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Remembering The Red Vic
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 14:32

SAN FRANCISCO --- In the random dept: If you've lived in SF for more than 2 years, you remember The Red Vic, and if you've lived here for 20 years, like us, then you really miss this passed SF staple. Everyone in the city had Red Vic's screening calendar taped up in apartment bathrooms and kitchens with anticipated showings of their favorite film classics.

I think my favorite moment was watching the great classic The Harder They Come with a special Q&A with the film's writer/ director/ producer Perry Henzell (SFGATE Article) for the film's 25th anniversary in 1997. The film was made on a shoestring budget, and it was exciting for this young film student at the time to hear about how they scraped together this beautiful film with an almost DIY attitude and ambitious renegade mentality... Would be great for a Bay Area theater to do a screening soon.

Hey, the oldest continuously operating movie theater in San Francisco, The Roxie, is still going strong. Check their calendar, and get out to support real filmmaking.

A true film classic: "The Harder They Come"

5 Yrs. of Ever Gold
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:11

SAN FRANCISCO --- Congrats to our friends at Ever Gold who celebrate their 5th anniversary this Thursday, the 15th, with a massive solid lineup. For comeplete details, get clicky here.

Congrats to Ever Gold and their fifth anniversary.

Why Is A Blogger Getting Sued Over Street Art?
Monday, 13 January 2014 10:36

BALTIMORE --- THE CREATOR OF A BLOG THAT CALLS OUT ABSENTEE LANDLORDS IS FACING LITIGATION OVER A MURAL PROJECT <-- Street art can be a powerful way to call attention to urban blight. From painting vacant houses orange in Detroit to turning an entire favela in Brazil into a canvas for bright colors, art and design interventions can offer a visible mark pointing to what's missing: a healthy, functioning cityscape. These projects can also garner a flurry of initial attention from the media, but what happens after the art goes up and the journalists go home?

In the case of "Wall Hunters," a project that brought attention to absentee landlords in Baltimore by painted murals on vacant and dilapidated housing in the city, the aftermath of the artistic endeavor has led to lawsuits. -continue reading

Since 2009, Carol Ott has run a blog called Baltimore Slumlord Watch that catalogs the locations and owners of the city's vacant properties.

For Fans of Photographer, a Window of Opportunity
Friday, 10 January 2014 11:34

NYC --- Want a Larry Clark print for only $100? Kids star Leo Fitzpatrick's Manhatten Gallery Home Alone 2 is selling them, and today is the final day. ~DETAILS - NYTimes

$100 for a Larry Clark Print in NYC

San Mateo residents cracking down on graffiti with help of new app
Friday, 10 January 2014 11:23

The city of San Mateo recently unveiled a mobile app designed to make it easier for community members to report graffiti vandalism and for city contractors to respond to such cases. The app, called mySanMateo, is available for Apple and Android devices, and it allows users to attach photos and precise GPS coordinates to their service requests. --CONTINUE READING

You Have the Right to Remain Out of Prision
Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:39

It's important to know your rights when you live in the good ol' USofA... Check this nicely designed info-graphic and/ or check here for a convenient printout.

"Figure Ground" @Eleanor Harwood, Jan 10th
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 11:52

SAN FRANCISCO --- After their fall hiatus Eleanor Harwood re-opens the gallery in 2014 with Figure Ground, a four-person exhibition featuring new work by Mathew Zefeldt, Samuel Hayes, Niv Bavarsky and Will Reed, curated by Gideon Chase. ~Friday, January 10th (5-8pm) - DETAILS

Lil' Trippe En Route
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:39

We're happy to announce that we have a little baby Trippe due this June! We find out whether it's a little boy or girl next week, but as of today, we know it's heartbeat is thumping away and that it's squirming and doing summersaults inside mommy's belly... with each day bringing more exciting movements for us to feel... Little buddy is growing a half an inch weekly!

The newest Trippe due this June

Mike Giant @FFDG, Feb 7th
Monday, 06 January 2014 12:16

We've done some schedule shifting as we open FFDG's 2014 program.

We kick off the new year with a solo show by Mike Giant opening Friday, Feb 7th. Details and more information coming shortly. In the meantime, enjoy this wall action Giant did in LA w/ his homie Jaber.

Photos from his '12 solo show "Confessions of a Dirty Old Skateboarder"

Mike Giant & Jaber recent wall in Los Angeles

Mike Giant working in his studio

Allison Schulnik - Upcoming
Friday, 03 January 2014 14:17

NEW YORK --- LA based painter Allison Schulnik ('09 iNTERVIEW) opens a solo show at NYC's ZieherSmith on January 9th and also one at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT Feb 6th ~DETAILS

Work by Allison Schulnik

Thursday, 02 January 2014 11:44

We've been walking down memory lane as of late, and came across this gem by Anthony Skirvin of Ape Do Good done back in 2005 here in Fecal Face:


First thing, with screen printing, there is a bunch of different ways to achieve the same end result. What I am showing you here is only one way that I print posters, so this should be a considered an introduction, but know that there are plenty of different methods out there that will work just as well. ~continue reading

Into the Fecal Archives w/ Skirvin's HOW TO SCREEN PRINT A POSTER

SF's Wild Parrots
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 12:26

SAN FRANCISCO --- There are so many great things about this city, and the Wild SF Parrots are for sure one of them. What started out as a small population residing in Telegraph Hill has spread around the city and even beyond its borders. Our home near Cole Valley gets its fair share feasting on the Gum Trees and the occasional bird feeder like our neighbors. Ya, a bit noisy and could develop into a possible nuisance, but as of now, incredibly awesome.

Best places to view them is Sue Bierman park down by the Ferry Building --- and, no, don't feed them like we did.

SF's wild parrots grazing at a neighbor's feeder.

Don't feed the birds. We didn't know better at the time.

Why the Art World Is So Loathsome
Monday, 30 December 2013 11:39

Now that photographs of this year's Art Basel Miami are finally working their way out of everyone's Instagram feeds, it's worth revisiting Simon Doonan's takedown of the modern art world. First published in 2012, it explains why Doonan skipped Miami that year—and what's wrong with art today.

--- Freud said the goals of the artist are fame, money, and beautiful lovers. Based on my artist acquaintances, I would say this holds true today. What have changed, however, are the goals of the art itself. Do any exist?

How did the art world become such a vapid hell-hole of investment-crazed pretentiousness? How did it become, as Camille Paglia has recently described it, a place where "too many artists have lost touch with the general audience and have retreated to an airless echo chamber"? (More from her in a moment.) ~continue reading

Get to The de Young Museum for David Hockney before Jan 20th
Saturday, 28 December 2013 11:12

SAN FRANCISCO --- Be sure to get to this show before it ends on Jan 20th!

At 76, David Hockney is in one of his primes, and apparently he knows it. Not for nothing is his exuberant, immersive survey at the de Young Museum here cheekily titled "David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition"

The David Hockney grand show at the de Young Museum ends January 20th

This sprawling romp through more than 300 works in several mediums and technologies fills 10 often large galleries and yet primarily covers work from the last decade of Mr. Hockney’s 60-year career. It is dominated by radiant landscapes — some the size of murals — of the fields and woods in different seasons of East Yorkshire in Britain, near where Mr. Hockney was born and grew up. ~continue reading

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 12:13

As we continue down memory lane during the Holidays, let's just get to the meat and potatoes with the gem HOMEMADE TATTOOS which, should be noted, is also brought to us by Andreas Trolf, in 2006 with 432 comments (almost better than the article).

The funny thing is that most of us here at Fecal Face don't even have a single tattoo.

Andreas Trolf wrote many classics for Fecal Face

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