This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Julie Mehretu. She is currently exhibiting new work at two venues: New York’s Marian Goodman Gallery (through June 22) and London’s White Cube (through July 7).
On this week’s MAN Podcast, host Tyler Green asked Mehretu about the influence of Cy Twombly on her work. (In a post earlier today, MANPodcast.com looked at the importance of Twombly’s Fifty Days at Iliam to Mehretu.) Mehretu said that yes, Twombly was important to her and she and Green discussed several ways in which she’d worked and thought her way through Twombly.
Green didn’t suggest that there was a direct relationship between these Twombly ‘blackboard paintings’ and Mehretu’s work, but he asked her if she’d learned from what painter Elyn Zimmerman described as Twombly’s ‘weather systems.’
Mehretu and Green discussed paintings such as these, from top: Twombly’s Untitled (1970) at The Menil Collection, Mehretu’s Invisible Sun (Algorithm) (2012), a detail from that painting, Twombly’s Untitled (1970) at the Museum of Modern Art, and Mehretu’s Chimera (2013). Clicking on any of the images will expand them to 1000px. Listen to the show to hear Green and Mehretu’s conversation!
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