Julie Mehretu High Museum of Art
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Julie Mehretu, co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Whitney Museum of American Art, is Mehretu's first comprehensive survey featuring her meticulously crafted paintings, drawings, and prints. The exhibition includes the following works: early work influenced by the notion of cities as sociopolitical constructs; complex paintings built up in layers of colors, lines, brushstrokes, and architectural renderings; and recent predominantly abstract, gestural work. The exhibition reveals the evolution of her work and its proximity to abstraction over the past two decades.
A special feature of the exhibition is Mehretu's cycle of four monumentally scaled paintings titled, Mogamma (A Painting in Four Parts) (2012). Reunited for the first time since they were last shown together in 2013, Mogamma interrogates themes of migration, revolution, global capitalism, and technology. Each painting in the cycle belongs to four different museums across three continents.
Image: © Julie Mehretu