Mike Giant, cover of our September 2007 issue and contributing writer on occasion, has a new solo show, Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder, opening at Fecal Face Dot Gallery on Friday, July 20. We will be heading out to the opening, as it will be a great chance to catch Giant's recent drawings and also a "rare opportunity to view Giant's personal collection of skateboards he illustrated the graphics for." Giant does a lot of things very well... tattoo, graffiti, fine art, photography, skate graphics... an SF staple.
"I'm a product of my generation. I grew up through the 80s and was drawn to the punk rock and hip-hop cultures simultaneously", Giant said in a recent interview. "I threw myself in headfirst. A lot of those things were about personal expression, and also an anti-establishment attitude like, "We don't need you, we have our own thing." That's the backbone of who I am to this day".
Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder
July 20—August 20, 2012
Fecal Face Dot Gallery
San Francisco, California