:: SFAI halts exhibition ::

San Francisco Art Institute takes down exhibit (see photos/ scroll down) by Paris artist Adel Abdessemed after receiving numerous death threats from animal rights activists due to video installations where animals were bludgeoned to death with a sledgehammer in front of a brick wall... Read the article and let us know what you think about it... Should SFAI have backed down?... Remember when Capobianco Gallery in North Beach was closed after their show featuring works by Guy Colwell featured images depicting the atrocities at the Abu Gharib?... The owner was attacked and received gnarly death threats as well... Different subject matter obviously, but interesting when art crosses that line and how a gallery or institution supports the show or artist and decides it's no longer worth the trouble.
Posted: trippe // 03.31.08 // +16+

:: Steak Mtn ::

THE MOST EXPLOSIVE PICTURE OF THE YEAR! <-- is a solo show from Brooklyn based artist Steak Mtn. (Christopher Norris) which opens April 4th at the Threadless Gallery (store) in Chicago... Really great work. If you're in the area, be sure and check it out or go here to view the work online.
"Mouth Preganancy" 9X12, ink on paper
Posted: trippe // 03.31.08 // +0+

:: ClipODay ::

I love to start my Mondays off with something up beat.
Posted: trippe // 03.31.08 // +3+

:: Sunday Morning Movies ::

Posted: skirvin // 03.30.08 // +3+

:: Tonite ::

It's the last Saturday of the month which means that Brown Bear is having another great show open tonight. Reality Blast features work from Mark Cross, Jesse Gellar, and George Crampton . Oh also, it's in 3D. That's right 3D! No big deal or anything. Check out more of tonight's openings.
Posted: jesse // 03.29.08 // +0+

:: ClipODay ::

Posted: trippe // 03.29.08 // +1+

:: +_! ::

ADAM CRUICKSHANK <-- "I'm a Melbourne based artist currently living in Europe. My work ranges from exhibition pieces and installations for specific environments through to graphic design and illustration." ... Check out his tee shirts too. Love the hot dawg tee... although, the all things are one is pretty good too.
Feather mountain
Posted: trippe // 03.28.08 // +0+

:: ClipODay ::

DR STEVE BRULE ON WINE TASTING <-- submitted by Mr. Porous.
Posted: trippe // 03.28.08 // +0+

:: Four Barrel Coffee ::

Can you find the secret back alley coffee hut from one of the people that brought you Ritual Roasters? Probably the best coffee in the city. Looking forward to the whole shop opening up, but for now it just rules to buy a coffee in an alley full of pigeon shit. Try the Dicken Cider, it's good stuff. Here's some hints... it's in the Mission, it's down an alley beside the coolest screen printing shop in town, and if the coffee isn't working you can easily score some crack right after.
Posted: irving // 03.28.08 // +2+

:: ~+! ::

Snapshots taken from a 7th floor, over a 12 month period...
Posted: trippe // 03.27.08 // +0+

:: Barry the Beaver ::

IMG_8185.jpgOur pal Jeremy Fish has added his art to a lot of different products, but this time he's treading new territory with his newest creation, Barry the Beaver, which is a "tribute to all the lonely beavers out there"... Yep, that's, what we can tell, is the first contemporary artist designed vibrator!... is it a good vibrator? The word's still out. Give it a shot, and let us know... $45 here
Posted: trippe // 03.27.08 // +4+

:: Boogie ::

BOOGIE IN PARIS <-- Every few weeks we get a little round of photos from our friend and NYC photographer, Boogie. His latest batch comes to us from Paris... Enjoy some parisian sights through the lens of Boogie.
Posted: trippe // 03.27.08 // +0+

:: ClipODay ::

Thanks for emailing that over, Kelly... Kind of reminds me of that Mr Show skit where they're like the Beatles and are famous for just their head shots... Can't find it anywhere online though :(
Posted: trippe // 03.27.08 // +0+

