"Choque Cultural art gallery in Sao Paulo is a gallery renowned for its street art exhibits, including graffiti. But in September the gallery was subject to an "intervention": about 30 pixadores (graffiti artists) invaded the gallery with their paint buckets and brushes and in less than five minutes, painted graffiti over all walls and art pieces exposed." read on... Thanks for the link, Tucker.
NINJAI <-- just thought of this amazing online animation series from like 2001. Been so long and so good... Spend 30 minutes and watch this beautiful internet classic... Wish they'd make chapter 13. They only finished chapter 12 in like 2005. Come on! How about a feature film?
Work from TITANIUM EXPOSE IS NOW ONLINE <-- and we're working on getting all the other images from the opening up as well. This Turkey stuff is throwing a wrench in the work day... Got a lot of great stuff coming up by this weekend. Lister studio visit part 2, Jeremy Fish studio visit, and other goodies. Stay tuned.
ALVA skateboards is having a toy drive in Los Angeles to put some rad stuff in the hands of sick kids who haven't got the fairest shake. Seems like a good cause to me. It is going on from now (mon-sat) til Dec.13th at 7pm.
Sometime back I did a little write-up for my man PEAP in this magazine who is in a show in Sydney right now. He is pretty solid about keeping in touch... that is how solid head do, ya dig. Check him out in the book, faesthetic with Mars-1. If you like the cover of that book you can buy the original art in FFDG.
Another Sketch Theater production with a dewd named Nick Baxter. This guy gets down hard across the board: skin, canvas, paper, film, etc... Check out this clip. Think you will be sold on his illustration skills.
Man, you know how the web is. You're working away listening to some NPR when something sparks your interest. "Hey, what was that all about", you ask yourself. Clicking away you go, and the next thing you're doing is reading all about Jonestown... and then you spend 44 minutes listening to the audio recording they made while they're about and during the drinking of the poison laced koolaid... Whoa that was some serious dark weird/ creepy heavy shit.
Fecal Face Dot Gallery will be closed for that eat lots of food day and the recovery day Friday... We WILL be open this weekend: Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm... and work from Titanium Expose will be online tomorrow/ Tuesday.
Amy Stein emailed to let us know she has a new book due out through Photo-Eye featuring her Domesticated series. You can pre order your signed copy now for only $24... Read our interview with her we did last year... "In 2006, Amy was a winner of the Saatchi Gallery/Guardian Prize for her Domesticated series. In 2007, she was named one of the top fifteen emerging photographers in the world by American Photo magazine and she won the Critical Mass Book Award."
Guess they're painting the Golden Gate Bridge this morning. My wife crossed it on her way to work and when got to work noticed that a huge splatter of paint fell on the truck... I like that our truck has Golden Gate Bridge paint on it... Speaking of the bridge, we went under it yesterday on the sailboat (thanks for watching FFDG, Gabe)... When we were putting the boat away the Coast Guard was on the radio talking about locating a body of a person who jumped off it an hour before... Freaky, but I guess with the new barrier their about to build, bridge suicides will be a thing of the past. Ever see this one?
Shawn Barber is quickly becoming one of my favs. This Sketch Theater production I have yet to see, so hopefully it's not too tired. Enjoy and when yer done check out our studio visit with Henry Lewis riding shotgun. Still not happy, check out Barber at Last Rites on Dec 13th in NYC.
We're happy to announce that CCA is now an advertiser on Fecal Face. Not that advertisers make us happy (paying rent is nice), but since we think CCA is one of the best art schools here in the Bay Area... Well, it makes us smile.
Just wanna give a quick Thank You to those @Encyclopedia Wines for their generous donation of O so tasty wine which we served at the opening of Titanium Expose last Thursday (photos Monday)... Their donation was the reason why I was so out of commission yesterday. Weeeeeeee.... Oh and those Sofia Champagne cans are pretty epic too. Darn tootin'.
BLEK LE RAT INTERVIEW <-- nice little insight into the French street art pioneer... Read our interview with him and come into FFDG to see a piece from him which arrived late from Paris and missed the opening of Titanium Expose. We'll be adding photos and work from the show online Monday. Amazing work in here right now.
