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

Catharine Clark Gallery
Stephanie Syjuco
Afterimages

For its debut presentation with 8-bridges, Catharine Clark Gallery announces the release of four works from Afterimages (2021), a suite of five photogravures by multidisciplinary artist Stephanie Syjuco, co-published by Catharine Clark Gallery, BOXBLUR, and Mullowney Printing, San Francisco.

The physically manipulated photogravures in Afterimages are based on visual research that the artist conducted at historical museums in St. Louis and during a 2019 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. In this response, ethnographic images of a “Filipino Village” on display at the 1904 St Louis World’s Fair are reedited through crumpling and folding to deny their imagined function as anthropological evidence, and to reveal their presentation as inherently fabricated. By utilizing the traditional medium of photogravure, Syjuco furthers her exploration of how photography and early imaging forms are linked with the production of American colonial history. Special thanks to The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and The Luminary for supporting the initial research for this project.

The full series of photogravures will debut in conjunction with Syjuco’s solo exhibition Native Resolution, on view March 6 – April 10, 2021 at Catharine Clark Gallery.

Stephanie Syjuco

Afterimages (Interference of Vision), 2021

Photogravure printed on gampi mounted on Somerset black 280 gram cotton rag in an edition of 20 plus 8 proofs

Sheet: 18 x 24 x 1/8 inches

First 3 editions: $3,500

SOLD

Stephanie Syjuco

Afterimages (Deflection of Vision), 2021

Photogravure printed on gampi mounted on Somerset black 280 gram cotton rag in an edition of 20 plus 8 proofs

Sheet: 24 x 18 x 1/8 inches

First 3 editions: $3,500

Stephanie Syjuco

Afterimages (Field of Vision), 2021

Photogravure printed on gampi mounted on Somerset black 280 gram cotton rag in an edition of 20 plus 8 proofs

Sheet: 18 x 24 x 1/8 inches

First 3 editions: $3,500

SOLD

Stephanie Syjuco

Afterimages (Interruption of Vision), 2021

Photogravure printed on gampi mounted on Somerset black 280 gram cotton rag in an edition of 20 plus 8 proofs

Sheet: 24 x 18 x 1/8 inches

First 3 editions: $3,500

SOLD