Happy Friday the 13th --> SFAI opens thier MFA Graduate Exhibition tonight (6-8pm) on Treasure Island (yeah, in the middle of the Bay w/ awesome views of the city) at the SF Winery --> the show runs through May 21st and can be viewed daily 11am-6pm.
2pm update:Free shuttle from SFMOMA every 20min. Last shuttle back to the city at 10pm <-- thanks to Chris who left this info in the comments section. See you there.
The San Francisco Art Institute is proud to announce the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition, opening May 13 at The Winery SF on Treasure Island. As SFAI celebrates its 140th Anniversary, the exhibition continues the school’s tradition of innovation, showcasing 72 graduating MFA students working in painting, photography, printmaking, film, sculpture, installation, digital media, performance, and more. ~complete details
Here's an update on the Josh Keyes print we're soon to release. On Saturday we'll have a select number to sell directly out of FFDG from 1-6pm before releasing them online. On Monday we'll offer another portion of the prints to the approx 130 people who contacted us approx 2 years ago about being added to his preview list. If you think you may be on that list, be sure to check your inbox on Monday with a link to purchase (approx 3pm Pacific). Then on Tuesday we'll offer the last portion to all here on the site. 1 per costumer and first come first served.
Due to the overwhelming response to the print release, we are unable to personally respond to email requests about the prints.
We take forever getting prizes mailed out. Everyone cheats with the voting system. It's meant to be a weekly contest, but takes Fecal like forever to get a new one up... STUPID FREE FRIDAYZ <-- is this week's theme, and it WILL be going live this Friday and we WILL be giving away a Michael Sieben print... Yeah right, heard that before.
Email your Stupid Free Fridayz themed drawing to freefridayz (at) fecalface.com like Greg Bemis of Portland, OR has before... this Friday.
We've been so busy over the last few months that we haven't had a chance to get to any art shows here in SF, but now that the dust settles, we're pleased to mark this Friday on our calendar for Nigel Peake's show at Needles and Pens. We've been a fan of this Irish based artist for years and look forward to this book release and show.
Nigel Peake is both a maker and an illustrator. With a background in architecture, he creates drawings of the everyday things that surrounds him. He leads a quiet life (in the countryside of Northern Ireland) where the interest is on what is on his walk that day. Most of his days are spent working on commissioned work or self related projects/books. ~more info
Nigel Peake (glasses) outside Henry Gunderson's opening @FFDG last Thurs
2012 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series | REMINDER - DEADLINE MAY 18 <-- The Art on Market Street Program, which has commissioned new artwork by Bay Area artists on an annual basis since 1992, includes a bus kiosk poster series and other temporary projects that take place on San Francisco's main thoroughfare. For the kiosk poster series, the Art on Market Street Program commissions three consecutive three-month poster exhibitions annually. ~complete details
Matt W. Moore of MWM graphics (we've been a fan for years) traveled to Cincinnati for an April residency to prepare from scratch for his first Ohio Exhibition. He arrived with no art, no supplies, and no firm plan for this new series of canvas paintings. The paintings were created entirely with spray paint, one of Matt’s favorite mediums. --> CHECK THE PICS
Gallery 16 is pleased to present an ambitious new exhibition by TUCKER NICHOLS. For this, his third solo exhibition at Gallery 16, Nichols will fill the entire gallery with his characteristic mix of objects, drawings, paintings and signs. He remains focused on the futility of the systems we devise to navigate the world, its overabundance of neglected things, and the messages we make to advertise nearly everything and seemingly nothing at the same time. This will be the first exhibition on the west coast to feature the full range of his work—in size, media, subject and approach—and a comprehensive look at his distinctive worldview.
We will have a Josh Keyes print for sale next week. A portion of the prints will be offered at our physical gallery FFDG in San Francisco two days prior to offering them here online. Before being offered online we will also be offering a portion of the prints to the approx 130 people who contacted us approx 2 years ago about being added to his preview list. If you think you may be on that list, be sure to check your inbox next week.
Due to the overwhelming response to the print release, we are unable to personally respond to email requests about the prints. Please check back here for updates closer to the mid/ end of next week.
