Headlands Artist in Residence 2004
16” x 18”, digital pigment print
California-based artist and musician Eamon Ore-Giron has created paintings and site-specific wall installations exploring imaginary folklores and worlds suspended between utopia and dystopia. In a style that blends contemporary graphic design, folk and tourist art, and surrealism, Ore-Giron creates a daydream landscape--a fictionalized vision of the American West, populated by a bizarre host of characters. The painterly vision of Ore-Giron is a socially satirical critique of manifest destiny that implies that the American desire to expand has resulted in a homogenized suburbia. Ore-Giron’s artwork, music, and performances have been shown at venues across the globe, including, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Deitch Projects, New York; MUCA ROMA, Mexico City; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museo Tamayo Museum, Mexico City; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; and Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco.