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Mel Kadel - 10yrs of Fecal Face

Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 19 August 2010 13:08
Everyday leading up to Fecal Face's 10 Year Anniversary Show, opening Friday, September 10th @The Luggage Store (after party @Mezzanine 9-2am), we'll be adding short interviews with artists participating.

Los Angeles based Mel Kadel has been a Fecal Pal for years. She lives in a funky radical cabin (photos) in the woods near downtown LA with the talented Travis Millard. Her work should be viewed in person to grasp the amount of incredible line work that goes into each piece. A talented stable inner core sourounded by humble generous kind person exterior. That's Mel.

What were you up to in the year 2000?

I was probably signing up for my first hotmail account, on my computer at work. Back then, my job was as a receptionist, so I spent the day answering the phone for a few hundred people saying "Good afternoon, Rhythm and Hues!"

How has your work changed in the last 10 years?

The pens got smaller, and more time gets spent on each piece. It's tightened up.

What did you think 2010 would be like back then?

I'm not sure. I think in 1-year increments.

When you first heard of Fecal Face what did you think about it?

Cool....a website where they interview artists and ask them strange questions!

How has Fecal Face Dot Com been a part of your life and/or career?

It's like a line that's been thrown out that has linked a bunch of people together, from totally different places. I'm really thankful to have had my work up on the site over the years, and for the relationships it helped start.

Hear any good music lately?

A band from the 70's called Death. New to me.

You making the opening at The Luggage Store on Friday September 10th? Love to see you.

I'll know at the last minute.

What are you working on now and have coming down the line?

I'm cutting and layering the heaviest paper I could find. It's like carving a tree with an x-acto blade. Not sure where that's going?

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Fecal Face Dot Com, the San Francisco based content-rich, multidisciplinary art and culture website, is pleased to announce the opening of its 10 Year Anniversary Show on Friday September 10, 2010 at The Luggage Store Gallery (1007 Market St, San Francisco, CA) with a reception running 6-8pm. Original paintings from 25 mid career artists based out of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and London. A live music event and party will immediately follow a block away at Mezzanine (44 Jessie St) 9pm-2am.

Displaying paintings, illustrations, photographs and mixed media works, artists whose work will be exhibited include Corey Arnold (Portland), Tiffany Bozic (San Francisco), Kelsey Brookes (San Diego), David Choe (Los Angeles), Richard Colman ( Los Angeles), FAILE (New York), Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Jeremy Fish (San Francisco), Ian Francis (London), Matt Furie (San Francisco) , Mike Giant (San Francisco), Henry Gunderson (San Francisco), Maya Hayuk (New York), Jim Houser (Philadelphia), Jay Howell (San Francisco), Sylvia Ji (Los Angeles), Mel Kadel (Los Angeles), Anthony Lister (New York), Mars-1 (San Francisco), Travis Millard (Los Angeles), Ferris Plock (San Francisco), Albert Reyes (Los Angeles), Jeff Soto (Los Angeles), Damon Soule (New York), Kelly Tunstall (San Francisco), Aiyana Udesen (San Francisco), Oliver Vernon (San Francisco), and Megan Whitmarsh (Los Angeles).

In the 10 years since its conception, Fecal Face has occupied a unique niche online and in the "real world," by documenting and shaping the contemporary arts scene in the San Francisco and beyond. The first website of its kind, Fecal Face has launched the careers of many a creative and catalyzed a community of artists and personalities working in various mediums from around the globe. The 10 Year Anniversary Show will feature the works of 25 of these artists, chronicling a community and style that has been the backbone of Fecal Faces’ content for the last decade. The exhibit will be on display from September 10th to October 9th at San Francisco’s famous Luggage Store Gallery, with an opening reception for the public on Friday September 10th from 6-8pm. Many of the artists will be in attendance and complimentary wine served.

“Together these artists represent a visual history of what we’ve been doing here at Fecal Face for the last ten years,” says John Trippe, the website’s founder, “And we’re honored that Luggage Store Gallery is hosting the event. T­­heir 23 year history and influence in the San Francisco art scene is a huge inspiration.”

The after party at Mezzanine (444 Jessie St) beginning at 9pm is a short one block walk from The Luggage Store and will feature DJ Ted Shred and live music from local and international acts (TBA on fecalface.com by August 18th). A $5 suggested donation at the door will get you a raffle ticket with a chance to win original artwork from artists such as Jeremy Fish and David Choe along with clothing donated by Upper Playground and other art related prizes. Slideshows of Fecal Face’s 10 yrs online will be displayed and patrons will be invited to participate in video and photo documentaries focused on Fecal Face’s 10 influential years.

“FECAL FACE DOT COM 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW”
Friday, September 10, 2010, 6:00-8:00pm
The Luggage Store Gallery
1007 Market Street @ 6th street, San Francisco
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm

After Party
Friday, September 10, 2010, 9pm-2am
at Mezzanine
444 Jessie St.
DJ Ted Shred & live music from local and international acts
(bands announced on Fecal Face by August 18th)

www.FecalFace.com
www.LuggageStoreGallery.org
www.mezzaninesf.com/

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