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


Lobus, Phillips, The Space Program

Jessica Silverman
Woody De Othello

Jessica Silverman is pleased to present eight new works by Woody De Othello for the December edition of 8-bridges. Five of the sculptures were made during the artist’s residency at the Kohler Factory in Wisconsin. In this industrial setting, Othello created his forms using Kohler’s glossy glazes and slip casting for the first time. The exhibition also features two paintings, including Othello’s largest oil-on-canvas work to date, which savors the sensuality of his personal repertoire of scenarios and symbols while paying homage to Jacob Lawrence and Philip Guston.

Blank Faced, 2020
Ceramic and glaze
Sculpture: 22 x 21 x 9 inches
Overall: 44 x 21 x 11.5 inches
$ 20,000
Stepping Out but Already Gone Stepping Out I Already Left, 2020
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
121.9 x 91.4 cm
Praying for a Better Time, 2020
Ceramic and glaze
Sculpture: 18 x 9 x 3.5 inches
Overall: 43 x 15 x 13 inches
Spiral, 2020
Ceramic and glaze
12 x 21 x 4 inches
30.5 x 53.3 x 10.2 cm
$ 7,800
Self Talk, 2020
Ceramic and glaze
Sculpture: 20 x 21 x 18 inches
Overall: 45 x 15.5 x 18 inches
Standing Still, 2020
Ceramic, glaze, and powder-coated steel
Sculpture: 23 1/2 x 13 x 14 inches
Overall: 63 1/2 x 13 x 14 inches
Not Even Time Will Allow You to Run Away From Yourself, 2020
Acrylic on paper
24 x 18 inches
61 x 45.7 cm, unframed