intent. Regarding something and being able to appreciate it based purely on
aesthetic grounds is noble and maybe the only true measure of its value as art, but
our valuations remain colored by our own biases. But still, but still, Glen Friedman
has made some of the most beautiful and important and inspiring images of the past
30 years. They’re even in the Smithsonian.
Anyhow, here’s the first part of the interview. Take from it what you will.
To begin, and in a garbled and uninformed way, I asked Glen if there would be
any new photos in the show, or what, if anything would be different from past
exhibits of his Fuck You… works.
GF: There will be two new photos added at the last moment, that I literally took this
month, or in October, two photos that I took that I thought were pretty cool, to show
people that I’m still doing it sometimes.
AT: Are these skate and music photos as well?
GF: They’re just music photos. I have been shooting skating stuff as well, but I didn’t
put one of those in the show. I just liked the music stuff. One of the music shots
[was] this really young band that I don’t even know what to make of them at this
point, but I had a really good time at the show so I shot some photos and I got a
picture that I think is my favorite photo of the year, or one of them anyway, so I
figured I should put it in the show because it’s so bad ass.
Stopped by the press preview of the solo show (w/ collabs from Shepard Fairey) from Glen Friedman last week. Had to see some of these classics in person. For this geezer who grew up skating listening to the music Glen shot album covers, press, and live for, it's a must see show... Like stepping back in time.
Andreas Trolf interviewed Glen for Fecal Face over the phone before the show opened which, you can read here... Don't think Glen's too happy with the interview as he wrote in a tweet, "bitch ass writer tries to have his say... so much for being nice to press". Sorry to hear that as we're huge fans. Andreas may have gone too far. You decide.
Jay Howell returns to San Francisco for a solo show on Fri, November 12th after moving to Los Angeles last month to pursue a career in cartooning. New paintings, fun and hi-jinx are promised at the Fecal Face Dot Gallery Friday night, Nov 12th (6-9pm). Jay will be in attendance getting loose for the duration of the evening. Beer and wine shall be served.
Thursday, 11 November 2010 11:51 Written by Trippe
Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul A beautifully shot film that
follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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", 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.
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
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