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

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951–1982) was a multidisciplinary artist who made artist books, performances, videos, and poetry, including key themes such as language, personal history, and cultural dissonance. Her work, made throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, operates from a vocabulary deeply indebted to the theories and practices of Conceptual Art, film theory, comparative literature and philosophy but centralizes identity in a way that foreshadows the emphasis on multiculturalism that would come in the later 1980s and 1990’s.

A Ble Wail, 1975
Performance, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley
BAMPFA, gift of the Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Memorial Foundation

Mot Cache, 1978
Ink on paper
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
BAMPFA, gift of the Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Memorial Foundation

Pomegranate Offering, 1975
Stenciled ink and typewritten text on cloth, with thread
11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches
BAMPFA, gift of The Peter Norton Family Foundation

Vidéoème, 1975
Video: black and white, sound
Duration: 3 minutes
BAMPFA, gift of the Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Memorial Foundation