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High 5s: Tisk Tisk

Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 00:29

 

Mainly a blog on bowling and cats with sticky toes.

 

 

 

My name is John Trippe. I run Fecal Face. Below are some photos I've shot during my life these last couple weeks. I live in San Francisco, California and prefer french fries over chips.

 

 

 

When we can, my wife and I spend time on our crusty sailboat.

 

 

 

There are nice things to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling is addictive.

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfe can really capture my bowling prowess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Lewis and Mike Davis show has ended... Tofer Chin's show ALEX opens Thursday Feb 11th @FFDG.

 

 

 

Had some friends over to kill defenseless crabs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine and the internet

 

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Ran into Kevein Taylor and the boys.

 

 

 

More b owling

 

 

 

Bowling and karaoke.

 

Matt D ain't scared to kick it off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George from London stopped through to interview me for VNA magazine... Nice magazine.

 

Wonder if this is David Choe's car... Photos up soon.

 

Maya Hayuk's show @Gallery 16.... Photos up soon.

 

Groshong turned 30.

 

Took more English people out on the boat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felt like spring has sprung.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love making bread.

See you Thursday.

 

ALEX

Tofer Chin
Opening Thurs Feb 11th (6-9 pm)
@Fecal Face Dot Gallery

A highly-regarded explorer of visual communication, Aldous Huxley once said, "The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never quite be the same as the man who went out." The same can be said about a few particular months of teenage life experienced by artist Tofer Chin, depicted, from memory, in his new body of work, showing at the Fecal Face Gallery in San Francisco.

Entitled "Alex," Chin's new show further represents his on-going relationship with Op-Art, as well as his perseveration on sensory perception and mind expansion, while also impressively marking his move to wholly personalize and reinvigorate the movement. Whereas previous works used unnatural color and concept to examine the spiritual and psychological impact of synthetic LSD, "Alex" strives to enhance the personal and shift to the organic by refocusing on the naturally-derived hallucinogen, mescaline. Unlike LSD, mescaline never lies. Instead, the mescaline experience includes visual enhancements of originating truths.

Identical to the intricate components frozen in each of Chin's new works, these fleeting enhancements come in the form of recurring visual patterns such as stripes, checkerboards, angular spikes and other very simple fractals which can and ultimately do turn very complex. This, en total, surmises the intended shape of Chin's current exploration.

"Alex," Chin's most personal showing to date, represents a finite period, a series of particular months, connected by a hard line of earth tones, deliberately involved, only to be exhilerated through the mescaline eyes upon which they reflect. Catch a glimpse from the confines of your controlled mind as trip excerpts pause on the gallery walls. Bare witness, assuredly safe, as Chin completed the actual experience evoked, long, long ago.

Chin's showing at the Fecal Face Gallery also marks the release of his new limited-edition acid print. Entitled "No. 1.2." This signed and numbered print will be available through the gallery.

About Tofer Chin
Tofer Chin, a Los Angeles native, continues to exhibit, in both gallery and museum, in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Barcelona, Sao Paulo and Australia. Past works appear in The Los Angeles Times, Flaunt, Nylon, Theme, Trace, Big, Vice and Rojo. In 2006, Rojo published his first book of photography, entitled 'Finger Bang', and in 2008, published his highly anticipated follow-up, entitled 'Vacation Standards'. In 2009, Chin participated in ROJO - OUT Urban Stage Sao Paulo where he was selected to create a permanent site specific painting on three massive concrete structures in the center of Sao Paulo, Brazil. {moscomment}

Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery

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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

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The Albatross and the Shipping Container

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The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

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Flavio Samelo's Downtown Sao Paulo Murals

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High 5s - Get Your Feet Wet

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"Touching Base" by Schuyler Beecroft

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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

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"Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata

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"Veins of Octulen" by Curiot at FFDG

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Rome's Alice Pasquini ~Mural+

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Project M/3 in Berlin curated by NUART

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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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