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

Richard T. Walker

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present a selection of new works and earlier pieces by the San Francisco-based British artist Richard T. Walker. 

Using a variety of media, including video, music, photography, sculpture and performance — sometimes intermixed — Walker creates works that immerse the viewer in their own experience of the landscape.  Featured on 8-bridges will be a series of new works, including neon sculptures, light boxes and photographic installations, as well as earlier photographic collages.

At the core of Walker’s work is the exploration of the individual’s experience within the natural landscape, and the possibilities of communicating that experience visually and through the formalities of language.  “We have come to understand these spaces in a very particular way through the history of painting, literature, and to some extent Hollywood.” says Walker. “My work engages these references, as well as that of Western landscape photography and the role of the photographer in problematizing or romanticizing the West.”