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. In addition, each month will highlight the crucial work of a Bay Area non-profit arts organization as its beneficiary, with an initial donation led by Phillips.

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
Zarouhie Abdalian, Troy Lamarr Chew II, Jessica Dickinson, Laeh Glenn, Matt Keegan, Koak, K.R.M. Mooney, Didier William
Altman Siegel
Zarouhie Abdalian
Joint (xv), 2019
Mirrored hand tools
14 x 8 x 12 in
$12,000
Altman Siegel
Jessica Dickinson
summon:, 2018
Colored pencil on paper with linen tape
11 3/4 x 16 in
$3,000
Altman Siegel
K.R.M. Mooney
Joan Green, Bimetal IV, 2017
Steel conduit, linear fluorescent, polyurethane fitting, electrical splicing ribbon, fluval tank heater, cast lavender, silver, steel binding wire
112 x 12 x 12 in
$10,000
Altman Siegel
Matt Keegan
Cutout (Black Blue), 2016
Powder-coated laser cut steel
30 x 23 in
$15,000
Altman Siegel
Didier William
Haitian-American Passport, 2021
Acrylic, oil, ink, wood carving on panel
30 x 40 in
$26,000
Altman Siegel
Troy Lamarr Chew II
The Freak Show, 2021
Oil on canvas
40 x 60 in
$12,000
Altman Siegel
Koak
Sit Pretty II, 2018
Graphite, chalk, ink, and casein on rag paper dyed with acrylic ink
53 1/4 x 95 in
Framed: 57 x 98 x 3 in
$23,000
Altman Siegel
Laeh Glenn
Catback, 2021
Oil on canvas over panel, painted frame
16 3/4 x 12 1/2 in
$6,000
Jessica Silverman
Asif Hoque, Faith Icecold, Evan O'Neal Kirkman, Mareiwa Miller, Cinque Mubarak, Tracy Ren, Malaya Tuyay, Xia Zhang
Closer Together

Curated by Woody De Othello, Closer Together brings together works by Asif Hoque, Faith Icecold, Evan O’Neal Kirkman, Mareiwa Miller, Cinque Mubarak, Tracy Ren, Malaya Tuyay and Xia Zhang in the secondary upstairs gallery at Jessica Silverman.

Jessica Silverman
Cinque Mubarak
2350 BCE, 2021
Photo collage on Ultra Smooth fine art paper
Print size: 36 x 14 1/2 inches
Framed size: 39 1/2 x 18 x 1 1/4 inches
Edition 5 plus 2 AP
$ 1,800
Jessica Silverman
Cinque Mubarak
Y 2000, 2021
Photo collage on Ultra Smooth fine art paper
Print size: 36 x 14 1/2 inches
Framed size: 39 1/2 x 18 x 1 1/4 inches
(#3/5)
$ 1,800
Jessica Silverman
Malaya Tuyay
Cycles, 2021
Spray paint, dye, screenprint on mixed cotton fabrics, hand stitching, hammered brass, and chain
Installed size: 48 x 84 inches
$ 2,000
Jessica Silverman
Mareiwa Miller
fissures, poids, 2021
Steel, silver chain, resin, and metal castings
72 x 44 x 3 1/2 inches
$ 3,500
Jessica Silverman
Tracy Ren
Untitled (V’room On A Yamaha), 2021
Ceramic and glaze
8 x 3 x 8 inches
$ 8,500
Jessica Silverman
Tracy Ren
Untitled (V’room On A Yamaha), 2020
Ceramic and glaze
8 x 3 x 8 inches
$ 2,000
Jessica Silverman
Evan O’Neal Kirkman
Shadow of Realization, 2021
Oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches
$ 3,950
Jessica Silverman
Xia Zhang
M. Butterfly, 2015
Framed archival print
Photo: 21 x 17 inches
Framed: 22 x 18 inches
Edition 4 of 10
$ 800
CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
Bruna Massadas, Chris Fallon and Sahana Ramakrishnan
Sapiens / Stories

Story-telling is a connective tissue between all people and a marker of our evolutionary progress as humans. The artists featured in this presentation draw from familiar and imagined realities to weave modern mythologies that elicit déjà vu. Massadas, Fallon and Ramakrishnan are all active agents in the environments they portray. The settings range from domestic to landscape, imagined through a fantastical lens. The scenes invite commentary on contemporary social themes such as climate change, gender inclusivity and the consumption and commodification of cultural artifacts. 

