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Openings This Weekend in SF

Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 11:32
December is a hectic month, and it's first weekend is filled with holiday art-ness and solid openings worthy of your time. Oakland opens thier month w/ Friday's Art Murmur on Friday, and throughout the weekend on both sides of the Bay, there is a healthy dose of arting to be done. Like always, check the calendars for a complete list as we're sure our tastes may not fully align with yours. Below are some shows we're most interested in getting to.

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Thursday
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Mark Mulroney
Mark Mulroney @Ever Gold

We added a small preview and interview with Mark yesterday... We loved his last year's show and are looking forward to Thursday's. Awesome work.

We are proud to announce Mark Mulroney’s second show at Ever Gold Gallery, “I’m Trying Really Hard.” It will be a show of reasonably tasteful works that address contemporary issues such as malnourishment and decorative pumpkin carving.

Mulroney is represented by Mixed Greens Gallery in NYC and Ebersmoore Gallery in Chicago. He has also shown in Copenhagen at V1 Gallery, National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, and Park Life in San Francisco.

441 O'Farrell (Between Taylor and Jones) 6-9pm


Stacie Willoughby
Archaic Revival @Space Gallery

Contemporary rock poster art from Alan Forbes, Stacie Willoughby and David D'Andrea

These artists have successfully built upon the bedrock foundations laid down by the great west coast comix, poster and album artists of the 60s and 70s and forged their own unique paths through mastery of technique, inexhaustible high octane imaginations and a striking capacity for the tangible and emotional expression of abstracts.

Opening night party will feature a live acoustic set from Howlin Rain. They'll play around 10pm.

1141 Polk St. 7-12am

111 @111 Minna

One hundred and eleven artists in this massive group show featuring a wide array of artists. Bound to be something there you like.

111 Minna Gallery would like to invite you to our massive year end group show, celebrating 111 of our very talented friends, family members and artist favorites. Each artist will have 1 single contributing piece to the show, collectively making it an eclectic, interesting and fun group show.

111 Minna @2nd 5-late

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Friday
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Rich Jacobs
TIM KERR's COME ONE COME Y'ALL @Needles & Pens

Tim Kerr is part of musical history having played in the Texas punk band The Big Boys in the 80s. The Big Boys were a pioneering band who are credited with helping introduce the new style of hardcore punk that became popular in the 1980s.

This group show is curated by Tim Kerr featuring the works of, TIM KERR (Austin TX), RICH JACOBS (Oakland CA), MERRILEE CHALLIS (Birmingham AL), CLINT WOODSIDE (Philadelphia PA), KAROLINE COLLINS (S.F. CA), and KENNETH HOLLAND (Oakland CA).

*PLUS, An olde-tyme musical jam led by Tim Kerr and friends.

3253 16th Street 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m

Holiday Art Sale @Creativity Explored

Right next door to Needles and Pens and the above opening is the great Creativity Explored where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art. Trust us, this is the place to get a great unique gift for a loved one plus you're money goes to supporting a great organization.

The Annual Holiday Art Sale at Creativity Explored is an art lover’s shopping event, with a multitude of remarkable art at surprisingly affordable prices. The studio is filled with unique and original prints, one-of-a-kind paintings, pen and ink drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and textiles by over 130 artists. Additional items for sale include limited edition books, note cards, T-shirts, wrapping paper, and ornaments. Creativity Explored is a dynamic art center and gallery where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell their art. One-half of the proceeds from the sale of every artwork go directly to the artist.

3245 16th St. 6-9pm
Also open Saturday as well December 4th& 5th 1–6 pm


Clare Rojas
Stella Luminosa @Electric Works

Electric Works is pleased to put some sparkle in the season with Stella Luminosa, a group show featuring Dave Eggers, Matt Furie, Ian Huebert, Jason Jägel, Keegan McHargue, Clare Rojas, and Gina Tuzzi

For the month of December the gallery will be populated by characters and landscapes that are both strangely familiar and familiarly strange. The works are distinguished by graphic mark making that evoke at once a childlike enhancement along with adult intrigue and sophistication. Gallery artist Jason Jägel will be taking over the Project Space filling it with an exuberant installation of recent paintings.

That's a great lineup. We'll be there.

130 8th St. 6-8pm

Lower Haight Holiday Art Walk <-- What better way to ring in the Holidays with a good ol' Lower Haight Holiday Art Walk! Filled with live music, food, art, merchant discounts & specials along with a Window Decorating Contest, AND Scavenger Hunt, the neighborhood's gonna be full of festivities. The Lower Haight 6pm to 9:30pm

OAKLAND'S FIRST FRIDAY'S ART MURMER <-- a street festival where galleries all around dowtown are open with chaos and good times abound. We haven't been in a year or so, but last time we were there there was food for sale on the streets, bands playing on corners and we figured it best to get there early if you have any interest in viewing the art. It was hectic but good times. approx. 7-10pm - Art viewing? Get there at 5pm.

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Saturday
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California College Of The Arts 2010 Holiday Fair <-- this runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m and would be another great spot to pick up a unique artist gift from the students at the great CCA. 5212 Broadway Oakland 11-3pm

Printed Matter 9 @Giant Robot San Francisco <-- a group show featuring limited-edition prints that will be cash and carry... yet another place to get some holiday gifts this season. 618 Shrader Street (Upper Haight) 6:30 - 10:00 p.m

SO MUCH MORE ON THE CALENDARS. ALSO CHECK OUT SHOWS OPENING IN NYC AND LA.

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.


BANDES DE PUB / STRIP BOX

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.


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".


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