THOUSANDS OF LIFE MAGAZINE'S PHOTOS <-- Google and Life have teamed up to release thousands of never before published photos (with nice full size option)! You can spend hours going through these amazing photographs dating all the way back to the 1860s. *Note "Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: art source:life"... Thanks for the heads up, Isaac.
Bill O'Reilly Smears San Francisco With Surreal Pseudo-Documentary <-- All we can say is... WOW!... Photographer Stephen Karnes who emailed us the clip, summed it up best when he wrote, "I live in the secular progressive city of Portland, OR and I personally can't walk five feet without getting a handjob from gay crack addicted police officer or tripping over a homeless abortion doctor."... Well put.
Every once in awhile we just have to give a big ol' thank you to Media Temple who's been our hosting partner over the years. If you're looking for a place to host your site, be sure to give Media Temple a look. They've been great to us.
We're going to be doing a studio visit with our good buddy Jeremy Fish tomorrow to check out his work for his upcoming show @Fifty24SF which opens Dec 4th here in SF... Haven't seen anything yet, but the word is that there's a lot of the good ol' fashion ol' timey going on. Think Gold Rush days... Anyway, got a question for Fish? Drop it in the comments and will ask him when we get to his studio tomorrow... See last year's studio visit.
Round these parts this guy ElbowToe has been getting up pretty hard over the last couple years. If you love it or hate it, you gotta give props to his nasty illustration story book style. Don't see too much of this up, werdz cross-hatch!
WE ARE SLEEPING GIANTS <-- is a nice photo series from Toronto based Brooks Reynolds. *When we checked it out the computer volume was off which is a good thing after turning it on to find a not so great song. Who knows, maybe you'll love it. We preferred looking at the photos with the sound off though.
Damn, what an amazing weekend. Feel bad for you people out East as the weather here in SF is too incredible... Sorry to anyone who may have stopped through Fecal Face Dot Gallery on Sunday to find locked doors, but shit, nature called yesterday... Free Fridayz, POTD, and a bunch of other stuff is coming right up...
Nigel Peake has been mailing us his books for a couple years now, and we love them. So we were hyped when he emailed over some photos from his newest book release show for his book Maps released by Analogue Books in Scotland.
If you can, leave work early. It's retarded out there today in the city. So nice out... I'm just clocking in for the night, so if you wanna stop through Fecal Face Dot Gallery, we're open from 4-8pm, and this is the last weekend of Tiffany Bozic's show before we open Titanium Expose next Thursday.
Congrats to a Bay Area Fecal favorite, Paul Wackers, for winning this year's Tournesol Award... Paul won $10,000 in prize money and a studio at the beautiful Headlands compound situated on sprawling rolling hills just over the Golden Gate Bridge in the Golden Gate National Park... Wait, does that mean we won't be seeing Paul @Lost Weekend anymore?! Who's going to reduce our late fees anymore?!... Billy emailed in some photos of the Tournesol 5th Anniversary show that opened this last Sunday at The Headlands Center of the Arts.
TRAVELS WITH OBAMA <-- An interesting photo essay by photographer Callie Shell... "Four years ago Time photographer Callie Shell met Barack Obama backstage when she was covering presidential candidate John Kerry. She sent her editor more photographs of Obama than Kerry. When asked why, she said, "I do not know. I just have a feeling about him. I think he will be important down the road." Her first photo essay on Obama was two and half years ago. She has stuck with him ever since."... Saw the link @Bendpress.
"Keith Emerson from Emerson, Lake, and Palmer likes to stab his keyboard with knives when playing.
This is a ridiculous video that shows what rock music used to be about. I guess the acid was better back then." - Fecal Fan Spencer (Toronto Ontario)
THESE ARE TOO GREAT <-- photographer Dustin Humphrey, the Dopamine surf team and Bali = great advertising campaign! Might have to be one of the best we've seen (excluding some genius World ads back in the day).
CANDICE TRIPP <-- nice work, but knowing that somewhere at some time we were related is pretty cool too... This 23 year old resides in London. She has a show opening on the 13th @Lazardies in Newcastle.