Happy Friday, people. Looks like the weather is about get a whole lot amazing-er this weekend around the Bay Area which is quite perfect for the ourdoor activities and arting activities. Some shows to check out:
The People's Gallery in the Mission will be putting on a free WORKSHOP in bookbinding w/ artists Anna Bunting & Chelsea R. Wong happening at noon. A good start to a beautiful day. ~details
941 Geary Presents: New Work From Kevin Cyr Saturday <-- 941 Geary is pleased to present "Home In The Weeds", a brand-new collection of installations and 2D work by Brooklyn-based artist Kevin Cyr. The show will be Kevin’s first solo project at 941 Geary, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 6-9 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through June 4. ~details
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We did a studio visit with San Francisco artist Martin Machado yesterday which we'll be getting up shortly, but while we're thinking of Martin, have you checked out the blog he did with us last year where he sailed 1000 miles into the Pacific from Mexico to the remote tiny wild Clipperton Atoll? It is for sure one of the most interesting journeys on the site and worthy a read.
Marty in his studio standing next to a piece which will be shown at FFDG this January
Sea turtle 800 miles out into the Pacific from The Clipperton Project journey
PHILLY --- Tod Seelie has been living in and photographing NYC since 1997. He recently published a book of photographs, BRIGHT NIGHTS: Photographs of Another New York. To celebrate, Tod is taking it on the road around the US. He will be presenting his work, talking about his process, and telling stories of what he's been up to over the last decade and half. It will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Nicks work has been shown publicly in the streets of London in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games. He was named in the Design Collectors Top Directors of 2011, and has spoken for the Australia Graphic Design Associations First Five Out conference. Commercially Nick has produced work for major international brands including MTV, Nike, Red Bull, BBC, Monster, Pioneer, L’Oreal & More.
SAN FRANCISCO --- Front man for Thee OhseesJohn Dwyer opens the solo show of pencil drawings in "Landlord Apocalypse" opening Saturday, 12/7 at Needles and Pens (7-10pm) -FULL DETAILS
Listen to our good times '07 interview w/ Dwyer where he speaks of music in Providence, Start of the Coachwhips, Touring, Fighting in Toronto, Drugs, Recording, Favorite Shows, New Ohsees Album, Meric Long, and much much more LISTEN & check his Musical Mix here.
SAN FRANCISCO --- At our home some of our most treasured original artworks were purchased at Creativity Explored where the work is not only loose great folk art styled but was also purchased for a steal with the proceeds going to support the fantastic SF art program which benefits artists with developmental disabilities. Creativity Explored provides a supportive studio environment for artists with developmental disabilities in which they receive individualized instruction from mentoring artists, quality art materials, and professional opportunities to exhibit their work.
Every year Creativity Explored hosts a weekend Holiday Sale where these inexpensive works are even less expensive. A great place to pick up original unique gifts for family and friends... Not only that but their opening receptions are worth getting to. Wine, food, music, etc on Friday. ~FULL DETAILS
We had no idea of all these tunnels throughout San Francisco
In the early '90s my friends and I used to tape flashlights to the handlebars of our bikes and go riding around in underground storm drain tunnels. There was a whole network of these tunnels under the city that sat empty for most of the year. We would go for miles snaking up and down the sides of the tubes, clapping and yelling to see how far our echoes would carry, eventually popping out in some other part of the city covered in cobwebs and bat guano. When the tubes got too small, we laid down on skateboards and kept going. If we found a flooded part, we taped garbage bags around our legs and crossed our fingers. -READ ON
Michael Coley who runs Belly Kids emailed to let us know of his latest... Hell Yeah! (a WWF colouring book!) <-- "The most electrifying book in sports entertainment. It's our dedication to the best baby faces and the most hated heels of WWF wrestling. Think Macho Man Randy Savage, DX, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Mankind, The Rock, Chyna and many others!" [PREVIEW]
Give the gift of coloring book. Kids young and old can get down with some quality time of staying inside the lines... or hell, be a Charlie and break out of the boundaries! 7 Euro dollars here.
