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

Andrew Lyght

Our latest Art Drop is Andrew Lyght’s White Line Drawing B-7.

Andrew Lyght’s lifelong fascination with exploring the boundaries of construction has resulted in a fluent approach to his creative process. Lyght describes the freehanded application of his vivid, glyph-like lines as an act of meditation. The fluid drawings appear as an obscure blueprint outlining forms that communicate a significance to an outside or ancient culture. When inscribed upon mechanical objects, these gestures evoke the complex coexistence of organic forms of life within modern industrial structures.

Courtesy the artist and Anna Zorina Gallery.

Curated by 8-bridges from EXPO CHGO ONLINE.

Andrew Lyght
White Line Drawing B-7, 2020
Acrylic, prismacolor pencil, paper
30 x 22.25 inches
$12,000, framed