10 April–12 June 2016
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens presents EARTHFOLD, an exhibition bringing together works by Julie Mehretu and Jessica Rankin. In their work both artists play with the boundaries of abstract art and the momentum that occurs when lines, colours and surfaces coalesce to depict a reality or an experience.
While Mehretu primarily uses metropolitan dynamics as her subject matter, Rankin often reworks the typical compositions of geographical and astronomical maps into lively organisms. Both artists also incorporate different materials and various forms of composition and texture, leading to very different outcomes.
Julie Mehretu & Jessica Rankin: EARTHFOLD
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Julie Mehretu ‘Campaign (letter form, second)’ (2014) (detail) Private Collection © Julie Mehretu
Jessica Rankin ‘Fucking Sappho’ (2015) (detail) © Jessica Rankin