It would be difficult to walk through San Francisco’s oceanside Sunset district without encountering Jeff Canham’s handy work. Having lived in this neighborhood for the past fourteen years, signs of his residency can be seen in the fonts on facades of countless businesses and public spaces which lure natives and travelers to its quaint streets. Summoning his surroundings as resource, Canham’s work is inspired by surf culture, old signage, and talented friends. His creative outlets have ranged from sculptural works such as crafting custom birdhouses, to executing graphic design work for various reputable companies; namely Patagonia, Stussy, Warby Parker, Vans, O’Neill, and Mollusk Surf Shop.
For his exhibition My Fake Plants Died Because I Did Not Pretend To Water Them, Canham partners his sculptural skills and sign painting expertise with a presentation of various flora constructed from salvaged wood and a selection of his signature sign painting works. Previously, he has applied his many talents as the art director of Surfer Magazine and as an on-staff painter at New Bohemia Signs –San Francisco’s renowned sign painting shop. His work has been featured in numerous publications and he has exhibited both domestically and internationally. This is Canham’s first solo exhibition in Sacramento and at Public Land Gallery. The exhibition will be on display from September 14th to November 12th, 2019.
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