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3 November 2019
drawing Julie Mehretu - Sun Ship (J.C.), 2018 / ink and acrylic on canvas - contemporary drawing, drawings, work on paper, art on paper, contemporary art

Julie Mehretu

Sun Ship (J.C.), 2018
ink and acrylic on canvas
274.3 x 304.8 cm

Julie Mehretu
3 November 2019 – 17 May 2020
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Julie Mehretu

Hineni (E. 3:4), 2018
ink and acrylic on canvas
96 × 120 in.

[from the pressrelease]
Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, Julie Mehretu is a mid-career survey that will unite nearly 40 works on paper with 35 paintings dating from 1996 to the present by Julie Mehretu (b. 1970, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, it covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and, most recently, figuration. Mehretu’s play with scale, as evident in her intimate drawings and large canvases and complex techniques in printmaking, will be explored in depth.

Julie Mehretu

Conjured Parts (eye), Ferguson, 2016
Ink and acrylic on canvas
213.4 x 243.8 cm

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