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Texting by Albert Reyes
    Friday, 03 February 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Love this piece by Albert Reyes that's now showing in Future Colors of America @FFDG through Feb 11th. ~more.

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Feb 18th: Jay Howell Zine Release
    Tuesday, 31 January 2012 /// Written by Trippe

On Sat, Feb 18th (6-9pm) FFDG is hosting a two person show featuring works by Jay Howell and Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie). More on the show very soon...

Also on the same night as the opening there will be a zine release for Jay Howell's newest The Dark Wave published by Unpiano Books & Mt.St.Mtn.

Music by Scott McPherson.

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F.C.A. @FFDG Opening Pics
    Monday, 30 January 2012 /// Written by Trippe

A few pics from last week's opening of Future Colors of America @FFDG.

The rain came down hard on the 20th but people came through to view the massive show featuring works from Albert Reyes, Aiyana Udesen, and Matt Furie. The show runs through Feb 11th.


Albert Reyes (right)


Lizzy and Martin of the Vapor Room


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Future Colors Now Online
    Wednesday, 25 January 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

Future Colors of America
Collaborative works by: Albert Reyes, Matt Furie, & Aiyana Udesen
Jan 20 - Feb 11, 2012
@FFDG, San Francisco

With over 200+ individual and collaborative works, this year's Future Colors of America show is a visual blowout and the first full length show at FFDG's new space in the Mission... Comic/ street/ pop culture/ Lindsey Lohan/ horror/ illustrative influenced collaborations. Enjoy. There's a lot to see.


#112 - Matt Furie
mixed media on matt board, 12" x 9"
$600

#113 - Matt Furie
mixed media on matt board, 12" x 9"
$600

#130 - Albert Reyes
marker on book cover, 8" x 10"
sold

#132 - Albert Reyes
graphite on book cover, 11" x 8"
sold

#144 - Albert Reyes
graphite on book cover, 5" x 9"
sold

#145 - Albert Reyes
graphite on book cover, 9" x 10"
sold

#176 - Matt Furie & Aiyana Udesen
graphite on paper, 14" x 11"
sold

#36 - Albert Reyes & Matt Furie
mixed media on matt board, 12" x 9"
$400

#38 - Albert Reyes & Aiyana Udesen
mixed media on book cover, 10" x 7"
$200

#61 - Albert Reyes & Matt Furie
graphite on matt board, 20" x 6"
$400

#96 - Matt Furie
graphite on matt board, 18" x 24"
$800

#99 - Matt Furie
india ink on matt board, 12" x 9"
sold

Click here to view all the works in the show.

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F.C.A. Opening Fri @FFDG
    Thursday, 19 January 2012 /// Written by Trippe

A lil' taste of Future Colors of America opening tomorrow, Friday (6-9pm) @FFDG featuring works from Albert Reyes, Matt Furie, & Aiyana Udesen.


Matt Furie installing FCA.

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F.C.A. Friday @FFDG
    Tuesday, 17 January 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Future Colors of America
Collaborative works by: Albert Reyes, Matt Furie, & Aiyana Udesen
Opening: Friday, Jan 20th (6-9pm)
FFDG, San Francisco
2277 Mission St.

Future Colors of America formed in 2006 when San Francisco based Aiyana Udesen introduced her boyfriend and artist, Matt Furie, to her long time friend and also a San Francisco Art Institute alumnus, Albert Reyes (Los Angeles). Many hours were spent entertaining each other through visual drawing jokes. Many top-secret drawing techniques were traded. Many mysteries were solved/ created and, to keep the fun rolling, the trio began mailing back and forth unfinished drawings for the other(s) to complete. This routine of postal collaboration has led to approximately twenty-million pieces of art on mat board, bristol board, or book covers, depending on which artist started the work. For this show F.C.A. will be showing over one hundred new pieces with an emphasis on horror, Lindsay Lohan, and naked ladies. The first iteration of F.C.A. was showcased at Giant Robot in 2009 and the second at FFDG, July 2010. This is the third F.C.A. exhibition. ...a DIY sensibility, illustrative aesthetic, and fuck-all attitude who's charmingly hilarious pop commentary is indicative of something we don't feel comfortable defining, but goddammit, we like it... via Hi-Fructose

