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Mondays: The Art Season Begins

Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 09:51
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}


Alison Blickle @NYC's Kravets Wehby Gallery

Los Angeles based Alison Blickle who showed here in San Francisco at Eleanor Harwood last year (PHOTOS) recently showed new paintings in New York at Kravets Wehby Gallery. Lovely works.

Interview w/ Kevin Earl Taylor

We haven't been featuring many interviews as of late. Let's change that up as we check in with a few local San Francisco artists like Kevin Earl Taylor here whom we studio visited back in 2009 (PHOTOS & VIDEO). It's been awhile, Kevin...

Peter Gronquist @The Shooting Gallery

If you like guns and boobs, head on over to the Shooting Gallery; just don't expect the work to be all cheap ploys and hot chicks. With Make Stuff by Peter Gronquist (Portland) in the main space and Morgan Slade's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow in the project space, there is plenty spectacle to be had, but if you look just beyond it, you might actually get something out of the shows.

Jay Bo at Hamburg's Circle Culture

Berlin based Jay Bo recently held a solo show at Hamburg's Circle Culture featuring some of his most recent paintings. We lvoe his work.


Fifty24SF opened Street Anatomy, a new solo show by Austrian artist Nychos a week ago last Friday night. He's been steadily filling our city with murals over the last year, with one downtown on Geary St. last summer, and new ones both in the Haight and in Oakland within the last few weeks, but it was really great to see his work up close and in such detail.

Gator Skater +video

Nate Milton emailed over this great short Gator Skater which is a follow-up to his Dog Skateboard he emailed to us back in 2011... Any relation to this Gator Skater?

Ferris Plock Online Show Now Online as of April 25th

5 new wonderful large-scale paintings on wood panel are available. visit: www.ffdg.net

ClipODay II: Needles & Pens 11 Years!!

Congrats on our buddies at Needles and Pens on being open and rad for 11 years now. Mission Local did this little short video featuring Breezy giving a little heads up on what Needles and Pens is all about.


In a filmmaker's thinking, we wish more videos were done in this style. Too much editing and music with a lacking in actual content. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

AJ Fosik in Tokyo at The Hellion Gallery

Matt Wagner recently emailed over some photos from The Hellion Gallery in Tokyo, who recently put together a show with AJ Fosik (Portland) called Beast From a Foreign Land. The gallery gave twelve of Fosik's sculptures to twelve Japanese artists (including Hiro Kurata who is currently showing in our group show Salt the Skies) to paint, burn, or build upon.

Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th

FFDG is pleased to announce an exclusive online show with San Francisco based Ferris Plock opening on Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific Time) featuring 5 new medium sized acrylic paintings on wood.


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.