Jordan Eagles: Red Giant
September 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Using blood collected from a slaughterhouse as his primary medium, the artist explores ideas about transformation, death and rebirth. Eagles encases the blood in Plexiglas and UV resin panels; mounted on the gallery walls they create a sublime environment that envelops and engages the viewer. The exhibition title,RED GIANT,refers to a luminous giant star in its final phase of stellar evolution — what our Sun will become in five billion years — while also referencing the intense, potent color of blood. The abstract patterns and forms in the works may suggest internal organs as well as cosmological phenomena like solar storms, sunspots, craters, meteorites, and supernova explosions.
Eagles' works are in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum, the Addison Gallery of American Art; the University of Michigan Museum of Art; the Peabody Essex Museum; and the Everson Museum of Art. Recent solo shows include Causey Contemporary and Krause Gallery, New York; International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago; the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor; and Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, San Francisco. He has been featured in numerous publications, including Time Magazine, The New York Times, L'Uomo Vogue, Architectural Digest andWired.