PHOTOS FROM MI JU'S OPENING AT FECAL FACE DOT GALLERY <-- as part of our IN-N-OUT series. Mi's work is incredible and the closer you get the better it is. Most of the time with paintings of this scale the opposite is true. We're so impressed we offered her a show for April 2010, and she said yes! One of the best painters we've seen in a while. Amazing work.
So much going on so far this summer with IN-N-OUT @FFDG and we're dropping the ball on Free Fridayz. We'll be posting up this week's theme: Summer Party on Thursday this week. Get your Summer Party themed drawings in soon for a chance at winning a copy of Michael Sieben's new book. freefridayz (at) fecalface.com
POROUS WALKER has recently sent me an email with some rad new works. And if you're in the area, check out Hatch Gallery in Oakland for his new show with Mark Ingils Taylor opening the 3rd. Also the Hot Slump (his as well as Jay Howell and other's) latest show at OKMT in Austin, Texas is due to close on the 1st! So check it out!
"Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman who boisterously hawked products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died." He was 50. No official word as to what has caused it yet, but it's thought to be a concussion. He was just on Conan, too. Strange how one follows the other!
Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo <-- a book featuring Werner Herzog's diary as they were filming the great film Fitzcarraldo which is to be released June 30th. Read an excerpt from the forthcoming book here... If you've never seen the film, rent it tonight... True story: I blew a chance to have Thanksgiving dinner with Werner last year with a small group of people. I still can't believe how amazing that would have been... Totally blew it.
Bushwick is on fire! Tomorrow evening head over to this spot showing new work by Jason & Jason. English Kills is in a growing cluster of galleries residing off and around the Morgan L stop in Bushwick. Come out and support your local gallery! Oh and while you're in the area have Anthony make you a pie at Roberta's.
ALISON BRADY <-- sweetly kinky and strange photos. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Alison Brady is an emerging artist that lives and works in New York City.
Brady is currently represented by Massimo Audiello Gallery, in New York.
She holds an MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from The School of Visual Arts (NYC).
Our good ol' photographer buddy Isaac Randozzi is having a board release party at DLX for his Stereo boards this Saturday. Should be good. The Euro Adidas video is going to be shown as well as A Visual Sound and Tincan Folklore. Isaac also did DLX's window display as well. Shaka!
MI JU OPENING THURSDAY 6-9PM @FFDG <-- Week 3 already for Fecal Face Dot Gallery's Summer Series IN-N-OUT and we couldn't be any more pleased. We've hosted two great shows thus far. Jamie Nelson and Brett Amory... This week's (reception Thurs 6-9pm) comes from San Francisco Art Institute student Mi Ju. She's been here in the US studying for the last year hailing from Korea. She is an extremely talented 24 year old painter whose works are massive and intensely labor intensive. Takes her months to complete one of her 6 feet by 3 feet paintings. I think you're going to be impressed... So come down Thurs. Have a drink, meet Mi Ju, and of course, see her gorgeous work. Some of the best stuff we've seen in SF in some time. Thurs 6/25. 66 Gough St. (6-9pm)
KATY HORAN <-- Since receiving her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003, she has shown her work in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Louisville. For now, she lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
LA based photographers and long time friends of Fecal Face, Jeremy and Claire Weiss, are holding an awesome contest for a chance at winning their used "but in great condition" Canon 5D. Join their Facebook group, submit your favorite lo-res photos by July 15th and they'll pick out their top 5 favorites and post them on their blog... From there they'll open up the voting to everyone and the winner gets themselves a great camera. Great deal! Get on it. Details
A little video of Brett Amory at Fecal Face Dot Gallery (photos tomorrow). Unfortunately, his show is already finished, but up next is San Francisco student Mi Ju whose been here in the States for the last year from Korea. She'll be showing three 3'x6' paintings and maybe some smaller work as well. The reception for that show is Thursday 6/25 (6-9pm). Beer/ wine/ good times are all a given. 66 Gough St.
GREG GOSSEL @THE SHOOTING GALLERY <-- as we prepared for another IN-N-OUT show we sent our newest intern Liz Kaufman out with the camera down to the TL to get some shots of this show as well as AJ Fosik's at White Walls (photos up later today). This 27 year old designer from Wisconsin is doing familiar work and doing it well.
