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

Simon Breitbard Fine Arts
Matt Devine, Jon Krawczyk, Markham Johnson, Kija Lucas

Simon Breitbard Fine Arts is pleased to present the work of Matt Devine, Jon Krawczyk, Markham Johnson, and Kija Lucas. Devine and Krawczyk conjure organic shapes inspired by nature from seemingly rigid, raw metals. The contrasts of nature and industry, light and shadow, chaos and order are themes explored by both sculptors.

Johnson’s photography, using a large format camera, immerses the viewer in the monumental power of the natural environment. His series, The Point of Kings: Point Reyes Rediscovered, is a narrative of West Marin, documenting the beauty, serenity and people that make up the Point Reyes National Sea Shore. Kija Lucas, in contrast, uses the photographic method of scanning to capture plant material gathered on location while following the emigration patterns of her family across the United States. Lucas connects these plants to the racial taxonomy of Carl Linnaeus while exploring concepts such as colonialism, heritage and, ultimately, home.

These works are on view at our San Francisco and Menlo Park galleries, which are currently open by appointment.

Matt Devine
a x b #6, 2019
Aluminum with powder coat and automotive paint
88 x 48 x 36 inches
$37,000

Matt Devine
1763 Study #2, 2020
Stainless steel with powder coat
24 x 12 x 12 inches
$5,000

Jon Krawczyk
El Verde, 2019
Polished stainless steel with powder coat
22 x 21 x 5 inches
$8,500

Jon Krawczyk
Sunset Over Gentle Winds, 2021
Polished stainless steel with powder coat
26 x 19 x 16 inches
$8,000

Markham Johnson
Fallen Oak, 2012
Pigment ink print

Edition 4 of 4
60.5 x 76.5 inches
$8,750, framed

Markham Johnson
Forest Sun, 2012
Pigment ink print
Edition 1 of 4
60.5 x 76.5 inches
$8,750, framed

Kija Lucas
In Search of Home, Montezuma 294, 2015
Archival pigment print

Edition 1 of 5
42.75 x 32.75 inches
$5,000, framed

Kija Lucas
In Search of Home, Untitled, 2013
Archival pigment print
Edition 1 of 5
42.75 x 32.75 inches
$5,000, framed