West, Wester, Westest Part 2
Group show curated by Ryan Travis Christian
March 11 - April 2, 2011

 

"In the second iteration of West, Wester, Westest, I've once again chosen a selection of emerging and mid-career artists that A) don't regularly exhibit in SF, if at all. and B) create work that "throws a wrench" so to speak, into what FFDG regularly shows. As a long time fan of Fecal Face, I'm honored to have such an immense platform to expose these artist to the world on. In terms of style and/or concept, these artists produce works that are very forward thinking and often experimental, throughout various mediums. The works exhibited, will run the gamut of content, from grossly disturbing to humorous, to bold and beautiful abstraction and then back again. Please join us @ FFDG's new location in the Lower-Haight (248 Fillmore @Haight) on March 11th for the opening reception of West, Wester, Westest Part 2, I will be in attendance." -Ryan Travis Christian

Works by: Carl Baratta (Chicago), Timothy Bergstrom (Chicago), Samantha Bittman (Chicago), Ted Gahl (NYC), Rogelio Gamez (Oakland), David Leggett (Chicago), Shona Macdonald (Chicago), Rachel Niffenegger (Chicago), Paul Nudd (Chicago), Marcie Oakes (Chicago), Melissa Oresky (Chicago), Tyson Reeder (Chicago), Kate Ruggeri (Chicago), Deb Sokolow (Chicago), and Scott Wolniak (Chicago)

 

Untitled, Melissa Oresky, mixed media on paper

Droopy Dirt Beard, Rachel Niefenegger, watercolor/acrylic/spray-paint/plaster & mixed media on fabric on paper, 22”x32”, 2011

Opening night photos toward the bottom of the page.

The Abyssness, Marcie Oakes, acrylic & collage on panel, 18”x18”, 2011

Untitled, Timothy Bergstrom, tape/acrylic/oil & plexiglass on engraving stock, 8”x10”, 2011

Alphabet Stones 3, Carl Baratta, egg tempura on panel, 7”x10”, 2011

Left: Chrome Dreams, Rogelio Jose Gamez, pencil on paper, 18.5”x18.5” framed, 2011
Right: Worm/Slug/Pest, Paul Nudd, ink on paper, dimensions variable, 2011

Worm/Slug/Pest, Paul Nudd, ink on paper, dimensions variable, 2011

Worm/Slug/Pest, Paul Nudd, ink on paper, dimensions variable, 2011

Worm/Slug/Pest, Paul Nudd, ink on paper, dimensions variable, 2011

Worm/Slug/Pest, Paul Nudd, ink on paper, dimensions variable, 2011

Chrome Dreams, Rogelio Jose Gamez, pencil on paper, 18.5”x18.5” framed, 2011

Dancer, Milwaukee Jam Band, Camouflage Glove, Tyson Reeder, mixed media on panel

Untitled (Ether Geode), Scott Woliniak, nk and bleach on colored paper, 19.5" x 25.5", 2010

Zebra, Samantha Bittman, Acrylic on Hand Woven Textile, 18”x16”, 2010

Untitled, Melissa Oresky, mixed media on paper

Untitled, Melissa Oresky, mixed media on paper

Untitled, Melissa Oresky, mixed media on paper

No One Makes Fun of Mr. Sera, Deb Sokolow, pencil and medium on paper, 8.75”x11”, 2011

Staples vs. Paperclips, Deb Sokolow, pencil and medium on paper, 8.75”x11”, 2011

Waving Envelope, Shona Macdonald, envelopes, PVA & polymer varnish on linen, 9”x9”, 2010

Whaler, Ted Ghal, oil & stretcher keys on canvas, 11”x14”, 2011

Whaler, Ted Ghal, oil & stretcher keys on canvas, 11”x14”, 2011

Tennis (Ben Dover), Ted Ghal, oil on canvas, 11.75”x16”, 2010

Smoke Out, David Leggett, oil & flash on canvas, 10”x11”, 2010

Mr Henry Gunderson's show is up in May @FFDG. His 2nd solo show.

Andy Diaz Hope does some great work. See.

Jennifer Maerz is a Fecal alumni.

Kyle Ranson's solo show at Low Gallery was like 6 years ago... Wow, time flies.

Kid Yellow's website is great.

Dave Fallis frames art when he's not being a rad dude in Hightower.

Daniel Rolnik is a new contributor to FF.

Derek Weisberg says that the best BBQ in SF is Cat Head's BBQ on Saturday nights in the Mission... and over all best BBQ jam? Well, he says that honor goes to Great American in Alameda <-- Fecal Face has yet to verify this information for the record... Oh, and last night our buddy Jeremy Fish concluded, as well, that Cat Head's is the jam. Aesop might agree as well.