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

Casemore Kirkeby
Sean McFarland, Todd Hido, Jim Goldberg, Anouk Kruithof, Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel, Awoiska van der Molen, Sonya Rapoport, Suné Woods
Monumental

Casemore Kirkeby is pleased to present for 8-bridges the crème de la crème of the gallery’s backroom selection. These works are monumental in scale, precision, and/or embark on a signature approach for the artist featured. Each of these works host a unique backstory that celebrates their existence and reminds us of what makes the long-term collaborations we have as a gallery so important and worthwhile, and why we return to them year after year. Our conversations have continued over many years, exhibitions, bodies of work, and changes in the city.  And no matter how often these conversations occur, they are never finished.

Anouk Kruithof
Enclosed Content Chatting Away in the Colour Invisibility, 2009-2017
Approximately 3,500 found colored books
90.55 x 161.42 x 6.3 inches
$40,000

Awoiska van der Molen
#274-5, 2013
Two silver gelatin prints
270 x 110 inches
$45,000

Jim Goldberg
Social Studies, 1985-92/2019
Mixed media collage with gelatin silver prints, tape, ink, pigment
22 x 29 x 1.5 inches
Edition 1 of 1
$35,000

Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel
Handshake, 1983/2019
Archival pigment print, walnut
82 x 120 inches
$30,000

Sean McFarland
A Mountain in the Desert (torn), 2018
Archival inkjet print
40 x 52.5 inches
Edition 1 of 3
$10,000

Sonya Rapoport
Right-On, 1976
Pencil, colored pencil, stamp and thread on found continuous-feed computer paper
44.5 x 55 inches
$40,000

Suné Woods
Primary, 2017
Mixed media collage, pigment print
40 x 50 inches
$16,500

Todd Hido
Untitled #1843, 1996
Archival pigment print
72 x 60 inches
Edition 1 of 1
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