Jeffrey Sincich: All Makes & Models
961 Chung King Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90012
All Makes & Models is a collection of quilted market signs, mixed media sculptures and neon window grates. Sincich uses quilting and found objects to explore the handmade qualities of city landscapes. He’s built his work based on old signage and long-standing storefronts to draw your attention to daily essentials. Each piece features a service or luxury that is often overlooked.
As a former sign painter, I look to signs and architectural details around the city for inspiration. Signs are constant reminders of what we need, and when and where it is available for us. The pandemic brought into focus what each of us finds important in life, and for me, the daily essentials stand out. Auto repair shops, milk, toothpaste and laundromats all deserve to be put on a pedestal.
Signs on the street constantly compete for our attention. They emit sounds, light up with neon and tower above with vibrant colors. Wrought iron window grates serve to protect and beautify. They both invite you in and keep you out. I quilt text and imagery from signs to highlight their handmade qualities and use neon to emphasize the elegant curves of an iron grate. This combination of different textures and found objects recreate a distinctively familiar place.
Jeffrey Sincich (he/him, b. 1990 • Belleair, FL) is a multidisciplinary artist based in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2012 with a BFA in ceramics. He co-owned Variety Shop, a sign painting company in Portland, OR, from 2015-2022. Jeffrey has had solo exhibitions at Park Life Gallery in San Francisco, Nucleus Gallery in Portland, OR, and Pacifica Collectives in Tokyo, Japan. He has also exhibited in a group exhibition at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.