It would be difficult to walk through San Franciscos 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 a resource, Canhams 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 Warby Parker, Vans, ONeill, and Mollusk Surf Shop.
For his exhibition My Fake Plants Died Because I Did Not Pretend To Water Them at Public Land in Sacramento, 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 Franciscos renowned sign painting shop. His work has been featured in numerous publications and he has exhibited both domestically and internationally.
My Fake Plants Died Because I Did Not Pretend To Water Them opens September 14th and is on display through November 12, 2019.