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

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James Sterling-Pitt
Works on Paper

As the bracketed dates in their titles indicate, each of Pitt’s drawings is a record of elapsed time. Aside from corresponding to a specific period in the artist’s life and practice, the drawings are determined by intuition, rather than strict diaristic record-keeping. Where some drawings are populated exclusively by a grid-like procession of forms, others are interspersed with fragments of language or still-life renderings of objects in the artist’s studio.

Through a combination of densely colored forms, glyph-like clusters of lines, and cryptic–yet evocative–handwritten text, Pitt’s works on paper offer an intimate access point into the artist’s practice. Each drawing can be interpreted equally as a calendar for an autobiographical understanding of time, or as an array of free-associative schematics for an ever-evolving body of work.

Untitled (August 18 – October 16, 2020), 2020
Acrylic, watercolor, and graphite on paper
30 x 22 inches
$2,500

SOLD
Untitled (March 5, 2017 – May 22, 2017), 2017
Acrylic, watercolor, and graphite on paper
30 x 22 inches
$2,500
Untitled (March 29, 2017 – September 30, 2017), 2017
Acrylic, watercolor, and graphite on paper
30 x 22 inches
$2,500
Untitled (March 5, 2017 – May 22, 2017), 2017
Acrylic, watercolor, and graphite on paper
30 x 22 inches
$2,500
Untitled (March 25 – April 3, 2015), 2015
Acrylic and graphite on paper
30 x 22 inches
$2,500
Untitled (October 13 – October 27, 2015), 2015
Acrylic, watercolor, and graphite on paper
30 x 22 inches
$2,500
Untitled (October 27 – November 10, 2015), 2015
Acrylic, watercolor, and graphite on paper
30 x 22 inches
$2,500
Untitled (October 5 – October 16, 2015), 2015
Acrylic, watercolor pencil, and graphite on paper
30 x 22 inches
$2,500