Eight bridges connect the San Francisco Bay, so it is an apt name for a gallery platform that brings the Bay Area art world together.

Our mission is to maintain a vibrant gallery scene, despite restrictions on travel, celebrations and other larger gatherings. We want to support our artists by informing and entertaining curators, collectors and critics with potent online exhibitions of their work.

On the first Thursday of every month, we will launch 8 shows of artists relevant to the Bay Area. They may be working in this place, long considered an epicenter of change, or deeply engaged in the conversations the Bay Area holds dear, whether it’s related to technology, the environment, social justice or sexual identity, to name a few.

Founding Committee

Claudia Altman-Siegel, Kelly Huang, Sophia Kinell, Micki Meng, Daphne Palmer, Chris Perez, Sarah Wendell Sherrill, Jessica Silverman, and Elizabeth Sullivan

Ambassador Committee

Sayre Batton & Maja Thomas, Joachim & Nancy Bechtle, Matt Bernstein, Sabrina Buell, Wayee Chu & Ethan Beard, Natasha Boas, Douglas Durkin, Carla Emil, Matt & Jessica Farron, Lauren Ford, Ali Gass, Stanlee Gatti, Brook Hartzell & Tad Freese, Pamela & David Hornik, Katie & Matt Paige, Putter Pence, Becca Prowda & Daniel Lurie, Deborah Rappaport, Komal Shah & Gaurav Garg, Laura Sweeney, The Battery, Robin Wright, Sonya Yu & Zack Lara

Sponsors

Lobus, Phillips, The Space Program

Available to view in person
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Altman Siegel
Alex Olson
A Platypus Glows Under Blacklight

Altman Siegel is pleased to announce A Platypus Glows Under Blacklight, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Alex Olson. The selection of new works, while consistent with Olson’s signature controlled materiality, mark-making, and collage-like approach, introduces a new element of script patterning and “text” components.  A Platypus Glows Under Blacklight marks the artist’s second solo exhibition with Altman Siegel.

Within Olson’s new painted works her mastery of surface is evident. Through the use of color, layering, and texture (both in terms of three-dimensional impasto and in terms of implied textures within visual patterning), she controls surface tensions in a manner simultaneously meticulous and playful. Layers appear to peel away to reveal peaks at other layers, suggesting several paintings imbedded in one, some of which remain forever concealed, at least in part, like a Russian doll.  Her mark-making pushes and pulls from both historical abstraction and contemporary design.

Another strategic yet playful recurring element in Olson’s practice is cross-referential nods between works. An example of this is the subtle dialogue between separate works, Page and Cover, both of which contain layers of painted effects that physically obscure a ground layer inscribed with carved marks, resembling notations and scribbles from Olson’s sketchbook. Text-based elements like jotted show notes, calligraphic scrawl and the Roman alphabet primer, seem to be attempting to reaffirm their own legitimacy or permanence by carving into the surface, only to be wryly obscured by the artist both materially and conceptually.

Whether partially revealed, hinted at, or otherwise resisting full literal consumption, the text components embedded in Olson’s new paintings dance just outside the grip of the legible, leaving us in a perpetually contemplative state, ever-hovering amongst the aesthetics of decipherability.

Altman Siegel
Alex Olson
Point, 2020
Oil and modeling paste on canvas
75 x 53 in
190.5 x 134.6 cm
Altman Siegel
Alex Olson
Egg, 2020
Oil and modeling paste on canvas
24 x 18 in
61 x 45.7 cm
Altman Siegel
Alex Olson
Zigzag, 2020
Oil and modeling paste on canvas
24 x 18 in
61 x 45.7 cm
Altman Siegel
Alex Olson
Before, 2020
Oil and modeling paste on canvas
71 x 50 in
180.3 x 127 cm
Altman Siegel
Alex Olson
Page, 2020
Oil and modeling paste on canvas
71 x 50 in
180.3 x 127 cm
Altman Siegel
Alex Olson
Sea Script, 2020
Oil and modeling paste on canvas
71 x 50 in
180.3 x 127 cm
Altman Siegel
Alex Olson
Other Logics, 2020
Oil and modeling paste on canvas
71 x 50 in
180.3 x 127 cm
SOLD
Altman Siegel
Alex Olson
Cover, 2020
Oil and modeling paste on canvas
71 x 50 in
180.3 x 127 cm
Romer Young Gallery
Johnny Abrahams
A Sprint for the Idler

Romer Young Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition with artist Johnny Abrahams. A Sprint for the Idler will be on view Saturday, January 16th through Saturday, February 27th.

Abrahams’ paintings are abstractions, characterized by large geometric forms painted in oil and acrylic on raw burlap and canvas in black, red and yellow. Through repetition and subtle interactions between the void and painted form, the compositions convey rhythm, phrasing, cadence and an unmistakable melodic character.

Romer Young Gallery

Untitled (NB 1), 2020
oil on canvas
84″ x 48″

SOLD
Romer Young Gallery
Untitled, 2020
car door with rain coat
60″ x 42″ x 6″
$15,000.00
Romer Young Gallery

Untitled (Yellow & Black 2), 2020
acrylic on burlap
24″ x 18″

SOLD
Romer Young Gallery
Untitled (Red), 2020
acrylic on canvas
24″ x 18″
SOLD
Romer Young Gallery

Untitled (Yellow), 2020
acrylic on canvas
24″ x 18″

SOLD
Romer Young Gallery

Untitled (Yellow & Black 1), 2020
acrylic on burlap
24″ x 18″

SOLD
Romer Young Gallery

Untitled (Red), 2020
acrylic on canvas
36″ x 36″

SOLD
Romer Young Gallery

Untitled (NB 2), 2020
oil on canvas
84″ x 48″

SOLD
Ratio 3
Miriam Böhm, Ben Peterson, Laurie Reid, Kunié Sugiura, and James Sterling-Pitt
A Prelude to Sea Change

Ratio 3 is pleased to present a selection of works from our forthcoming exhibition Sea Change, a special project in collaboration with Nonaka-Hill Gallery, opening January 22nd, 2021.

Ratio 3

Kunié Sugiura
Hoppings L Test 21997
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 inches
$15,000

Ratio 3

Laurie Reid
A Lily, Folded Like A Pyramid, 2020
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches
$7,200

Ratio 3
James Sterling-Pitt
Untitled, 2017
Acrylic on wood
20 x 17.5 x 2.5 inches
$8,000
Ratio 3
James Sterling-Pitt
Untitled, 2017
Acrylic on wood
20.75 x 20.25 x 2.5 inches
$8,000
Ratio 3
Ben Peterson
Portaluppi, 2020
Plaster and encaustic on ceramic
14 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 12 inches
$7,000
Ratio 3
Ben Peterson
End of Beef, 2020
Ceramic
5 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 16 3/4 inches
$7,000
Ratio 3
Miriam Böhm
Silhouette 2, 2019
Pigment Print
36 x 19 1/4 inches
$7,000
Ratio 3
Miriam Böhm
Above, 2019
Pigment print mounted to aluminum
19 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches
$4,000
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