Eamon Ore-Giron, Infinite Regress CLXXXI, 2021, mineral paint and flashe on linen, 18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm), Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York, Photo: Charles White / JWPictures.com
PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCY ON THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS 2020-2022
In the Stanford tradition of providing a home for art and artists who advance the dialogue on contemporary issues, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts host visual artist Eamon Ore-Giron for the 2020-2022 Presidential Residency on the Future of the Arts. Ore-Giron’s extended two-year residency is due to the pandemic, which prevented the artist from fully realizing the program’s goals.
EAMON ORE-GIRON: NON PLUS ULTRA
SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 – FEBRUARY 20, 2022
Eamon Ore-Giron’s work draws on motifs from indigenous and craft traditions, such as Amazonian tapestries and pre-Colombian goldwork, alongside aesthetics from 20th-century avant-gardes, including Suprematism, Neo-Concretism, and Futurism.
Moving between temporalities and across cultural contexts, his large-scale abstract geometric paintings manifest a history of transnational exchange.
Explore the virtual events that took place at Stanford University in fall 2020 as part of Ore-Giron’s residency.
Join us for a special conversation between Eamon Ore-Giron, the 2020-22 Stanford Presidential Visiting Artist, and Jason Linetzky, director of the Anderson Collection. Ore-Giron will discuss his practice and newest body of work on view at the Anderson Collection from Sept. 23, 2021 – Feb. 20, 2022. This event will take place outside, on the lawn between the Anderson Collection and the Cantor Arts Center. Seating is limited (feel free to bring a picnic blanket!).
The museum will stay open until 8 pm and registration is required for all visitors to the museum. You are strongly encouraged to register prior to Oct. 1.
As we return to in-person gatherings, the health and safety of our visitors and staff are our highest priority. Face coverings are required inside all areas of the museum and at crowded outdoor events where 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.
In Conversation: Artist Eamon Ore-Giron and Poet and Scholar Edgar García
AN IN-DEPTH TALK ABOUT ORE-GIRON’S ART PRACTICE
OCTOBER 22, 2020 | DIGITAL PROGRAM
Stanford Presidential Visiting Artist Eamon Ore-Giron and poet and scholar Edgar Garcia discussed the artist’s practice through a lens of abstraction and in relation to the history and symbolism of gold. The color gold features prominently in Ore-Giron’s ongoing series of Infinite Regress paintings, and the speakers considered how we might decolonize and reevaluate this precious metal.
Exploration Event with Eamon Ore-Giron
A TWO-PART EXPLORATION OF DEPICTIONS OF LATIN AMERICAN AND BORDER CULTURES THROUGH THE MOVING IMAGE AND SOUND
This two-part program highlighted works that feature formal qualities and nuanced depictions of cross-cultural evolution and particular subcultures and traditions that have informed Ore-Giron’s approach to seeing and making.
EXPLORATION EVENT PART ONE
OCTOBER 29, 2020 | DIGITAL PROGRAM
Artist Eamon Ore-Giron, whose body of work spans painting, video, music, and makes manifest a history of transnational exchange, presented a selection of film clips, artist videos, and footage documenting different indigenous and folkloric performances that have influenced his practice. In this program, he featured Crudo by Miguel Angel Ríos, and Miguel Calderon’s Camaleón and Inverted Star.
Artists featured in the event:
- Eamon Ore-Giron, Bite Work
- Miguel Calderón, Cameleón and Inverted Star
- Miguel Angel Ríos, Crudo
EXPLORATION EVENT PART TWO
NOVEMBER 12, 2020 | DIGITAL PROGRAM
In part two of this exploration event, Eamon Ore-Giron presented the film Chulas Fronteras. This 1976 documentary, directed by Les Blank, explores the Chicano experience through the lives and music of the Norteño musicians of the Texas-Mexican border. Ore-Giron introduced the film, discussed its relevance to his practice as an artist and musician, and hosted a Q&A session at the close of the screening.