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

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Barry McGee

Working across media,  Barry McGee’s artistic output is diverse and constantly evolving. Through incremental changes, and occasionally momentous gestures—as in his installations featuring overturned vehicles or surfboards stacked floor-to-ceiling—McGee has built a singular and eclectic visual language, garnering the attention and adoration of an audience that extends far beyond the realm of contemporary art. From the international museums and galleries hosting his sprawling and immersive exhibitions, to dedicated collectors of art, to ardent fans seeking out exhibition ephemera or relics from his early involvement with graffiti, McGee’s influence is recognized well beyond his native San Francisco. His arresting geometric patterns, inventive typography, and iconic faces rendered in flawless brushstrokes are nearly universal in their appeal.

Barry McGee was born in 1966 in San Francisco, California. He lives and works in San Francisco, California.  McGee’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at museums and institutions including Fondazione Prada, Milan; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, California. His works are part of public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the UC Berkeley Museum of Art and Pacific Film Archive; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; New Art Gallery Walsall, United Kingdom; and Fondazione Prada, Venice.

Untitled, 2019
Acrylic on panels; 28 elements
52 x 59 x 2 inches

SOLD
Untitled, 2018
Acrylic and ink on paper

11.75 x 18.5 x 0.25 inches

Untitled, 2021
Ceramic

11 1/2 x 12 inches

SOLD

Untitled, 2019
Ceramic
8 5/8 x 8 7/8 x 1 1/8 inches