This exhibition brings together paintings from the last twenty years by artist, musician, and DJ Eamon Ore-Giron; from his Southwest and Peruvian-inspired figurative works from the 2000s, to his paintings in the 2010s that engaged elements of both figuration and abstraction, including an ongoing series focused on Mesoamerican deities, to his most recent Infinite Regress series.
Eamon Ore-Giron: Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpago is curated by Miranda Lash, Ellen Bruss Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The presentation at The Contemporary Austin is organized by Julie Le, Assistant Curator.
About the Artist:
Eamon Ore-Giron (b. 1973, Tucson, AZ; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) blends a wide range of visual styles and influences in his brightly colored abstract geometric paintings. Referencing Indigenous and craft traditions as well as 20th-century avant-gardes, his paintings move between temporalities and resonate across cultural contexts. Ore-Giron also works in video and music, and his interdisciplinary projects explore the interrelationship of sound, color, rhythm, and pattern, and make manifest a history of transnational exchange. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, as a solo practitioner and as part of collaborative endeavors, and he has been selected to realize major public commissions in New York and Los Angeles. Ore-Giron received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.