Melissa Gordon

Born 1981, Boston, USA; lives and works in London

Melissa Gordon is interested in how historic images and narratives are used and represented, and in the assumptions about them that exist and continue to evolve. Gordon’s work is focused on the cyclical relationship between surface and reproduction, representation and abstraction and seeing and reading, and is often focused on by-products: of history, of medium and of making. Often utilizing investigative gestures such as enlarging details that reveal hidden structures, zooming in on patterns of reproductive processes, or obscuring information with abstract systems, her work moves between the mediums of printmaking, painting and installation, using perspective in a literal and figurative manner to explore ways in which imagery is perceived and reproduced.