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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Romer Young Gallery
Johnny Abrahams, Joseph Hart, Jean-François Lauda, Pamela Jorden, Christoph Roßner, Nancy White
Johnny Abrahams: "A Sprint for the Idler" & Curated Back Gallery Exhibition

Romer Young Gallery continues its exhibition with artist Johnny Abrahams. A Sprint for the Idler will be on view 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.

And in the back gallery, Romer Young Gallery has installed a curated collection of works by gallery artists Nancy White, Christoph Roßner, Joseph Hart, Jean-François Lauda, and Pamela Jorden

Romer Young Gallery
Johnny Abrahams
Untitled (Red), 2020
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 18 inches
SOLD
Romer Young Gallery
Nancy White
Untitled (2-2020), 2020
Acrylic on linen
16  x 13 inches
$4,500
Romer Young Gallery
Pamela Jorden
Ozone, 2020
Oil and acrylic on linen
24 inch diameter
$9,000
Romer Young Gallery
Jean-François Lauda
Untitled (2.20), 2020
Acrylic, crayon, and collage on canvas
72 x 94 inches
$15,000
Romer Young Gallery
Johnny Abrahams
Untitled (NB 2), 2020
Oil on canvas
84 x 48 inches
SOLD
Romer Young Gallery
Nancy White
Untitled (6-2020), 2020
Acrylic on linen
20 x 16.25 inches
$5,500
Romer Young Gallery
Pamela Jorden
Night Bloom, 2020
Oil and acrylic on linen
30 inch diameter
$12,000
Romer Young Gallery
Jean-François Lauda
Untitled (LAJ1015), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
76 x 60 inches
$12,000
Casemore Kirkeby
Sean McFarland, Todd Hido, Jim Goldberg, Anouk Kruithof, Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel, Awoiska van der Molen, Sonya Rapoport, Suné Woods
Monumental

Casemore Kirkeby is pleased to present for 8-bridges the crème de la crème of the gallery’s backroom selection. These works are monumental in scale, precision, and/or embark on a signature approach for the artist featured. Each of these works host a unique backstory that celebrates their existence and reminds us of what makes the long-term collaborations we have as a gallery so important and worthwhile, and why we return to them year after year. Our conversations have continued over many years, exhibitions, bodies of work, and changes in the city.  And no matter how often these conversations occur, they are never finished.

Casemore Kirkeby

Anouk Kruithof
Enclosed Content Chatting Away in the Colour Invisibility, 2009-2017
Approximately 3,500 found colored books
90.55 x 161.42 x 6.3 inches
$40,000

Casemore Kirkeby

Awoiska van der Molen
#274-5, 2013
Two silver gelatin prints
270 x 110 inches
$45,000

Casemore Kirkeby

Jim Goldberg
Social Studies, 1985-92/2019
Mixed media collage with gelatin silver prints, tape, ink, pigment
22 x 29 x 1.5 inches
Edition 1 of 1
$35,000

Casemore Kirkeby

Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel
Handshake, 1983/2019
Archival pigment print, walnut
82 x 120 inches
$30,000

Casemore Kirkeby

Sean McFarland
A Mountain in the Desert (torn), 2018
Archival inkjet print
40 x 52.5 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$10,000

Casemore Kirkeby

Sonya Rapoport
Right-On, 1976
Pencil, colored pencil, stamp and thread on found continuous-feed computer paper
44.5 x 55 inches
$40,000

Casemore Kirkeby

Suné Woods
Primary, 2017
Mixed media collage, pigment print
40 x 50 inches
$16,500

Casemore Kirkeby

Todd Hido
Untitled #1843, 1996
Archival pigment print
72 x 60 inches
Edition 1 of 1
POR

pt.2
Chelsea Wong, Rachel Kaye, and Wardell McNeal.
February Exhibitions

pt.2 is pleased to present a selection of works from Chelsea Wong’s Poetry, After All, Rachel Kaye’s Sweeping, and Wardell McNeal’s A Series of Meditations on the Complexities of Life. All three exhibitions open February 13th, by appointment only through March 2, 2021.

 

pt.2

Chelsea Wong
Work All Day, Warm Beach At Night, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches

pt.2

Chelsea Wong
Beauty is Everywhere, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 inches

pt.2

Chelsea Wong
A Modest Poetry Reading, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 inches

pt.2

Rachel Kaye
Blooming Boxes, 2020
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches

pt.2

Rachel Kaye
Blue Chalksticks, 2020
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

pt.2

Rachel Kaye
West, 2020
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

pt.2

Wardell McNeal
In Search of Lightness in Being, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches

SOLD
pt.2

Wardell McNeal
Dreams and The Questioning of Spiritual Things, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 inches

