James Cohan is pleased to present The Symmetry of Tears, an exhibition of new work by Eamon Ore-Giron, on view at 48 Walker Street from May 1 through June 5. This is Ore-Giron's first exhibition with James Cohan.
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Multiplicity and simultaneity are central to Ore-Giron’s wide-ranging practice. Across his interconnected pursuits in painting, music, and video, he synthesizes formal histories to explore the visual, auditory, and experiential possibilities of cross-cultural influence. With The Symmetry of Tears, Ore-Giron presents new paintings from his ongoing Infinite Regress series, continuing to expand his investigation into abstraction.
The exhibition will be accompanied by two musical tracks. The first, “Past Yesterday,” was created by the artist and his long-time collaborator and friend Christopher Avitabile and was conceived as a separate, but complementary, element to the paintings. The music—an ambient mix of rhythmic drone—grows out of a similar approach to creative production that prioritizes the possibility of disparate elements finding synthesis and harmony. Ore-Giron and Avitabile remotely developed, remixed, and produced this track, working from different locations while in quarantine. The second piece, “Fuego Lento,” is an unreleased track from the artist’s archive. Working as DJ Lengua, his moniker as solo music producer, Ore-Giron composed it in 2012, as an accompaniment to a video work by the artist Julio César Morales using samples from the 1962 album "Exotic Suite of the Americas" by Pérez Prado and LeRoy Holmes.