EAMON ORE-GIRON (San Francisco 2001)
Neon and copper
Edition of 8, 2 APs
Circle: 2′ x 2′, tail: 38″
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Eamon Ore-Giron is a visual artist and 2001 San Francisco Artadia Awardee. 100% of sale proceeds will be generously donated by Ore-Giron to the Artadia Awards program.
Ore-Giron (b. 1973, Tucson, USA) blends a wide-range of visual styles and influences in his brightly colored abstract geometric paintings. Referencing indigenous and craft traditions, such as Native American medicine wheels and Amazonian tapestries, as well as 20th-century avant-gardes, from Russian Suprematism to Latin American Concrete Art, 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.
Cometa is derived from a body of work Ore-Giron was making in 2015 while living in Guadalajara, Mexico based on deities of Aztec Pantheon and South American mythology. The circle represents a serpent head of the mother goddess, with her eyes, mouth and tongue. During this time in Guadalajara, Ore-Giron was creating embellished copper pieces to attach to buildings, so he recently experimented further with this idea by combining copper with neon. The neon is more of a blacklight, and seeing the piece at night is almost like treating it as negative space. The lower portion of the piece represents plumes or tassels.
Ore-Giron’s work, as a solo practitioner and as part of collaborative endeavors, has been shown at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University (2021); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2019); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); LAXART, Los Angeles (2015); OFF Biennale Cairo (2015); Pérez Art Museum Miami (2013); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2008); El Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes (MUCA), Roma, Mexico City (2006); Prospect.3, New Orleans (2014); and currently a solo exhibition at MCA Denver.
Special thanks to James Cohan Gallery and Lite Brite Neons.