:: Feral ::

SOME PHOTOS <-- from the Swoon and Monica Canilao opening of Feral from last Friday @The Luggage Store.
Posted: trippe // 03.27.08 // +0+

:: Out-Of-Towners ::

Our show, The Out-Towners, is up and running. You can see work from the show and buy online at fecalface.com/gallery and you can see some photos from the opening here... So behind with life after the show, but have some great features and things to add to the site for Wednesday. Also the gallery is open on Wed from 3-8pm. Come in and see it in person. 66 Gough St near Market.
Posted: trippe // 03.25.08 // +1+

:: Sperber ::

ALDO SPERBER <-- is a photographer living and working in France. Great work up on his very easy to navigate website (photographers take note). The colors in the Outdoor section alone were worth checking out.
Posted: jesse // 03.25.08 // +0+

:: Kawai ::

MISAKI KAWAI <-- We've talked about this New York artist's work before, but we forgot how much fun her website is to navigate. There has been some new stuff added since the last time we looked, and she has a bunch of shows coming up.
Posted: jesse // 03.25.08 // +1+

:: ClipODay ::

Posted: jesse // 03.24.08 // +1+

:: Martinez ::

EDDIE MARTINEZ <-- We could stare at this New York artist's paintings all day and never get bored. Wish the images on the website were a little more hi-resolution, but luckily there is a show happening right now through April 12 at ZeiherSmith. Go check it out.
Posted: jesse // 03.24.08 // +0+

:: Flip Flop ::

British designer Craig Robinson, who runs the website Flip Flop Flyin', started coming up with these Lollipop characters back in 2004. It's pretty fun to try and guess which ones are which.. thanks for the link Awwwdrey.
Posted: jesse // 03.24.08 // +0+

:: ugh ::

Thanks to everyone who stopped through the gallery last night for the opening. Kinda closed today for Easter, although we're here now and people keep coming in... Anyway, stop in on Wednesday and have a look see. Will add work and images online in the next day or two.
Posted: trippe // 03.23.08 // +1+

:: Tonight ::

FECAL FACE DOT GALLERY <-- opens our second group show, The Out-Of-Towners, featuring works from Anthony Lister (NYC), Erkut Terliksiz (Turkey), Christofer Chin (LA), Cody Hudson (Chicago), Corey Arnold (Portland), Keith Shore (New Jersey), Mel Kadel (LA), Tessar Lo (LA), & Travis Millard (LA)... Saturday, Mar 22nd. 5-8pm. 66 Gough St. @Market... We'll be after partying @The Uptown from 9-2am. 17th @Capp.
Posted: trippe // 03.22.08 // +1+

:: No Reason ::

Eagle rays (the Myliobatidae family of fish) are a family of mostly large rays living in the open ocean rather than at the bottom of the sea. Eagle rays feed on snails, mussels and crustaceans, crushing their shells with their extremely hard teeth. They are excellent swimmers and are able to jump several metres above the surface.
Posted: trippe // 03.21.08 // +3+

:: Tonight ::

Swoon and Monica Canilao @The Luggage Store
FERAL <-- opens tonight @The Luggage Store (1007 Market @6th) featuring a giant collaboration between Swoon and Monica Canilao. 6-8pm... When I say giant, I mean massive and intense. We were lucky to get a little peek on Tuesday, and can't imagine what it may look like now after living in the space and working on it for the last few days. Be sure to stop through tonight and have yourself a look see... If you miss it, we'll have photos up on the site next week for sure.
Posted: trippe // 03.21.08 // +0+

:: PhotoConnely ::

PowerQBN.jpgPHOTOSHOP WAR <-- going on right now @QBN with some great prizes... Macbook Air, IPod, & a Canon camera... Get your Photoshop going!
Posted: trippe // 03.21.08 // +0+

:: Hamburger @Powerhouse ::

