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

Pamela Walsh Gallery
Patricia Rubio and Marna Shopoff
Emotional Abstractions

Pamela Walsh Gallery is pleased to present Emotional Abstractions, featuring paintings by Patricia Rubio and Marna Shopoff. Both artists explore abstractions in their work, but through a distinctly different lens. The dialogue between these visual languages helps us define the myriad ways in which one can express life through abstraction. Emotional Abstractions will be on exhibit in the gallery through April 3rd.

 

Inspired by the vibrancy of her birth city Madrid and the bright colors of San Francisco, Patricia Rubio’s work focuses on geometrical structures. She is interested in the relationship between shapes and colors as they relate to emotions. She creates geometrical constructions as a way to organize her thoughts and memories into compositions that are articulations of her feelings. Each painting is a meditation on how shapes fit together and the potential for each one to form a new mass. Her work is bright, playful and joyous, much like Patricia herself. She begins each work with an emotion or thought which she associates with a color or shape. Rubio’s work becomes a form of visual storytelling as she explores her memories.

 

Marna Shopoff, an Indianapolis-based painter, blends both contemporary and traditional methods in creating her superbly executed abstract paintings. Fascinated by Phenomenology, the philosophical study of the structures of experience, her canvases fracture space into a complex mosaic of geometric shapes and pulsing color inspired by personal experiences and memories. Marna’s paintings are elegantly structured. Creating depth, balance and motion in the three-dimensional space of her architectural compositions. Unlike many abstract paintings seen today, hers have a focal point that draws the viewer in, allowing you to visually enjoy the whirl of shape and color throughout the transparent, overlapping layers.

Patricia Rubio

New Beginnings, 2020

Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas

50 x 50 inches

127 x 127 cm

$8,000

Patricia Rubio

California, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

40 x 42 inches

101.6 x 106.68 cm

$6,500

 

SOLD

Patricia Rubio

Three Elements, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

34 x 32 inches

86.36 x 81.28 cm

$3,800

Patricia Rubio

Split Composition, 2021

Acrylic and oil crayon on canvas

31 x 36 inches

78.74 x 91.44 cm

$3,800

Marna Shopoff

141

Oil and ink on canvas

126 x 144 inches

320.04 x 365.76 cm

$28,000

Marna Shopoff

Layers and Planes

Oil and ink on canvas

64 x 64 inches

162.56 x 162.56 cm

$15,000

Marna Shopoff

Cadmium and Blue

Oil and ink on canvas

60 x 71 inches

152.4 x 180.34 cm

$15,000

Marna Shopoff

Layered Shade

Oil on linen

22 x 22 inches

55.88 x 55.88 cm

$4.500