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Ferris Plock: Inside Voices
    Tuesday, 05 May 2015 /// Written by Trippe

"Inside Voices. The two opposing sides of the brain often are in conflict with each other. Their two distinct points of view often collide with a compromise coming only when blood has been spilled and beers have been opened." —Ferris Plock

This video project was originally part of an installation to accompany Kelly Tunstall kellytunstall.com and Ferris Plock's ferrisplock.com work in their third solo show with the gallery entitled “Inside Voices”. The opening reception was held on Friday, April 24th at FFDG 2277 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.

Music: Thee Oh See's theeohsees.com | Night Crawler | Floating Coffin

 

"Six Degrees" @FFDG
    Friday, 16 January 2015 /// Written by Trippe

"Six Degrees" opens tonight, Friday Jan 16th (7-10pm) at FFDG in San Francisco. ~Group show featuring: Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold III, Mario Ayala, Mariel Bayona, Ryan Beavers, Jud Bergeron, Chris Burch, Ryan De La Hoz, Martin Machado, Jess Mudgett, Meryl Pataky, Lucien Shapiro, Mike Shine, Minka Sicklinger, Nicomi Nix Turner, and Alex Ziv.

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Work by Meryl Pataky

 

"Six Degrees" @FFDG
    Thursday, 15 January 2015 /// Written by Trippe

FFDG in San Francisco, with Rachel Ralph now at the helm, will host an opening reception for their new group show "Six Degrees" Friday (7-10pm) featuring works from Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold III, Mario Ayala, Mariel Bayona, Ryan Beavers, Jud Bergeron, Chris Burch, Ryan De La Hoz, Martin Machado, Jess Mudgett, Meryl Pataky, Lucien Shapiro, Mike Shine, Minka Sicklinger, Nicomi Nix Turner, and Alex Ziv.

"Six Degrees"
@FFDG
Opening: Friday, Jan 16th (7-10pm)
2277 Mission St @19th St.

Below is an awesome piece by Marion Ayala.

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Jeremy Fish, +An Update
    Tuesday, 13 May 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Before Jeremy Fish jumps on a plane bound for Sydney's Semi-Permanent (his speaking w/ Tony Hawk amongst others), we thought we'd touch base as he prepares for his August solo show at FFDG in San Francisco.

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So you recently opened your Los Angeles show at Mark Moore and have a solo show coming up in San Francisco at FFDG set for August. Imagine you're busy getting ready, but when not arting in your studio, what have you been up to?

*Nothing else, sadly dude. Last year I took time off from traveling and shows to get married, and work on some other projects. This year, I'm back to a crazy workload, and a few shows, so I don't really have any time off to chill. I'm hoping to do some extended camping trips in Big Mike when we return from Australia later this month.

How's Big Mike? Can you share a photo of the inside for us 'cause that shit looks cozy?

*Big Mike is currently in the hospital again. I put a rebuilt engine in him 10k miles ago, and apparently it was rebuilt incorrectly. Its under warranty, so at the moment I am waiting for his new new engine to be installed. We love that van, and so does my mechanic. He will be back on the road in another week or so with another brand new rebuilt engine, so we may drive him to the moon and back this summer.

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Fish's Big Mike for those weekend getaways

The inside is kind of a boat / nautical theme, almost all done by Mike the original owner. Fully Insulated wood walls, 4 wall lanterns, the biggest bed in any vehicle known to man, mirror on the ceiling, mermaid ashtray built in the wall. It was the OG owner's masterpiece in the mid 70's. The tire cover was painted recently by the legendary Sonny Boy in LA. Long live the Vanimals van gang. I have been driving strange old vans for over a decade now!

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Ferris Plock in Laguna Beach
    Friday, 02 May 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Ferris Plock did all the artwork for this year's Noise Pop Festival which included some lovely TShirts which can purchased here.

In other Plock news, Saturday night (May 3rd) he opens a show in Laguna Beach, CA w/ Don Pendleton & Jason Adams @AR4T ~details

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Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th
    Friday, 25 April 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Ferris Plock's online show is now... well, online as of 12pm, April 25th.

