Neck Face hasn't shown in quite awhile, but he's opening a new solo show, Into Darkness, in Los Angeles @OhWOW on Halloween - OHWOW is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Neck Face. Into Darkness is a homecoming presentation (of sorts) for the California native, as he unveils his latest series of drawings, paintings, and sculptures. The exhibition opens on Halloween night with an encore production of the highly publicized performance and installation mounted in Miami, 2009, replete with a full-scale haunted house and skate demo. ~MORE INFO.
My good friend Eric Wollam who I've known since high school has been the art director for Almost Skateboards for many years now. Besides being quite the ripper himself, Wollam is a talent with design and with the art workings. He'll be showing some boards he designed as well as some work this Saturday down in San Pedro @Sunken City Skates. Complimentary beer as well.
It is early Saturday evening, and a steady hum of excitement begins to build inside the Mission District's Needles & Pens art gallery. Students, sipping cans of Tecate, wax poetic about the future of street art with local skateboarders; ambient slowcore Casio sounds of the band Death Cheetah start to fill the room, and a group of older art aficionados hover inches away from pencil drawings of Ragnar Persson and Keith Shore and discuss the similar texture in the works. ~Read On
We interviewed this SF based artist a couple years back. Well, he now has a new website featuring his new drawings of sourced material he takes from google and youtube which he juxtaposes with alternate movie titles, tv show titles or characters, creating new fantasy entertainment teams. ~read the mini interview
APE or The Alternative Press Expo opens up this weekend in San Francisco. Coming back to San Francisco on October 16 and 17 at the Concourse Exhibition Center (located at 635 8th Street), APE offers comics fans an event focused on creativity and devoted to the output of indie cartoonists, artists, and publishers doing the thing they love most. With over 5,000 attendees in 2009, APE remains the premiere alternative comics and publishing show in the nation.
Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin is hosting their Fall 2010 Open House this Sunday, Oct 17th. Ever been up there? Besides all the great arting that takes place, the campus is set just north over the Golden Gate Bridge in the stunning Headland's National Park - Open House provides a once-in-a-season opportunity to meet Headlands' Fall 2010 AIRs, Affiliates, and Graduate Fellows. View works-in-progress in artists studios, attend performances and readings, eat a homemade lunch in the Mess Hall, and explore Headlands' nine-building campus situated in a National Park.
Richard Colman and Ryan Travis Christian both open new shows this Saturday @Guerrero Gallery here in SF and both shows should be most excellent. Colman opens Something Better featuring his brightly hued and dense paintings with intricately complex patterns and geometric shapes. He also has been working on some really great stark black and silver work as well as we saw at the Fecal Face 10 Yr. show (below).
Chicago-area artist Ryan Travis Christian opens Well, Time Makes Fools Of Us All in the project space featuring works primarily in graphite and ink. His images are constructed using abstract elements (pattern, and organic smoke/vapor like formation), comic utilities (like sub panels and motion lines), and old fashion cartoon iconography.. ~Saturday (7-11pm) 2700 19th St in the Mission. ~Show Details
Damon Soule opens up Tessellating Pigments Thursday 10/14 in NYC at Joshua Liner (6-9pm). Damon's last show @FFDG was incredible, and this one will be more of the same from Soule. Not to miss... Working in acrylic on wood and on canvas, Soule’s paintings depict fantastic atmospheres of ambiguous makeup and density, which dance with hovering volumes. ~show info.
Damon Soule & Mars collaboration from May's show @FFDG.
Took a couple days off after our 10 Yr. Show... Back at it now full steam ahead. Keep checking back today as we've got a lot of stuff to get up on the site and a lot of things to tell you about... Oh, and go Giants! What a couple of games last weekend. Wowzas. --> and fuck it's hot. Already working at Fecal Face shirtless. What, today it's meant to get into the 90s here in SF. Where's the fog?
Oh man, that was a late night. Thanks to Tommy Guerrero who played an amazing set and to everyone who came out. We're taking the day off and riding bikes about the city and will be checking out the shows below... Oh, and load Fecal Face on your mobile phone now. Realized that the mobile redirect was off, but it's on now. The mobile version of Fecal Face loads fast with an IPhone on 3G now.
Saturday get on over to Needles and Pens for the opening of Knock Knock, a group exhibition curated by Malmö, Sweden's K R E T S FEATURING WORKS BY: AJ Fosik, Chris Johanson, Danilo Stankovic, Holly Stevenson, James Benjamin Franklin, Jeff Olsson, Jennifer Muskopf, Johanna Jackson, Keith Shore, Kim Hiorthøy, Malin Gabriella Nordin, Matthew Feyld, Megan Whitmarsh, Misaki Kawai, Peter Larsson, Phil Elverum, Ragnar Persson, Shoboshobo, & a mural by Richard Colman.
