Saturday 23 March


£3/ free to members


Melissa Gordon is collaborating with Spike Print Studio throughout March to produce a new body of work for a solo exhibition at Spike Island this summer.

In this talk she introduces her practice, including the Structure Paintings series, works on canvas that are based on newspaper layouts from defunct local and international titles. Focusing on the systems through which we receive information, Gordon reduces text and image to pattern, leaving only the familiar dot-matrix and grid structures from the printed page.


Melissa Gordon

Melissa Gordon (1981) is an American artist based in London. She was the winner of the ABN AMRO Kunstprijs 2007 and the Royal Prize for Painting in the Netherlands in 2005, and studied at Rhode Island School of Design, Cooper Union in New York and De Ateliers in Amsterdam.

Recent exhibitions include Structures for Viewing at Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY (2012), Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2012), Art in the Parking Space at LAX Art, Los Angeles (2012) and Future Forward at The Temporary Stedelijk, Amsterdam (2011). Gordon co-edits LABOUR, a new independent publication on art and work with a feminist perspective with Marina Vishmidt. She is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, Cosar HMT, Dusseldorf, and Ancient & Modern, London.

Melissa working in our screenprinting studio