Ferris Plock is a San Francisco-based artist who lives within the city with his wife, Kelly Tunstall (Plock's partner in the artistic duo KeFe), and son Brixton. Plock brings a dedicated focus to his work that is paired with a wild sense of originality. Through a variety of mediums including acrylic, watercolor, spray paint, India ink, gold or silver leaf, and collage Plock creates highly detailed works, often character-based paintings on wood panel, that combine contemporary pop culture with the aesthetic of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblocks. Widely-accomplished and with a diverse range of artistic interests, Plock has created illustrations for many high-profile clients, has been involved in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and abroad, and also served as the 2010 SF Recology Artist in Resident.

5 new paintings are available for purchase: www.ffdg.net

 

Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th
    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 /// Written by Trippe

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.

This show will be available first to previous buyers of Plock's work and to those on our preview list. To be added to the list, email: info(at)ffdg.net

 

Veins of Octulen
    Monday, 21 April 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Available now. Retailing $1200 - This beautiful piece from Mexico City based muralist and painter, Curiot (Favio Martinez) from the current group show "Salt the Skies". 15" x 20" graphite, colored pencils and ink.

inquires, email: info(at)ffdg.net

 

Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th
    Friday, 18 April 2014 /// Written by Van Edwards

Opening: Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific)
purchase queue: info(at)ffdg.net

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.

This show will be available first to previous buyers of Plock's work and to those on our preview list. To be added to the list, email: info(at)ffdg.net

Wolf Wizard by Ferris Plock - acrylic on wood - 20" x 30" - info(at)ffdg.net

 

"Arrangement" by Michelle Fleck
    Friday, 18 April 2014 /// Written by Van Edwards

This morning we take a closer look at this beautiful painting by San Francisco based Michelle Fleck now showing at FFDG.

Arrangement measures 24"x30", acrylic and aerosol on panel - inquires: info(at)ffdg.net

Michelle Fleck is a painter living in San Francisco. Her work focuses on the relationship between man and the landscape, and the marks we leave on it. Influenced by everyday life in the city, her paintings serve as snapshots of an ongoing intersection of the natural and man-made world. She strives to make work that has a sense of relevancy in a culture driven by a need for change and newness.

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Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery
    Friday, 18 April 2014 /// Written by Trippe

LOS ANGELES --- 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 (PHOTOS).

The artist's trademark sculptural paintings appear as prizes on a cabin's walls, rife with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession. Fish intimates that such voracity can meet an ominous end, but with the layered, congenial plot of a parable.

Jeremy Fish's next solo show will open at FFDG in August. To be added to the growing preview list, email: info(at)ffdg.net

Mark Moore Gallery is proud to present “Hunting Trophies,” an immersive installation and exhibition in the Project Room of new work by interdisciplinary artist Jeremy Fish. Marking the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, this body of work showcases Fish’s adept capacity to translate sociopolitical and autobiographical topics into allegorical narratives and imaginative spaces. Much like a raconteur divulging a tale, Fish renders characters and places that allude to a greater fable – but are recounted in whimsical language all his own.

In this exhibition, Fish encourages us to question the concept of value. As a society, we have become increasingly fixated on acquiring prize possessions. Be it the newest technological gadget, or a “trophy piece” for a collector’s art collection, we have been conditioned to pursue “the best” at all costs. In letting the thrill of the chase dictate the cost of our objectives, we find ourselves progressively dispassionate about ideological or noncommercial worth in favor of competitive gain. Fish confronts this predatory attitude by inviting us to enter the hunter’s mind, and take inventory of his spoils. The artist’s trademark sculptural paintings appear as prizes on a cabin’s walls, rife with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession. Fish intimates that such voracity can meet an ominous end, but with the layered, congenial plot of a parable. With the guidance of the artist-as-narrator, the “Hunting Trophies” on display bespeak an unfolding saga – complete with unprecedented risk, obscure protagonists, and capricious villains – of which we may never learn the lesson.

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John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC
    Thursday, 17 April 2014 /// Written by Rachel Ralph

Carolyn LeBourgios

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.

Written by Rachel Ralph - rachel(at)fecalface.com

Our sign is looking rough these days. Time to reach out to a sign painter.

The first stop of the trip was of course to FFDG as he was part of our group show Salt the Skies before literally hitting the road out of our front door. He and Carolyn headed straight down south and went to Texas before heading to New Orleans, and then up the East Coast to NYC. At first glance, the 'Stand with Israel' sign just seemed like an odd, East Texas painted wall, but I have recently learned that some of the biggest supporters of the Israeli conflict are in the bible belt, as Christians in this area believe that in order to bring upon Armageddon, war must happen (between Israelis and Palestinians) in which Christians will be raptured and Jews will be forced to convert to Christianity to be saved. While I'm not going to jump into that argument, this wall is a little piece of that struggle, even in all of its oddly painted glory.