SOLD
Gallery Wendi Norris
Ambreen Butt and Eva Schlegel

Gallery Wendi Norris is pleased to present works by Ambreen Butt and Eva Schlegel

Ambreen Butt’s intricate collage works on paper celebrate formal elements of color and pattern central to traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting. Trained in these techniques in Lahore, Pakistan, Butt has re-imagined the rigorous art form. Say My Name, her most recent and ongoing series, explores the relationship between power and vulnerability in order to pay homage to innocent lives lost in international warfare. Butt’s process begins with staining the paper in tea. She then separately and repeatedly writes or prints out an individual name, shreds it into pieces, and arranges and glues the shredded fragments to her tea-stained paper in dense, swirling patterns. This process, undertaken with repetitive and transformational urgency, becomes a form of meditation. The result elevates the names into shapes of exquisite grace and enduring strength. 

Eva Schlegel’s photography often focuses on the overlooked beauty within intimate, commonplace spaces. By removing details in her images, often by shooting out-of-focus or blurring the details later, Schlegel distills what is otherwise familiar and unremarkable into compositions of transfixing allure. For her blurred architecture series, Schlegel reduced un-named architectural spaces into geometric abstractions. The minimal and ethereal images, set mostly in tones of white and gray, float the eye through physical environments in ways impossible in real time and space. For her Untitled (dragonfly) works, Schlegel spontaneously witnessed and captured two dragonflies mating at a dinner party. The resulting photographs freeze in time a natural phenomenon of little human consequence. Edited with x-ray-like contrast, the images appear otherworldly, simultaneously banal and extraordinary.

Gallery Wendi Norris

Ambreen Butt
Saifullah (9), 2020
Text on tea-stained paper
Paper: 30 x 20 inches
Framed: 36 x 28 x 1.5 inches
$15,000

 

Gallery Wendi Norris

Ambreen Butt
Noor Mohammad (15), 2020
Text on tea-stained paper
Paper: 30 x 20 inches
Framed: 36 x 28 x 1.5 inches
$16,000

 

Gallery Wendi Norris

Ambreen Butt
Sultanat Khan (16), 2020
Text and pen on tea-stained paper
Paper: 30 x 20 inches
Framed: 36 x 28 x 1.5 inches
$15,000

Gallery Wendi Norris

Ambreen Butt
Nawab (17), 2020
Text and 24 karat gold on tea-stained paper
Paper: 30 x 20 inches
Framed: 36 x 28 x 1.5 inches
$15,000

Gallery Wendi Norris

Eva Schlegel
Untitled (255), 2017
Inkjet on Hahnemühle Bütten handmade paper
Paper: 31 1/2 x 24 2/5 inches
Framed: 33 1/2 x 25 2/5 x 2 inches
Edition of 3 + 2AP
$9,600

 

Gallery Wendi Norris

Eva Schlegel
Untitled (259), 2018
Inkjet on Hahnemühle Bütten handmade paper
Paper: 35 2/5 x 26 3/5 inches
Framed: 37 2/5 x 29 3/5 x 2 inches
Edition of 3 + 2AP
$9,600

Gallery Wendi Norris

Eva Schlegel
Untitled (Dragonfly 1), 2019
Inkjet on Hahnemühle Bütten handmade paper
Paper: 47 1/4 x 35 2/5 inches
Framed: 50 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 2 inches
Edition of 3 + 2AP
$14,000

Gallery Wendi Norris

Eva Schlegel
Untitled (Dragonfly 2), 2019
Inkjet on Hahnemühle Bütten handmade paper
Paper: 47 1/4 x 35 2/5 inches
Framed: 50 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 2 inches
Edition of 3 + 2AP
$14,000

Sarah Shepard Gallery
Featuring Mary Lee Bendolph, Tammy Rae Carland, Jeffrey Cheung, Angela Hennessy, Jaime Knight, Rumi Koshino, Terri Loewenthal, Masako Miki, Signe Olson, Amy Rathbone, Miriam Klein Stahl & Lena Wolff
Our Eyes Are On Fire, A Group Show curated by Lena Wolff

Our Eyes Are On Fire brings together 12 artists around interweaving themes of radical hope, visioning utopia, and expressions of joy in the context of the pressing issues we face as a society. The title of the show partially speaks to the wildfires that have ravaged California in recent years, but it also refers to the incisiveness and clarity of vision artists possess in relationship to the world, and the ways that they are uniquely capable of transforming dilemma into the sublime.

