Galerie Marian Goodman Paris is pleased to present an exhibition with Tacita Dean and Julie Mehretu. This is the first exhibition to unite the work of these long-time friends, in a unique project that will debut new works made for the occasion across the gallery at 79 rue du Temple.
On the ground floor of the gallery, Dean and Mehretu present two new works emblematic of their respective practices: Suite of Nine, a series of chalk drawings on slate depicting a solar eclipse and A Love Supreme, a large painting in ink and acrylic on canvas. On the occasion of the exhibition, the two artists decided to create in parallel 45 monotypes each. Composed of 90 works covering the walls of the gallery’s lower level, the installation Monotype Melody (ninety works for Marian Goodman) reflects a unique bond shared by the artists.
Tacita Dean is currently the subject of a landmark series of exhibitions in London across three venerable institutions — The Royal Academy (on view until August 12), The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery — a unique partnership that marks the first time these museums have presented the work of a single artist. In July 2018 the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, will present a solo exhibition taking performance as its theme, while in October the Kunsthaus Bregenz will dedicate its Peter Zumthor building to an ambitious exhibition of Dean’s films and a new, monumental chalk drawing.