Celebrated Harvey Cedars-to-California transplant returns to LBI to show new work, opening August 12
(SURF CITY, NJ) – July 18- Julie Goldstein, now of Encinitas, California, will return to her home beaches of LBI in August to show her latest body of work “The Fisherwomen: A Village of Sisters” at the Ann Coen Gallery, 1418 Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City, on August 12. All of the new pieces tell the story of the Ama pearl divers in Japan in the 1920s.
“There are so many amazing things happening in this new work. As I finish up the pieces and name each of the Ama, I’m realizing that they each remind me of my friends and the unique, diverse relationships that I have in my life. The stories I tell about each woman shares traits of my personal friendships,” says Goldstein, whose artwork is prominent in homes, galleries and businesses on LBI.
Goldstein grew up summering on LBI; days filled with surfing, swimming and rowing. After receiving her MA from Columbia University, she returned to create multimedia works on paper and fabric, mixing lithographic and woodcut printmaking techniques with sewing, embroidery, and other traditional women’s arts, even launching her own apparel company called Perfect. She participated in the 2007 international group shows Roxy Jam, Biarritz, France; The Greenroom Festival, Japan; and Festival Almasurf, Brazil. She was also selected to participate in Virgin Mobile USA’s RE*Generation Gallery as well as The Happening art/film/music festivals in Newport Beach, CA, and New York City. She and husband, Mark Tesi, opened Pine Surf Gallery in 2008, which dramatically burned to the ground after one summer, but not before inspiring a new creative movement on LBI. Since moving to California, Goldstein has taught at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, collaborated with Roxy, Alterative Apparel, BEAMS and Japanese-based AXXE Wetsuits.
For The Fisherwomen, Goldstein has created a huge hand stitched quilt of Japanese-style Shashikio stitching.
“That piece is dedicated to my Mom, who taught me to sew and sewed all of our clothes and quilts growing up. I think of this piece as the ‘matriarch,’ of the exhibition.
Since 2014, Goldstein has done an annual show at the Ann Coen Gallery.
The artist reception will run from 5 to 10 p.m. on August 12. Goldstein’s recent prints and apparel will be available for sale and the show will hang through September 5.
Ann Coen Gallery
1418 Long Beach Boulevard,
Surf City, New Jersey 08008
Jon Coen- email@example.com