Eamon Ore-Giron’s Precise Geometry Graces Anderson Collection

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A square painting of circles, stripes and rays in predominantly gold and brown.
Eamon Ore-Giron, ‘Infinite Regress CLXXXI,’ 2021; Mineral paint and flashe on linen. (Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York; Photo by Charles White / JWPictures.com)

Eamon Ore-Giron is based in Los Angeles, but his work routinely makes its way back up to the Bay Area (he received his BFA at SFAI in 1996), and we’re the better for it. The artist is the 2020–22 recipient of Stanford’s Presidential Residency on the Future of the Arts, a program started in 2018 to bring “world-renowned artists to Stanford’s campus.”

His precise geometric abstractions draw from both ancient and 20th-century influences, connecting Indigenous and craft traditions with avant-garde artistic movements. His compositions—which often remind me of swinging clock pendulums—hint at layers of cultural knowledge and expansive stretches of time.

Eamon Ore-Giron’s ‘Non Plus Ultra’ is on view at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Sept. 23, 2021–Feb. 20, 2022.