by Eamon Ore-Giron
Eamon Ore-Giron’s first artist book pairs paintings from his ongoing Infinite Regress series with original poetry by scholar Edgar Garcia, offering a rich linguistic and visual context for understanding Ore-Giron’s work. Rendered on raw linen, Ore-Giron’s brightly-hued paintings fuse the tradition of Peruvian goldwork with the geometries of hard-edged abstraction. His compositions evoke the cosmos and notions of an ancient global architecture, creating optical play and a multiplicity of planes on the canvas. Garcia has written “poetry thick with” abstraction, exploring the role of the formal and theoretical within Ore Giron’s work through his own research and work exploring the hemispheric literatures and cultures of the Americas. His “Tractatus” examines the apprehensibility of origins in their visual and poetic forms, and traces a contemporary conception of origins in the knot, fold, crushed stone, haunted bone, and constellation of everyday emergencies.