Et al. etc. presents
October 1 - 29, 2016
Reception: Saturday, October 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The work consists of a support structure, a main rectilinear surface, and a pattern of painted embellishments. In one, a series of geometric shapes inhabit the field, each flatly colored; there are two surfaces here, painted and unpainted, raw. In the other the marks remain first and foremost marked, strokes only disassociated from their brushed origin by an intense layering. In both, the plane is inhabited in a true sense – there is no illusion, no escapist tendency towards an implied infinity. Rather, the crisp shapes or rough marks dash across the field; each builds a rhythm, an overall sense of itself as a painting, an object. The pictures are a negotiation between their labors and their site – raw linen is given its space in one; the stretcher and edges are acknowledged in the other. Eamon Ore-Giron’s works call to mind countless exterior references while never satisfyingly settling into a single vernacular, happy with their own ever-growing language. Spencer Lewis allows works a bold, bareness; some jut out from the wall, becoming free standing things, still paintings if only just so.
Spencer Lewis was born in Hartford, CT. He received his BFA from RISD and a MFA from UCLA.
He has a solo show currently at Mier Gallery, Los Angeles. He has shown in galleries across Los Angeles and the United States. Including Edward Cella , Los Angeles, CA, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA; West Los Angeles Community College, Los Angeles, CA; Arena 1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Green Gallery Milwaukee, WI; Five Thirty Three Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA; and included was in the LA Weekly Biennial Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Eamon Ore-Giron (b. 1973) received a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute (1996) and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles (2006). He has had solo exhibitions at LAXART, Los Angeles (2015); Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York City (2014); MUCA ROMA, Mexico City (2006); Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco (2005) and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia (2005). His work has been included in group shows at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; Prospect 3, New Orleans; the Perez Art Museum, Miami, and Deitch Projects, New York. OreGiron's work has been covered in The New York Times, Artforum, ANP Quarterly, and SFAQ, among other publications. Eamon Ore-Giron is based in New York and Los Angeles.