Massadas draws from nostalgic memories of her homeland of Brazil, implying her eternal connection to a now distant land–and reminding us of our responsibility to the natural world. Ramakrishnan connects trans-Atlantic goddess mythologies to personal reflections and self-portraiture. Meanwhile, Fallon creates darkly humorous interior scenes in which gender-ambiguous figures challenge existing traditions of portraiture, and explore how the practice of collecting shapes the fashioning of our personal mythologies.

Each artist posits the cyclical impact of our built and natural environments in contrast to our bodies residing and living within these spaces, a question mythology has explored since the beginning of recorded history. Fallon, Massadas, and Ramakrishnan take this exploration a step further to position their accountability with their environment and role in modern myth-making. 

 

Chris Fallon’s solo exhibition Irresistible Deception opens at CULT on October 15; work by Ramakrishnan and Massadas will be included in CULT’s 2nd space opening in Oakland November 2021. Visit cultexhibitions.com for more information.

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Bruna Massadas (b. 1985, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) lives and works in Bozeman, Montana. She received a BFA from California State University, Fullerton and a MFA from California College of the Arts. She has exhibited on the West Coast and currently works as an adjunct professor at Montana State University, Bozeman. 

Chris Fallon (b. 1976, Princeton, N.J.) spent his formative years in Texas, Mexico, Massachusetts, New York and San Francisco. He has presented multiple solo exhibitions across the West Coast. His work is represented in the public collections of the Los Angeles Contemporary Archives and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. 

Sahana Ramakrishnan (b. 1993, Mumbai, India) was raised in Singapore and lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She completed her BFA in Painting at RISD. She has exhibited across the East Coast including the Rubin Museum, Fridman Gallery, and A.I.R. Gallery. She has completed multiple artist-in residencies and fellowship programs through organizations such as Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. 

 

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

SAHANA RAMAKRISHNAN
The Wrong Kind of Mermaid, 2021
Oil, acrylic, color pencil and graphite on canvas
12 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches
$2,500

SOLD
CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

SAHANA RAMAKRISHNAN
Self Portrait with Sea Snake, 2021
Oil on canvas
40 x 35 x 3 1/2 inches
$7,000

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

BRUNA MASSADAS
Hot Springs, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 16 inches

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

BRUNA MASSADAS
Orb Fruit Tree, 2021
Acrylic on canvas

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

BRUNA MASSADAS
Jungle Moon, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
CHRIS FALLON
And the Rock Was Christ, 2021
Acrylic on wood panel
24 x 24 inches
$4,000
CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
CHRIS FALLON
Back Room, 2021
Acrylic on wood panel
48 x 60 inches
$12,000
CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
CHRIS FALLON
Last Looks, 2021
Acrylic on wood panel
48 x 60 inches
$12,000
Ratio 3
Martyn Cross
Earth Hymns

Ratio 3 is pleased to present a selection of works from Earth Hymns, an exhibition by Bristol-based artist, Martyn Cross (b. 1975), currently on view at Ratio 3 through October 30, 2021.

For his first solo exhibition outside of the United Kingdom, Martyn Cross presents an array of paintings and works on paper produced over the past two years. Painting primarily with oil onto canvas, Cross renders distinctive landscapes, figures, and glyphs in thin layers of dry-brushed pigment. Working across iterations of related compositions, Cross builds an immersive world through various recurring scenes and motifs. Rivers assuming the form of human limbs, skies with multiple moons or suns, human figures in various states of repose, contemplation, or distress—each suggesting an untold tale or unspecified set of fictions and mythologies.

Ratio 3
Flipped on Benny, 2019
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
$4,000
Ratio 3
A Hole Through Which Power Comes, 2021
Oil on canvas
26 x 34 inches
$6,000
Ratio 3
Shaking Like a Factory, 2020
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
$4,000
Ratio 3
Hum and Crackle, 2021
Oil on canvas
60 x 84 inches
$18,000
Ratio 3
Contact High, 2021
Oil on canvas
24 x 32 inches
$6,000
Ratio 3
The Other Name, 2020
Oil on canvas
24 x 32 inches
$6,000
Ratio 3
Never Seen Such Nowhereness, 2021
Oil on canvas
8 x 12 inches
$2,500
Ratio 3
Dig, 2021
Oil on canvas
12 x 18 inches
$3,500
Rebecca Camacho Presents
Anne Buckwalter, Stephanie Crawford, Chris Duncan & Meg Lipke
Upcoming | Up & Coming

Rebecca Camacho Presents is pleased to share ‘Upcoming | Up & Coming,’ a presentation of works by four artists showing at the gallery in the forthcoming year.

