Gallery 16 is pleased to announce two concurrent solo exhibitions with artists Rose D’Amato and Jeffrey Sincich. Both artists have backgrounds in sign painting and share a deep admiration for the often-overlooked handmade characteristics of storefronts and street signs. In their studio practices, D’Amato and Sincich are both drawn to the preservation and veneration of the traditions of handmade vernacular signage. These traditions and use of text are evident in the mentality of California artists like Ed Ruscha. Here in the Bay Area, it was famously linked to artists including Margaret Kilgallen and Barry McGee, who Gallery 16 worked with in the 1990s. For D’Amato and Sincich, their work is a practice of social observation, craftsmanship, and storytelling.