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Mondays: The Art Season Begins

Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 08:51
We preview some shows opening this week: Andrew Schoultz, Fifty24SF, Jack Hanley, Hilary Pecis, and Tahiti Pehrson and Serena Cole @111 Minna w/ a quick stop at kink.com
For this week's Arting Mondays... Wait, it's Wednesday evening and you don't even do this on a regular basis?!... Anyway, for this edition of our weekly feature, where we venture away from the office to see what sorts of artistic places and things we can get ourselves into, we thought that, since it's the beginning of the art season, we'd visit a few galleries for previews of the shows they're about to open. Andrew Schoultz, 111 Minna for Serena Cole & Tahiti Pehrson, Fifty24SF for Catalyst, and Receiver for Hilary Pecis.

But first, Jay Howell and I visited our friend Rick Marr who now works over at the fetish website Kink.com located in the massive historic Amory Building in the Mission... The bummer is that no photos are allowed inside which sucks 'cause there's some crazy stuff to be shown- rooms filled with whips, belts, leathers masks, fucking machines, chains, bondage equipment, etc... basically 4 stories filled with dungeon styled sets wired with high powered lights. It wasn't a sticky nasty porn set which you'd imagine but each room had the feel of a big budget hollywood film stage. Hopefully Rick will be able to blog it up someday soon.

The castle where the Nightowlcoholic resides.

One of the few areas where photography was allowed.

Up to the roof... photgraphy allowed.

Nice photo, Mr. Jay Howell.

Mr. Rick Marr... A king in his castle.

You can climb up on the dome (we think) but opted not to. How safe is that roof? That would be one hell of a fall.

Right down the street from Jack Hanley, we stopped in to see their current group show.

Martin Boyce

photo of a cup by Will Rogan

Hayley Tompkins

Then rode down to 111 Minna to preview their two person show opening this Thursday featuring Serena Cole and Tahiti Pehrson.

Tahiti Pehrson

Really intense paper cut outs


Serena Cole

BKA paints the walls.

Down to 77 Geary and into Marx & Zavattero for a preview of "In God's We Trust" which is a new solo show from Andrew Schoultz which we saw him working on a month or so back.

Alex Lukas helping install.

The show is great... Check out this SF Chronical article and video.

Andrew Schoultz

A quick stop for sustenance at Love N Haight... Man, I do love thier sandwiches.

At Fifty24SF to see some of their group show "Catalyst" opening Thursday featuring works from Josh Graham, Aaron Turner, Seldon Hunt, Aaron Horkey, Justin Bartlett, Stephen Kasner, Dwid Hellion, & Florian Bertmer.

Kimberly of Fifty24SF

There wasn't much work out as they were still working on the show... Metal album art.

The gallery isn't that small... That guy is just really large.

Stopped through Needles and Pens to wrap things up with beer.

Andrew's Neil Blender tattoo

What I'd look like if I shopped and bought clothes from N&P while blindfolded.

Casenova for more beverages.

No don't do it, John!

I think Jay punched me on the way out. Don't remember much from second shot.

Today I swung through Receiver Gallery to get a little peek at Hilary Pecis show which opens this Saturday.

Jay of Receiver.

So to recap, here are some shows you should check out:


Tahiti Pehrson and Serena Cole
@111 Minna

"In God's We Trust"
Andrew Schoultz solo show
@Marx & Zavattero
77 Geary (2nd floor)
*After party @White Walls (837 Larkin St)

work from: Josh Graham, Aaron Turner, Seldon Hunt, Aaron Horkey, Justin Bartlett, Stephen Kasner, Dwid Hellion, & Florian Bertmer.
Fillmore @Haight


Hilary Pecis – From the Paradigm Shift
Receiver Gallery
1415 Valencia St

*And just because you don't smoke anymore doesn't mean you don't get hangovers any more. {moscomment}


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

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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.

"Salt the Skies" at FFDG Opening Fri, Mar 21st

FFDG's spring show "Salt the Skies" is set to open on Friday, March 21st (6-9pm) -- Featuring works by Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold, Mario Ayala, Jud Bergeron, Curiot (Favio Martinez), Christopher Burch, Lola Dupre, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Hiro Kurata, Marty Machado, Mark Mulroney, and Nicomi Nix Turner