Philadelphia based painter Anne Buckwalter explores female identity, intimacy and gender roles amidst obscure narratives that embrace paradoxes. Inspired by the folk-art traditions of her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, Buckwalter’s flattened depictions of domestic interiors arrange disparate objects in mysterious rooms and ambiguous spaces. Rebecca Camacho Presents and Friends Indeed Gallery will partner in Summer 2022 to present a two-venue solo exhibition with Buckwalter.

Stephanie Crawford is a 79-year-old transgender visual artist and celebrated jazz vocalist living in Oakland. A fixture in the 1980s Downtown New York performance scene, Crawford later taught jazz vocals in Paris and received the prestigious ‘Django D’Or’ for Best International Jazz Vocalist in 1993. Throughout her years as a performing artist, Crawford remained committed to her solitary painting and drawing practice. She paints from observation, moving freely between representation and abstraction, her deliberate marks pool and bleed color across the surface of the page in an uncontrollable process akin to the improvisations of jazz. Crawford will open a two-person exhibition at the gallery on 5 November 2021, along with Meg Lipke.

Oakland-based artist Chris Duncan’s paintings employ a process akin to a photogram, where a photographic image is made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material and exposing it to UV rays, without the use of emulsion or chemical accelerant. Often in flux between maximal and minimal, Duncan’s work is a balancing act of positive or negative, loud or quiet, solitary or participatory and leads to questions regarding perception, experience and transcendence. Following his solo exhibition at the gallery in November 2020 Duncan will feature in art fair presentations throughout 2022.

Meg Lipke questions conventional notions of painting with her colorful, shaped abstractions. Working directly on canvas or cloth, Lipke cuts, paints, stains and sews her materials to create compositions that project from the wall, or rest upon the floor. Through approach and process, Lipke draws upon the legacies of past craft traditions, memories of her mother and grandmother’s creative practice, and canons of 20th-century modernism to make innovative work that reinvigorates the possibilities of contemporary abstract painting. Born in Portland OR and raised between Burlington VT and Cheshire England, Lipke currently resides in Upstate New York. Along with Stephanie Crawford, she will open a two-person exhibition at the gallery on 5 November 2021.

Rebecca Camacho Presents
Anne Buckwalter
Snug, 2019
Gouache on panel
24 x 24 inches
$6,500
Rebecca Camacho Presents
Anne Buckwalter
Soft Core, 2020
Gouache on panel
24 x 24 inches
$6,500

 

Rebecca Camacho Presents
Stephanie Crawford
Skyline #1, 2021
Acrylic and pencil on paper
18 x 23 7/8 inches
$4,600, framed
Rebecca Camacho Presents
Stephanie Crawford
Interior #1, 2021
Acrylic and pencil on paper
23 7/8 x 18 inches
$4,600, framed
Rebecca Camacho Presents
Chris Duncan
SUN (6 Month Exposure) Pacifica, 2021
Acrylic and direct sunlight on fabric
66 x 54 inches
$14,000
Rebecca Camacho Presents
Chris Duncan
MOON (6 Month Exposure) Pacifica, 2021
Acrylic and direct sunlight on fabric
66 x 54 inches
$14,000
Rebecca Camacho Presents
Meg Lipke
Untitled (Teddy), 2020
Acrylic on canvas with polyester fill
78 x 43 x 9 inches
$18,000
Rebecca Camacho Presents
Meg Lipke
Dream of a Painting, 2017
Dye and acrylic on canvas with polyester fill
98 x 60 x 9 1/2 inches
$22,000
pt.2 Gallery
"Arrangements in Body and Boundary" by Molly Bounds
"Études" by Soumya Netrabile

pt.2 Gallery is proud to present a preview of “Arrangements in Body and Boundary”, a solo exhibition by Molly Bounds opening on October 9th, and “Études”, a new series of works on paper by Chicago based artist Soumya Netrabile.