PHOTOS <-- from Hamburger Eye's book release party/ show at Powerhouse books in Brooklyn shot by photographer Michael Jang.
Posted: trippe // 03.21.08 // +0+

:: Tonight ::

Should be a pretty good show tonight at VASF. Fairfax and Haight opens tonight at 7pm..
Posted: jesse // 03.20.08 // +0+

:: Love ::

THE ONES WE LOVE <-- Intimacy using photos can be interesting to look at. Optimistic, happy, bitter, content, angry.. I guess what this site will make you feel like depends on where you're at.
Posted: jesse // 03.20.08 // +0+

:: Travel ::

MIAMY.BIZ <-- Antoine Masure has been traveling around the world for a bit, a lot of it done by sailboat, and put together this site to showcase some of his favorite photos from different spots around the globe... Check his last photo show.
Posted: trippe // 03.20.08 // +0+

:: ClipODay ::

Posted: trippe // 03.20.08 // +0+

:: ReMarrTard ::

LATERFORYOU.COM <-- The Nightowlcoholic and "that guy" updates his site with some new B/W photos. I like the Rome photos.
One Of These Kids is Doing Their Own Thing
Posted: trippe // 03.19.08 // +1+

:: +UPSO ::

Our friend UPSO has this show up now in North Carolina @Wootini and a nice piece of wallpaper right here.
Posted: trippe // 03.19.08 // +0+

:: ClipODay ::

WILL ARNETT SEX TAPE <-- Arrested Development is over which makes us sad. Luckily Will Arnett is still making us laugh so hard it hurts.
Posted: jesse // 03.19.08 // +1+

:: Kinsey Book ::

kinsey_book.jpgSURE, WHY NOT <-- is a new book published by BLK/MRKT Editions featuring the work of Dave Kinsey. We examine this great book that's only going to set you back $20. Check it
Posted: trippe // 03.18.08 // +0+

:: Tonight ::

111 MINNA'S SKETCH TUESDAYS <-- goes down tonight featuring live art creating from 18 local artists from the likes of Jay Howell (who will also be doing some sort of artist talk. haha), Alexis Mackenzie, John Casey, Nate Van Dyke, and many others. 2nd near Mission downtown. 6-9:30pm... See one we covered last month.
Posted: trippe // 03.18.08 // +0+

:: ClipODay ::

ROBOT DOG <-- like creature developed by Boston Dynamics- an engineering company that specializes in robotics and human simulation.
Posted: trippe // 03.18.08 // +1+

:: Saturday ::

FECAL FACE DOT GALLERY <-- opens our second group show, The Out-Of-Towners, featuring works from Anthony Lister (NYC), Erkut Terliksiz (Turkey), Christofer Chin (LA), Cody Hudson (Chicago), Corey Arnold (Portland), Keith Shore (New Jersey), Mel Kadel (LA), Tessar Lo (LA), & Travis Millard (LA)... Saturday, Mar 22nd. 5-8pm. 66 Gough St. @Market... We'll be after partying @The Uptown from 9-2am. 17th @Capp.
Posted: trippe // 03.18.08 // +2+

:: Fire ::

Headed down to the grocery store and came upon this massive 4 alarm fire here in the Mission... Ran into the Groshong and saw a worried Audrey rush past as she headed for home not sure if her building was up in flames... Luckily, her building was untouched, but unfortunately, 50 others weren't so lucky... Ugh.
Posted: trippe // 03.17.08 // +1+

:: Paperback ::

DSC_0069.jpgPAPERBACK MAGAZINE ISSUE 1 <-- we check out this somewhat new magazine hailing from London. Maybe they're about to release issue 2?
Posted: trippe // 03.17.08 // +0+

:: Chemicals From Above ::

Beginning this summer and continuing for up to 5 years, the EPA is planning on spraying SF and the Bay Area with an untested biological "pesticide" to control the light brown apple moth's population. Side effects range from vomiting and flu like systems, to male and female reproductive cycle disruption. One child nearly died from the exposure, and some people have developed asthma from being exposed to this chemical concoction... READ ABOUT IT - VIDEO from Kron 4 news.
Posted: trippe // 03.17.08 // +7+