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From Hi Fructose July, 2010 - The central hubs of, what we here at Hi-Fructose have decided to go with "New Contemporary Art", have always found identity and definition in their unique voices, locales, and perspective. For New York, many would point to the origins in train bombing and popularization of modern graffiti, for those in sunny Southern California one could reasonably identify the rise of the pop-surrealism masters, and for San Francisco it is the glory days of the late '90s and early aughts that has captivated museums, art historians, and the blue-chip market. One problem with the umbrella term, "Mission School", however, is that while McGee and Kilgallen were busy defining their own movement, the next generation of artists with a uniquely San Franciscan aesthetic were busy cutting class, revisiting A-HA, and in general, "missin' school".

For a movement to begin, to take shape, and to grow, it all needs, to some degree to occur organically. The shape of a city, the signs of the times, the influences we all are suspect to, come together at the right place and the right time and before you know it, several people are expressing themselves in original, yet similar ways. The Future Colors of America, the trifecta consisting of Albert Reyes (who now lives in LA), Matt Furie, and Aiyana Udesen, have created their own illustrative voice, a worldview who's origins are seemingly found uniquely in San Francisco (Jay Howell, Ferris Plock, and Porous Walker spring to mind as well), that is expressed with a DIY sensibility, illustrative aesthetic, and fuck-all attitude who's charmingly hilarious pop commentary is indicative of something we don't feel comfortable defining, but goddammit, we like it.

The three artists are currently on view at FFDG, and though we for one hope that these truly are the future colors of America, at the very least we'll settle for them being the future colors of the Bay Area.

 

MCD @FFDG
    Wednesday, 11 January 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

Happy to have opened our Mission space (2277 Mission St. @19th) last Friday here in San Francisco. Our first show was a co-curated show with Brazil's NOZ.ART, and thanks to all who showed up to spill a few Tecates with us.

Up next: Future Colors of America featuring works from Matt Furie, Aiyana Udesen, and Albert Reyes opens next Friday, January 20th (6-9pm). See you then.

Nice change since being on Gough St last year at this time.

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Mission Local Covers FFDG's Move
    Friday, 06 January 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

Fire-Damaged Haight Gallery Finds Mission Home <-- Mission Local does a feature story on our move to the Mission. See you tonight, Friday, for the grand opening.


Photo: Gregory Woods for Mission Local

More than three months after a fire forced FFDG Gallery owner John Trippe out of the Haight, he's opening a new space at 2277 Mission St., near 19th... "We found this place on Craigslist and on December 8 it was ours," Trippe said of the 700-square-foot gallery where works from several Brazilian artists will hang on the walls for tonight's opening.

"I've wanted to have a gallery on Mission for a long time [because of] its energy, respect for art — and I love the burritos from Cancun, which is right across the street. You can’t beat that." ~read on

 

New FFDG Opening Tonight, Fri
    Friday, 06 January 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

We're happy to open FFDG's permanent home (2277 Mission St @19th) in the Mission tonight, Friday (6-9pm), with the print show MCD LAB#3: Fake Sunset that we co-curated with Brazil's NOZ.ART.

We traveled down to Brazil last summer for the opening (pics) at Sao Paulo's Logo Gallery. This will be the U.S. stop as the show traveled througout Brazil this past fall.


3 color silk screen by Jeremy Fish

The show features prints from Jeremy Fish (USA), Matt Furie (USA), Aiyana Udesen (USA), Sesper (Brazil/SP), Lucas Cabu (Brazil/SP), Fabio Bitao (Brazil/SP), Talita Hoffmann (Brazil/Porto Alegre), Anthony Nathan (Brazil/Curitiba), Lucas Torres (Brazil/Belo Horizonte), and Alberto Monteiro (Brazil/Rio de Janeiro).

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MCD LAB#3: Fake Sunset
Opening Fri, Jan 6th (6-9pm)
@FFDG
2277 Mission St @19th

 

MCD LAB#3: Fake Sunset ~Friday
    Tuesday, 03 January 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

MCD LAB#3: Fake Sunset
Opening Fri, Jan 6th (6-9pm)
@FFDG
2277 Mission St @19th

FFDG is pleased to open the co-curated silk screen print show "MCD LAB#3: Fake Sunset" at its new location in the Mission district (2277 Mission St @19th) on Friday, January 6th (6-9pm).


