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Mark Whalen - Melbourne Art Fair
    Friday, 07 September 2012 /// Written by Trippe

One of the lovely things about having an art site that's been around for over 12 years is watching our favorite artists work develop over the years. Take LA based Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie) for example. Check out his incredible recent works for the Melbourne Art Fair posted here, and then check out our interview with him 5 years ago. His work was great then, but damn, loving his development even from his previous show @FFDG not even one year ago. Way to move it forward, Mark... Bravo.




Mark Whalen

Be sure to click here to see more of Mark's new works.



Closing at FFDG, Friday (6-8pm)
    Thursday, 29 March 2012 /// Written by Trippe

This Friday, Mar 30th, FFDG will be open till 8pm serving up Tectates and wine as a soft closing party of sorts for Midnight on the Sun featuring works by Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie) & Jay Howell. Come on through, see the show, and have a drink on us.

Drinks Friday, Mar 30th 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs - Sat (1-6pm)
2277 Mission St. @19th St.
RSVP on Facebook

Works available, email: info(at)ffdg.net

Untitled 5 - Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie)
2011, acrylic, ink, gouache, and resin on paper on wood panel
11.5" x 9"
pricing and availability, email info(at)ffdg.net

Untitled 6 - Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie)
2011, acrylic, ink, gouache, and resin on paper on wood panel
11.5" x 9"
pricing and availability, email info(at)ffdg.net


Howell & Whalen @FFDG
    Monday, 27 February 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

Some pics from the opening of Midnight on the Sun @FFDG in San Francisco featuring new works from Jay Howell and Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie). The show runs through Mar 24th. Works can be viewed online at: ffdg.net

Photos: Kid Yellow & Alex Uhrich



Mark Whalen - a preview
    Tuesday, 14 February 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Midnight on the Sun featuring works by Jay Howell & Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie) opens this Saturday, Feb 18th (6-9pm) @FFDG in San Francisco.

Here are couple pieces from Mark Whalen that will be in the show. Tomorrow we'll post a few Jay Howell works.

Email info(at)ffdg.net to be added to the preview.

Untitled 5
2011, acrylic, ink, gouache, and resin on paper on wood panel
11.5” x 9” 

Untitled 6
2011, acrylic, ink, gouache, and resin on paper on wood panel
11.5” x 9”

Midnight on the Sun
Jay Howell & Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie)
Opening: Saturday, Feb 18th (6-9pm)
RSVP on Facebook


Jay Howell & Mark Whalen @FFDG
    Thursday, 09 February 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

Midnight on the Sun
Works by Jay Howell & Mark Whalen (KIll Pixie)
Opening: Saturday, February 18th (6-9pm)

San Francisco's FFDG is excited to announce the opening reception for MIDNIGHT ON THE SUN featuring over 60 new paintings by Los Angeles based artists Jay Howell & Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie). An opening reception will be held on Saturday February 18, 2012 (6-9pm). Also on the same night be a zine release for Jay Howell's newest zine THE DARK WAVE published by Unpiano Books & Mt.St.Mtn. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

To be added to the preview, email: info(at)ffdg.net

About Jay Howell
"Artist Jay Howell has been a strong presence in the Bay Area for the past few years (now living and working in Los Angeles), sharpening his cartoon-style drawings of skinny guys with erections, naked chicks on skateboards, dogs, beer, rockers, and endless good times. His art manages to be whimsical and crude at the same time, but above all damn right funny. His zine Punks Git Cut, and animated series called "The Forest City Rockers,” have deservingly earned him a devoted following. While “Forest City Rockers” seemed like the apex in punk rock cartoons, he’s taken things even further by developing the characters for Fox’s latest Sunday night animated sitcom, "Bob’s Burgers.” Produced by Loren Bouchard, best known for creating Comedy Central's "Dr. Katz Professional Therapist" and Adult Swim’s "Home Movies," "Bob’s Burgers’ about a family that runs a fumbling burger joint. Howell’s style and humor are a perfect match for the team, earning him a well deserved place alongside animation greats. Howell is currently in production developing a show for Nickelodeon." -Justine Sharrock, 2011

About Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie)
From his beginnings in Sydney, Australia, Mark Whalen has evolved into an artist whose meticulously crafted paintings and sculptures examine the human experience by exploring communication, emotion, sexuality, invention, interaction, and ritual - all with an undercurrent of quiet absurdity. Whalen’s line precision and glowing color palette is enhanced by the introduction of colors of light, caution and arousal, making the interaction of his subjects more accentuated and accessible. Thick, seductive layers of clear glossy resin create a post-modern plane for the artist to explore spatial possibilities and relativity within the narrative.

