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Friday, 13 August 2010 13:16

CHUCK CLOSE INTERVIEW ON STEPHEN COLBERT <-- Big fans of him and his work. Admire people who continue doing what they love after suffering hardships like Close did with his being paralyzed from the neck down after 1988.

Friday & Saturday Openings
Friday, 13 August 2010 11:36

ENJOYING A QUIET SUNDAY AFTERNOON @Gallery BellJar <-- in the back of this quaint femine victorian inspired little boutique of lovely treasures & handmade frills on 16th in the Mission there's a small gallery space, and they've hosted some good openings over the years. Tonight LA based designer/ illustrator and previous art director of Swindle Magazine, Justin Van Hoy will be showing Works about a place I have grown to miss. On Bell Jar's site it looks like photo transfers on antique paper of people riding motorcycles. Stop through Bell Jar, see the work, and guys pick up something for your mom or girlfriend. They have some really nice (and expensive) things in there. 6-9pm 3187 16th St

Justin Van Hoy @Bell Jar

Black Lab Opening @The Lab --> Inspired by The Black Laboratory of Brooklyn artist Vincent Como, Black Lab investigates the cultural connotations and psychological implications of the darkest color. A nice lineup of some artists Fecal Face enjoys featuring: Vincent Como, Reuben Lorch Miller, Eric Larson, Rachel Dawson, Josh Hagler, Faye Kendall, Erik Madsen, Malcolm Smith, lourdes of the flies, Michael Campbell, Caitlin Denny and Marcella Faustini, Terrance Graven, Ben Venom, Ryan De La Hoz, Kara Joslyn, Group Rhoda, Amir Coyle, Gerritt Wittmer and Paul Knowles, Chris Vamos, Eric Svedas, Eighth Evening, and No Peace at the Gates. 7:00 - 10:00pm 2948 16th st

Cannonball Press Hits 99% Gallery in NYC <-- Neo-Pagan World Kings of scruffy pirate black and white hillbilly printmaking, New York’s legendary Cannonball Press hits Williamsburg's 99% Gallery with a huge new pile of limited-edition prints, two massive Woodcut Collages of sordid debauchery, and huge new 4x8 foot woodcuts on canvas!! 7—10pm 99 N. 10th St. Room 102 - Brooklyn

FERRIS PLOCK @THE SHOOTING GALLERY <-- Fecal Pal, Ferris Plock, enleashes Rest for the Wicked This new collection embodies the artist's trademark character-based works along with a Ukiyo-e inspired sensibility. The exhibit is the artist's debut show with The Shooting Gallery and will be comprised of 15-20 small to medium pieces composed of a variety of media such as acrylic, gouache, gold leaf, and spray paint on wood panel. 7-11pm 839 Larkin St

SKINNER @WHITE WALLS <-- White Walls Gallery is pleased to present This Fear You May Know, a solo exhibition by Sacramento-based, multi-media artist, Skinner. Blending variant sources of fantasy art accented with nuances of social commentary, Skinner’s works in this exhibit illustrate his observations of a growing obsession with destruction and conflict, and how fear guides the course of social action. 7-11pm 839 Larkin St

GROUP SHOW @GUERRERO GALLERY <-- Looks to be a super good show with a solid lineup of artists featuring Alisha Kerlin, Arien Valizadeh, Brian Belott, Conrad Ruiz, Derek Aylward, Eddie Martinez, Eduardo Recife, Fanny Bostrom, Jamison Brosseau, Jeanette Mundt, John Copeland, Joseph Hart, Kareem Rizk, Karim Hamid, Kristine Moran, Marie Koetje, Paul Brainard, Stephen Smith, and Wes Lang. 7-11pm 2700 19th St

Eddie Martinez @Guerrero Gallery

It's a Boy!
Friday, 13 August 2010 11:07

We're very happy to report that our new lil' buddy, the yet unnamed man baby from Matt and Lindsey Irving, is out in the world and ready to get his wizard on... Well, maybe after a nap or something. Anyway, dude missed Friday the 13th by like 20 minutes... Welcome, lil' guy, and congrats to our pals and new parents Matt and Lindsey!

The yet named baddass Irving already has his tuque on

Help Haiti - Konbit Shelter Project
Thursday, 12 August 2010 14:17

Our friend and FF contributor Tod Seelie is still in Haiti building sustainable shelters and housing for and with the earthquake victims as part of the Konbit Shelter Project. They've been in Haiti for some time now and their funds are running really low and could use your help with donations. Check their site and blog for more info on what they're doing... then donate.

Thursday, 12 August 2010 10:46

Here are just a few shows we think you'd enjoy checking out tonight. We'll list Fri and Sat shows tomorrow... Check the calendar yourself for a full listing of all that's going on in SF, LA, and NYC.

Sonny Smith @Cinders in NYC <-- we told you earlier in the week about SF's Sonny Smith and his great 100 records project/ show which ran here in SF @Gallery 16. Well, now it's opening @Cinders in Brooklyn and it's worth seeing and listening to as Sonny recorded 100 songs to conincide with the 100 album covers his friends and artists created for fictional bands. Some solid artists in the lineup too. 7-10pm 103 Havemeyer St. Store#2 (Brooklyn)

100 Records opening @Gallery 16 earlier this year

MARK RYDEN Book Signing @SFMOMA <-- happening fom 6:30-8:30. Get yourself a copy of new book The Snow Yak Show - Images from the artist's acclaimed Japanese Snow Yak Show are reproduced in this large book, including many detailed images and drawings.

