76 x 56 cm
Acrylic ink on 300 gram somerset tub-sized satin
Edition of 20 + 2 AP
Produced on the occasion of the exhibition The Parallax Curtain, Melissa Gordon's limited edition Moiré, 2012 is a series of twenty unique works which collectively and playfully explore the effect of moiré patterns. Made up of two individual but identical layers one blue, one red, the blue layer remains stationary whilst the red layer shifts by a varying degree of separation for each print. As the series progresses, the rotation at which the red layer is printed has shifted, so that edition one is printed at -10 on the axis and edition twenty is at +10. This variance in rotation means that each print appears different from the others and so creates a series of editions that are both facsimiles and unique works.
Melissa Gordon was born in Boston, USA in 1981 and is now based in London. She studied at Rhode Island School of Design, New York and De Atelier, Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions include Material Evidence, Spike Island, Bristol (2013); Blow up Modernists, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf (2013); Specific Collisions, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2013); The Parallax Curtain, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2012); Structures for Viewing, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2012); Art and Press, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2012) and Future Forward, Temporary Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2011).
Melissa Gordon's print has been generously supported and produced by APG Sheffield.
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