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

Hashimoto Contemporary
Abel Macias, Ellen Rutt, Rachel Strum, Madeleine Tonzi
In the Abstract

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present In the Abstract, a group exhibition curated by Dasha Matsuura featuring new works by Abel Macias, Ellen Rutt, Rachel Strum and Madeleine Tonzi. Each artist brings a fresh perspective to contemporary abstraction, from geometric shapes to the suggestion of surreal forms.

Ranging from the purely abstract patterns in Ellen Rutt’s textile-based works to the loose landscape references of Abel Macias’ work, each of the artists featured expresses intangible moments in each piece.

Rachel Strum’s work blazes in a riot of color and texture, creating a cosmic depth in each color field. Working with reclaimed and scrap textiles, Ellen Rutt engages the tradition of quilting in times of crisis to create fluid patterns and bold compositions. Punctuating her works with points of entry, Madeleine Tonzi’s paintings float across blush-toned planes dotted with surreal architectural structures. Evoking warm summer winds, Abel Macias’ gestural paintings examine texture and pattern while intimating a natural space. Each of the artists featured creates a non-specific space for the viewer to pour into.

Join us for a live walk-through of the exhibition and an artist Q&A on Saturday, February 13th on Instagram live at @hashimotocontemporary

Abel Macias
Tree Rock, 2021
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches
$5,300
SOLD
Abel Macias
Rock Island, 2021
Oil on wood panel
17 x 13 inches
$2,400
Ellen Rutt
Quarantine Quilts 5, 2021
Found fabric
36 x 48 inches
$3,200
Ellen Rutt
Solace IX, 2021
Found fabric
18 x 18 inches
$800
Madeleine Tonzi
Sun In Flux, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 22 inches
$1,500
SOLD
Madeleine Tonzi
Asynchronous Artifacts, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 22 inches
$1,500
SOLD
Rachel Strum
Gleaming Gravitation, 2021
Acrylic, poured resin, aerosol & glitter on panel
31.25 x 21.25 inches
$1,800
SOLD
Rachel Strum
Terrestrial Objects, 2021
Acrylic, poured resin, aerosol & glitter on panel
21.25 x 17.25 inches
$1,000
SOLD