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

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
Marcela Pardo Ariza, Chis Fallon, Amy Nathan, James Perkins and Terri Loewenthal
Janus II - Selections

“Revolution is not a one time event.” – Audre Lorde

Continuing the celebration of CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions’ seven year anniversary, and in light of many transitions globally and locally, we are delighted to present a second part to the Janus exhibition we presented digitally in the autumn of 2020. Janus II draws from the gallery’s past seven years and offers a glimpse into its next seven with work by Miya Ando, Marcela Pardo Ariza, Chris Fallon, Rebekah Goldstein, Amy Lincoln, Terri Loewenthal, Masako Miki, Amy Nathan, and James Perkins presented physically at Fused Space, and here on 8-bridges with works by Pardo-Ariza, Fallon, Loewenthal, Nathan, and Perkins.

Much has shifted since CULT was born: public optimism collapsed under the weight of emboldened racial bigotry, anti-globalist populism, and policy decisions that have wrought untold harm on the environment and marginalized individuals. On this occasion for reflection we consider Janus, the two-headed Roman deity presiding over the future and the past, transitions and doorways. As we navigate thresholds, at once cultural, political, and biological, the duality of Janus allows us to envision a stronger, more equitable future fueled by a cognizance of our shared responsibility to the planet and to each other.

Works by Pardo Ariza and Perkins investigate care and belongingness and the role language plays in building our realities and communities—Pardo Ariza creates a trans-historical kinship bringing the archive in dialogue with the contemporary, while Perkins labors the boundaries of materiality. Works by Loewenthal re-imagine our relationship and responsibility to the land; the works of Nathan and Fallon reconsider the illusionistic permanence of our current structures and identities—retrieving histories of the past to build new systems for a new world, one that prioritizes and benefits us all. Janus is a talisman for optimism in light of a polarized cultural climate; this exhibition meditates upon the opportunities, rather than challenges, that arise from the ‘new normal’ we are collectively living.

To make an appointment to see the full exhibition, contact us at info@cultexhibitions.com.

Marcela Pardo Ariza

Rosie, Cait & Kat (1987~, 2018), 2018

Mounted inkjet print, ash artist frame, pool blue paint

53 x 53 inches

Edition of 3

$6,000

Marcela Pardo Ariza

Randy Andy, Dollface, Tania, Lu, Louis, et al. (1983~, 1975~, 1992~, 2018), 2018

Mounted inkjet print, ash artist frame, rosy blush paint

66 3/4 x 30 inches

Edition of 3

$8,000

Amy Nathan
Mascara Medusa, 2020
Hydrocal, acrylic, flashe, sunglasses
22 x 19.5 x 1 inches
$4,200
Amy Nathan
Auto Embellish, 2020
Flashe on paper
40 x 26 inches
$6,800
Terri Loewenthal
Psychscape 06 (Gold Lake, CA), 2017
Archival Pigment Print
40 x 30 inches
Edition of 3 plus 2 AP
$17,000
Chris Fallon
Chicken Cup
Acrylic on wood panel
24 x 24 inches
$4,000
Chris Fallon
Loaded Compliment, 2021
Acrylic on wood panel
18 x 24 inches
$3,000

James Perkins

The Weight of My Appearance (Black), 2016

Hand carved marble, linen, aluminum, wood, plastic

36 x 8 x 80 inches

$15,000