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

Pace Palo Alto
Arlene Shechet
Together: Pacific Time

Pace Gallery is pleased to present Together: Pacific Time, the debut show by New York-based sculptor Arlene Shechet in Palo Alto. Featuring more than a dozen brilliantly colored ceramic and steel sculptures created by the artist at her studio in the Hudson Valley during the recent period of quarantine, this exhibition demonstrates Shechet’s deep exploration of the power of color during a time of extraordinary upheaval. These sculptures show Shechet—who views color as a lifeforce—creating a livening pulse of highly saturated and tactile works: art as a source of renewed joy and inspiration.

Building upon the unique and technically demanding glazing methods the artist employed for her New York City solo exhibition Skirts at Pace in 2020, Shechet continues to push technical boundaries in this body of work. Sculptures with densely textured surfaces, intimately scaled, are paired with colored steel supports, their evocative forms asking to be examined from multiple angles while promising hidden treasures to be revealed. Painted a bright, acidic yellow, the central gallery’s walls tie the artist’s running theme of the redemptive power of color throughout the entire space, offering an immersive experience for the viewer.

Using a naming system that alludes to the medieval Book of Hours, the works’ titles reflect the marking of time during their creation. Though titled to reflect the passage of time, these sculptures also harness the viewer to the present moment through their seductively vibrant and chromatically rich nature. The painted and powder-coated supports of the works on view are essential to the pieces, expanding beyond a structural role and serving as a further reflection of Shechet’s merging of color and form.

 

Together: Pacific Time: 5 a.m., 2020-2021
Glazed ceramic, powder coated steel
59-1/2 × 20-1/2 × 19 inches, overall
17 × 15 × 12 inches, ceramic
43 × 19  × 19 inches, base
$45,000

SOLD

Together: Pacific Time: 1 a.m., 2020
Glazed ceramic, powder coated steel
23 × 16 × 11 inches, overall
14-1/2 × 16 × 10-1/2 inches, ceramic
9 × 8 × 8 inches, base

SOLD

Together: Pacific Time: 8 a.m., 2020
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, powder coated steel
18-1/2  × 14-1/2 × 19-1/2 inches, overall
10 × 14-1/2 × 19-1/2 inches, ceramic
10-1/4 × 6 × 8 inches, base
$45,000

Together: Pacific Time: 11 a.m., 2020-2021
Glazed ceramic, acrylic paint, powder coated steel
46 × 24 × 17 inches, overall
15-1/2 × 20-1/2 × 16 inches, ceramic
32-1/2 × 17 × 17 inches, base

SOLD

Together: Pacific Time: 7 p.m., 2020-2021
Glazed ceramic, powder coated steel
16-1/2 × 19-1/2 × 15 inches, overall
13 × 19-1/2 × 15 inches, ceramic
8-1/4 × 5-3/4 × 8-3/4 inches, base
$45,000

SOLD

Together: Pacific Time: noon, 2020-2021
Glazed ceramic, powder coated steel
45-1/2 × 20-1/2 × 20 inches, overall
16 × 20 × 15  inches, ceramic
36-1/2 × 19 × 19 inches, base
$45,000

Together: Pacific Time: 2 a.m., 2021
Glazed ceramic, powder coated steel
53-1/2 × 18-1/2 × 17 inches, overall
15-1/2 × 11 × 17-1/2 inches, ceramic
46-1/2 × 17 × 17 inches, base
$ 45,000

Together: Pacific Time: 9 p.m., 2020
Glazed ceramic, powder coated steel
24 × 19 × 12-1/2 inches, overall
12 × 19 × 12-1/2 inches, ceramic
12 × 19 × 12-1/2 inches, base
$45,000