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Rich Pellegrino
    Monday, 11 June 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Ophelia (Hamlet) painting by Providence, Rhode Island based Rich Pellegrino... Love his Bill Murray.

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Doze Green x Luminosity in the Dark Rift
    Wednesday, 06 June 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Behind the scenes look at Doze preparing his show, Luminosity in the Dark Rift, for Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC.

The show runs through June 16, 2012
WWW.DOZEGREEN.COM
Video by Colin Day

 

Victor Malagon's Wood Cut Graffiti
    Friday, 01 June 2012 /// Written by Trippe

I am a painter out here in California. I create work that is a clash of my graffiti style, a bit of graphics and razor sharp points into these shaped panels. All work is flat, just painted to look 3D. I hand cut these wood panels, and paint them with Oils, sometimes with Spray paint. The usual size is about 24x48 inches. -Victor Malagon

These are great, Victor. Thanks for emailing them over... Different obviously, but kind of reminds us of Graffiti Technica.

http://www.victormalagon.com/


 

Paul Wackers in Brussels
    Wednesday, 30 May 2012 /// Written by Trippe

NYC based (long time SF artist previously) Paul Wackers opens Wait and Watch Awhile Go By at A.L.I.C.E. Gallery in Brussels, Belgium with Maya Hayuk Thursday, May 31st. We're big fans of both of their works. Show details. - Check last year's show @Eleanor Harwood Gallery


Pauyl Wackers May 31st in Brussels

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Dave Kinsey @FFDG
    Wednesday, 30 May 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Stop in FFDG to view Dave Kinsey's solo show Lost For Words running through June 16th in San Francisco.

Hours: Wed thru Sat (1-6pm). 2277 Mission St. @19th. FYI, today, Wed, we'll be closing at 5:30pm.

The Red Curtain
mixed media on canvas
30 x 40 x 32 inches, 2012
framed
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

 

Eric Shaw at Park Life June 15th
    Tuesday, 29 May 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Opening tonight, Friday, here in San Francisco. If you're in town, be sure to get to this show. We'll be there as it should be a good one. We'll have some pics up next week for you to check out if you can't make it in person.

Brooklyn based Eric Shaw opens up Through the Blinds at San Francisco's Park Life on June 15th.

In September he opens a two person show with Henry Gunderson at FFDG.


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New Works From Nicolas Le Borgne
    Thursday, 24 May 2012 /// Written by Trippe

French artist Nicolas Le Borgne emailed over some recent beautiful works. We mini interviewed Nicolas back in 2009. Dude has come a long way.

 

Matt Moore in Paris
    Thursday, 17 May 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

GRAVITY
Matt W. Moore
April 27 – June 16, 2012
SINCE.upian Gallery
Paris, France

From Matt Moore: A new series of (entirely spraypaint) canvas painting created during a 1-month residency in Paris. A true evolution from the purely geometric abstractions I have explored in my past few exhibitions : Sun Ray Ricochet (Moscow 2011) + XYZ Axis (Cincinnati 2011) + Crystals & Lasers (Paris 2010) + Parallel Universe (Sao Paulo 2009) + 20/20 (Barcelona 2008). An exciting new chapter.

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Michelle Ramin & SFAI Grad Show
    Thursday, 10 May 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Thanks to Michelle Ramin for emailing us some her recent paintings. Michelle will be displaying her work as part of SFAI's MFA graduate show running this weekend and opening Friday, May 11th at the Pheonix Hotel here in San Francisco.

"The MFA Graduate Exhibition is one of the most exciting times for SFAI’s Graduate Program, when we see in one place the manifestation of two years of labor, sacrifice, and commitment by a new generation of artists ready to contribute to the landscape of contemporary art and culture," says Tony Labat, Director of MFA Programs. "The Bay Area has always been at the forefront of artists and curators seeking alternative spaces for exhibition and production, and this exhibition continues that important tradition." -Details (scroll down)

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Interview with Jeff Depner
    Wednesday, 09 May 2012 /// Written by Rob Loane

Whether conceptually motivated or intuitively created, the process of painting has been a main attribute in art for sometime now. Controlling the surface of a canvas is at the root of most contemporary painting. Vancouver native Jeff Depner's work creates avenues for visual discovery through a process based aesthetic. Layers upon layers of paint each relating to the next. Masking some, if not all, of the past creates a visual history within. The work ebbs and flows between graphic qualities and thick painterly styles with muted but contemporary feeling colors. The constant process of ‘improvised moves' allows some of the work to be based in grid like structures. It allows some of the smaller paintings a chance for inquiry in constructive qualities and aspects of painting, inserting his work into the long history of painting.

Written by Rob Loane

What is the process of making these paintings? Is it strategic, do you have something in mind previous to the start, or is the end result derived primarily through process?

I usually have a general idea of what I want to do going into a painting, but it's usually a series of improvised moves piled on top of each other until something starts to makes sense. There's a lot of building up and tearing down going on, it's a slow process.

Layers are such a huge part of your work, each interacting with the previous, as you say. How do you decide what should be layered over, and what should stay?

