Jennifer Balcos Gallery (Atlanta) - Julie Torres
Jennifer Balcos Gallery presented new works by Julie Torres. Made of woven silkscreen, gold leaf and cut paper from Constitutional Law, Torres explores the delicate balance between various systems: natural, artificial, societal and legal. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida and most recently Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
According to a statement on Torres’ Instagram, both of her works that pay tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court were sold on opening night. Strips of text referring to Ginsburg and exemplifying her success fighting for gender equality, are woven into the ‘fabric’ of Torres’ A Judge Grows in Brooklyn. Some words fade behind a strip, but the message emerges triumphantly with a poignant call for democracy.