American-born, London-based artist Melissa Gordon’s works are a thoughtful— and gorgeous—meditation on the technical qualities of printmaking. This catalog introduces a new body of work produced by the artist during her recent joint residency with Spike Island and Print Studio in Bristol. This first monograph on Gordon’s emerging career features reproductions of the oversized silkscreens—some over 20 feet high—that were installed like abstract hybrids of Bauhaus color studies and Wade Guyton’s inket “paintings.” She often enlarges details to reveal hidden structures, zooming in until textual or pictorial information is reduced to dots and lines. The publication navigates through four concurrently exhibited and ongoing series (Structures for Viewing, Blow Up Modernists, The Daily News RIP, and Material Evidence), and includes a reprint of the early modernist play Collision by Mina Loy, which contextualizes Gordon’s concern with pictorial staging. Text from Marina Vishmidt and an interview with the artist by exhibition curator Marie-Anne McQuay.
Softcover / 8 ½ x 11 inches / 64 pp / 28 b&w and 13 color
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