BIRDY NAM NAM - THE PARACHUTE ENDING <-- When Matt Furie emails and the subject reads awesome video!!!!!!, you know it's going to be good... The new video for the Parachute Ending by Birdy Nam Nam & produced by Justice. The video was directed by Steve Scott, creative direction, concept and illustration by Will Sweeney.
FACES OF THE FAVELAS <-- The French artist JR first made his mark in Rio de Janeiro last year, as giant posters of staring eyes started appearing on buildings in the city's oldest favela. Watch the slide audio slide show.
Broke down and ordered the new IPhone (good for this work thing we do)... Anyway, first they say it's going to arrive by today and then this weird hold gets put on it. It better be here by tomorrow! Anyone else seeing this weird-ness?
The Bicycle Film Festival kicked off last night in NYC, but tonight is the JOYRIDE ART SHOW which coincides with it every year. The show is spread out among multiple galleries in Manhattan but, of course, within bike distance. So check the locations, get on the whip and see some art... After party @Lit.
UTAH GETS 6 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR GRAFFITI ON NYC SUBWAY CARS <-- A globetrotting graffiti artist and Fashion Institute of Technology student blamed for $100,000 in damage worldwide will spend six months in jail for tagging city subway cars... Danielle Bremner "UTAH" pleaded guilty to a felony criminal mischief charge Monday and was sentenced in Manhattan Criminal Court.... Harsh sentence. READ ON - More info herehere... And what happens when the Vandel Squad meets up with former graffiti artists they busted back in the day? Something like this... Thanks for the email, Lori.
Every so often, art breaks out of its confines to become an event. People who would never normally go to a gallery do so; they feel part of it when they would otherwise feel excluded. The last time this happened was when Olafur Eliasson put a giant sun and a mirrored ceiling in Tate Modern and teenagers rolled around on the ground making shapes they could see reflected in the roof.
And it's happening now at Banksy versus Bristol Museum, the exhibition the elusive graffiti artist suddenly unveiled last week, in which he has his "remixed" the museum's own collection by putting more than 100 of his own artworks among it - by far the largest Banksy show to date, of work mostly never shown in the UK before
The IN-N-OUT train keeps on rolling this week with Brett Amory showing at Fecal Face Dot Gallery. His work will go up this Wednesday and run through Saturday with a reception on Thursday from 6-9pm. Beer and wine will be available as well as the artist present. Great work that is better seen in person as the details are great. Thursday 6/18 - 66 Gough St. 6-9pm
Damon Ginandes creates murals and sculptural works. He recently completed a new installation at The Carlton Arms Hotel in Manhattan on East 25th Street. If you're in NYC check it out. Also browse some of his other work here.
In addition to being a NYC blogger here on Fecal, Bryan Derballa also does the great site, Lovebryan.com, and they've relaunched a new version of the site complete with... New posts automate to the front page as well as bigger photos, easy navigation and RSS feeds. Now it's a worthwhile space for a group of young photographers documenting life as they live it. Have a look for yourself. Worthy of a daily stop to see some interesting photography.
Missed this one, but if you're in LA, be sure to swing through Roberts & Tilton as SF based Andrew Schoultz is showing some new paintings and drawings. The show White Noise and Silence opened just this last Saturday... We'll see if we can scrounge up some photos.
IMPROVE EVERYWHERE'S BEST BUY MISSION <-- has to be one of their best... Fifty "agents" enter a Best Buy in Manhatten all wearing the standard Best Buy uniform of blue shirt and kaki pants. If a customer walks up to them mistaking them for an employee and asks a question, you help them out but never say you're an employee... After 30 minutes of freaking of the staff, cops are called and hilarity begins. Quotes like "are you guys some sort of cult" to when a real employee was "told to go get some merchandise from the back, declared, "You should ask one of these other 50 people to do it!"... Check it out.
