On view until June 12, the Dhondt-Dhaenens Museum in Belgium presents EARTHFOLD, a joint exhibition of work by Jessica Rankin and Julie Mehretu. As described on the museum’s website, “In their work, both Julie Mehretu (b.1970) and Jessica Rankin (b.1971) play with the boundaries of abstract art and the momentum that occurs when lines, colours and surfaces come to depict, once again, a reality or an experience. While Mehretu primarily uses the metropolitan dynamic, Rankin reworks, among others, the typical compositions of geographical and astronomical maps into lively organisms. Both artists also play with different materials and various forms of composition and texture, which leads to very different outcomes.” View the museum’s exhibition webpage here.
Image Permissions: EARTHFOLD, 10.04 – 12.06.2016, Julie Mehretu & Jessica Rankin
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (photo: Rik Vannevel)
© Julie Mehretu / Jessica Rankin
Artworks in the photo, from left to right:
Jessica Rankin, The Great Other, 2016, courtesy of the artist and carlier | gebauer, Berlin
Jessica Rankin, Let the Awful Shade Stop Rising, 2014, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York
Julie Mehretu, Invisible Sun (algorithm 7, spell form), 2015, courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York