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

Ever Gold [Projects]
Drew Bennett, Heather Day, Sandy Kim, Mieke Marple, Greg Rick, Adam Parker Smith, Christine Wang, and Zio Ziegler
"Eight Works by Eight Artists"

The eight artists, each contributing one artwork, directly or indirectly responds to the complexities of 2020 using methods that vary from the figurative to the abstract, from the spiritual to the absurd.

Drew Bennett’s Lagoon Swimmers speaks to a renewed appreciation of nature—as sane, healing, and inseparable from human life—that has arisen during this year of forced contemplation. Heather Day’s Red Orange Epilogue, made from two sewn-together canvases, expresses the need to balance hard lines and boundaries with soft amorphous edges, in both literal and metaphorical compositions. Sandy Kim’s dreamy photograph of a youth’s blurred reflection comments on our inability to see ourselves with accuracy due to the fantasies we project onto others and ourselves.

Mieke Marple’s Queen Of Swords painting marks a return to spirituality, as is common in times of great uncertainty. The piece, which is covered with 24k gold leaf, presents spirituality as luxury asset—one of the many forms spirituality has historically taken. Greg Rick’s Race Wars painting illustrates the chaos of our polarized times and reflects on the arbitrariness of race. For there is no monolith black or monolith white, and, yet, the tyranny of anti-blackness exists and persists.

Adam Parker Smith’s Nikoxenos Amphora, featuring an ancient Greek rendering of the Death of Priam (King of Troy), reminds us of our long-standing fascination with violence and desire to depict it in art. Christine Wang’s 401K painting, featuring a cryptocurrency meme enlarged and expertly reproduced, points to the tangible importance of our intangible digital lives—as well as to humor’s ability to tackle, with a poet’s efficiency, topics both dark and unwieldy. Zio Ziegler’s small minimalist painting, Radical Simplification of a Complex Reality, 2, isolates complexities from his other series (currently on view at Ever Gold [Projects]) into a series of simple, bold black oil marks on raw canvas, asking us to rethink what we see or don’t see—i.e. how we preserve reality.

Drew Bennett
“Lagoon Swimmers”, 2020
Oil on linen
44 x 48 inches

$12,500

SOLD

Heather Day
“Red Orange Epilogue”, 2020
Acrylic and oil on stitched canvas
48 x 36 inches

$6,000

SOLD

Sandy Kim

“Untitled”, 2020

Archival digital photograph

30×45 inches

Edition of 2 (+2AP)

$6,500

Mieke Marple

“Two of Swords (Choices)”, 2020

24K gold and acrylic on canvas

40 x 30 inches

$5,000

Greg Rick
“Race War”, 2020
Acrylic, ink, graphite, thread, enamel, oil-stick, and collage on canvas
57 x 60 inches

$5,500

Adam Parker Smith

“Nikoxenos Amphora”, 2020

Resin, steel, urethane

16 x 11 x 6 inches

$12,000

SOLD

Christine Wang
“401k”, 2019
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 72 inches

$12,000

Zio Ziegler
“Radical Simplification of a Complex Reality, 2,” 2020
Oil on canvas
22 x 20 inches

$6,500

SOLD