PHOTOS <-- from our first show at Fecal Face Dot Gallery as part of our summer series, IN-N-OUT, featuring the work of Jamie Nelson. Great work, fun opening... and up this week is the work of Brett Amory. The show runs all this week with a reception all set for Thursday evening from 6-9pm. Hope to see you there.
Kenny Scharf, a psychedelic painter who once shared a Times Square apartment with Keith Harring, unveiled his most recent Cosmic Cavern in Bushwick last week after a 20 year hiatus. The home/studio is tricked out with black lights and laced with hundreds of objects and appliances one would find roaming the curb-side trash piles of Brooklyn every friday. Click here to read more about this awesome installation.
Chris Pell, whose great work we linked on Wednesday, emailed over this great site GDI09.CO.UK which features all of Brighton's illustration and graphics recent graduates as well, makes an interesting viewing. There's some great stuff going on here.
As I'm sure some of you know, Justin Van Hoy (Designer extraordinaire for Swindle and Studio Number One, amongst many others) has been battling Leukemia for some time now. Thankfully, Justin is doing well, but medical bills add up quick, so we are hosting a fundraiser tonight, Friday, June 12th, here at Space 1026 in Philadelphia. We're going to be drinking beers, having a drawing jam and passing the hat to help Justin with the medical expenses. Stop by from 8 to late, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR WALLET. (And if you can't make it, donations can be made on-line HERE.)
FARO, AVOID, + BLOKE <-- While its hard to keep stamina and canvas such a large space as NYC these three have been pushing there weight for the last 3 with spots all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, + Queens. @Factory Fresh Gallery at 1053 Flushing Ave in Bushwick. Ryan Morris investigates.
Welcome photographer and Rochester Institute of Technology student Liz Kaufman into the Fecal fray (BFA in Professional Photographic Illustration and a double minor in Applied Imaging Systems and Psychology in May, 2010)... She'll be giving us an extra hand around the web and gallery this summer. So if you see her out and about covering art and music shows or picking up our window vinyl (like she is now) tell her howdy and buy her a beer. She's a Fecal Pal and a good photographer.
I curated a show, and it's opening June 20th at the SCION space in Culver city. Check out this blog post for all the important info.. It features the work of some of my favorite Faesthetic contributors and all artists will be on hand! I hope to see some friendly fecal faces out!
HELP HAMBURGER EYES RELEASE THEIR NEXT ISSUE <-- In today's economic climate, it is becoming more and more difficult to raise funds by traditional means for independent publishing. Our magazine is made possible though the advertising of local businesses. With advertising sales at an all time low, we decided its time to come up with new ways of raising money. - Drop a little dough to help a great magazine! There are gifts as well for making a pledge.
THE BAIN PROJECT <-- took place in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th in a historic water treatment plant downtown. Local artists and bands recently took advantage of the space. Not a whole lot of photos of the art, but shit, we do love us some good photography, old buildings, and the interesting/ strange things found in them. More details
We're inspired this week by this little black bird in downtown San Francisco that's protecting its nest by attacking anyone who comes near it (video) for this week's Free Fridayz theme BIRD ATTACK. Get your drawings in like Bryan Todd of Louisville, Ky has... Yeah, his isn't a drawing, but you get the point. Email them over by 12 noon Pacific Friday!
WITHOUT YOU BABY THERE ARE NO US <-- a handdrawn animation recreating the Star Wards Kid Youtube video, and every single drawing individually framed and on display at the Scope Art Fair in Basel this week. 604 drawings! An absurd dedication to absurdity. YOUTUBE DRAWINGS BY: COMENIUS ROETHLISBERGER & ADMIR JAHIC.
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. HOME watch the whole thing, the ending shows 'some' promise
OUR ART IN HEAVEN <-- Jerstin Crosby, a member of the Raleigh, NC artist collective Team Lump, travels to Chicago to participate in a group show at Heaven Gallery and blogs his travels up. Great work in there.
Olafur Eliason installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago & Jerstin Crosby's work @Heaven Gallery
If you're in Austin tonight, swing by Okay Mountain and check out the group show The Hot Slump featuring the work of Porous Walker, Jay Howell, Ryan Bubnis, Jason Jagel, Cody Cochrane, and Griffin McPartland. The gallery (where we hosted a Fecal Face show a while back) rules, the art is exciting and a bunch of those guys are down there for the show.
