Julie Mehretu: Grey Area on view now at the Guggenheim till October 6
Julie Mehretu in Chapter 2, 3 and 4 of "Systems" from ART:21
My earlier drawings and paintings had this map-like, diagramtic element to them. As the work has shifted to being more atmospheric or painterly, I refrain from trying to explain what's going on in the paintings as much because they're not this kind of rational descriptions or efforts to articulate something in that way. I'm not trying to spell out a story... you feel the painting, and the reason you read the mark is because you also feel the mark.