Melissa Gordon, ‘The Daily News RIP (Connecticut Courant, October 29, 1764)’, 2013, Spike Island

Publisher: Spike Island

About Melissa Gordon

Melissa Gordon is interested in how history is presented in narratives and images, the assumptions we make about these representations, and how our assumptions evolve over time. Incorporating diverse imagery, from traditional heraldic patterns to crowd scenes found on the internet, Gordon’s three-dimensional installations reference theater-in-the-round and indulge in the theatricality of revisiting moments and events from the past. By compressing, cropping, and abstracting her source imagery, Gordon expands (and deconstructs) the simplified narratives that they have accumulated over time.

American, b. 1981, Boston, Massachusetts, based in London, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

New York,
Melissa Gordon: Structures For Viewing

Fair History on Artsy

COSAR HMT at Art Brussels 2014
Marianne Boesky Gallery at Frieze Week NY 2013 (Frieze, NADA, PULSE)