Inspired by the geometric details of the art deco architecture along the Wilshire corridor and in greater Los Angeles, Eamon Ore-Giron’s artwork concept for the glass entrance pavilion and escalator landing walls of this station references the past while looking toward the rapidly changing future of Los Angeles’s streetscape. Playing with perspective, the artwork’s sightlines, patterns and colors will energize the architecture of the station.
“Designed to be viewed from the windows of a traveling car, [the Wilshire corridor’s] architecture reflects the importance of the automobile and the changing technology of the early 20th century. The development of [this Metro line extension] represents the next step in the evolution of transportation in this city.”
About the Artist
EAMON ORE-GIRON (b. 1973, Tucson) utilizes abstraction to investigate the cross-cultural pollination of ideas, shapes and colors through paintings, videos, music and collaborative performances. He is best known for his brightly colored abstract geometric paintings that blend references to indigenous craft traditions and 20th Century avant-gardes, and interdisciplinary projects that connect sound, color, rhythm and pattern. Ore-Giron received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent and upcoming exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Anderson Collection at Stanford University, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. In addition to his project for LA Metro, he created a major public commission for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design in New York in 2018, and is the 2020-2022 Presidential Visiting Artist at Stanford University.
Locations: Future Wilshire/La Brea Station