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Sink or Swim Friday
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:09

We need sharks in the world, and they're disappearing at an alarming rate. Just for example, tiger sharks and scalloped hammerheads may have declined more than 97% since the mid-1980s, while numbers of smooth hammerheads and bull sharks are believed to have fallen by 99% off the east coast of the US. The rapid decline of great sharks in the world's oceans is disrupting the marine ecosystem by allowing more lowly fish to thrive, scientists warn today.

This coming Friday, September 23rd, Japan-based non-profit PangeaSeed in collaboration with San Francisco's Spoke Art Gallery is pleased to announce the inaugural transcontinental art exhibition, Sink or Swim, featuring original works from 30 internationally renowned artists such as Dave Kinsey, Josh Keyes, Dan May, Jim Phillips, Skinner and many more. This gathering of widely acclaimed artists from around the globe will address one of the biggest threats facing the health of the world's oceans today - the rapid and mass depletion of sharks. ~complete show details

What's This Bullshit
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 11:52

Our buddy Mildred has released his 5th zine entitled "What's This Bullshit" featuring 40 pages of odd humor, drawings, paintings, comics and more. Well worthy of the 6 bucks he's asking for it. BUY ONE.

In other news, damn, it's hard to stay focused right now when SF is finally getting some summer weather... Stay focused, Johnny.

Metal Show Thurs @YBCA
Monday, 19 September 2011 12:00

METAL MANIA: Hosted by Ben Venom - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - Sept. 22, 2011 6:00pm – 8:00pm - Scultpure Court (Outside).

$7.00 admisson gets you access to the YBCA Galleries and HEAVY METAL! Three local Metal bands, Black Cobra, Walken and Hightower — perform in honor of Ben Venom’s artwork, a Heavy Metal quilt. Glass Coat Photo Booth will be on site offering FREE polaroids to audience members wearing Heavy Metal band T-shirts. Cash bar available for +21 with valid I.D. - YBCA - 701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street)

18 Reasons Opening Tonight, Fri
Friday, 16 September 2011 13:37

Bi-Rite Market opens their new community/ gallery space on 18th St in the Mission 18 Reasons (3674 18th St) tonight, Friday (6-9pm) with a show featuring works from Zoltron, Bodhi Freedom and Hollis Rhodes.

You may remember the wheat paste Zoltron put up out front of the space a month or so ago which "transformed" over the course of a few weeks with street artists going over and over the work and Zoltron playing off each incarnation (photos of evolution). 18 Reasons will be showcasing the history of the wall, along with a wonderful collection of original artwork inspired by the series of events, created by aforementioned artists, Zoltron, Bodhi Freedom and Hollis Rhodes.

Zoltron's stencil is born.

And happy conclusion after a couple weeks of abuse

Check photos of the murals progression. Pretty funny actually.

Fecal Face Advertising Special
Thursday, 15 September 2011 18:18

Fecal Face recieves approx. 15,000 daily pages views (450,000/ month) and you can get in on the fun.

To celebrate the start of the fall art season, Fecal Face is running an advertising special with rates lower than normal for those beginning their advertising on Fecal Face within the month of September. To lock in these rates, contact us now. We will only accept 4 advertisers as we run only 4 ads at one time to maximize an ad's visibility. Email: advertise(at)fecalface.com

Pearl Hsiung @Vincent Price Museum
Thursday, 15 September 2011 17:00

Our LA correspondent, Michael Hsiung, has a very talented sister, Pearl Hisung, who will be showing over 40 works produced between 2003 and the present, and is the largest survey, to date, of the artist's oeuvre opening Saturday (6-8pm) at the Vincent Price Museum in East Los Angeles.

Check photos from her 2010 show at Steve Turner in LA.

Free Tickets 4 Mould Fairey Talk
Thursday, 15 September 2011 12:33

Update: Yep, your photo came in first, Eric Staton, and you win the pair of tickets.

Eric Staton was first to get his photo in and wins the Shepard Fairey & Bob Mould tickets below.

William Westley & Jen Long were a very close 2nd and 3rd. Check back as we may get more tickets.

Husker Du's Bob Mould and artist Shepard Fairey will be chatting in front of a live audience on Tuesday, September 20th at Herbst Theater here in San Francisco as part of City Arts and Lectures & Noise Pop. ~details

We have a FREE pair of tickets to give away to the first person who emails a photo of themselves in front of their computer screen with Fecal Face pulled up on the browser. Email it over to contact(at)fecalface.com

Military Pattern by UK's Jonny Wan
Thursday, 15 September 2011 11:00

Illustration by UK based Jonny Wan.

