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Music Blog #1
Written by Jennifer Merz & Gary   
Tuesday, 13 June 2006 15:23
Welcome to the Fecal Jennifer Maerz and Gary as our music bloggers! Welcome our two new music bloggers, Jennifer Maerz who writes about music for the Weekly and for other national publications and Gary who writes about celebrities and man-child sightings for the nationally published Star and New Yorker magazines... Both will be contributing to this blog (unnamed as of yet) on the regular. They will help. Gary will Gary. First, let's start with Jennifer 'cause she has photos.

Based on our work as judges at last month's Air Guitar Championships, John thought I might possess some kind of keen observation skills (I could really differentiate between delivering a perfect-squish-face-6.0 score and a close-but-no-Van-Halen measly 4.8 to the contestants). So after hitting some of the Mission Creek fest for Fecal Face, he's offered me a blog on sorta music-related goings on in San Francisco. Below is a random collection of the things I've perused over the past week or two. I apologize in advance for the quality of some of the photos - some day I'll learn more than two settings on my camera.

I get invited to some weird shit sometimes -- and as a rule, I never pass up a booze cruise. So on a recent summer night, I had visions of sailing the Bay aboard the massive battleship S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, cocktails in hand.

Unfortunately the crew relayed that not only was the O'Brien not a battleship (it was just a stinkin' cargo ship) but that it also would not be leaving the port.

That did not mean, however, that the hull of the ship couldn't display some wicked information on Sea Perils! I think we encountered a peril later that night. Or maybe it was a sea lion.

I have no idea how I got on the guest list for this Xingolati party -- a group I've since learned operates huge Burning Man-crowd vacation cruises with bands like the Flaming Lips -- since a) the one and only time I went to Burning Man was over six years ago and b) I'm not the type to drop references to life on "the Playa" in everyday conversation. But hey, my friends and I were in agreement that Burning Man people are very friendly, so we hung there for a while.

This guy was playing into the sink by the bathroom, and it echoed into all of the stalls. [editor's note: I think these people's photo looks better sideways. I don't think I can handle that shirt that guys is wearing above vertically!]

There were many conversations about hot springs and organic fuel alternatives in between sets from DJs spinning free-love one-world sorta music. [or any of these shirts]

But really, it was pretty amazing to sip gratis wine at sunset aboard the Battleship Burning Man.

After the boat, we were released into world of Fisherman's Wharf on a Friday night! Which was crazy! How crazy? Fried-food-hamburger-chain-place-crazy!

From there we went to the Hemlock to see garage punks the Country Teasers, who are a bunch of witty crummudeons who talk shit about everyone and everything to the delight of snarky smart-asses everywhere.

The show was fun, it was packed, and it made dance partners out of the most unlikely-looking companions.

I was disappointed that the same big crowd hadn't packed the house for the Tough & Lovely show at the Hemlock a couple nights before. T&L re-work '60s girl-group songs into original garage pop 'n' roll. The singer belted her lyrics like a woman whose heart isn't to be messed with. (Check out their MySpace page ...especially "Hard to Love Me.")

What else? Last weekend a Japanese MC named Tigarah had her first show in San Francisco. She's being touted as the "Japanese M.I.A." and her music was a mishmash of hip hop, funk, crunk, and a whole bucha other stuff from around the world. She and her Brazilian DJ, Mr. D, were decked out in the colors of baile funk, the yellows and greens of Brazil.

Tigarah played the Rickshaw for club Loaded, a good match even though the crowd didn't know her stuff well enough to dance much during her set (her CD isn't even out yet, although she does have some songs online). The show itself felt a little raw as it went along - it needs more time, polish, and definitely more bass.

But hey, at the end of the night, it was Loaded, and people danced.

Saturday we went back to the Hemlock. I swear I don't only go to shows at the Hemlock. But here's Tony from the Hemlock and Tim, who's played sax for Comets on Fire and Howlin' Rain and lots of other people.

The headliner that night was Howlin' Rain, Ethan Miller from Comets' new band. Ethan calls the music "van rock" and it has a slightly mellower vibe then Comets (keeping some of the good feedback freakouts and cool guitar work intact). You can actually hear Ethan's rapsy, salt-of-the-earth singing, which is awesome. (image 866, image 900)

What it feels like to stand in the Howlin' Rain.

