21 September 2018 – 3 November 2018
White Cube Mason's Yard
White Cube Mason's Yard will present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Julie Mehretu. Based on events ranging from the Charlottesville riots to the Catalonian election, the new works radiate a sense of urgency in troubled times through Mehretu's signature abstract language.
Julie Mehretu makes large-scale, gestural paintings that are built up through layers of acrylic paint on canvas overlaid with mark-making using pencil, pen, ink and thick streams of paint. Mehretu’s work conveys a layering and compression of time, space and place and a collapse of art historical references, from the dynamism of the Italian Futurists and the geometric abstraction of Malevich to the enveloping scale of Abstract Expressionist colour field painting.FULL PROFILE