Opening Dec 3 at Park Life Gallery - Jeffrey Sincich - Open/ClosedNovember 23rd, 2021
Opening Reception Friday Dec 3 – 6-8 pm.
Park Life Gallery
December 3, 2021– Jan 15, 2022
Open/Closed is a body of work that aims to highlight everyday, essential services and objects
that often went unnoticed or were under appreciated pre pandemic. Shining a light on the things
that helped keep our lives running during the past year and a half of uncertainty and daily change
is the artist’s attempt to say thank you. Signs advertising constantly changing hours, window
grates keeping people out while also attempting to be beautiful, and an ever changing landscape
to keep a community running.
Inspired by the built landscape around us and how we interact with it, Sincich is intrigued by
handmade signage, architecture, long standing storefronts and other human made alterations of a
place. Signs offering repair work, storefronts selling everyday products and architecture that
shows signs of use and wear all offer an insight into how our world works. He believes these
things are worth celebrating, as they are what create the unique fabric of the places that we live.
Sincich uses quilting to represent the feeling of comfort, tradition and history. Like a handmade
quilt, elements of the urban environment offer people a sense of place, belonging and safety.
They both have traces of the hand that created them and are unique in their own ways. They can
be displayed, passed down, altered, mended or repurposed or discarded. They each represent a
part of their community, surroundings and history and offer different meanings for anyone who
lives with or around them. The use of found objects brings a sense of history or familiarity that
can hold different connotations to each viewer.
Jeffrey Sincich (he/him, b. 1990) is an artist based in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from the
University of Florida in 2012 with a BFA in ceramics and has co-run a sign painting company in
Portland, OR since 2015. His work uses textiles and found objects to highlight everyday objects
and scenes from his environment that often go unnoticed but deserve attention.