A military inspired patterns created initially as wrapping paper. The subject is not everyones cup of tea, but I think visually it works quite well.

Free Fridayz & King Brown Magazine
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:46

Ok, now that people are getting back into their post summer normalcy, let's get Free Fridayz rolling once again. Get your drawings in by this Friday for a chance at winning the Australia's newest King Brown Magazine filled with artists interviews and other goodness printed on high quality paper.

This week's theme: What Scares The Shit out of You. - email your drawings to: freefridayz (at) fecalface.com

Blake Jones emailed his drawing in. Being attacked by a Gremlin, Chucky and Freddy riding on the back of a massive crab scares the shit out of Blake.

A look at the new issue of King Brown Magazine

Proof Opening Fri @SOEX
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:00

Massive juried show Proof opening up this friday, 9/16 at SOEX here in San Francisco. Many artists we've never heard of, but it's nice not knowing what to expect. Curated by Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's Denise Markonish. Friday, 9/16 @SOEX - 3030 20th St (Mission) 6-9pm ~show details

Brian David Stevens
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 10:00

Brian David Stevens has been documenting London graffiti artists lately. Below is a taste, and be sure to visit his site for a whole lot more great photography.

Jesse Balmer & Author Eddie Wright
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 09:06

Fecal Pal/ SF based artist Jesse Balmer and author Eddie Wright are putting together a comic adaptation of Wright's novella Broken Bulbs (which is about a sad sack inspiration addicted nobody). They've got a Kickstarter page up asking for enough money to give them both time to work solely on the project for a few months and to cover printing costs.

About Broken Bulb -- "If you truly enjoy reading the latest, force-fed pabulum that can be found on The New York Times best seller list, stay the hell away from Broken Bulbs. However, if you welcome the challenge of tackling something totally authentic, surreal, disturbing and existential (and yes at times downright weird!), I strongly recommend Broken Bulbs. Where else can you find a stream-of-consciousness narrative full of references to such diverse subjects as A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Peter Brady, Norman Bates, Albert Einstein, Iggy Pop, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Woody Allen, as well as a demented mailman and six-foot-tall hamster wearing a suit (not kidding!)." --Alternative Reel

Art by Jesse Balmer

Bob Mould and Shepard Fairey Chat
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 08:44

Update: Congrats to Samantha Guittard who won the pair of tickets, and thanks to everyone who emailed over their photo. Check back as we'll be giving away a couple more tickets later in the week.

Samantha won the tickets by getting her photo in first this morning.

Husker Du's Bob Mould and artist Shepard Fairey will be chatting in front of a live audience on Tuesday, September 20th at Herbst Theater here in San Francisco as part of City Arts and Lectures & Noise Pop.

~complete details

We have a FREE pair of tickets to give away to the first person who emails a photo of themselves in front of their computer screen with Fecal Face pulled up on the browser. Email it over to contact(at)fecalface.com

Wanna Work in Skateboarding?
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 08:00

We just got word that Enjoi Skateboards are currently seeking a full time illustrator / graphics designer. And if you got the skills and live outside the US, they'd even consider a working visa. ~details for the working man/ woman.

Fabric 8's New Parklet
Monday, 12 September 2011 16:00

Here in SF we have an ongoing program of creating public outdoor spaces in what was previous a parking space. Fabric 8, an art gallery and clothing store, just finished their parklet which was created by Eric Otto. Looks cool... nothing like The Chronicle's horrible dumpster looking thing.

Fabric8 is accepting proposals for subsequent public art installations, which will last 9 to 12 months at a time and include a stipend. A neighborhood art jury is being formed to determine which artists are chosen to do the installations, based on submissions that outline concept, build-out, and budget. ~read on

Fabric 8's new parklet created by SF artist Eric Otto.

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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

Headlands Center Fundraiser -6/4/14
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 07:54

SAN FRANCISCO --- The Headlands Center for the Arts is preparing for their largest fundraiser of the year set to go down on June 4th at SOMArts here in the city. Art auction, food, drinks, live music, etc and all for helping to support a great institution up in the Marin Headlands. ~details

Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through a range of programs for artists and the public, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.








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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