pt.2 Gallery

Molly Bounds
”River Day”, 2021
Oil and acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 inches

pt.2 Gallery

Molly Bounds
”Testing Water”, 2021
Oil and acrylic on canvas
48 x 60 inches

pt.2 Gallery

Soumya Netrabile
”Firestorm”, 2021
Oil on paper
24 x 20 inches
Framed in museum glass

pt.2 Gallery

Soumya Netrabile
”Pulp Explosion”, 2021
Oil on paper
24 x 20 inches
Framed in museum glass

pt.2 Gallery

Soumya Netrabile
”St. Augustine No.2”, 2021
Oil on paper
24 x 20 inches
Framed in museum glass

pt.2 Gallery

Soumya Netrabile
”Outliers”, 2021
Oil on paper
24 x 20 inches
Framed in museum glass

pt.2 Gallery

Soumya Netrabile
”The Fall”, 2021
Oil on paper
24 x 20 inches
Framed in museum glass

pt.2 Gallery

Soumya Netrabile
”St. Augustine No.1”, 2021
Oil on paper
24 x 20 inches
Framed in museum glass

Friends Indeed Gallery
Sung Jik Yang

My first thought upon seeing the work of young portraitist Sung Jik was that he must like soup.

This relates to a comment my Mother once made after watching her two year old grandson, who is usually a very picky eater, earnestly ladle chicken broth into his mouth, and with limited vocabulary, pick up the empty bowl to demand “More, more!”

They say in some cultures that if you like soup, you are a sensitive soul, or one who has a lot of feelings. A valuable attribute for a portrait artist.

Sung Jik Yang (b. South Korea 1989, lives and works in Los Angeles) is interested in creating a prolific visual diary of the time in which he is living through the lens of his subject. His freely brushed colors take precedent over lines and contours, and emotive strokes are intentionally not blended or smooth, as if to capture the beautiful indeterminacy of youth. His figures are often suspended in some kind of act that produces meditative thought (petting a cat, smoking a cigarette, crossing a threshold or doorway) and reveal a solitude or pensive quality in stillness. Sung’s style is loosely reminiscent of post-impressionism, with painterly intuition that visibly privileges movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience. His cited influences include Elaine De Kooning, Elizabeth Peyton, and Marlene Dumas; primarily for their palette, tenderness, and elegance. The subject matter is ordinary and everyday, although not mundane. His figures are always looking. Looking at him, looking out, looking away, looking in. There is always more to a person than what meets the eye, witnessed by our own version of nuanced commonplace as the ritual and routine of domestic isolation continues. As the bigger picture shifts beyond our control, we are forced to spend more time confronting our own journey; a voyeur unto ourselves, and at once, left to process an ever evolving frame of consciousness within the anatomy of quotidian gestures from everyday human life.

Friends Indeed Gallery

Keiji, 2021
Oil on canvas
60 x 36 inches
$5,000

Friends Indeed Gallery

Anthony, 2021
Oil on wood
14 x 11 inches
$1,500

Friends Indeed Gallery

EJ and Josh, 2021
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
$6,000

SOLD
Friends Indeed Gallery

Paseo Man, 2021
Oil on masonite
14 x 11 inches
$1,500

SOLD
Friends Indeed Gallery
Andrew, 2021
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
$6,000
Friends Indeed Gallery

Mark and Keiji, 2021
Oil on canvas
57 x 50 inches
$6,000

Friends Indeed Gallery

Evelyn and Carlos, 2021
Oil on canvas
72 x 48 inches
$7,000

Friends Indeed Gallery

Samuel, 2021
Oil on canvas
55 x 50 inches
$5,500

Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco

 

ICA San Francisco believes museums can do better. They are a non-collecting contemporary art museum that prioritizes artists over art holdings, individuals over institutions, and equity and expansion of the canon. Through boundary-expanding curatorial initiatives and collaborations across the arts, ICA SF seeds need-to-know, civically engaged local artists and curators into global consciousness and brings international artists to the Bay Area. In breaking from the expected museum model, ICA SF pushes against tradition and hierarchies, fundamentally changing how contemporary art is curated, compensated and accessed by all.

 

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