Jeff Canham's "My Fake Plants Died Because I Did Not Pretend To Water Them”

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.

Jeff Canham art exhibition at Public Land in Sacramento

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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Grady Gordon's "If It Was A Snake It Would Have Bit You" @ Public Land

Grady Gordon transcends to his native state of New Mexico in order to re-imagine the geography, fauna, flora and iconography of his childhood in a new exhibition entitled, If It Was a Snake It Would Have Bit You, inside Public Land Gallery. Detouring completely from his usual subject matter, the Oakland-based artist has created an entirely new body of work for this exhibition, employing his skills in both monotype printing and sculpture. “I was channeling a lot from what I saw as a kid exploring the desert, collecting objects and bringing them home to stack or assemble,” Grady explains. Using New Mexico as his muse, Grady sought to re-create snapshots of his memory, while exploring the consistent shapes and textures found in this arresting Southwestern region. When asked about the usage of snakes throughout many of the works, Grady explained, “I have always had a kinship and love towards snakes. The title of the exhibition is a saying I would hear [often] as a child. A saying many people would utter.”

 Born in Sante Fe, New Mexico, Grady Gordon is an artist and teacher who resides in Oakland, CA, and has received a BFA from CCA. His previous showings include Athen B. Gallery in Oakland, Flatcolor Gallery in Portland, Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles and more.

 If It Was a Snake It Would Have Bit You will be on view at Public Land Gallery from March 30th – April 17th, 2019. There will also be a zine published in conjunction with this exhibition and available for purchase. For price and availability inquiries, please email

Grady Gordon art show in Public Land Sacramento