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.
Claudia Altman-Siegel, Kelly Huang, Sophia Kinell, Micki Meng, Daphne Palmer, Chris Perez, Sarah Wendell Sherrill, Jessica Silverman, and Elizabeth Sullivan
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
Lobus, Phillips, The Space Program
For the March edition of 8-bridges, Rebecca Camacho Presents is pleased to share a suite of new oil on linen paintings by Los Angeles based artist Max Jansons. Featuring dense, saturated color, the works on view oscillate between grand figurative bouquets and abstract geometric details of singular flowers.
Represented since the Ancient Egyptians and still prevalent today, depictions of blossoms and blooms have resonated in art history for centuries. The symbolism of florals is ubiquitous, transcending time, place, content and context.
Jansons’ complex and multi-layered works are elegant and joyful and engage viewers with beauty. His investigation of surface, texture and light through varied and nuanced application of paint is tactile and absorbing. Utilizing linen primed with lead, paints ground in aged oils, pigments whose sources are now extinct, and hand cut tacks, Jansons’ employ of classical materials belies his contemporary result. A keen student of art history, Jansons’ redefines and reinterprets the skills presented by his predecessors and creates an original vision that explores the historical tenets of still life, abstract geometry, light and color.