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"Veins of Octulen" by Curiot at FFDG
    Thursday, 27 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

"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.

Curiot (Favio Martinez)
Veins of Octulen
graphite, colored pencils and ink, 15" x 20"
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Veins of Octulen , detail

Photos from Curiot's last show "Age of Omuktlans"

 

Nicolas "Odo" Le Borgne
    Tuesday, 11 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

French based Nicolas "Odo" Le Borgne emailed over some incredible new pop-surreal illustrations. We showed a piece of his in the group show The Diamond Sea back in 2012.

Nicolas aka Odo usually works with watercolor, pen & ink or acrylic.

Lysergic Acid Minnie

Pyscho Bob

Skull Snow

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Gina Martynova Illustrations
    Tuesday, 04 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Wonderful illustration by NYC based Gina Martynova who emailed over a few samples of her works. My work is an exploration of nature's fundamental paradox and it's role in folklore, fashion and art.

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Christian Stearry Illustrations/ Paintings
    Monday, 03 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SKATEBOARDS BIKES SNOWBOARDS WANDERING DRAWING PAINTING BREATHING SMOKE DRINKING BEERS GETTING UP TO NO GOOD ROLLING WITH THE BOYS <-- illustrations by Christian Stearry

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Christopher Burch's Br'er Rabbit
    Thursday, 20 February 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Oakland based John Felix Arnold (showing at FFDG in Oct '14) emailed over some work from his friend and artist Christopher Burch whose show The Missed Adventures of Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Death in the Land of Shadows: Stepping Razors, Chapter 22-Dem Bloodletting Blues (PHOTOS) just ran at Hoffman Lachance Contemporary in St. Louis last month.

Christopher Burch & John Felix Arnold both got their MFAs from SFAI at the same time back in '06.

Anyone elses' parents read them Br'er Rabbit stories when they were kids? Guess if your parents were from the south and were born in the 1920s, like my dad, then maybe.

The Br'er Rabbit stories can be traced back to trickster figures in Africa, particularly the hare that figures prominently in the storytelling traditions in West, Central, and Southern Africa. These tales continue to be part of the traditional folklore of numerous peoples throughout those regions. In the Akan traditions of West Africa, the trickster is usually the spider Anansi, though the plots in his tales are often identical with those of stories of Br'er Rabbit.

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Nicola Alessandrini & Gio Pistone
    Wednesday, 12 February 2014 /// Written by Trippe

ROME --- Nicola Alessandrini & Gio Pistone went to town in the under ground gallery space of House of Architecture in ROME. Nice work, and really like the use of the online virtual tour.

 

NUBS
    Tuesday, 04 February 2014 /// Written by Van Edwards

I've been reading Fecal Face since around 2006, always been a fan. I thought you all might like a series I've worked with for a few years now. They're called Nubs – Boundaries with Personality.

Thanks for emailing, David. We dig your little Nubs.

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Jason Jagel at Gallery 16, Feb 7th
    Wednesday, 29 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- Gallery 16 in SOMA (501 Third St) here in the city is set to open new works by Jason Jagel with the show entitled "FROM THE SKY, RIVERS LOOK LIKE SNAKES" on Friday, Feb 7th (6-9pm). Here's a lil' taste.

Jason Jägel was born in 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received degrees from California College of Arts and Crafts (BFA 1995) and Stanford University (MFA 2002). A monograph of his work entitled, Seventy-Three Funshine (2008), was created with an accompanying ten-inch vinyl record with music by Madlib and published by Electric Works, San Francisco. Jägel has been featured in numerous solo and group shows since 1995 including those in New York, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Milan, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans and more. Jagel's work appears in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The UCLA Hammer Museum and the Portland Museum of Art, among others. Jason lives with his wife and two daughters in San Francisco.

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Luke Pelletier's Dead Dirt
    Wednesday, 22 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Chicago based Luke Pelletier emailed over some images from his newest zine entitled Dead Dirt. Not only a creator of the visual art stuffs, Luke also makes the music forms. Musical melodies in the act of video models which shall be viewed in the below space for your healthy ears and eye holes. #snakebite

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Supersonic Electronic @Spoke Art
    Wednesday, 22 January 2014 /// Written by Rachel Ralph

Spoke Art opened their annual Supersonic Electronic (PHOTOS) show last Thursday night to a packed crowd. The work spilled from their original gallery space into the new space they have acquired two doors down, and it allowed for as much viewing space as was possible, as the show was not only full of people, but works by over forty artists.

Curated by Zach Tutor, this was the third installment of Supersonic Electronic at the gallery and this year's grouping provided a cohesive experience, albeit strictly two-dimensional, as each piece operated together fludily. Many of the artists displayed are regulars at the gallery and if painting and drawing are your thing, take the time to check out this show. With this many works, you are sure to not be disappointed.

Words & Photos: Rachel Ralph - rachel(at)fecalface.com

Cyfacon, Dalva, Acrylic on wood

Erik Jones, Violet Beauregarde, Colored pencil, acrylic, and wax pastel

Brett Amory, Waiting #16, Oil on canvas

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The Road from Life to Death
    Friday, 17 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

As illustrated by Phil Wong -- click image for larger view

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Beth Van Hoesen @The George Krevsky Gallery
    Wednesday, 15 January 2014 /// Written by Rachel Ralph

SAN FRANCISCO --- The George Krevsky Gallery opened Beth Van Hoesen: Portraits from the Castro last Thursday night at their downtown gallery and it was truly a local event.

