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.

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

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
Marcela Pardo Ariza, Troy Chew, Rebekah Goldstein, Nasim Hantehzadeh, Terri Loewenthal, Masako Miki, Amy Nathan, and Curtis Talwst Santiago
Janus

“Revolution is not a one time event.” – Audre Lorde

On the occasion of CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions’ Seven Year Anniversary, we are delighted to present an exhibition that draws from the gallery’s past seven years and offers a glimpse into its next seven. Much has shifted since CULT was born: public optimism collapsed under the weight of emboldened racial bigotry, anti-globalist populism, and policy decisions that have wrought untold harm on the environment and marginalized individuals. On this occasion for reflection we consider Janus, the two-headed Roman deity presiding over the future and the past, transitions and doorways. As we navigate thresholds, at once cultural, political, and biological, the duality of Janus allows us to envision a stronger, more equitable future fueled by a cognizance of our shared responsibility to the planet and to each other. Works by Pardo Ariza, Hantehzadeh, and Chew investigate care and belongingness and the role language plays in building our realities and communities. Photographs by Loewenthal re-imagine our relationship and responsibility to the land; sculptures by Miki investigate wisdom in trans-pacific indigenous traditions and how objects function as figures and collaborators rather than items for exploitation and instrumentalization. Finally, the works of Goldstein, Nathan, and Santiago reconsider the illusionistic permanence of our current structures—retrieving histories of the past to build new systems for a new world, one that prioritizes and benefits us all. Janus is a talisman for optimism in light of a polarized cultural climate; this exhibition meditates upon the opportunities, rather than challenges, that arise from the ‘new normal’ we are collectively living.

To schedule an appointment to see works, or Troy Chew’s solo exhibition Yadadamean at the gallery, please contact info@cultexhibitions.com

Marcela Pardo Ariza
Linda, Lee & Dorsey, Louis (1988, 2018), 2018
Mounted inkjet print, ash artist’s frame, twilight blue paint
58 x 29 inches (corner)
147.3 x 73.7 cm
Edition of 3
$5,600
Terri Loewenthal
Psychscape 33 (Mount Olsen, CA), 2018
Archival Pigment Print
80 x 60 inches
203.2 x 152.4 cm
Edition of 2 plus 1 artist’s proof
$30,000
Nasim Hantehzadeh
Bani Adam, 2018
Oil pastel, colored pencil, and graphite on paper
95 x 178 inches
241.3 x 452.1 cm
Rebekah Goldstein
Heart Of Stone, 2020
Oil and acrylic on canvas
60 1/2 x 55 inches
153.7 x 139.7 cm
$19,000

Masako Miki
口裂け女 Kuchisake-onna (Mouth tear woman), 2018
Wool on foam, cherry Wood
42 x 71 x 13 inches
106.7 x 180.3 x 33 cm

Troy Chew
Five on it, 2020
Oil on Canvas
48 x 36 inches
121.9 x 91.4 cm
Amy Nathan
Mascara Medusa, 2020
Ink, flashe and colored pencil on paper
22 x 30 inches
55.9 x 76.2 cm
$3,200

Curtis Tawlst Santiago
African Knight Helmet 3, 2017
Wire and beads on steel armature
14 x 10 x 11 inches
35.6 x 25.4 x 27.9 cm
$12,000