3 color silk screen by Jeremy Fish

During the summer of 2011 FFDG was asked to select three San Francisco based artists and bring them to Sao Paulo, Brazil to participate in the third edition of the MCD LAB shows co-curated by Brazil's NOZ.ART (Ana Ferraz, Lucas Ribeiro Pexao and Tristan Rault). Featuring hand pulled three color silk screen prints, the show opened on July 25, 2011 at Sao Paulo's LOGO Gallery and featured prints from Jeremy Fish (USA), Matt Furie (USA), Aiyana Udesen (USA), Sesper (Brazil/SP), Lucas Cabu (Brazil/SP), Fabio Bitao (Brazil/SP), Talita Hoffmann (Brazil/Porto Alegre), Anthony Nathan (Brazil/Curitiba), Lucas Torres (Brazil/Belo Horizonte), and Alberto Monteiro (Brazil/Rio de Janeiro).

After traveling throughout Brazil during this past Fall, FFDG will host the only US stop for the exhibition on display for 2 weeks with an opening reception Friday, January 6th (6-9pm). San Francisco based artists Jeremy Fish, Matt Furie, Aiyana Udesen along with Brazilian artists and curators Lucas Torres, Ana Ferraz, Lucas Ribeiro Pexao and Tristan Rault will be present. All 10 prints will be for sale framed and unframed. Tecates shall be served.

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MCD LAB # 3: Fake Sunset - concept and inspiration

MCD LAB # 3: Fake Sunset is an ambitious project of art and music, that throughout 2011 will connect different art galleries, artists and players from the creative scene in Brazil. This year's edition is curated by NOZ.ART (Ana Ferraz, Lucas Ribeiro Pexão and Tristan Rault), and FFDG's John Trippe.

The starting point for this experience is a classic image from California, intentionally used in excess, playing with the irony of this cliché figure which influenced much of the world: the gradient sunset, adorned with the silhouettes of palm trees. Images widely used in t-shirt prints, stickers, skateboard decks and surfboards. An icon of the message that emanated from California for decades, just as, in another moment, the subculture of aggressive surfing, illegal skateboarding and hardcore music was "smuggled" beyond U.S. borders. An imaginary with vibrant colors that arrived in Brazil through movies, magazines, records, video clips and even video games to be reproduced by young people, invading even concrete cities where the skyline (and the sunset) are obstructed by buildings.

Fake Sunset seeks a reflection on the influence of the Californian imaginary on Brazilian subcultures. Californian and Brazilian artists were invited to create new silkscreen prints for a group show. The only rules to create the graphics were: the landscape orientation of the paper, and one gradient on the image. Besides that, each artist was free to address their unique point of view about the influence in question, creating a real bridge through the sunset to finally connect these creative communities. All screen prints were produced in Brazil, by the Fullhouse studio. The series of exhibitions opened on July in Sao Paulo and were showed in another 4 Brazilian capitals. Together with the 10 radiant prints, each city had a site-specific artwork, create by one (or more) of the ten artists invited.

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About FFDG's new Mission location

Last year at this time FFDG (www.ffdg.net) was located in a small storefront on Gough St at Market St in a slightly desolate location. In March of last year, FFDG moved to a larger space in the heart of the Lower Haight next to Upper Playground and were just getting settled when on Sept 27th a four alarm fire tore through the top floor of the building. Massive amounts of water soaked the entire building ruining everything including FFDG's space. After gathering their damp things, to continue their schedule while searching for a new home, FFDG temporarily located to Clement St in San Francisco's Inner Richmond. After only searching a couple weeks, FFDG found their new 700 square foot home on bustling Mission Street just walking distance to some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. "I love being over here", says owner John Trippe. "It's great to be in the heart of such a dynamic neighborhood. I mean, we're across the street from the 2nd best new restaurant in the US", he says referring to Mission Chinese which was recently voted by Bon Appetit as the US's 2nd best new eatery. "It's one of the best culturally diverse neighborhoods in the city and we're so happy to be here". FFDG opens their first show "MCD LAB#3: Fake Sunset" on Friday, January 6th (6-9pm).

