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

47 Canal
Josh Kline

Josh Kline (1979, Philadelphia, PA) lives and works in New York. Working primarily in sculpture, video, and installation, Josh Kline creates artworks and exhibitions that consider the ways in which our humanity has been transformed, commodified, and instru­mentalized within neoliberal society. In 2015, Kline began a major cycle of installation-based projects exploring the politics and economics of the 21st Century, which have so far explored the impact of social media on democracy, technological automation, and climate change. His art has been exhibited internationally, including in solo exhibitions at Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Modern Art, London; and 47 Canal, New York. In 2019, his work was included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial; New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and The Body Electric at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Kline’s work is in the permanent collections of Astrup Fearnley Museet; Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; and the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Guggenheim, New York; among others.

Technological Innovation, 2019
Steel powder from China, salt, epoxy, silicone epoxy, plexiglas tank, powder coated steel frame, vacuformed plastic, digital prints on vinyl, reservoir tank, pump, fan, ocean water, silicone molds, freezer
61 ¼ × 35 ½ × 40 inches
Edition of 3 + 2 AP’s

$75,000

6˚C (Continental Shelf-Life), 2019
Shenzhen beach sand, California beach sand, Chinese and American flags (nylon), epoxy, fiberglass, polyurethane, resin, and door hardware, wood, house paint, and steel
79 ¾ × 29 ¾ × 6 inches
84 ¼ × 37 ½ × 6 ¼ inches, framed
Edition of 3 + 2 AP’s

$65,000

Insomnia, 2020
Red wine, NyQuil, Xanax, Ambien, melatonin, vodka, magnesium, Benadryl and CBD
120 × 6 × 7.825 inches
$60,000

Reality Television 14, 2020
Nylon flags, polyurethane, epoxy, microfiber, mounting hardware
28 × 48 ⅝ × 4 ½ inches
$60,000