Slouching Towards Bethlehem
In the chromatic large-scale prints of Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Julie Mehretu combines photogravure with classic intaglio printing techniques. The base layers are distorted news images from anti-immigration protests. The media images are blurred to allow the subliminal forms, color and light from the photos to merge with the complex compositions of agitated gestures and erasures which Mehretu executed in a variety of printing techniques.
Each of the four final prints consists of four sheets of paper and each paper is printed from three, respectively four, printing plates (two or three photogravure plates and one copper plate).
Watch a video of the prints in the making at BORCH Editions in Copenhagen.