Eamon Ore-Giron

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What Is My Work About? 

Using a vocabulary that consists of basic and geometric forms, my aim is to generate a pictorial language that eliminates the vestiges of representational imagery. My work explores the inherent flatness of pictorial space while referencing a meticulous approach to the handmade, using a combination of raw linen and a palette rooted in tones of red and orange that lend an intrinsically organic feeling to otherwise minimal compositions. I am influenced by Latin American traditions of Geometric Abstraction, including but not limited to Kinetic Abstraction, Neo-Constructivism, and Constructivism. I am also influenced by important art historical predecessors like Carmen Herrera, Lothar Charoux, Jean Arp and Maria Freire to name a few. I am drawn to vestiges of the “primitive” found in contemporary art and design and by the new forms that can come from this distillation.

 

Artist Statement

Using a vocabulary that consists of basic and geometric forms, my aim is to generate a pictorial language that eliminates the vestiges of representational imagery. My work explores the inherent flatness of pictorial space while referencing a meticulous approach to the handmade, using a combination of raw linen and a palette rooted in tones of red and orange that lend an intrinsically organic feeling to otherwise minimal compositions. I am influenced by Latin American traditions of Geometric Abstraction, including but not limited to Kinetic Abstraction, Neo-Constructivism, and Constructivism. I am also influenced by important art historical predecessors like Carmen Herrera, Lothar Charoux, Jean Arp and Maria Freire to name a few. I am drawn to vestiges of the “primitive” found in contemporary art and design and by the new forms that can come from this distillation.

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Education

2006 MFA, University of California, Los Angeles 1996 BFA, San Francisco Art Institute

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 “Morococha” LAXART, Los Angeles (forthcoming)
2013 “Smuggling The Sun” Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York
2012 “Open Tuning” E­D­G­B­D­G, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles 2009 “Into A Long Punk” Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles 2006 “Los
Jaichakers” MUCA ROMA, Mexico City
2005 “Los Cremators” Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco
“Mirage” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 “Notes for Now” Prospect 3 New Orleans, New Orleans LA
2013 “Night Shade / Solanaceae” Perez Art Museum of Miami
2013 “Oye Mira” Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA. 2013 “Metal Coyote” Y Gallery, New York.
2012 (Art Fair) Queens Nails, NADA Art Fair Miami.
2012 “Going Public” ENPAP, Bilbao, Spain.
2011 “Stories Song” Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles
2010 “Lonarte” Municipality of Calheta, Madeira Portugal (public art installation)
“Wall­to­Wall” Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
2009 “Lovable Like Orphan and Bastard Children” The Green Gallery East,
Milwaukee
“Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement” Curated by Howard Fox, Rita Gonzalez and Chon Noriega, Museum Alameda, San
Antonio, TX; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; Cultural Universitario, Guadalajara, Mexico; Americas Society/Museo del Barrio, New
York, NY (traveling)
“Glue, Paper, Sissors, Luckman Gallery” Cal State L.A.
“Engagement Party” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2008 “Aparaciones Fantasmales (Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement)” Curated by Howard Fox, Rita Gonzalez and Chon Noriega,
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
“California Biennial” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Selected Bibliography

2014 Eamon Ore­Giron interviewed by Julio Morales, SFAQ, Nov. issue 2014
2013 Lee, Nathaniel. Eamon Ore­Giron, Art Forum, July 8, 2013
Johnson, Ken. Eamon Ore­Giron: ‘Smuggling the Sun’, The New York Times, June 27, 2013
Laluyan, Oscar. Geometric Heat Generated by Ore­Giron, Arte Fuse, June16, 2013
2010 Provo, Ben. OJO, ANP Quarterly, Volume 2, Number 4
2008 Gurza, Augustin. LA Boyz, Welcome to LACMA, Los Angeles Times, March 29
2007 Gurza, Augustin. Chicano Art, Beyond Rebellion, Los Angeles Times, April 6
2006 Baker, Kenneth. Played Backward or Forward, Video at YBCA Makes for Unsettling Images, San Francisco Chronicle, December 28
2004 Index (image only, no text), March 2004
Relax, Japan (image only, no text), April 2004
Beautiful Decay (image only, no text), Not Made In America, Issue K

2002 Fowler, Brandon. The Disobedients, Tokion Magazine, May/June
Joo, Eungie. New Folk: Stories From The Backyard, Flash Art, December