 

MCD LAB # 3 @FFDG
    Tuesday, 20 December 2011 /// Written by Trippe

The new FFDG at 2277 Mission St (between 18th & 19th) is starting to look more like a gallery every day. Still a lot of work before our Jan 6th opening of MCD LAB # 3.

MCD LAB # 3 is a print show featuring FFDG curated artists Matt Furie, Jeremy Fish, & Aiyana Udesen along with Brazilian artists Lucas Torres, Anthony Nathan, Lucas Valente "Cabu", Alberto Monteiro, Talita Hoffmann, Fabio Amad "Bitao", and Alexandre Cruz "Sesper" curated by Brazil's NOZ.ART (Ana Ferraz, Lucas Ribeiro Pexao and Tristan Rault).

We traveled to Sao Paulo this past July for the Brazilian opening at Logo Gallery in Sao Paulo. Pics.


Jeremy Fish's MCD print


Aiyana Udesen's MCD print


Matt Furie's MCD print

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FFDG's Permanent Home
    Friday, 09 December 2011 /// Written by Trippe

We can finally shut up about FFDG's fire, about FFDG's temp space, about all the transitions, because we signed a 2 year lease on a new space in the heart of the Mission District last night!

FFDG is now at 2277 Mission St, San Francisco, CA. 94110

Our first show is the American version of the MCD print show featuring prints by Jeremy Fish, Matt Furie, Aiyana Udesen and others we had in Sao Paulo, Brazil back in July of this year (pics) opening up on Friday, January 6th (6-9pm). More details on that show very soon.

With a little TLC she's going to look like a gallery.

Funny to say that we're not only in the Mission, but, in fact, ON Mission.

FFDG
2277 Mission St.
San Francisco, Ca
94110
*Opening Jan 6, 2012

 

MicoHood on Clement St. Thurs
    Wednesday, 07 December 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

FFDG will be open till 8pm this Thursday 12/8 as we'll be participating in Bold Italic's microhood party on Clement St (between 3rd & 7th Avenues) entitled ClemenTime.

FFDG will have wine tasting provided by The 20 Wines and Park Life & Green Apple Books will be providing free beer.

The evening will feature deep discounts on apparel, complimentary ice cream, free beer and wine, delicious Mexican hot chocolate, events highlighting books, music, original artwork, and home decor, and more than a few surprises. Participating businesses include Blue Danube, Fecal Face's FFDG Gallery, Foggy Notion, Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, Dirty Trix, Kumquat Art, Abracadabra Lingerie, and the Rockit Room. ~details

 

New Home For FFDG?
    Monday, 05 December 2011 /// Written by Trippe

80% sure that we're going to be signing a lease on a gallery space in the Mission on Thursday for FFDG. We shall see. Fingers crossed that we finally get to settle after being tossed out of Fillmore due the fire on 9/27.

 

Charles Martin for 11.11.11
    Wednesday, 30 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

We met a young skater named Charles Martin, an interesting guy studying at SFAI, through our friend Henry Gunderson. Charles would stop in the gallery from time to time, and the last time he came through he told us he was off to NYC to study at Cooper Union where his brother also studys. Getting into Cooper Union is no small feat. They're one of the most selective schools in the U.S. Well known for their art and science programs, C.U. admits students based on merit alone and provides each with a full-tuition scholarship. A FREE top rate highly demanding education.

Charles Martin is now showing in the group show 11.11.11 running through Dec 17th at San Francisco's FFDG.

Age? Location? Website?

Twenty, New York City, I do not have a website.

Describe your work a little bit.

The things I make are a reflection of my ideas, coupled with a strong desire to make them tangible.

Our world is on my brain a lot; I like to think that if I'm conscious of what's going on that it will naturally filter into my work.

Most of my art is an investigation, sometimes about very specific content, and other work may strictly be about the medium.

I make work that references the past, and at the same time I like to read my imagery as futuristic. When I look at my paintings the first thing that comes to mind is making them, so in this way each becomes a mirror of the time in which they are created.