 

Sarah Shepard Gallery

Tammy Rae Carland
A rose is a rose is a rose, 2018
Archival pigment print
45 x 45 inches
Edition 3/5 plus 2 artist’s proofs

Sarah Shepard Gallery

Jeffrey Cheung
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 inches

SOLD
Sarah Shepard Gallery

Rumi Koshino
Untitled, 2019
Acrylic on paper
21 x 21 inches

Sarah Shepard Gallery

Angela Hennessy
Untitled (Sun), 2020
Synthetic and human hair, artist’s hair, twist tie wire, frame
39 x 28 inches

Sarah Shepard Gallery

Jaime Knight & Lena Wolff
Army of Lovers, 2017
Hand-pulled screenprint
22 x 15 inches
One from an edition of 40

Sarah Shepard Gallery

Terri Loewenthal,
Psychscape 71 (Ike’s Backbone), 2018
Archival pigment print
42 x 56 inches
One from an edition of 3

Sarah Shepard Gallery

Lena Wolff
A New Sun, 2021
18 x 18 inches
Four-color screenprint
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil (on the recto)
Edition of 40

Sarah Shepard Gallery

Miriam Klein Stahl
Future Ancestor, Activist, Optimist, Explainer of Nuance, Agitator, Cultural Underdog, Fated Rememberer, Bookish, Poet & Feminist, 2020
Cut paper, gouache & acrylic
Variable dimensions

Hashimoto Contemporary
Abel Macias, Ellen Rutt, Rachel Strum, Madeleine Tonzi
In the Abstract

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present In the Abstract, a group exhibition curated by Dasha Matsuura featuring new works by Abel Macias, Ellen Rutt, Rachel Strum and Madeleine Tonzi. Each artist brings a fresh perspective to contemporary abstraction, from geometric shapes to the suggestion of surreal forms.

Ranging from the purely abstract patterns in Ellen Rutt’s textile-based works to the loose landscape references of Abel Macias’ work, each of the artists featured expresses intangible moments in each piece.

Rachel Strum’s work blazes in a riot of color and texture, creating a cosmic depth in each color field. Working with reclaimed and scrap textiles, Ellen Rutt engages the tradition of quilting in times of crisis to create fluid patterns and bold compositions. Punctuating her works with points of entry, Madeleine Tonzi’s paintings float across blush-toned planes dotted with surreal architectural structures. Evoking warm summer winds, Abel Macias’ gestural paintings examine texture and pattern while intimating a natural space. Each of the artists featured creates a non-specific space for the viewer to pour into.

Join us for a live walk-through of the exhibition and an artist Q&A on Saturday, February 13th on Instagram live at @hashimotocontemporary

Hashimoto Contemporary
Abel Macias
Tree Rock, 2021
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches
$5,300
SOLD
Hashimoto Contemporary
Abel Macias
Rock Island, 2021
Oil on wood panel
17 x 13 inches
$2,400
Hashimoto Contemporary
Ellen Rutt
Quarantine Quilts 5, 2021
Found fabric
36 x 48 inches
$3,200
Hashimoto Contemporary
Ellen Rutt
Solace IX, 2021
Found fabric
18 x 18 inches
$800
Hashimoto Contemporary
Madeleine Tonzi
Sun In Flux, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 22 inches
$1,500
SOLD
Hashimoto Contemporary
Madeleine Tonzi
Asynchronous Artifacts, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 22 inches
$1,500
SOLD
Hashimoto Contemporary
Rachel Strum
Gleaming Gravitation, 2021
Acrylic, poured resin, aerosol & glitter on panel
31.25 x 21.25 inches
$1,800
SOLD
Hashimoto Contemporary
Rachel Strum
Terrestrial Objects, 2021
Acrylic, poured resin, aerosol & glitter on panel
21.25 x 17.25 inches
$1,000
SOLD
Art Drop
Todd Hido

Our latest drop is #3717 from Todd Hido’s iconic series Homes At Night, courtesy of Southern Exposure.



“Internationally acclaimed photographer Todd Hido has made a name for himself capturing unsettling images of the suburban landscape. At the center of Hido’s work is a certain degree of realism. He uses only available light and does not move objects when composing his images. Hido shoots his signature residential landscapes at night using long exposure times and employing the ambient atmosphere that surrounds his subjects. His minimalist, moody images, set in architecturally homogeneous settings, suggest sinister narratives.”

 
(Via KQED Spark)

Todd Hido

#3717, 2004

Chromogenic print

11 x 14 inches 

Edition of 30

$1,500

Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure (SoEx) is a nationally renowned, 47-year-old San Francisco arts non-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging, experimental artists in the Bay Area. Through their extensive and innovative programming, SoEx provides an extraordinary resource center and forum for Bay Area and national artists and youth to experiment, collaborate and educate.

On March 26, 2021, SoEx’s online benefit art auction will gather together over 300 Bay Area art collectors, art enthusiasts, patrons, and supporters to bid on over 100 pieces of gorgeous artwork from some of the Bay Area’s leading new and established artists.

Find out more about the auction and SoEx’s work at soex.org/subscribe.

Photo by Minoosh Zomordinia, Courtesy of Southern Exposure.


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