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

Jessica Silverman
Conrad Egyir
New Work

Born in Ghana and based in Detroit, Conrad Egyir finds biblical and West African folk narratives in the texture of everyday life. For 8-bridges, the artist has created four new multimedia paintings, portraying himself in red and three valued friends in blue, green and yellow. Egyir’s paintings refer to the forms of stamps, postcards, notepads and journals with tabs, as metaphors for the migration and archiving of ideas and imagery.

Conrad Egyir (b. 1989, Accra, Ghana) received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2020, the artist enjoyed a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). and his work is in the permanent collections of: Pérez Art Museum. Miami; Rennie Collection, Vancouver BC; the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, NY; Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, Pasadena; and the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Egyir has been awarded residencies by Vermont Studio Center; ACRE Residency, Wisconsin; the Ox-Bow School of Arts and Artist Residency, Saugatuck, MI; and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn. He is represented by Jessica Silverman.

Conrad Egyir
Mediums of the Firmament
, 2021
Oil, acrylic, mounted wood on canvas
72 x 60 inches
182.9 x 152.4 cm
SOLD
Conrad Egyir
Mediums of the Sun
, 2021
Oil, acrylic, mounted wood on canvas
72 x 60 inches
182.9 x 152.4 cm
SOLD
Conrad Egyir
Mediums of the Earth, 2021
Oil, acrylic, mounted wood on canvas
72 x 60 inches
182.9 x 152.4 cm
SOLD
Conrad Egyir
Mediums of Lux and Fuego
, 2021
Oil, acrylic, mounted wood on canvas
72 x 60 inches
182.9 x 152.4 cm
SOLD