Apollo

Julie Mehretu

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

NOW CLOSED

With 40 works on paper and 35 paintings, this mid-career survey is the Ethiopian-born artist’s most significant museum show to date. Two decades of work reveal Mehretu’s long-standing engagement with themes of war, displacement and colonialism, her continual experiments with scale, and her efforts to blur the line between the abstract and the figurative. Find out more from LACMA’s website.

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Epigraph, Damascus (2016), Julie Mehretu.

Epigraph, Damascus (2016), Julie Mehretu. Photo: © Museum Associates/LACMA; © Julie Mehretu

Haka (and Riot) (2019), Julie Mehretu.

Haka (and Riot) (2019), Julie Mehretu. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging; © Julie Mehretu

Cairo (2013), Julie Mehretu.

Cairo (2013), Julie Mehretu. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging; © Julie Mehretu

Untitled 2 (2001), Julie Mehretu.

Untitled 2 (2001), Julie Mehretu. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging; © Julie Mehretu

Invisible Sun (algorithm 4, first letter form) (2014), Julie Mehretu.

Invisible Sun (algorithm 4, first letter form) (2014), Julie Mehretu. Photo: Caroline Merlano; © Julie Mehretu

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