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

Various Small Fires
Anna Sew Hoy

Anna Sew Hoy’s (born 1976, Auckland, NZ, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) work pushes the boundaries of ceramics while simultaneously drawing on the medium’s history as a material for creating ritual and functional objects. Sew Hoy’s work often augments stoneware with textiles and articles of clothing, creating sculptures that feel bodily and animate. Recognizable pieces of clothing, like jeans, are often combined alongside familiar household objects. If these recognizable components of human life lend the artist’s sculptural creations a certain familiarity, the artist’s co-opting of these materials to form tentacle-like limbs, round, gaping heads, and other vaguely anatomical forms, gives her work a distinctly alien quality. The artist’s ceramic works often feature gaping holes or peeling, textured layers, drawing our attention to the tension between interior and exterior, and in turn engaging with questions of the psychological and the metaphysical.

Naked, If I Want To, 2019
Fired clay, glaze, and leather mesh

23 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 22 inches

Veiled Orb, 2019
Fired clay, glaze, and printed leather

27 x 30 x 29 inches

Psychic Portal (Blue), 2017
Glazed and underglazed ceramic

35 x 20 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Embodied Head III, 2016
Glazed stoneware, powder-coated steel and mixed media

68 x 20 x 13 inches