In August of 2010 Needles & Pens participated in an international cultural swap of sorts, by going to Sweden and curating an art show at KRETS. Now, in October, KRETS is coming to San Francisco and doing a show at N&P. The magic is real and so is the line-up they’ve assembled! ~check the blog from the trip. ||| 3253 16th St. 6-9pm
CHICAGO --- Ryan Travis Christian opens his second solo show Check please with Western Exhibitions this Friday, April 25th featuring graphite on paper drawings of his signature cartoon-style alongside a second suite of works on paper and sculptures that employ color. ~show details
SEATTLE --- San Francisco based Ryan De La Hoz opens a show of new works at Flat Color on May 1st. We love Ryan's work and have shown it many times throughout the years. Ryan will be also showing at LA - Juxtapoz Psychedelic Show, The Well, LA, CA April 26th 2014 - SF - Paper Cuts, Spoke Art, SF, CA May 3rd 2014
Working in unconventional mediums such as woven blankets, puzzles, and faux marble, De La Hoz has pioneered an innovative style in a class of its own. Collages of white noise, flowers and tie-dye are all hand cut and assembled to create mystic portals of intrigue. Heavily influenced by themes of death and rebirth, past and present, and the collision of modern culture with antiquity; Form and Void is mysterious look into the odyssey of creation, destruction, and an examination of society at large. -show details
This morning we take a closer look at this beautiful painting by San Francisco based Michelle Fleck now showing at FFDG.
Arrangement measures 24"x30", acrylic and aerosol on panel - inquires: info(at)ffdg.net
Michelle Fleck is a painter living in San Francisco. Her work focuses on the relationship between man and the landscape, and the marks we leave on it. Influenced by everyday life in the city, her paintings serve as snapshots of an ongoing intersection of the natural and man-made world. She strives to make work that has a sense of relevancy in a culture driven by a need for change and newness.
Met up with Jeremy Fish last night to catch up and discuss his upcoming solo show opening this August at San Francisco's FFDG. Don't want to give too much away, but the guy is very busy these days. You know the giant pink bronze statue will be built and installed at the corner of Haight and Laguna welcoming those to the Haight (check) in 2015? Going to be incredible.
Check photos from his last San Francisco solo show in 2012, and mark your calendar for August as his next solo show opens at FFDG.
Beering with Fish at his favorite watering hole, Zeitgeist
Sculpture of Jesus as homeless and sleeping on a park bench is "freaking out" the neighbors of this wealthy NC suburb. The sculptor, who has an affinity for street art, created it to remind us that "We believe that that's the kind of life Jesus had," Buck says. "He was, in essence, a homeless person." ~READ ON
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.
Matt Wagner recently emailed over some photos from The Hellion Gallery in Tokyo, who recently put together a show with AJ Fosik (Portland) called Beast From a Foreign Land. The gallery gave twelve of Fosik's sculptures to twelve Japanese artists (including Hiro Kurata who is currently showing in our group show Salt the Skies) to paint, burn, or build upon.
Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne played host to a huge group exhibition a couple of weeks back, with "Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos" Curated by Melbourne artist Sean Morris. Gold Blood brought together 25 talented painters, illustrators and comic artists from Australia, the US, Singapore, England, France and Spain - and marked the end of the Magic Weirdos trilogy, following shows in Perth in 2012 and London in 2013.
San Francisco based Fecal Pal Jeremy Fish opened his latest solo show Hunting Trophies at LA's Mark Moore Gallery last week to massive crowds and cabin walls lined with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession.
Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.
Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.
The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.
With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding
I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle
Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.
Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.
For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.
Our buddy Flavio Samelo down there in Brazil does all kinds of great work including this recent mural project in downtown Sao Paulo in front of one of the most important modern buildings of Oscar Niemeyer from the 60's, THE COPAN.
John Trippe, founder, owner and curator of FecalFace.com and the Mission District art gallery FFDG, announced today that he will stepping down from daily operations of the two ventures to seek new career opportunities.
Last year we posted photos from another one of Simon Hjermind Jensen's Fire Shelters he's made in Copenhagen. This time around the Copenhagen based artist/ designer created one for the Papay Gyro Nights 2014 way up in on the Orkney Islands in Northern Scotland.
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