:: ClipODay ::

Posted: trippe // 03.17.08 // +2+

:: Big Boy ::

I'm taking the day off. It's my berthday and I got an IPhone. Update FF now from the bar or boat. Sick... Horray for me... and it's also this dude's berthday too. Happy me time... Free Fridays up on Sunday!... FF turns 8 on April 24!
Posted: trippe // 03.14.08 // +11+

:: Biennial ::

If you're in New York right now, don't forget that The Whitney biennial is going on right now. It runs until June which means you have plenty of time. Also, check out Cai Guo-Qiang at The Guggenhiem which we hear is amazing. If anyone has some good photos of either of these shows, feel free to send them to news(a)fecalface.
Posted: jesse // 03.14.08 // +1+

:: Turds ::

After all these years with the name Fecal Face (never thought it would grow to this... anyway), finally we post something interesting and poo related!.. Not like it was some amazing goal to reach or anything... Thanks, Lindsay!
Posted: trippe // 03.13.08 // +3+

:: ClipsODay ::

THE ANIMATION SHOW (PART 2 & PART 3)<-- I know we post Don Hertzfeldt's work all the time, but can you really blame us? Here's a couple more: Billy's Balloon - Ah, L'Amour..
Posted: jesse // 03.13.08 // +0+

:: Underskatement NYC ::

Tonight the Underskatement film festival finally comes to New York City. It's being shown at The Anthology Film Archives at 8pm and should be a blast. Then on Saturday, the Washington DC premiere will be happening at Palace 5ive . More tour info here.
Posted: jesse // 03.13.08 // +0+

:: Borsuk ::

JUSTIN BORSUK <-- You might remember this Bay Area photographer's work from POTD a while back. His site got an overhaul and it's full of some great images. Layered photos sound like an idea that could go either way, but Justin creates some really rich engaging work that we keep going back to look at.
Posted: jesse // 03.13.08 // +5+

:: Live ::

Posted: trippe // 03.12.08 // +0+

:: Andrew Schoultz ::

PHOTOS <-- from Andrew's show In Chaos We Become The Ocean that's up now @Morgan Lehman Gallery in NYC and that runs till April 12th.
Posted: trippe // 03.12.08 // +0+

:: mp3ODay ::

PIRATES BY MR. GNOME <-- got this emailed to me the other day, and it isn't bad. I'm also partial to Ohio and this two piece hails from Cleveland.
Posted: trippe // 03.12.08 // +1+

:: Austin ::

Our buddies at Okay Mountain and the band Sounder in Austin are participating in SXSW too. Check it and stop through.
Posted: trippe // 03.12.08 // +0+

:: Argh ::

Bad day? Take it out on your computer... or just stare at this and relax... or meet up with your significant other and have some of this... more of thess treats by <-- RAFAEL ROZENDAAL HERE
Posted: trippe // 03.12.08 // +0+

:: ClipODay ::

Posted: trippe // 03.12.08 // +1+

:: Ryan Wallace ::

RYAN WALLACE <-- updates his site with new work. Check the photos of a recent show he had at Envoy Gallery in the Lower East Side... I was a big fan of the Dude Ranch that went down at Space 1026 he had with Joesph Hart & Thomas Maher back in '04. Check the photos.
Ryan Wallace
'04's "Dude Ranch" @Space 1026 in Philly w/ Joesph Hart & Thomas Maher
Posted: trippe // 03.12.08 // +1+

:: ClipODay ::

L.E.S. Artistes by Brooklyn based Santogold. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh... Wow.
Posted: trippe // 03.11.08 // +2+

:: Paul Wackers ::