Monday night was totally "smells like teen spirit" at Bottom of the Hill for Liars.

I mean that in a good way. The club was sweaty and packed and it was the start of the work week and being a sold out show at Bottom of the Hill it was impossible to see anything but your neighbor's dandruff. But these kids totally lit up the room from the opening acts, slamming into each other, pouring water on one another, and basically projecting that "holy shit I fucking love this band don't you" vibe that you really only get (with that level of enthusiasm) from total drunks - who, when they try to mosh, tend to crush your feet. But these guys were the best. The reminded me of jumping around at shows when I was a teenager in Portland, only it was like Camper Van Beethoven and stuff back then.

The kids also made me think how cool it is that the Internet has opened people still sporting braces up to shit like Liars. This is music with no hooks, no choruses really, nothing but deep rhythm (two drummers and guitar) and chanting and scorching white noise like a Sonic Youth makeout anthem. So while the Red Hot Chili Peppers shit out another two gold bricks of mall funk for their high school brethren, these younguns found their long-haired messiah in Angus, the lanky Australian front man for Liars. Smart choice.

All the bands playing that night had a singular moniker. First up was Rabbits, and then Apes (who had a totally different singer all the times I've seen them before. The last dude was like a cross between Devendra Banhard and Charles Manson, and the new guy - who introduced himself as "the new guy" looked like this.)

Apes' music was a good match with Liars. Apes had that intense, arty San Diego/GSL sound that's equal parts PiL-goth and dirgy Stooges grind. The lyrics were delayed so much they were like runny egg yolks sliding down the speakers. The band was just keyboards, a singer, drums, and one guitar - but the guitar sound was so full and so loud I think this guy bore a hole into my ear drums and excavated the last of my hearing during their set.

The night was all about Liars, though. Not only were their songs the most complex - and weirdly soothing, in their beyond-the-fray-metallic-jams-but they came on stage in a bundle of clothing that the trio stripped off in layers. Angus had his weird pajamas-in-prison thing going on towards the end. It must be a statement about penal colonies.

Magic (if you ignore that that kid's hand is pushing the back of the girl's shirt up a bit high).


Hello and welcome to the first edition of "My Life Is Ruining My Life". If you are wondering how I got a music column on fecalface the answer is I asked. If you are wondering how qualified I am to write a music column the answer is I am not really. I have a lot of records and I have a lot of opinions and I have a computer I can type on so maybe that qualifies me. Or maybe its just that I said to John one day "Hey can I write a free form music column on fecal? I have a lot of opinions and I ramble on about things a lot." And John said yes. That's kind of how it went anyway. I hope you are not expecting me to write about all the hottest bands and how good their show was and how their record is going to be the next big thing because I probably won't be writing about that. I am getting free form to do what I want or at least write about what happens.

Let me tell you about what I thought was going to make a great first column but didn't turn out how I expected at all. A few months ago right after I first approached John about this column I saw there was a High On Fire show going on in my neighborhood. It was at 12 Galaxies and I remember Gargantula played too. They were great by the way. It's people from B'last and Spaceboy and it sounds like that genre of Santa Cruz metal but a little catchier than Spaceboy was. I can't say they are better than B'last just because when I first heard "Start The Machine" it changed my life. Not my whole life but seeing Jason Jesse skate to that song in a video when I was a wee lad growing up on the east coast it made me realize there was another world out there and it's called California. I actually just got up from the computer and put on "Take the Manic Ride" from B'last after writing that last sentence. There is so much nostalgia in my record collection it makes me feel old but in a good way. Not the "been there done that" way but the "damn those were good times and I got see some amazing things when they were happening" way. Wait a second, I am rambling too much, back to my story. That what the readers want right?

