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Julie Mehretu: Grey Area at the Guggenheim

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Julie Mehretu
Atlantic Wall, 2008–09
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 304.8 x 426.7 cm.
Commissioned by Deutsche Bank in consultation with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin.
© 2010 Julie Mehretu
Photo: Mathias Schormann

2000-01 artist in residence Julie Mehretu has emerged as a major voice in contemporary American painting. Grey Area features work made during, and inspired by, Mehretu’s recent residency in Berlin. Not simply grey in color, the paintings play with the phrase “grey area,” engaging us in her difficult-to-define, complex compositions of meticulously drawn mechanical renderings, spontaneous gestural markings, and colorful interjections.

Julie Mehretu: Grey Area
Guggenheim, New York, NY
May 14 – August 6, 2010