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

Mercury 20 Gallery
Kathleen King, Chris Komater, Johanna Poethig, Mary Curtis Ratcliff
Form, Pixel, Movement, Story

Founded in 2006, Mercury 20 is a contemporary art gallery established, supported and operated by San Francisco Bay Area artists. Mercury 20 maintains a gallery space in Oakland, California, as well as an online sales platform. Our collective operating structure supports our ability to experiment, develop, exhibit and advance our work and to sustain community.

Form, Pixel, Movement, Story is an introduction to the work of 4 of our exhibiting artists. We invite you to visit our website and further explore the work of these and other Mercury 20 Gallery artists.

Kathleen King
Monument to the Precariat 1-3, 2018
Found plastic containers
Dimensions variable
$5,500

Chris Komater
Mom and Dad, Chicago, June 23, 1951, 2020
Digital chromogenic development print
30 x 42 inches, framed
$2,800

Johanna Poethig
Earth Station Garden, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
84 x 84 inches
$12,000

Mary Curtis Ratcliff
Exoplanets, 2020
Acrylic, colored pencil, ink brush pen on digital inkjet print on paper, steel, monofilament
64 x 60 x 58 inches
$4,250