Housed in the 77 Geary St. building on the second floor, not many tourists stopped in, but there was a crowd of locals who gathered to enjoy the works. Each piece was donated by the Beth Van Hoesen trust to help raise funds for a new public monument in San Francisco, the Rainbow Honor Walk. The works were created during a 22-year period in which Hoesen lived on 22nd at the top of the Castro, in which she documented her neighbors, including many members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

The highly stylistic and flattened, yet realistic and detailed paintings highlight the intimate relationships fostered in this colorful neighborhood and are definitely worth a look before the show closes at the end of February.

Words & Photos: Rachel Ralph - rachel(at)fecalface.com

Miss Louise II, 1996, Watercolor, colored pencil, and graphite on paper

Helen, 1986, Colored pencil and graphite on paper

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Ferris Plock @The Shooting Gallery
    Monday, 06 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- We're back after a little Holiday breather with some images from Ferris Plock's (PREVIEWED) show which just completed at The Shooting Gallery. Rachel Ralph documents:

Our friend Ferris Plock let us see his new body of work with the opening of Unrest at the Shooting Gallery. Most of the works were on larger canvases and it was really great to be able to see all of the detail not only because of the size, but also because of the muted color palette of gold, grey, white and pastels. Clearly this show deserves a visit, and Ferris deserves a major congratulations on a great show. (STUDIO VISIT)

Unrest

December 14, 2013 - January 04, 2014

Shooting Gallery is pleased to present Unrestby Ferris Plock. The SF-based artist's fourth solo show with the Shooting Gallery will draw inspiration from the changing face of San Francisco, focusing on Western Addition/NOPA. The opening reception will be Saturday, December 14, from 7-11pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through January 4, 2014. 

Heavily influenced by Japanese woodblocks of the Edo period, Plock will show 20-25 new character portraits featuring imagery of knights with neighborhood-specific armor and flags, all painted with acrylic, house paint, gouache and gold leaf on panel.

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John Felix Arnold - Recent Works
    Friday, 03 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Got some recent works by San Francisco based John Felix Arnold (HIS jAPAN BLOG) featuring his signature figurative/ illustrative/ design elements of abstraction with the same driving conceptual basis pushing forward. His upcoming shows include one at The Shooting Gallery (May) also will be showing at FFDG in Oct 2014.

BWAM is 4'x2' mixed media on wood panel

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Works by Andy Borehol
    Thursday, 19 December 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Acrylic, ink + graphite work by Ontario, Canada based Andy Borehol.

Self portrait

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Eric Petersen Illustration
    Thursday, 19 December 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Illustrator Eric Petersen hails from Olympia, Washington <-- My style is influenced by instructional graphics, video games and the look of vintage comics of the 1940s. I draw uniform lines on a computer to strip away some of the human element and expressive quality seen in non-digital work. I use perspective and unnatural colors to set up a voyeuristic feeling and create an unsettling mood. I am interested in the combination of a purely functional illustration style with an emotional scene.

 

Studio Visit w/ Ferris Plock
    Wednesday, 11 December 2013 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- Swung through Ferris Plock's studio yesterday to have a quick look-see at this newest body of work which goes on display at The Shooting Gallery with the opening of the solo show Unrest scheduled for Saturday, Dec 14th. PICS

Heavily influenced by Japanese woodblocks of the Edo period, Plock will show 20-25 new character portraits featuring imagery of knights with neighborhood-specific armor and flags, all painted with acrylic, house paint, gouache and gold leaf on panel.

Smell the Glove.

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Hell Yeah! (a WWF colouring book!)
    Friday, 22 November 2013 /// Written by Trippe

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.

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Illustrations by Meyoko
    Tuesday, 29 October 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Berlin based Meyoko ('09 interview) emailed over some recent skull illustrations, we dug them and thought we'd share them with you, the Fecal Reader.

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Justin Bieber and the Golden Pussy
    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 /// Written by Trippe

San Francisco Bay Area based Cahill Wessel, who's submitted some great gems in the past, emailed over another great illustration this time entitled "Justin Bieber and the Golden Pussy", 18"x 24".

http://www.cahillwessel.com/

 

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Check please with Ryan Travis Christian
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:23

CHICAGO --- Ryan Travis Christian opens his second solo show Check please with Western Exhibitions this Friday, April 25th featuring graphite on paper drawings of his signature cartoon-style alongside a second suite of works on paper and sculptures that employ color. ~show details

Photos from his 2011 show at Guererro Gallery - Photos from his 2012 Halsey McKay show in New York - he curated this show for FFDG in '11

Ryan Travis Christian April 25th at Western Editions, Chicago

 

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Ryan De La Hoz at Seattle's Flatcolor
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 10:52

SEATTLE --- San Francisco based Ryan De La Hoz opens a show of new works at Flat Color on May 1st. We love Ryan's work and have shown it many times throughout the years. Ryan will be also showing at LA - Juxtapoz Psychedelic Show, The Well, LA, CA April 26th 2014 - SF - Paper Cuts, Spoke Art, SF, CA May 3rd 2014

Working in unconventional mediums such as woven blankets, puzzles, and faux marble, De La Hoz has pioneered an innovative style in a class of its own. Collages of white noise, flowers and tie-dye are all hand cut and assembled to create mystic portals of intrigue. Heavily influenced by themes of death and rebirth, past and present, and the collision of modern culture with antiquity; Form and Void is mysterious look into the odyssey of creation, destruction, and an examination of society at large. -show details

 

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SSSSHHH, It's the Quiet Life
Monday, 21 April 2014 12:03

Hats, all over prints, 5 panel hats... it's all a bit obvious, but it's also how we dress and the QUIET LIFE'S PALM SPRINGS COLLECTION is looking breezy for the summer with no socks in the desert dust. ~take a tour

 

"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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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BANDES DE PUB / STRIP BOX

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.


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.


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