Celebrating the exhibition Eamon Ore-Giron: Competing With Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpago and the Culmination of the New Cumbia Rooftop Sessions Series
UPDATE: Pre-Registration For This Event Now Closed. Limited Walk-Up Tickets May Be Available.
Artist Eamon Ore-Giron (also known as DJ LENGUA) returns to Austin for a special DJ set and dance party on the Jones Center rooftop: ROLAS LOCAS presented by Más Exitos. He will be joined by longtime collaborator and artist Gary Garay (aka GANAS). DJ LENGUA y GANAS will be spinning vinyl and video, mixing rare cumbias with other unique sounds in Latin music.
7P: Doors open
8–10P: Mas Éxitos DJ set 📍 Jones Center rooftop
10:30P: After-party with Trucha Soul 📍 Chess Club
Founded in 2008, Más Exitos started as an LA-based music collective that hosted DJ sets, performances, and screenings that explored Latin American film and music culture. Now also a monthly radio show on dublab hosted by Ganas, Más Exitos traces connections between music made on both continents of the Americas by tracing migrations and patterns of sound via vinyl and tape. As described by Ganas: “Think of it as a National Geographic documentary on music and sound that will take you from the Andes of Peru to the tianguis of Tepito, to the East Side of Los Angeles. From fuzzy cumbias to jumping boogaloos, to funky soul oddities, to disco aztecas, rock n’ rolleros, a-go-go latino, paisadelic-psychedelic, and janky electro beats.”
This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Eamon Ore-Giron: Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpago. Leading up to this event, The Contemporary Austin has also been hosting a monthly series entitled New Cumbia Rooftop Sessions featuring Texas-based DJs and musicians that play or perform new cumbia and related genres emerging from Latin America. This party will celebrate the final weekend of Eamon Ore-Giron’s exhibition and will also be the culmination of the New Cumbia Rooftop Session series.
Don’t miss this night on the roof! Capacity is limited and advanced registration is encouraged.
About Eamon Ore-Giron
Eamon Ore-Giron (b. 1973, Tucson, AZ; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) blends a wide range of visual styles and influences in his brightly colored abstract geometric paintings. Referencing Indigenous and craft traditions as well as 20th-century avant-gardes, his paintings move between temporalities and resonate across cultural contexts. Ore-Giron also works in video and music as part of collaborative endeavors and as a musician and DJ, performing and producing under the moniker DJ Lengua. His interdisciplinary projects explore the interrelationship of sound, color, rhythm, and pattern, and make manifest a history of transnational exchange. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, as a solo practitioner and as part of collaborative endeavors, and he has been selected to realize major public commissions in New York and Los Angeles. Ore-Giron received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
About Gary Garay
Gary Garay (b. 1977) is a multi-disciplinary artist, performer, DJ, and record collector based in Los Angeles. His artistic practice is informed by his lived experiences crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border, recognizing and drawing attention to the rich and dynamic culture of everyday life. He is the founder of Más Exitos music collective, host of the dublab program Mas Exitos con Ganas, and co-founder of Discos Rolas, a record label and collaborative project dedicated to the cosmic sounds and musical histories of Latin America.
Garay has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at LaPau Gallery, Los Angeles (2022), Vincent Price Museum, Los Angeles (2022), Cell Gallery, Los Angeles (2016), Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles (2016), The San Diego Museum of Art (2012), Santa Monica Museum of Art (2011), National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago (2008), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2008), among others. He received his MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 2013 and BFA from ArtCenter College of Design in 2005.
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