Whalen has evolved into an artist whose meticulously executed paintings now have a prominent place in galleries around the world. He was also included in 2009's Apocalypse Wow! Exhibition at MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Italy, and 2010's SPACE INVADERS Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. His work has also appeared in publications such as Juxtapoz, Modart Europe, Lodown, Arkitip, Art Ltd., Anthem, and Monster Children. He currently lives and paints in Los Angeles California.

Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie)
"Untitled 1"
2011, acrylic, ink, gouache, and resin on paper on wood panel
8" x 5"

Jay Howell
"Ramp Line Up"
2011, acrylic, ink, and gouache on paper.
8" x 5"

The exhibition is open to the public and will be on view from February 18, 2012 - March 24, 2012. Gallery hours are as follow: Wednesday - Saturday 1pm - 6:00pm. And by appointment. FFDG is located at 2277 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94110 For more information or to request a preview of the available work please contact the gallery at info(at)ffdg.net

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Feb 18th: Jay Howell Zine Release
    Tuesday, 31 January 2012 /// Written by Trippe

On Sat, Feb 18th (6-9pm) FFDG is hosting a two person show featuring works by Jay Howell and Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie). More on the show very soon...

Also on the same night as the opening there will be a zine release for Jay Howell's newest The Dark Wave published by Unpiano Books & Mt.St.Mtn.

Music by Scott McPherson.



Mark Whalen Print
    Friday, 25 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

The wonderful Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie), via Australia now living in Los Angeles, has just released this 3-colour offset lithograph editioned art print through Australia's Gallery A.S.. Edition of 50 at 49 x 67 cm.

Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie) print through Gallery A.S.

Exploring the relationships between nature and humans, or perhaps more correctly, human-like beings, this new edition produced by Gallery A.S. appears as otherworldly botanical print and reflects his current body of work.

View more pics



Mark Whalen @Black Art Projects
    Thursday, 21 April 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Mark Whalen
@Black Art Projects collingwood, victoria (Australia)
1 – 21 april 2011

Yeah, the show is over, but wowzas, the work is awesome. Check out a studio visit we did with him a couple years back.



Kill Pixie at Merry Karnowsky in LA
    Thursday, 04 November 2010 /// Written by Trippe

170 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Got some photos from the current Kill Pixie show running down there in LA. Kill Pixie (originally from Sydney) works and lives down in LA... I think this might be the first opening we've seen where there's a celebrity host. If you don't know, Tim Roth played Mr.Orange in Reservoir Dogs.

Wonderful show from Kill Pixie. If your in LA, be sure to check it out. The show ends this weekend.

Left pic: unidentified ladies - Right pic: indentified: Shepard Fairey and Kill Pixie (aka, Mark Whalen)



Kill Pixie - Project Rooms ZINE
    Tuesday, 27 October 2009 /// Written by Trippe

Published through IZROCK - Sydney - $14



Kill Pixie Studio Visit
    Tuesday, 17 March 2009 /// Written by Trippe

We visit this Australian's LA based studio.



Kill Pixie in Berlin
    Wednesday, 10 December 2008 /// Written by Trippe

A stellar show with the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Berlin.



Kill Pixie & Cleon Peterson @White Walls
    Wednesday, 13 August 2008 /// Written by Megan Wolfe

August '08



Kill Pixie in Melbourne
    Wednesday, 27 February 2008 /// Written by Trippe

Feb- Mar 2008



Pixie, Lister, Brookes
    Tuesday, 20 November 2007 /// Written by Trippe

A few photos from their great show at The Lab 101 gallery in LA.



Kill Pixie, Kelsey Brookes, and Anthony Lister
    Wednesday, 31 October 2007 /// Written by Trippe

A couple photos from setting up their show that opens @The Lab 101 in LA on November 3, '07.



Guest Blog: Kill Pixie
    Tuesday, 28 August 2007 /// Written by Kill Pixie

K.P. gives a little insight into what's going on in Syndey.



Kill Pixie
    Thursday, 02 August 2007 /// Written by Trippe



Kill Pixie @Monster Children
    Wednesday, 25 July 2007 /// Written by Trippe

His show that opened July 19, '07 down under in Sydney.



Kill Pixie Interview
    Monday, 18 June 2007 /// Written by Trippe

Say hi to this nocturnal Sydney based street artist. He's got a show coming up at Monster Children that you need to see.