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

Pace Gallery Palo Alto
Hai Bo
The Southern Series

Pace Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works by the artist, Hai Bo. Born in rural Changchun in Northeast China, Hai Bo has spent decades capturing the people, daily life, and vast landscape of his home. The Southern, the artist’s recent series, includes a collection of photographs taken across Southern China, a region of the country far less familiar to the artist, which has served as rich inspiration as he explores the unfamiliar. In contrast to the intense physicality of Northern China, Hai Bo finds the south more spiritual. He says, “If ‘The Northern’ series represents a heavy reality and pessimistic emotions, then ‘The Southern’ series is more about fantasy and virtual mental states. Life and art are just dreams.” In The Southern, the mundane feels graceful, even sublime.

Hai Bo

The Southern Series No. 26, 2012

Black and white photograph

39-3/8 × 39-3/8 inches

100 cm × 100 cm

Edition 1 of 8

$12,500

Hai Bo

The Southern Series No. 32, 2015

Black and white photograph

52-3/8 × 39-3/8 inches

133 cm × 100 cm

Edition 1 of 8

$18,000

Hai Bo

The Southern Series No. 50, 2014

Black and white photograph

26 × 39-3/8 inches

66 cm × 100 cm

Edition 1 of 8

$12,500

Hai Bo

The Southern Series No. 31, 2014

Black and white photograph

52-3/8 × 39-3/8 inches

133 cm × 100 cm

Edition 1 of 8

$18,000