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Media Contacts:

Tom Gilmour of TDA, tom@trenton-downtown.com or 609.393.8998

Aine Mickey, BSB Gallery Curator & Manager, aine@trenton-downtown.com or 609.599.3268

Christy E. O’Connor, BSB Gallery Curator & Manager, christy@trenton-downtown.com or 609.599.3268

 
 
 
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BSB Gallery & Trenton Downtown Association Present

Warrior Women

By Julie Harris

TRENTON, N.J., (July 10th, 2019)--Join us August 8th - 31st as Julie Harris, a New Jersey based multimedia artist exhibits her latest series Warrior Women and additional works at BSB Gallery. 

Harris’ large-scale series, “Warrior Women”, springs from her diagnosis of bi-lateral breast cancer. This series discusses the staggering statistic that one in eight women will develop breast cancer within her lifetime. This body of work is primarily comprised of photo-intaglio prints that are printed onto handmade paper and strives to educate the viewer while reflecting the resilience of the survivors of breast cancer.  Julie Harris will be exhibiting at BSB Gallery in Trenton, during the month of August with an opening reception August 10th from 4-8pm. 

Julie Harris has been included in over one hundred and eighty, regional, national and international exhibitions throughout her career.  Currently, she is Head of Printmaking at Kean University in Union New Jersey, where she teaches printmaking, papermaking, book arts and life drawing. She works primarily in intaglio printmaking, papermaking and the artist books.

Exhibit curator Aine Mickey comments, “Viewers will be confronted with the unique haunting  familiarity of Julie Harris’ creations. Her use of texture, color and natural forms expresses an intimate message of courage, pain and human resilience.” 

During the exhibit Harris will teach a Japanese Book Binding Workshop on Saturday, August 24th from 1:30-3:00pm. This workshop will focus on the concept and structure of the artist’s book as an art object.  Wood, bone, clay, stone, animal skins, fabric and leaves are all materials used to make books before paper was invented. The book, as we know it, has been in widespread use for only 500 years, but books have been in existence for thousands of years. This course will re-discover these forms and materials, as well as that of a traditionally bound book. The Japanese Stab Binding technique will be taught combining stamps and other found materials to create books with paper. Participants can register for this free workshop on our website. 

For more information on Warrior Women or to learn about upcoming exhibits, please visit

www.bsbgallery.com, @bsbgallery on Facebook or email bsbgallery@trenton-downtown.com.