Love seeing what kind of photography painters and illustrators make when they dive into it... Last week we got some photos from the great Brendan Monroe and are going to feature them in our PHOTO OF THE DAY section... No photoshop tricks here. The photos take on that cool look because Brendan believes that the film probably expired in the 80s or early 90s. Love them and, of course, Brendan's other work... We visited his studio last year (photos).
ART FOR KIDS SAKE <-- is a benefit to help fund Opportunity Impact & Burt Children's Center here in San Francisco. Artist include Mike Giant, Tony Labat, Matt Irving, and many others. $40 gets you in and it's for a great cause.
FREAK OF NATURE @111 MINNA <-- nice group show which opened last Thursday here in SF, and I ended up buying a painting... So that's why they serve alcohol at openings. Makes the $$ separation easier. I get it, but most importantly, we have a new great painting.
If you were not able to get yer lover to buckle at the knees with the work in the FAILE studio visits then perhaps we can lend more assistance, with the help of this site. Now in the past I have heard the heads project their empty dreams in distress, but I challenge em to talk shit now. Holy fucking FAILE SHOW manship! Repeat after me "FAILE kills it!" Go ahead, say it like ya mean it. Many thanks to new member Nico for dropping the link. You can be a member too and comment to yer hearts content.
JASON VILLEGAS @RECEIVER GALLERY <-- not familiar with this Brooklyn based artist, but like what we see on the Receiver site and they always have good shows. "Plush fabric sculptures, wall paintings, installations and video work reflect the common theme of consumption of products, sex, death and information." 1415 Valencia St. @25th... pretty sure their openings run 6-10pm.
Kinda forgot how amazing South Park is. They have all their episodes online now and it makes for awesome little 20 minute breaks. They were quick on this one which came out like the day after the election.
boyfriend got a beard and looking for an awesome gift for him? Artist Keith Shore will do a portrait of them for only $200... Hey, I've got a beard. Looking for a gift for me? Hook it up and contact Keith!!
How did you celebrate last night?! After heading down to YBCA for their party, we decided to keep in mellow here in FFDG with some champagne and celebrate with some friends... Have you watched Obama's speech yet?! It has to be the best we've ever heard from a politician? If not, do it now. Beautiful and amazing to hear it come from the mouth of a president of the United States. We're all very lucky. Doesn't it feel great to be an American again??!!
PIGEON'S FLIGHT <-- is the new video from Fecal Face's music editor Chris Rolls & Simon Phillips "experimental / electro / folk" Shakes Gown... Not only can Rolls interview and produce music but he runs the label KimoSciotic Records.
America is back! May we restore our name to the world and F-ing sense of dignity among ourselves. Reporting from New York City... I could not be more inspired. Imagine the thought of a future. LETS HAVE A DRINK AND PREPARE TO BREATH SOME FRESH AIR... CHEERS AMERICA!
KEHINDE WILEY @DEITCH <-- Wow. Another fantastic show. "Kehinde Wiley (born in Los Angeles, California in 1977) is a New York based painter who is known for his paintings of contemporary urban African American men in poses taken from the annals of art history."
Got this email the other day from The Bay Area's Brendan Monroe. Get one while you can for only $50: "I've just finished making the fourth print in a series of four letter pressed prints. It's been just about a year since the first one and I'm really happy with how this last one came out. 3 colors on Rives BFK gray paper. Letter Pressed with Olive-Route Press in Berkeley."
FREEDOM OF ART: ELECTION NIGHT PARTY <-- is going down @Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Tuesday night from 6-11pm, and it's FREE. Drink with your friends on what could be one of the best night's in our country's history... plus there's free pizza when the polls close (8pm) and up to the minute election coverage (all the stations present)... This is where we'll be. We're not staying at home watching Wolf on CNN get tech with some over sized laptop alone.
This little number has a pretty eclectic mix of heads getting rad. Take note of the creative direction by Fecal Face home-bro Michael Sieben. Can you say 'late shuvit', fun!!! If you dig the trailer you can see it in it's entirety right here. Trailer tunes The Sounds, dope!