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


Lobus, Phillips, The Space Program

Jay DeFeo

I’ve always got to get down there and show what is underneath everything.
—Jay DeFeo

Gagosian is pleased to present selected works by Jay DeFeo from the exhibition Transcending Definition: Jay DeFeo in the 1970s, on view at Gagosian, San Francisco, through October 31, 2020. DeFeo spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area and remains an influential figure in the region. This presentation focuses on the artist’s output in the decade following the completion of her pivotal work The Rose (1958–66), when she was based in Larkspur, Marin County. In her paintings, photographs, and works on paper of the 1970s, DeFeo fused the representational with the abstract, permeating her images of everyday objects—a camera tripod, a jewelry fragment, a shoe tree—with a sense of mystery. The artist described her works of this period as “beings suspended in space and time” that “transcend the definition of the literal objects from which they are derived.”

To schedule an appointment to visit the exhibition, please contact sanfrancisco@gagosian.com.

Jay DeFeo
Untitled, 1971
Gelatin silver print
7 × 8 1/4 inches (17.8 × 21 cm)

Jay DeFeo
Untitled, c. 1975
Graphite and photograph collaged on mat board, wrapped in plastic
7 3/8 × 7 1/2 inches (18.7 × 19.1 cm)

Jay DeFeo
Untitled (Tripod series), 1975
Acrylic, graphite, grease pencil, tape, paper, and vellum on paper
23 1/4 × 19 5/8 inches (59.1 × 49.8 cm)

Jay DeFeo
Figure V (Tripod series), 1976
Graphite and acrylic on paper
13 7/8 × 11 inches (35.4 × 27.8 cm)

Jay DeFeo
Untitled, c. 1975–76
Collage of photomechanical reproduction, gelatin silver print, and transparent pressure-sensitive tape
9 1/2 × 4 inches (24.1 × 10.2 cm)


Jay DeFeo
Untitled (Jewelry series), 1977
Graphite and acrylic on paper
29 × 23 1/4 inches (73.7 × 59.1 cm)

Jay DeFeo
Untitled (Shoetree series), 1977
Graphite, acrylic, and charcoal on paper
16 × 13 inches (40.5 × 33 cm)

Jay DeFeo
Untitled, 1980
Charcoal and acrylic on paper
30 1/2 × 22 1/2 inches (77.5 × 57.2 cm)