Terry from Old Crow with his dog Pope Dante in Austin

The rest of the south, through New Orleans and the Carolinas, brought Pope dogs, oil fields (straight out of a scene of True Detective), and delicious snacks along the way before getting into the grind that is New York. Once the duo arrived at Superchief in Manhattan, it was on. Installation on both floors of the gallery started immediately and the show was hung efficiently for the opening of Excorrigia – The Scourge. The works range from his Astroknot figures on larger wood panels to more abstract, smaller works and give the show a lot of diversity while still maintaining its consistency. As another portal into his world of Unstoppable Tomorrow, Excorrigia allows visitors to experience the post-apocalyptic feeling generated by the works while still maintaining themselves as impeccably-produced works of art.

John Felix Arnold outside his show at Super Chief, NYC

John Lomanto looking at the work

The opening was a gathering of Felix's friends, both old and new, and was just another step in his career. He will be back showing in San Francisco this spring and fall with solo shows at both the Shooting Gallery in May and here at FFDG in October. Keep your eyes open for him, as I know he'll be up late at night painting, eating the most delicious food the bay has to offer, and giving us access to his world and his work. I can't wait.

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Jeremy Fish Opening a Solo Show in August at FFDG
    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Met up with Jeremy Fish last night to catch up and discuss his upcoming solo show opening this August at San Francisco's FFDG. Don't want to give too much away, but the guy is very busy these days. You know the giant pink bronze statue will be built and installed at the corner of Haight and Laguna welcoming those to the Haight (check) in 2015? Going to be incredible.

Check photos from his last San Francisco solo show in 2012, and mark your calendar for August as his next solo show opens at FFDG.

Beering with Fish at his favorite watering hole, Zeitgeist

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The Albatross and the Shipping Container
    Friday, 04 April 2014 /// Written by Trippe

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.

 

"Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata
    Friday, 28 March 2014 /// Written by Van Edwards

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".

Hiro Kurata
Portrait of a Slugger 19
Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24"
inquires: info(at)ffdg.net

Hiro Kurata
Kurata concentrates his works on dealing with many Baseball figures. He portrays his personal childhood memories of Baseball players as his hero figure and relocate them in a surreal-fantasy world that he creates. He currently lives and works in New York City.
http://www.shiloku.com/

"Salt the Skies" at SF's FFDG through 4/19

2277 Mission St. @19th. hours: wed thru sat (1-6pm) ffdg.net

 

"Veins of Octulen" by Curiot at FFDG
    Thursday, 27 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

"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.

Curiot (Favio Martinez)
Veins of Octulen
graphite, colored pencils and ink, 15" x 20"
inquires: info(at)ffdg.net

Veins of Octulen , detail

Photos from Curiot's last show "Age of Omuktlans"

 

Kinsey x Giant "Circa '98" SET
    Wednesday, 26 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

This print is too great. Dave Kinsey & Mike Giant team up for this wonderful "Circa 1998" print which sells for $120. Grab one HERE.

 

Thanks For Coming Out
    Saturday, 22 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Thanks to all that made it out last night to the opening of "Salt the Skies" at FFDG. We're going to clean up, take a breath and get back on it on Monday.

Enjoy your weekend and this great painting "Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata which is part of the show.

"Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata now on display at FFDG

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Tonight, Friday at FFDG
    Friday, 21 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

 

John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre
    Thursday, 20 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

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.

Preview inquires, email info(at)ffdg.net

Lola Dupre
Lola Dupre is a collage artist and illustrator currently based near Elche, Spain. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in the USA, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, England, Scotland and Japan in recent years. Publications include, New York Magazine, the New Republic, Flaunt, Die Welt and Hi-Fructose. Currently she is working towards a solo show with CES Contemporary (Los Angeles) to open on the 5th of April 2014, and group shows at Glasgow International Art Festival and at London England's, Rook and Raven Gallery. From political portraits, to fashion editorial, key themes include the grotesque and the beautiful. Apparent in her work is an obsessive attention to detail and a wide pallet of influence.
http://www.loladupre.com/

 

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