London-based artist Melissa Gordon (b. 1981) takes up questions of authorship and abstraction in her ongoing serial projects: Blow Up Modernists, Structures for Viewing, and most recently, Material Evidence. In these series, Gordon implements her particular cache of gestures - enlarging hidden details, zooming in on patterns of reproduction, and distorting information with abstraction in paintings, silkscreens and installations - to reconfigure histories, surfaces, and iconographies through a feminist lens. With her sculptural installations, prints and paintings, Gordon takes a humorous and insightful stance vis-à-vis modernist art history, challenging the canon precisely through her close and unique reading of it.
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