In a lot of my pictures I draw outer space, I feel that there is a strong connection between the universe and the mind. Both infinite in possibility and mass, I enjoy drawing from outside of the atmosphere because it allows me to explore.

Limitations exist with drawing from land, more recently I've been trying to make stuff that combines unbounded space with our flat world. Picture compositions that display an earth embodying characteristics of space, and then imagine the opposite.

Music heavy on your playlist these days?

A lot of hip hop, Jazz, Instrumentals, Nas Illmatic!

Favorite medium's to work within?

Printing, Painting, Drawing, Photo, Sculpture, Sound, Writing, Skating.

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Nathan Brown for 11.11.11
    Friday, 25 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Nathan is curently showing in the group show 11.11.11 up now @FFDG here in San Francisco through Dec 17th. We've been interviewing the 10 artists participating in the show over the last couple weeks. Say hello to this talented Canada native.
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Age? Location? Website? And who do you think you are?

24, A West-coaster living in Montreal, Quebec, NathanAlexisBrown.com, No-Valleys

Romulus and Remus": Rice paper overlay, ink and acrylic, on paper, 4ft x 4ft, 2011.

Describe your work a little bit.

My work depicts scenes from a dripping, glowing, shifting world were a cast of delinquent characters struggle to unearth a greater understanding of my personal mythology. Springing from past, present and future the narratives of my work are entangled and multilayered, destruction and creation often become indistinguishable as the characters constantly chase their goals in circles: their quest for personal clarity constantly unfulfilled.

Music heavy on your playlist these days?

70’s punk, 80’s hardcore, weird rock n’ roll, random originals.

Fireside Installation (aka: "Smoke-Spirit") : Paint, weat-paste, and digital print, 2011.

"Hands-Off Houdini!": Rice paper overlay, ink and acrylic, on paper, 22in x 22in, 2011.

Favorite mediums to work within?

Paper: painted, inked, printed, cut, glued, sewn, you can make anything with that stuff!

Dream job other than artist?

Photojournalist, Cultural Documentarian? Something that would offer the opportunity for travel too, and immersion in, a multitude of places & cultures.

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Holiday Hot Sauce
    Wednesday, 23 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Spotted this in a little shop on Clement St. the other day. Had to share... Might be good on some holiday turkey?

Speaking of holiday turkey, FFDG will be open today, Wednesday, but will be closed during the holiday/ shopping weekend. Enjoy some quality time with family and friends. Or go for a sail on the SF Bay.

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Opening Night @FFDG's Temp Space
    Thursday, 17 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Opening night reception for Everything Under the Sun featuring Mario Martinez (Mars-1) and the group show 11.11.11 | Friday, Nov 11, 2011 @FFDG, San Francisco.

Damn, free Blue Angel Vodka drinks, free mexican food from the El Tonayense truck, and, of course, great art can draw a healthy crowd. Thanks to the awesome BLKTOP Project featuring Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, and Chuck Treece for playing the opening... and to everyone who came out including those who flew in for the fun night.

Ray Barbee of The BLKTOP Project plays to a packed house.

Doze Green and Mario Martinez (Mars-1)

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Mario Martinez (Mars-1) @FFDG
    Thursday, 17 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Everything Under the Sun
Mario Martinez (Mars-1)
@FFDG, San Francisco
Nov 11 - Dec 17, 2011

After Glow
acrylic on linen
154" x 80"
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Pulse
acrylic on linen
78" x 55"
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Infinite Tapestry
acrylic on linen
72" round
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Drip Pineal
cast bronze statue
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Electric Monkey Man
cast bronze statue
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Everything Under The Sun
mixed media sculpture installation
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net


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Thanks Hi-Fructose
    Thursday, 17 November 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Thanks to Hi Fructose for the coverage of 11.11.11 and Mars-1 solo show which opened last Friday @FFDG.


Mario Martinez at the opening of Everything Under the Sun


Viewing work by Mario Martinez (Mars-1)

The paintings and sci-fi model city in Martinez's solo show in the back room seemed enormous and awe-inspiring, engrossing the viewer in their intricate, astral landscapes. Between free tacos and the jazzy jam session by BLKTOP Project afterward, everyone went home happy. ~continue reading

 

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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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