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

Crown Point Press
Leonardo Drew
Discovery and Invention

Sculptor Leonardo Drew worked at Crown Point Press for two weeks in 2015, and he created eleven etchings. Eight of them are shown here.

Drew’s etchings will not surprise people who know his sculpture, which can fill entire walls–or entire rooms—-and is made of wooden slats, scraps of metal, tree limbs and other objects. In his studio, Drew assembles and alters great quantities of such material. “[W]hat has remained from my early explorations are the echoes of evolution…life, death, regeneration,” he has said. Because he arduously processes raw materials, Drew rejects the viewer expectation that his art is comprised of found detritus.

Leonardo Drew was born in 1961 in Florida, and grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He graduated with a B.F.A. from Cooper Union in New York in 1985.

In 2017, Drew’s sculpture Number 197 was shown in San Francisco in the M.H. de Young Museum’s Wilsey Court. In 2019, the San Francisco Arts Commission installed his sculpture, Number 69S, as part of its public arts program at the San Francisco Airport. Also in 2019, City in the Grass, a major outdoor sculpture, was commissioned by the Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York; it then traveled and was featured in Leonardo Drew: Making Chaos Legible at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Drew has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; the Madison Art Center, Wisconsin; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Leonardo Drew lives in New York and is represented by Galerie LeLong, New York,  and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco.

 

CPP1, 2015
Flat bite toner transfer with aquatint printed in blue
Image size: 48 x 36″; paper size: 56 x 42″. Edition 10.
$8,000

CPP2, 2015
Flat bite toner transfer with hard ground etching and aquatint.
Image size: 48 x 36″; paper size: 56 x 42″. Edition 10.
$7,000

CPP3, 2015
Color aquatint with flat bite toner transfer.
Image size: 16 x 13″; paper size: 25 x 22″. Edition 15.
$2,500

CPP4, 2015
Aquatint with flat bite etching printed in blue and black.
Image size: 14½ x 9¼”; paper size: 23½ x 17¼”. Edition 15.
$1,500

CPP5, 2015
Flat bite toner transfer with hard ground etching printed in graphite on gampi paper chine collé.
Image size: 12 x 10″; paper size: 21 x 18″. Edition 15.
$1,500

CPP6, 2015
Flat bite toner transfer with hard ground etching.
Image size: 13½ x 13″; paper size: 22½ x 21″. Edition 15.
$3,000

CPP7, 2015
Aquatint with hard ground etching printed in blue and black.
Image size: 13½ x 13″; paper size: 22½ x 21″. Edition 15.
$3,000

CPP8, 2015
Flat bite toner transfer with soft ground etching printed in graphite on gampi paper chine collé.
Image size: 14 x 21½”; paper size: 22 x 28½”. Edition 15.
$2,200