Deciding what stays and what gets painted over is a balancing act, long periods of looking followed by painting things in and out, and moving things around on the canvas. Not much escapes being painted out at some point.

Your process seems to be one of give and take, how do you know when a painting is done?

It's tricky, usually when I can't think of anything else to do to it.

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Dave Kinsey @FFDG, May 18th
    Saturday, 05 May 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Mark your calendar: Dave Kinsey opens Lost For Words @FFDG in San Francisco on Friday, May 18th (6-9pm).

New mixed media paintings and installation. This will be his first show in San Francisco in 12 years and his first on the West Coast since 2007... We're very excited. Below is a lil' taste of what's to come.

Lost For Words
Dave Kinsey
Opening: Friday, May 18th (6-9pm)
@FFDG
2277 Mission St., San Francisco

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Hamishi in Melbourne
    Thursday, 03 May 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Hamishi emailed over some photos from his current show Nothing Special running at Melbourne's Paradise Hills through this Saturday, May 5th. If you're in Melbourne, view it in person as we're sure it looks even better in person.

Hamishi participated in last November's group show 11.11.11 @FFDG back in November with Mario Martinez showing a solo show... Man, that's was a nutty opening before the cops showed up.

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Paintings by Corydon Cowansage
    Monday, 30 April 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Recent RISD MFA painting alum Corydon Cowansage emailed over some paintings. Like them.

Facade #7, 2010, 106" x 80", oil on canvas

A little size context

Fence #5 (detail), 2011, 108" x 76", oil on canvas

House Plant #2, 2011, 84" x 70", oil on canvas

Roof #10, 2012, 78" x 58", oil on canvas

Small Crowd: RISD MFA Painting at Mixed Greens

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Pedro Matos April 27th London
    Wednesday, 25 April 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Pedro Matos opens Heritage at London's Ivory & Black Gallery on April 27th. Check our 2010 interview with him.
~show details

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Brett Amory Studio Visit
    Thursday, 19 April 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Brett Amory emailed over some studio shots taken by Shaun Roberts as he prepared for tonight's show "Waiting 101" at The Outsiders Gallery in Newcastle, UK

Photo sources

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Scott Greenwalt - New Works
    Tuesday, 17 April 2012 /// Written by Trippe

As we prepare for Friday's opening of Cigarettes, Phone Cards & Hip Hop Clothing @FFDG (6-9pm), we wanted to show you some of Scott Greenwalt's newest works.

Greenwalt got his MFA at CCA and currently lives and works in Oakland. Will be showing his most recent painting Upon the Palace Gates, gouache, acrylic gouache, ink on paper, 25x29" 2012 pictured below.

Upon the Palace Gates, gouache, acrylic gouache, ink on paper, 25x29" 2012

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Alex Ziv - New Works
    Thursday, 12 April 2012 /// Written by Trippe

So pleased to present some newer works from San Francisco based Alex Ziv. We've had the pleasure of watching this SFAI student's work change and develop over the last couple of years. Also very pleased to announce that he'll be in the group show:

Cigarettes, Phone Cards, & Hip Hip Clothing
Opening Fri, April 20th (6-9pm) @FFDG
Works by  Tom Betthauser, Kelsey BrookesRyan Travis ChristianScott Greenwalt, Robert Hardgrave, Hiro Kurata, Mildred, Pacolli, Marco Zamora, and  Alex Ziv.

"Overload" 12"x16" Pen and Ink on Paper


Study 2 "Meat Bait" 12"x16" pen and ink on paper


"Clint EastWOOF" 22"x30" Pen an Ink on Paper


"Clint EastWOOF" 22"x30" Pen an Ink on Paper (detail)


"Clint EastWOOF" 22"x30" Pen an Ink on Paper (detail)



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Ralph Pugay - Night-tide Daytripping
    Wednesday, 04 April 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Ralph Pugay - Night-tide Daytripping
ROCKSBOXCONTEMPORARYFINEART
Portland, Oregon
March - April 2012

Ralph Pugay creates visual works that are formulated through the mash-up of ideas mined from philosophical inquiries, themes of the everyday, and binary thought processes. Be sure to check the captions and to view more great works, check his site: ralphpugay.com

Nukes for the Natives!

Presidential Panic Attack

All the Poor All in the Same Place

Daddy's Changing

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New Work by Kelsey Brookes
    Friday, 30 March 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Kelsey Brookes recently opened a new show in Maibu, CA entitled Meditations on Symmetry, and the work is amazing. He'll be participating in the group show Cigarettes, Phone Cards, & Hip Hip Clothing opening Friday, April 20th @FFDG. More details on that forthcoming.

 

 

 

 

 

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Marco Zamora - Recent Work
    Wednesday, 28 March 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

Marco Zamora emailed over a couple recent works which are incredible.

Marco Zamora lives and works in LA and will be participating in a group show @FFDG opening April 20th. Details on Cigarettes, Phone Cards, & Hip Hip Clothing soon.

http://www.marcozamora.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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