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

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Headlands Gallery – Responsive Eye Part I: People, Kid Games, and the Infinite

January 15

Perhaps best known as a master of computer animation, Peter Burr’s exhibition consists of several concurrent installations: Part I: People, Kid Games, and the Infinite at Telematic’s SOMA West gallery space; Part II: Black Square, presented by Telematic at Minnesota Street Project’s Black Box Gallery, and Part III: theshapeofempty.space presented online with support from Headlands Center for the Arts. The multi-part exhibition examines contemporary life in the grid and animates a philosophy of perception through a series of optical illusions, highlighting the limitations of our awareness. Through a friction of artificial human bodies and technologically-driven abstraction, a portrait emerges of an anxious, divided society testing the boundaries of attention.

Generative Art Works
January 15th – February 20th, 2021
In our SOMA West gallery
Telematic Media Arts
323 10th St. @ Folsom, in San Francisco’s SOMA
Tuesday—Friday, 11am – 4pm, or by appointment


Headlands Center for the Arts