Sign Hill Walk Hike Talk Rite Tops Left
with Gabriel Garza
Saturday, July 6, 2024 | 2-4pm
Location: 799 Poplar Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Free event | Register here

On the occasion of Malaprop Pablum, an exhibition of works on aluminum by Gabriel Garza in /room/, join the artist and Candace LaCroix, Natural Resource Specialist at South San Francisco Parks and Rec, for a short hike to the iconic South San Francisco sign at Sign Hill. Garza and LaCroix will explore the sign’s history and impact with the group.

*This event includes a hike that is steep at times and not wheelchair accessible. For additional accessibility information, please email

Gabriel Garza was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently resides in San Francisco. He produces signage that works to give functional encounters with language a sense of poetics. Pamphlets, construction signs, and homemade business cards display an amateur or practical design that he admires. He borrows from these aesthetics, embracing the limitations of commercial design and the poor quality of signage vernacular to make sculptures. He received his BA in Art from UCLA in 2017 and is joining the USC Roski MFA program this Fall.

Candace LaCroix is the Natural Resource Specialist for the City of South San Francisco managing the Sign Hill Restoration Project. She holds A.S. degrees in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Science and Mathematics from City College of San Francisco as well as a B.A. degree in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. She has collaborated with numerous natural resource conservation organizations including the Santa Clara Valley Water District, Climate Action Now! in San Francisco, and Texas A&M University’s parrot research facility in the Peruvian Amazon.