PHOTOS <-- from Paul Wackers show that's up now at Eleanor Harwood. Be sure to get to the gallery and check it out before it comes down this Saturday. They're open Thurs, Fri, and Sat 1-5pm.
Posted: trippe // 03.11.08 // +0+

:: Schoultz in NYC ::

A couple photos from Andrew Schoultz's show which opened last week @Morgan Lehman in NYC. We'll be adding more soon, but thought we'd toss up these that Hilary Pecis emailed on over. Can't wait to see some more... and damn, drinking with Kill Pixie and Jay Howell kills. Ugh. It was difficult trying to get work done yesterday, and speaking of Kill Pixie, we'll be doing a live interview with him in the coming week and also we got one piece of his left at the gallery.
1Andrew__Schoultz_Gallery_I.jpg IMG_0358.jpg
Posted: trippe // 03.11.08 // +0+

:: ~+_! ::

ALISON BRADY <-- lives and works in NYC. Great images.
Posted: trippe // 03.10.08 // +8+

:: Chris Johanson ::

A FEW PHOTOS <-- from Chris Johanson's show that opened last night @Jack Hanley here in SF.
Posted: trippe // 03.09.08 // +1+

:: Sunday Morning Movies ::

Posted: skirvin // 03.09.08 // +0+

:: Johanson @Hanley ::

CHRIS JOHANSON @JACK HANLEY <-- Saturday night... um, ya. Going to be a good one. See ya there!
Posted: trippe // 03.07.08 // +0+

:: ClipODay ::

Posted: trippe // 03.07.08 // +3+

:: Warm Surf ::

I was just thinking how I'd love to head down to San Diego for a week or so to work in the mornings and surf in the evenings. Anyone know of a beach house or some place that's for rent with internet? I need a vacation.
Posted: trippe // 03.07.08 // +9+

:: _!~ ::

DANNY ESPINOZA <-- nice drawings and photos from this San Francisco based artist.
Posted: trippe // 03.06.08 // +5+

:: ClipODay ::

Jay Howell's new amazingly awescum video
Posted: trippe // 03.06.08 // +5+

:: Party Time ::

Posted: trippe // 03.06.08 // +0+

:: Thursday Night! ::

Of course there are loads of art openings Thusrday night as it's the first Thursday of the month (god, I hate how they do that). Anyway check the calendar because there's a lot going on. If you're in NYC be sure to check out our friends Andrew Schoultz's show @Morgan Lehman along with the Hamburger Eyes book release party @Powerhouse Book's Arena in Brooklyn... Here in San Francisco, Jay Howell's show opens @Minna, and for night time music, our friends Thee OhSees and the Dodos play together @12 Galaxies and will be a great show. Get on it!
The Ohsees performing live at Cake Shop NYC on May 20 2007
Fools by The Dodos
Posted: trippe // 03.05.08 // +0+

:: Wow ::

BOOK CARVINGS <-- "Brian Dettmer carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures."... So amazing!
Posted: trippe // 03.05.08 // +1+

:: FF Gallery ::

Fecal Face Dot Gallery is open on Wednesdays from 3-8pm and Sundays 12-6pm. Stop in and check out our current show, Welcome Home... We're working on our next show which opens March 22nd, and it's a doozie!
Posted: trippe // 03.05.08 // +0+

:: Packard Jennings ::

Billy O'Callaghan headed on down to Catherine Clark here in San Francisco to have a look and get SOME PHOTOS of the Packard Jennings show before it comes down this weekend.
Posted: trippe // 03.05.08 // +0+

:: Superfishal ::

Umbrella Market has some new Jeremy Fish items up for sale- a three piece collaboration board set featuring collabs between Fish and Michael Sieben, Pushead, and Todd Bratrud... Also get yourself fitted New Era cap. Personally I'm smitten with the tweed cap, but they also got a corduroy one as well if that's your speed.
Posted: trippe // 03.04.08 // +0+

:: AdHoc ::

