Second Tuesday: Julie Mehretu
In conjunction with the mid-career survey of the Abstract printmaker and painter Julie Mehretu at The Whitney, The Center is pleased to present a special Second Tuesday presentation with Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Xin Wang followed by a Q+A with the artist herself.
The huge Julie Mehretu exhibit, organized by The Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is on view from March 25 to August 8, 2021. The exhibition is curated by Christine Y. Kim, curator of contemporary art at LACMA, with Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator at The Whitney. Tickets are available at whitney.org/ticketing-info.
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ABOUT JULIE MEHRETU
Named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020, Julie Mehretu is an abstract painter. She produces large-scale prints, drawings, and paintings that are built up through layers of acrylic paint, overlaid with mark-making using pencil, pen, ink, airbrush and screen prints. Critics have linked her work to nonliteral art movements noting her inspiration from the works of Frank Bowling and David Hammons.
Mehretu has shown her work extensively in the U.S. and abroad in solo and group exhibitions, and is represented in public and private collections around the world. Mehretu is a recipient of many awards, including The MacArthur Award (2005) and the US Department of State Medal of Arts Award (2015). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is represented by Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
This comprehensive survey of Julie Mehretu works covers more than two decades of the artist’s examination of painting, history, geopolitics, and displacement. It includes approximately 30 paintings and 40 works on paper dating from 1996 to the present to show Mehretu’s explorations of abstraction, architecture, landscape, scale, and, most recently, figuration.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
6:30 p.m. ET
$10 suggested donation
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