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"Stadia II" (2004)

Julie Mehretu - "Stadia II," 2004; Ink and acrylic on canvas, 108 x 144 inches; "Some days I’ll be engaged in painting, and make great headway, and then the next day I’ll come in and I have no access. You can have the whole day just feel like you’re spinning your wheels. But I think that’s part of the work—being in the studio, just looking at the work for a long time, and realizing the painting." -Julie Mehretu

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"Palimpsest (old gods)" (2006)

Julie Mehretu - "Palimpsest (old gods)," 2006; Ink and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 84 inches; "With my work, it’s the architecture and the space and the built environment that become a kind of palimpsest, another type of atmosphere. The buildings are so layered, the information can be so layered and disintegrated, that it almost becomes a dust-like atmosphere in the place and palimpsest." -Julie Mehretu