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

Lehmann Maupin
Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh (b. 1962, Seoul, Korea; lives and works in London) works across various media, creating drawings, film, and sculptural works that confront questions of home, physical space, displacement, memory, individuality, and collectivity. Suh is best known for his fabric sculptures that reconstruct to scale his former homes in Korea, Rhode Island, Berlin, London, and New York. Suh is interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical forms, and examines how the body relates to, inhabits, and interacts with that space. He is particularly interested in domestic space and the way the concept of home can be articulated through architecture that has a specific location, form, and history. For Suh, the spaces we inhabit also contain psychological energy, and in his work he makes visible those markers of memories, personal experiences, and a sense of security, regardless of geographic location.

Do Ho Suh’s large-scale fabric work can be viewed at the Cantor Arts Center in  When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migrations through Contemporary Art, through May 30, 2021; and his 23-foot tall sculpture Karma (2010) is on view in the Oshman Sculpture Court at the San José Museum of Art through January 2022.

Corridor 11, Wieland Strasse, 18, 12159 Berlin, Germany, 2013
polyester fabric and stainless steel wire
9.65 x 7.28 x 1.1 inches
10.51 x 8.15 x 2.01 inches (projected framed)
Edition of 3 with 2 APs
Signed, dated, titled, and editioned
$18,000

Undressing, 2019
watercolor on postcard
Paper: 3.94 x 5.91 inches
Frame: 10.43 x 12.2 x 1.57 inches
Signed and dated by the artist
$15,000

Dreaming Home, 2019
Watercolor and ink on rice paper postcard
Paper: 4.17 x 5.55 inches
Frame: 10.67 x 11.85 x 1.57 inches
Signed and dated by the artist
$15,000