Julie Goldstein: The Sea in Me

06/28/22 - 08/13/22

Repeats: Every Day (day of week)

Bridgette Mayer Gallery
709 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Hours of operation: 10:00 - 5:00

Bridgette Mayer Gallery proudly presents The Sea in Me, a solo exhibition by Julie Goldstein. The Sea in Me is Goldstein’s first solo show at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, and will be on view from Tuesday, June 28 to Saturday, August 13, 2022. There will be a closing reception with extended hours on Thursday, August 11 from 5:00 to 7:30pm. The Sea in Me features new works by Goldstein, who is both a printmaker and fiber artist. In creating this new body of work, Goldstein was inspired by the lives and stories of the women rowers, fishers, and seafarers known as the Icelandic “Sea Women” of the 1930s – 1950s. She interprets and shares their experiences in a multi-media exhibition, featuring woodcuts, fabric quilts, and hand-typed stories. In describing her work, Goldstein states: This new body of work resides in the rich historic connections amongst women and the sea. Based in Iceland between 1930-1950, the works are inspired by stories about “Sea Women” and their connection to a life that embodied maritime culture. The works are cultural, anthropological and historical coupled with contemporary influence, all embedded in context around gender identity, equality, breaking societal norms and family relationships. This is a semi-autobiographical narrative about Julie and her reflection on motherhood, kinship, and work-ethic all intertwined around tales of seafarer folklore and a deep eternal connection to the sea.

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