What Cannot Be Taken Away: Families and Prisons Project @Somarts <-- There are over seven million youth in this country with parents in the legal justice system. What Cannot Be Taken Away: Families and Prisons Project is a new exhibition of collaborative paintings with Evan Bissell and Community Works that share the experiences of eight individuals who have experienced this rupture in their own families. -Don't quite know what to expect at this show, but when was the last time you checked out the non-profit/ city run Somarts- 934 Brannan St. 6:30-9:30pm

Paintings by Ariel Diaz @ATA <-- large scale paintings draw on distant and imagined pop iconography, smudging together televisual, comic and food based images to create a whimsical take on the residues of childhood memories. @ATA 6-9pm

Never Nothing Friday Philly
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:12

Never Nothing photo show and zine release party this Friday, August 13th from 7 - 9pm at Benna's (corner of 8th and Wharton in Philadelphia). Never Nothing is and international photo collective made up by Michael Thorn, Clint Woodside, Chrissy Piper, Peter Hyde and Denis Carey. This is their first show and first zine.

Dalton Ghetti Micro Sculptures
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 15:27

Brazilian born, Connecticut based, Dalton Ghetti carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures. These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. ~SEE MORE

Wrong Address
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 14:24

Oh man, we just printed our 1st run of fliers for The Fecal Face 10 Yr. Show (Sept 10th) with the wrong address for Mezzanine. They're at 444 Jessie St... Not 44 Jessie as it says on the flier. Mezzanine is a block from the Luggage Store. Not 5 blocks... Oops.

Summer Group Show @Joshua Liner
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 06:37

Joshua Liner's Summer Group show opening Saturday in NYC. Nice lineup. ~details.

Email Quote of the Day
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 13:23

Dear Gallery, My name is --- and I am an artist ready to bloom.

Summer Times
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:09

In an effort to get some summertime feelings and leave a freakin' chilly SF summer, we're working up in Marin for the day. Forgot what summer was like. Warmth feels... healthy... Back @FFDG tomorrow. Stop in and see Future Colors of America. Last week. Open Wed - Fri (3-6pm) | Sat (12-6pm).

Sonny Smith in NYC Thursday
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 10:37

Brooklyn, NY - Cinders Gallery Presents: “100 Records” by Sonny Smith - Opening Reception Thursday August 12th 7-10pm, Music performance by Sonny Smith at 7pm

100 Records is the culmination of a massive year long project by artist and musician Sonny Smith, front man of the group Sonny & The Sunsets. Smith invited 100 artists to produce 100 7” record covers for fictional bands. Smith concocted the personas of these fictitious bands, then wrote and recorded one hundred songs to correspond with each 7” record. Recording with his band The Sunsets, as well as with members of notable bands such as the Sandwitches, Fresh N Only’s, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, and the Kelley Stoltz Band, each record stands on its own as a solid piece of music and spans a wide range from pop, concept ideas, spoken word, instrumentals, surf, garage, folk and rock n roll.

David Choe Free Fridayz Prize
Thursday, 05 August 2010 16:39

We're giving away a few David Choe's "Munko" Vinyl Figures to the winner of next week's Free Fridayz. This week's theme: Small Dogs. Get your drawing in before Saturday afternoon 2pm Pacific time for a chance at winning some of these little guys above.

Elliott Wilcox's Courts
Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:16

This work examines representations of the enclosed spaces of sports courts. In photographing the empty courts, absent of the fast paced action we are so familiar with, these environments reveal themselves in a new light.

Elliott Wilcox is a London based, British photographer who is currently studying at the University of Westminster, MA Photographic Studies.

Art Art Art Shows Thurs & Fri
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 14:00

There are a whole lot of shows opening this weekend. It's a full one. Below are the ones we're going to try and make, but check the calendar (SF CALENDAR, NYC CALENDAR, & LA CALENDAR) because there are a lot of openings.

111 MINNA OPENS HOT FREAKS THURSDAY <-- featuring works from Joseph Ari Aloi, Jesse Balmer, Oliver Hibert, Seth Scriver, Chris Brennan, Francesco Deiana Arnold, and Daryll Peirce.

Ever Gold opens 2 shows featuring works from Laura Boles Faw, Kristen van Patten, and Jamie Spinello.

Needles and Pens opens FREE LIFE CENTER featuring works from Portland based Mark Warren Jacques and Seth Neefus’

Also Friday the Lower Haight's Fifty24SF opens YOU CAN'T WIN W/ PEZ & JOSHUA BLANK.


Also Friday is the LOWER HAIGHT ART WALK <-- featuring many spaces hosting openings as well as live music as well. More info can be found here.

Also Friday FABRIC8 GALLERIES PRESENTS MULTIFARIOUS TENDENCIES <-- featuring works fom Brett Amory, Adam Flores, Kevin Taylor, and Micke Tong, curated by Sandra Silvoy.

Work from Kevin Taylor

941 GEARY OPENS FROM THE STREET TO THE CUBE <-- featuring works street artists who've moved into the gallery space... from Above, Eine, Shepard Fairey, Rene Gagnon, Sergio Garcia, Greg Gossel, Casey Gray, Gale Hart, Jesse Hazelip, Hush, Hugh Leeman, Blek Le Rat, David Soukup, Georgi Tchkhaidze, D Young V, Dan Witz, Best Ever, C215, Ernesto Yerena, Philip Lumbang, and Miss Van. Saturday, August 7th, 2010 from 6-9 PM 941 GEARY.

MICHAEL SIEBEN, DETH P. SUN, JON VERMILYEA, PARSKID @DOUBLE PUNCH <-- this North Beach gallery above an art toy shop in North Beach hosts some great shows in their small space. 7-11pm 1821 Powell St. @ Filbert

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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. - www.johntrippe.com


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


Wednesday, 16 June 2010 17:39






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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