SAN FRANCISCO --- SOEX will open their juried show This Will Never Work this Friday, Nov 22nd (7-10pm) featuring works by Northern California based artists w/ the theme this year: crazy experiments, doomed plans and quixotic dreams
This annual exhibition has become the premier showcase of contemporary artwork by promising local talent. Each year a different theme is selected to inspire and encourage a broad level of artistic expression. This year’s exhibition sought crazy experiments, doomed plans and quixotic dreams. All ideas and forms were considered. -complete show details
Here's the second part of my comprehensive photo coverage from Berlin and this time around you'll find shots of new window installations by Ron English, Know Hope, Erik Jones, Lucy McLauchlan, Strok and others (which is now on display in the same building as Rone painted).
As a part of "project M" (curated by Strychinin Gallery), Melbourne Artist and part of the Everfresh collective RONE has painted the largest wall he has ever attempted, three massive images on the top three stories of a five-story building at Nollendorfplatz in Berlin. It took Rone five days to paint this excellent work.
David Choong Lee, Mario Martinez, Damon Soule, Eric Otto and others were commissioned by the Hyatt (345 Stockton St) here in San Francisco to create some beautiful works to adorn their hotel bar, resturant and lobby. If you're down by Union Square stop in, hava drink at the bar and enjoy these great paintings.
NYC based (via Australia) spraypaint whiz kid Ian Strange (Kid Zoom) (interview) held his solo show SUBURBAN last July at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia (video). The wonderful show's setup and opening was photographed by Lloyd Stubber for this exclusive photo essay for Fecal Face.
Collage artist Lola Dupre opens a new show of work on Decemeber 5th at Portland's Breeze Block Gallery -- Opening on the same day in the adjoining gallery space, artists Ryan De La Hoz and Russell Leng.
With a thick, impasto finish, Meyer's paintings feel like treasures. As you get lost in the jagged confusion of thick swatches of color, figures emerge in the most subtle ways. The colors are enticing, but these figures are mesmerizing. I could get lost in these canvases for days. Simply, these are some really great paintings and I highly recommend you go see them before the show closes on December 7th.
TORONTO --- The finishing touches have been put on the large-scale, colorful and dynamic public art work by Canadian-born Patrick McNeil along with his art collaborator, Patrick Miller. Collectively known as FAILE, the Brooklyn-based duo designed the football-field-sized mural, located on Bathurst Street between Davenport and St. Clair in the city of Toronto.
Liking on these prints Hive & Nine Eyes by Melbourne based artist/ designer Nick Thomm... Limited Edition of 50 - Printed on 310gsm Hahnemuhle photo rag, mueseum grade archival paper. Each print is hand signed and numbered - available on his website.
I moved home to the Bay Area about 4 years ago and recently had the opportunity to visit New York City for the first time since. Having missed Barry McGee & Raymond Pettibon by a day, I felt lucky to have an old friend clue me into the ICY Signs show when I arrived.
Every have one of those mornings where you start following links and the next thing you know you're watching a news reel clip of the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939 that was held on the brand new man-made Treasure Island?
Tiffany Bozic's solo show Sense of Wonder is in its final week at San Francisco's FFDG. Before this wonderful show comes to a close, we wanted to ask Bozic about her methodology, lifestyle, influences and generally what makes her tick.
The John Berggruen gallery is beautiful. With floor-to-ceiling windows and a view to downtown, the Thursday night opening of NYC's Julian Lethbridge's new show Paintings was unmistakably a fancy affair. While these incredibly expensive paintings didn't do much for me, I was pleasantly surprised that I caught the Chuck Close show upstairs.
Cartagena takes photographs in Monterrey, Mexico, documenting parts of everyday life there that he sees as depicting "a global issue from a local perspective." In a town that has a relatively new, booming construction market, Cartagena decided to document a side of the day laborers' lives that might not often be seen: the commute to and from work at various construction sites.
Got an email from Emanuele Pizzolorusso, a Helsinki based industrial designer, yesterday to let us know about his latest project Lucetta: a smart set of two small magnetic bicycle lights. Never seen them in person. Have no idea if they're worth a hoot or not, but the concept is pretty interesting and simple. Looks like a great idea to us.
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