Wednesday, November 29, 2006

saelee oh tip

giant robot has saelee oh apples - "each apple is a unique piece done by Saelee with the white paper stitched onto the red. apples are about 4 x 4 inches." $50. available here. the works from the show at the bottom of the are all sold, and a nice selection of her work. 5 apples are available as i post this.

Monday, November 20, 2006

thelab(sf)'s small multiples show

i am participating in thelab(sf)'s 10th annual small multiples show (post-postcard).

the show is an "open-invitational exhibition" and given that thelab is a good non-profit arts space, lots of local art school folks and kids like me, trying to find our way into exhibiting art, participate (costs $10). thelab provides each participant with a 5"h.6"w.11"d box, which they fill. the work must be priced between $1 and $30 (split between thelab and theartist). all work in the box must have the same price. the post-postcard idea invites artists to make small works - originals, multiples, whatever - that fit into thebox and thepricerange. the show is an open marketplace with hundreds of these boxes.

this show is a natural fit for one of my favorite cameras, the polaroid spectra.

i submitted 14 individual polaroids, framed in the polaroid film cartridges (reuse), with tape and an eyescrew.
priced $15 each (half to me).

i also created 7 polaroid constructions/diptychs. i made frames out of cardboard (reuse), tape, and wire. i am very happy with the results.
priced $30 each (half to me).

i learned a few things along the way.

view the slideshow of my submission. or, the photo set.

this is a great show to checkout in person. handy fortothe giftgiving. there is veryverymuch work, a variety of good work (original and multiples), all priced $30 and less.
2948 16th street @ capp (near mission)
opens thurs, nov. 30 (members preview from 5-6pm, opening reception 6-9)
runs friday (dec. 1) 1-8pm
sat/sun (dec. 2-3) 11am-6pm
free admission

Monday, November 13, 2006

paul wackers at eleanor harwood gallery

paul wacker's show at eleanor harwood is called "another side of this life."

i blogged it on fecal face. wanna read?

Sunday, November 12, 2006

maria forde at little tree

maria forde's solo show at little tree gallery

includes 32 paintings - one from each year of her life so far.

love the smiles. i blogged it on fecal face. wanna read?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

david choe at anno domini

"frice," david choe's solo show at anno domini, in downtown san jose, opened last friday night.

the show includes
--this work on black velvet, which choe uses to complete the image

--this sweet detailed illustration
choe is a bit pervy.

--this collaboration with mr. cartoon (air brush and oil paint on paper), which is both amazing and too pin up girl for me.

--his twins

these ladies may be familiar. choe painted them on one of the doors next to 5024 on fillmore in sf's lower haight.

before that, he painted them next to, and above, gr2 in la (still up in sept. 06)

the show also includes photocopy enlargements, one-offs, 1000% sized images from his sketch book.

these were huge (as big as 7feetx3feet); many had additional hand shading; priced between $40 and $150. looks to me like his gift of opportunity for local fans. mostly sold at the opening (i think), but not all.

they gave him the whole gallery. this was mostly good.
and somewhat random

my photo set and slideshow have more photos of the work. unfortunately, my flash didn't agree with all of the work.

gallery ad also posted the show, with prices, here. i think david choe is really talented. somewhat volatile. somewhat juvenile. there is a good chance that he will have an interesting career. right now, he can, and likely does, support himself doing graphic design work. his also makes t-shirts and participates in some corporate art programs. i hope this doesn't kill his gallery work. in any event, this is a good show for choe's work. he has a solo show at jonathan levine in january 2007.

check out the show - which runs through nov. 25, 2006 - in person.
anno domini
366 so. first street, san jose, ca

Monday, November 06, 2006

clarion alley

clarion alley

has a bunch of new murals.
sara thustra.
mary joy scott.

my photo set and slideshow are incomplete, but give you some idea. you can also view my post on fecal face.

clarion alley runs between valencia and mission in san francisco. it is one block off, and parallel to, 17th (between good vibrations and community thrift). worth checking out in person.

Sunday, October 29, 2006


i would not have predicted it. but unicorns keep popping up in my world.

last night at a party, one boy (a machinist) was dressed as one.

today, i stopped by grsf, where megan whitmarsh had a series of drawings from a unicorn zine.

later, in clarion alley, i saw this older 8 bit unicorn painting:

then, i saw this newer painting with unicorns:

4 different suppliers of unicorns in under 24 hours. scary.

earlier this year, i saw an andrew schoultz unicorn at giant robot sf's two year show.

seems like i also saw one at the shooting gallery's erotic show, maybe by anne faith nicholls?

i saw a sara thustra-ish poster of a unicorn, by sy, at needles and pens a while back, and learned that sy published those fucking unicorns.

and recently, jeff soto posted a new painting with unicorns.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

dan flanagan at the luggage store

dan flanagan's solo show - crestfallen - is at the luggage store (509 ellis location).

the show includes handmade inscriptions and shields

24 illustrations of different pocketknives

and handmade baseballs

you can read my full post, on fecalface, here.

and, you can check out my full photo set and/or slideshow for the show.

the show is at the luggage store's 509 cultural center.
509 ellis at leavenworth.
their website says it is open sats 12-5.
show runs through nov. 11, 2006.

mars-one, damon soule, and oliver vernon at white walls

fecalface posted my blog on

damon soule

and oliver vernon

at whitewalls. checkit?.

dustin fosnot and ryan boyle at steven wolf

ok. fecalface posted my blog on dustin fosnot

and ryan boyle

at steven wolf fine art. checkit?.

Monday, October 23, 2006

coming up this week

on saturday i went to see a number of good shows. and, i am going to try blogging on fecalface. i will post links.

one show was dustin fosnot and ryan boyle at steven wolf fine art. view my photo set and/or slideshow (the slideshow includes a six frame shark jump)?

another was mars-one, damon soule, and oliver vernon at white walls. view my photo set and/or slideshow?

more later.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

the amber room at luggage store gallery

on saturday i went to see the amber room at the luggage store.

the show included 4 artists.

wang wei (beijing) 's "untitled" piece was amazing.
made of scaffolding

it has the look and feel of a temple

liu ding (beijing) 's "forevermore"

words written with peepholes,
looking out onto market street at 6th

with many vantage points to engage the active viewer

shirley tse (la), "sinks like a submarine,"
polyurethane resin, brass, copper wire, jade, 2006

won ju lim (la), orange extension cord, plexiglass, mirrors, light 2006

it reminded me of an architectural model.

one component was the lighting and shadows. they built a room to house the piece. i didn't photograph it in the chosen lighting, wasn't equipped with a tripod.

i have to love the luggage store. this show was incredibly labor intensive. they had to bring "7000 lbs. or more of scaffolding up [and this week, down] the steps of the luggage store." they built a "temporary" room in the gallery to house one work. and, i appreciate it. it was a good show to see in person.

view the slideshow or the set?

and, i see a lot of artists at the luggage store checking out the exhibits. i got there between 4 and 4:30, the last hour of the exhibit. it's closed now, sorry. i had finished photographing. i was talking to jennifer. it was just the two of us. and then a large group of people showed up. lead by michael arcega. an international group of artists who were on a panel with him or something like that. jean-ulrick desert told me that his apartment costs $200. in berlin. seems like a good tip. nice fellow. and ricardo richey was returning a ladder he borrowed during the day, painting a new mural on turk at market.

great place. they have more info on the show here. their photos show the art more.