I thought "this is my opportunity to really impress people with a High On Fire interview in my first column". I figured I see Matt Pike (vocals/guitar) around. We have some mutual friends. I have talked to him before. It will be no problem. I put new batteries in my mini tape recorder, I wrote out some questions I thought would be funny. I read them later and they weren't. Now, all I had to do was find Matt and ask some questions right? Well the only time I actually saw him was while they were playing and I don't think he saw me, and that would not really be the time to do an interview. Maybe I should try that sometime though. Yell a question to a band as they are between songs. So here I am now reflecting on that night and thinking about what I did manage to do. First I managed to get really drunk. There is a liquor store up the street that has cheaper drinks than the club and there is a nice set of steps between the two to drink with your friends on. Good times. And the other thing I did manage to do was record some really dumb things on my tape recorder. One of which was my friend telling me on the drunken walk to another bar afterwards about some retarded relative who shat out 2 feet of their intestine and how the toilet was filled with intestine. Totally gross story but maybe more interesting than just another interview. Maybe not. Either way High On Fire did kill it.

I hope my ramblings are enjoyable to someone. If not then "Ha! Ha! I have a column so I can say what I want!" Write to me if you want. I have an email address. Thanks for reading.
-gary
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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.


Rome's Alice Pasquini ~Mural+

Rome based multimedia artist Alice Pasquini emailed over a recent mural completed in the historic working class neighborhood of Rome called Tufello.


Project M/3 in Berlin curated by NUART

BERLIN --- Project M is a temporary art project with the objective to improve the neighborhood, to push creativity and to connect people. At regular intervals Urban Nation with director Yasha Young invites a group of internationally reclaimed contemporary urban artists to re-design the facade and shop windows of a prominent residential building in Berlin, while it is being reconstructed.


John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre

"John French with Hasselblad", photo collage/ hand cut paper on wooden panel, by Lola Dupre which will be part of tomorrow's opening of "Salt the Skies" at FFDG in San Francisco. 2277 Mission St. (6-9pm) - RSVP here.





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"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.

 

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:39


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

 

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:56

 

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.

 

OB Shirt by Tucker Nichols
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:01

Tucker Nichols emailed over this new OB shirt he did for our friends at Park Life which can purchased here for $28.

Speaking of Ocean Beach, if you know, you know, but if you don't... it's not what the average american thinks of when thinking of a California Beach (missing 14 yr. old yesterday). Can't believe we used to drunk naked swim at 3am in the dead if winter... being surfers probably helped us not dying.

 

Open House Sunday - Headland Center for the Arts
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:12

Have you been to the Headland Center for the Arts in the Marin Headlands?

Located in the beautiful ocean-side Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Headlands artists programs support artists of all disciplines—from visual artists to performers, musicians, writers, and videographers—and provide opportunities for independent and collaborative creative work.

This Sunday's Open House runs 12-5pm - FREE & DETAILS

 

Is It Curtains For San Francisco's Art Scene?
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:35

We all know that San Francisco is going through aches and (growing?)/ shrinking artist pains these days as San Francisco property values sky rocket due to the tech infestation going on around the entire Bay Area. Maybe you work in tech and love it, but since this is an art website, we're interested to how this is affecting artists trying to make ends meet.

Some galleries have been forced to close due to 300% rent hikes. Many artists have fled to Oakland, LA and NYC in search of affordable housing and a more vibrant art scene... But we wanna know what you think of how it's going here in San Francisco. How are you making it work? What's your take on the art scene or lack there of? Do you think things are on the up and up or down and out here in San Francisco? Are artists a bunch of complainers and every thing looks great or is it curtains for San Francisco's artistic community? Thoughts

The Rena Bransten Gallery is packing up their 77 Geary space to make way for tech company MuleSoft

 

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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.


Rome's Alice Pasquini ~Mural+

Rome based multimedia artist Alice Pasquini emailed over a recent mural completed in the historic working class neighborhood of Rome called Tufello.


Project M/3 in Berlin curated by NUART

BERLIN --- Project M is a temporary art project with the objective to improve the neighborhood, to push creativity and to connect people. At regular intervals Urban Nation with director Yasha Young invites a group of internationally reclaimed contemporary urban artists to re-design the facade and shop windows of a prominent residential building in Berlin, while it is being reconstructed.


John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre

"John French with Hasselblad", photo collage/ hand cut paper on wooden panel, by Lola Dupre which will be part of tomorrow's opening of "Salt the Skies" at FFDG in San Francisco. 2277 Mission St. (6-9pm) - RSVP here.


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