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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Heesoo Kwon
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Heesoo Kwon is a visual artist and anthropologist from South Korea and is currently based in the Bay Area, California. Kwon initiated an autobiographical feminist religion, Leymusoom, in 2017, which mines the depths of personal cosmologies and Korean shamanism to sculpt a virtual confessional space of deep introspection. 

The sculptures here are part of a body of work Kwon made for her first participatory Leymusoom performance, as an MFA student at UC Berkeley. They represent asexual sex organs in many different shapes, named after Leymusoom community members. 

Kwon has requested that 100% of proceeds be donated to this list of Black-led arts, culture and community focused organizations, spaces, and collectives based in the Bay Area. Please email info@slashart.org if you’d like us to donate to a particular organization on the list.

Heesoo Kwon

Alvaro Leymusoom Azcarraga, 2018

Ceramic sculpture

15 x 17 x 25 inches

$600

 

Heesoo Kwon

Gen Leymusoom Kasaneiwa, 2018

Ceramic sculpture

14 x 14 x 29 inches

$600

Heesoo Kwon

Michelle Leymusoom Kim, 2018

Ceramic sculpture

14 x 11 x 32 inches

$600

Heesoo Kwon

Reniel Leymusoom Del Rosario2018

Ceramic sculpture

14 x 14 x 30 inches

$600