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"The Coldest Winter I've Ever Spent was a Summer in SF"
Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:56

As the majority of the country endures a painful heatwave, this is how San Francisco does summer.

Even though warm nights and swimming in lakes seems amazing, most of us prefer the cool foggy mornings and breezy afternoons.

Our view this foggy cool AM in SF

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"Buruck Pizza" done by artist Escif
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 13:39

Henrik has been emailing us loads of images from his Public Art event in Horsens, Denmark.

One of the best pieces may have to be "Buruck Pizza" done by artist Escif. Love to see street artists do something different and a bit clever too.

Blank wall next to a rad tiny pizza spot?

double it up~!

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Updates Tomorrow
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 13:28
Been a nutty week. Sick yesterday and today mother-in-law had to take an unexpected trip to the emergency room this morning. We'll get Fecal Face firing tomorrow. In the meantime, click about the site. There's 13 years of art goodness in here worth checking out.

 
Sylvia Ji’s Haunting Paintings Based On Mexican Textiles
Friday, 12 July 2013 09:26

Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for the writeup on Sylvia Ji's solo show Interwoven opening tonight, Friday, at SF's FFDG (7-10pm) - 2277 Mission St. @19th

Also thanks to Beautiful Decay for the writeup as well. Much appreciated and hope to you this evening.

Sylvia Ji write up in The Chronicle

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Tommy G & RIP on Sat
Thursday, 11 July 2013 15:31

Tommy Guerrero emailed letting us know he'll be playing music on Saturday for a photo benefit show at Book & Job in the Tenderloin. Skate-centric photography by Rip Zinger - 7pm

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Jeremy Okai Davis
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:46

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Sylvia Ji Opening Friday @FFDG
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 13:43

Thanks to Juxtapoz, HiFructose, Arrested Motion, and The Chronicle's 96s Hours for the press on Sylvia Ji's opening Friday, July 12th @FFDG.

~show details & RSVP on Facebook

"Serape Grey" - 12" x 12" by Sylvia Ji

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20 Years of 111 Minna
Monday, 08 July 2013 13:38

SAN FRANCISCO --- Mark your calendars for September 5th as 111 Minna will celebrate their 20th anniversary. They've been supporting the arts here in SF for a long time and have been so kind to host 3 giant Fecal Face shows over the years (like this one). It should not only be a great night of art viewing, but also a great social good time as we imagine many will be out to show their love for 111 Minna.

~Show info & details

"The Harmonica Player" by SF artist, Chor Boogie will be on display

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Back To Work
Monday, 08 July 2013 12:40
We took a few days off for the Holiday weekend and are getting back at it. Updates en route after we clean the dirt out of our shoes... Ever view the fireworks from Angel Island? Pretty epic as you can view both SF's and Sausalito's from the high island vantage point. Will post some blog pics in the coming days... 



 
The Jeremy Fish Pirate
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:14

Next time you're going up or down Haight Street, be sure to check out Jeremy Fish's modifications on his sculpture there on the corner of Laguna and Haight Streets. Now the bunny is a pirate bunny commanding the high seas.

Speaking of Fish's sculpture, was there talk of a larger more permanent sculpture being installed in a park around the corner?

Jeremy Fish's sculpture has undergone some modifications

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L2 @Book & Job, Friday & Saturday
Monday, 01 July 2013 13:32

Mario Ayala in association with Lost Bros have curated the group show L2 opening July 5th & 6th at Book & Job here in San Francisco. For complete details and info: Clicky

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Shady Lane by Matt Medium
Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:25

Matt Medium submitted this brilliant Photo of the Day to Fecal Face back in 2011, and the Sydney/ LA Artist Collective/ Retailer Das Monk saw it and contacted Matt about turning it into a TShirt. We want one!

Keep your Photo of the Day submmissions coming. Who knows, maybe someone will want to turn it into a Tshirt or a mug or hat or pencil or a...

A Fecal Face Photo of the Day by Matt Medium turned into a tee

 
Good Morning, Equality. Good bye, Prop 8 & DOMA!
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 08:05

We are so pleased to hear this AM that Prop 8 and DOMA have been killed and equality reins supreme... A love supreme!

High court: Prop. 8 backers lack standing <-- The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed an appeal Wednesday by sponsors of California's ban on same-sex marriage and issued a ruling that is likely to allow gays and lesbians to marry in the nation's most populous state. The justices sidestepped the question of whether the Constitution allows states to prohibit same-sex marriages.

"All men are created equal. Now matter how hard they try, they can never erase those words. That is what America is about." - Harvey Milk


 
Prints by Joe Castrucci
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 13:28

Art director/ founder of Habitat Skateboards, Joe Castrucci, who we've known in the way back Ohio machine, does some incredible design work & video (2000's Photosynthesis). If you skate, you already know this, but either way, check out his Etsy page for your own wall adjournment.

 
Matt Gonzalez @Park Life Friday
Monday, 24 June 2013 11:41

SAN FRANCISCO --- Paper and wood collage artist Matt Gonzalez opens Things I Didn't Know I Loved Friday, June 28th (7-10pm) at Park Life in the Inner Richmond (220 Clement St.)

View Gonzalez work samples

Matt Gonzalez at Park Life, Friday, June 28th

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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.

GET THE SHOW DETAILS --- a bunch of NYCHOS

 

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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.


GOLD BLOOD, MAGIC WEIRDOS

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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