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

K. Imperial Fine Art
Lorene Anderson, E. Tyler Burton, Melissa Dickenson, Mila Libman, Tahiti Pehrson, Danielle Rante, Erin Vincent, Samantha Wall
Lorene Anderson: Cusp and Selections from the Back Room

Currently on view at K. Imperial Fine Art is Cusp, new paintings by Lorene Anderson. Anderson has a mastery of layers.  Her works comprise of up to a dozen acrylic paintings on top of one another, each informing the next and each providing a glimpse of its predecessor.  Each layer is a reaction or conversation with the previous layer, showing the history of revision, exploration and repetition in the painting.  Historically, Lorene’s work has touched on themes of shifting space: air currents, the cosmos (spectral analysis/ subatomic particles/ matter), wifi, mobile data, and especially light and sound.  Her work explores what exists between the eye and what is being observed; turning the invisible into something visible.

To see a full selection of works in the show, please visit our website.  The exhibition will be on view online and in the gallery by appointment until March 31.

In addition, we are pleased to present a selection of gallery artists to introduce to 8-bridges: E. Tyler Burton, Melissa Dickenson, Mila Libman, Tahiti Pehrson, Danielle Rante, Erin Vincent, and Samantha Wall.

Lorene Anderson
Encrypted Bounce v2, 2019-20
Acrylic and mica on canvas
60 x 60 inches
$9,800

Danielle Rante
Stellarium, 2020
Toned cyanotype and colored pencil on paper
52 x 65 inches
$8,000

Erin Vincent
White Flare, 2020
Paper, aqua-resin, acrylic, and foam on board
34 x 34 inches
$5,200

Samantha Wall
Halmeoni, 2019
Ink, flashe, gold leaf, and graphite on dura-lar
61 x 80 inches
$11,500

Tahiti Pehrson
Alomea, 2021
Oil distillate ink on 100% cotton rag paper
48 x 48 inches on 56 x 56 inch paper

(First edition print from 2014 hard-carved woodblock)
$4,800

Mila Libman
Glow, 2020
Dry pigment on paper
84 x 55 inches
$16,000

Melissa Dickenson
Cap de Creus, 2021
Shale, Sonoma charcoal, limestone, sandstone, lapis lazuli, mudstone and acrylic on canvas
48 x 66 inches

SOLD

E. Tyler Burton
AND STILL
Ceramic, reclaimed wood, aluminum, and steel
80 x 15 x 7 inches
$10,900