SAVE CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS <-- Just this week, the Governor announced a new proposal to eliminate state funding for our state park system - which will close more than 80% of the 279-unit state park system. That means 25 parks within an hour of San Francisco including our beloved Angel Island, Mount Tamalpais, China Camp and Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin County, Mount Diablo, and several coastal beaches along the Peninsula! Save the parks by making your voice heard. Go to the California State Parks Foundation site at www.calparks.org/stopclosures and use the automated form to generate a fax on your behalf directly to the Governor and your state representatives.
The 5th annual Renegade Craft Fair opens this weekend in Brooklyn. The Renegade Craft Fair is a unique DIY event held annually in Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles & San Francisco (July 18th & 19th @Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion). At RCF you'll find all sorts of cool handmade stuff - including plush items, jewelry, posters + prints, craft kits, clothing, stationery + more. SF based artist Kevin Taylor will have a few items there... and as you should damn well already know, here in San Francisco, you buy good stuff like this year round at our friend's shop Needles and Pens.
If you're lucky enough to be in LA this weekend do not miss the opening of David Ellis' show at one of my favorite galleries in the country, New Image Art! There will be new motion work, paintings and sculpture to see. How exciting!
We created a Video on our own initiative, which explaines the EU Elections, the distribution of power within the EU as well as the treaty of Lisbon. We would be glad if you could promote it. Glad to. Learning is easier with nice visuals, and learning about the EU has never been so fun. We've embeded the video below, but it looks better larger.
Ambach & Rice, formerly OKOK Gallery, is hosting a show Saturday evening by one of my favorite artists, Eric Yahnker. You may remember my post from his show at Jack the Pelican here in Brooklyn a few months back. His work is humorous and varies in medium from drawing to sculpture. If you're in Seattle this weekend check it out. Also stay tuned for Eric's upcoming interview with FF buddy Ryan Travis Christian!
Yo Seattle! Do not miss the grand opening of Flatcolor tomorrow evening in Pioneer Square. My friends Chris and Parskid have been working their asses off to get this space open kicking off the Summer with a great show. I'm all the way out in Brooklyn so I can't make it, but please send your pics to julian(at)fecalface.com. Click here for all the info.
PLAF - Autonomous Mechanism <-- a revist from an indoor and outdoor show by artists Eltono and Momo in NYC last fall... This collaboration has been entirely unsanctioned, in urban water, and kinetic, or illegal, wet, and moving. The sculptures have been made entirely of recycled materials. The indoor show ran at Anonymous Gallery in NYC Sept 1st - Oct 10, '08 - PHOTOS <-- from the inside show.
PHOTOS FROM BABYLON FALLING'S LAST SHOW <-- There's one phrase that several Nob Hill residents and artists have used to sum up Babylon Falling's final show, and that's "bitter-sweet". The independent bookstore will close its doors for good at the end of June. "The End is Near", indeed. -Megan Wolfe covers.
So many shows opening this weekend. Here's one CUTTER ZINE RELEASE @SF CAMERWORKS THURSDAY <-- Cutter Photozine is a Bay Area-based documentary photo magazine dedicated to featuring people telling their own stories and documenting their own existence.
A PHOTO GUIDED PREVIEW <-- of Skinner's show WORSHIP THEE KINDLY THE DARK HAND THAT GUIDES ME that opens this Thursday evening at 111 Minna. This full bore installation of sculpture, paintings and mixed media work will mark Skinner's first major solo effort and will be available for enhanced 3-D viewing on the night of the opening reception. Thursday, June 4 2009, 6pm-late.
Receiver is hosting a Design Meetup this Friday night. Not sure how it would go down, but it's good to meet/ network/ show your sweet design-ness off. Plus, you spend too much time in front of that computer machine. Friday, June 5th, 7 pm at Receiver for our latest 'Design Nerd' meetup. We'll have a bit of social lubrication and light snacks; please bring things to share! Let's get rad! We'll have a projector and a couple big monitors if you'd like to show any new work. 7-10pm. 1415 Valencia St @25th