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Eamon Ore-Giron: Competing with Lightning

The first book on artist, musician, and DJ Eamon Ore-Giron who mines the complex nature of Latinx identity, the history of the Americas, and the many legacies of abstraction in art.  

Over the course of his career, Eamon Ore-Giron has examined the personal and historical ramifications of cultural hybridity. Raised in Tucson, Ore-Giron is inspired by his roots in the American Southwest, his visits to his father’s hometown of Huancayo, Peru, and his time spent as a practicing artist in California and Mexico. This catalogue brings together for the first time three pivotal chapters in Ore-Giron’s career: his Southwest and Peruvian-inspired figurative works from the 2000s; his paintings from the 2010s that engaged elements of both figuration and abstraction, including an ongoing series focused on Mesoamerican deities; and the sublime gold-based paintings from his recent “Infinite Regress” series.
 
 Curator Miranda Lash, along with celebrated scholars C. Ondine Chavoya and Jace Clayton, explore Ore-Giron’s approach to de-colonizing the medium of painting, his impact within in the Los Angeles art scene, and his seminal work as a DJ who highlights the intersections between North and South American sound.

About The Author

Miranda Lash is the Ellen Bruss Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. C. Ondine Chavoya is a Professor of Art History and Latina/o/x Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Jace Clayton is an artist and writer based in New York City, also known for his work as DJ /rupture. 

  • Publish Date: February 22, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11
  • Pages: 192
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7132-2