With a poem by Patricia Smith and a new essay by artist Glenn Ligon, Grey Paintings focuses on Julie Mehretu's work from 2012-2017.
In the body of paintings included in this catalogue, the artist infuses her abstract style with violent references to contemporary events like the Syrian Civil War, echoing major contemporary works such asGerhard Richter’sBirkenaupaintings or Lebanese musicianMazanKerbaj’sStarry Night. A combination of rigorous, geometrical outlines and expressive brushstrokes,Mehretu’spaintings offer a vibrant depiction of a world oscillating between order and destruction.
**This item is also available for purchase at Librairie Marian Goodman, Paris**
2017 Essay by Glenn Ligon and a poem by Patricia Smith Published by Marian Goodman Gallery, New York 170 pages ISBN 978-0-944219-331