Our man in NYC, Manuel Bello, went and checked out Pop Subversion at Brooklyn's Ad Hoc gallery and brought back a few photos.
Posted: trippe // 03.04.08 // +0+

:: Mp3ODay ::

MASOOD by THE OAKS <-- got this emailed to us yesterday, and it's pretty good. If you like, here's a couple more. 1 - 2
Posted: trippe // 03.04.08 // +1+

:: Engineering ::

THE FALKIRK WHEEL <-- an awesome boat lift in Scotland. Watch a time lapse of it in motion.
Posted: trippe // 03.04.08 // +0+

:: Autism ::

IN MY LANGUAGE <-- an amazing article and video focused on Amanda Baggs who's autistic and who produced a video and uploaded it on Youtube describing how she interacts with the world and how people don't understand the language of the autistic. It's rather beautiful and very much worth reading. If you're short for time, at least watch the video. Brilliant!!
Amanda Baggs, In My Language
Posted: trippe // 03.04.08 // +4+

:: ClipODay ::

TESSAR LO <-- discusses his work and a show he just had down there in Los Angeles.
Tessar Lo
Posted: trippe // 03.04.08 // +0+

:: Thunder ::

THUNDERWHIP <-- design/ video/ art collective who have done some great videos like the one for Sweatheart that we've linked to before. If you haven't seen it, FINGER BANGIN' and they've done a documentary on Space 1026 and this nice one for Plastic Little.
Posted: trippe // 03.04.08 // +0+

:: Bike ::

Posted: trippe // 03.04.08 // +1+

:: More Garfield ::

GARFIELD MINUS GARFIELD <-- Things start to get a little creepy. (ps.. there are multiple pages.)
Posted: jesse // 03.04.08 // +1+

:: Polertickles ::

Ya, we took down last night's post... Drunken political posts aren't a good thing... Get informed and get out there and vote!
Posted: trippe // 03.04.08 // +11+

:: +~ ::

SANDY CARSON <-- updates his site with some nice photography.
Posted: trippe // 03.03.08 // +0+

:: Our Opening ::

Thanks to Art Business for stopping by our new gallery space a week or so ago to check out our first show Welcome Home and getting some photos. Check the site often for opening photos.
Posted: trippe // 03.03.08 // +0+

:: ~~+ ::

KIRK HIATT <-- "is an illustrator living and working in Philadelphia, PA. He studied drawing and illustration at The Minneapolis College of & and Design where he recieved his BFA in 2006."
Posted: trippe // 03.03.08 // +1+

:: Garfield ::

LASAGNACAT2.COM <-- not sure what could be said for this. Just watch the clips. whoa... and be sure to check out the TV Themes.
Posted: trippe // 03.03.08 // +4+

:: Baby Time ::

Posted: trippe // 03.03.08 // +1+

:: Monica Canilao ::

Our friend Monica Canilao has a book out now of her work right here, and get ready as she has an opening at The Luggage Store here in SF on the 21st with Swoon which should be amazing! Maybe we'll do a little sneak peek before it opens.
Posted: trippe // 03.03.08 // +1+

:: Tse ::

EDWIN TSE <-- This New York based photographer has a huge body of work to check out if you can maneuver around his site design.
Posted: jesse // 03.03.08 // +2+

:: Cinders ::

Great show up right now at Cinders in Brooklyn. Where Is It Slowly Going opened back on Feb 22 and features work from Matthew Feyld, Julien Langendorff, David Herman Dune, and Jo Dery. Good Stuff, check out some photos here.
Posted: jesse // 03.03.08 // +0+

:: ClipODay ::

AA BRONSON ON VBS <-- "AA Bronson shows us around his "School for Young Shamans" show in New York and discusses his participation in the Toronto-born General Idea collective, from its founding at the end of the sixties to its early-90s demise from AIDS. He then describes his work as a "healer" over the past 15 years, most notably in the field of butt massage."
Posted: trippe // 03.01.08 // +0+