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

Robert Koch Gallery
Edward Burtynsky, Adam Katseff, Mimi Plumb, Nancy Wilson-Pajic

For four decades Edward Burtynsky has explored through diverse photographic projects the complex global intersection of industrial growth and environmental impact. Edward Burtynsky’s color photographs document the many facets of landscape as it is transformed through human industry. Exquisitely detailed and exactingly rendered, his images strike an intricate balance between a somber reportage and a powerfully seductive aesthetic, reflecting the dilemma between society’s desire for prosperity and its impact on the environment.

Adam Katseff’s reductive photographs while minimalist in approach, on closer inspection present the viewer with rich and exceptional detail. His Rivers and Falls series feature iconic locations, which also captivated and inspired influential earlier artists. This is no coincidence, as Katseff conceptually set off to recapture these specific locations and in doing so recontextualize the landscape. Katseff remarks, “The subjects of my recent work are at the same time familiar and elusive. The outline of the image is easy to see, and as with memory our imagination must supply the rest.”

Mimi Plumb’s dystopian images provide the viewer with a narrative that is as much ominous as it is seductively mesmerizing and compassionately human. In her early twenties, Mimi Plumb looked back to her Californian childhood to make a series of photographs about suburban youth.

French-American conceptual artist Nancy Wilson-Pajic, played a seminal role in the international artistic avant-garde during the 1960s and 70s with her feminist performances and text-sound installations that challenged feminine role model in modern societal paradigms. The artist moved to Paris in 1978 where she began to experiment with photography along with forms of text-based imagery. Her early experiments with photography lead her to alternative processes such as these unique cyanotype photograms.

Edward Burtynsky
Shipbreaking #9A, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2000/2001
Chromogenic print
From a sold out edition of 10 + 2 AP’s
Signed, titled, dated and editioned verso mount
27 x 34 inches, image
34 x 41 inches, mount
$24,000, framed

Edward Burtynsky
Cerro Prieto Geothermal Station, Sonora, Mexico, 2012/2013
Chromogenic print
Edition of 6 + 2 AP’s
Signed, titled, dated and editioned verso
48 x 64 inches, image and mount
$27,000, framed

Adam Katseff
River XVII, 2014/2021
Lacquered pigment ink print
Edition of 5 + 2 AP’s
Signed, titled, dated and editioned verso
43 x 53 3/4 inches, image and mount
$12,500, framed

Adam Katseff
Waterfall VII, 2014/2021
Lacquered pigment ink print
Edition of 3 + 2 AP’s
Signed, titled, dated and editioned verso
30 x 24 inches, image and mount
$5,500, framed

Mimi Plumb
Two girls at the festival, 1975/2020
Pigment ink print
Edition of 8 + 2 AP’s
Signed, titled, dated and editioned verso
16 x 20 inches
$2,500, unframed

Mimi Plumb
Highway 4, 1975/2021
Pigment ink print
Edition of 8 + 2 AP’s
Signed, titled, dated and editioned verso
20 x 24 inches
$3,200, unframed

Nancy Wilson-Pajic
Falling Angels n° 19, 1996
Unique cyanotype photogram
Signed, titled and dated verso
59 1/16 x 59 1/16 inches, image and mount
$29,000, framed

Nancy Wilson-Pajic
Divas: Coiffe (headdress), 2004
Unique cyanotype photogram
Signed, titled and dated verso
36 5/8 x 29 1/8 inches, image
43 x 36 inches, mount
$18,000, framed

 

*Photogram of headdress from the collection of theater costumes of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco