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

Altman Siegel
Zarouhie Abdalian, Terry Adkins, Brandon Ndife

Altman Siegel is proud to present highlights from two current exhibitions currently on view at the gallery. We can decide, is a solo exhibition of brand new works by Zarouhie Abdalian and Cascadence is a group exhibition featuring the work of, amongst others, Terry Adkins and Brandon Ndife.

Throughout We can decide, a state of suspension pervades the space of the gallery and threnody for the unwilling martyrs is its emblem. Set just slightly in motion, five brass signaling bells sound out their indeterminate status, both and alternately signifying and hailing, marking and calling, meaning and doing. In recognition of the mass murder Abdalian asks us to lay at the feet of the U.S. government, it may be read as a memorial and an incitation.

Emerging during the mid-80’s in his native Washington D.C., Terry Adkins’ interdisciplinary history and use of reduced, abstracted forms complicate the impulse to settle on a singular, deterministic view of his artistic outcomes. His poetic reframing of found objects as ‘potential disclosures’ proposes a revaluing of objects as storied throughways of information. Viewed in the gallery is Tambour (2013), a presence rendering sound as silent. Hear, a witness of gravity’s impulse.

Described as a non-position between decay and regrowth, New Jersey-based artist Brandon Ndife’s sculptural works address the subjective nature of lived experience through detritus and symbolism. Activating commonplace, found, and inherited materials to question the limits and possible lives of objects, Ndife recasts living forms. Concerning entropy, both Nantucket and Nightshade Sidetable (both 2021) propose an oscillation between an aesthetic of evacuation and a process of becoming.

Zarouhie Abdalian
message (lower parts), 2021
Gypsum cement, graphite

13 5/8 x 17 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches

$12,000

Zarouhie Abdalian
monument to Prometheus, 2021
Engine block, terracotta

52 x 44 1/8 x 35 1/8 inches

$15,000

Zarouhie Abdalian
how many will die for the price of grain, 2021
Flexible intermediary bulk container (food grade)
132 1/4 x 132 1/4 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$6,000
Brandon Ndife
Nightshade Sidetable, 2021
Birch, earth pigments, various organic matter, cast AquaResin, enamel, urethane resin, aluminum

26 x 26 x 13 inches

$5,000

SOLD
Brandon Ndife
Nantucket, 2021
Cast Aqua resin, earth pigment, enamel, wood, rubber

25 x 49 x 7 inches

$6,000

Terry Adkins
Tambour, 2013
Lace, tambourine, and music stand

59 x 18 x 18 inches

$100,000

Zarouhie Abdalian
threnody for the unwilling martyrs, 2021
Signaling bells, modular pipe, electronics
Dimensions variable
$25,000
Zarouhie Abdalian
events, 2021
Xenon flash, LED, electronics
Dimensions variable
$12,000