JORDAN EAGLES has garnered cross-disciplinary public and critical attention for his dynamic and meticulous processes using blood, copper, gauze and resin. His multidimensional works become relics of that which was once living, embodying transformation, regeneration, and an allegory of death to life. In Eagles' Blood Illumination environments, overhead projectors are used to shine and enlarge patterns from translucent, preserved, animal blood panels into spaces. This effect transforms the space, casting patterns on the walls, ceilings and floors-as well as viewers-wrapping the organic patterns, light and shadows with the architecture of the space and abstracting the viewers' body to appears as a new layers of skin, epidermal diseases, tattoos and natural birthmarks.
Overall the materials and luminosity in Eagles' bodies of work relate to themes of corporeality, mortality, spirituality, and science-invigorating blood as sublime. Jordan Eagles' solo exhibition, Blood Work, is currently on view at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia and his work URBC5 is included in the 20th Anniversary exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) in St. Louis. Eagles next solo exhibition, Blood Dust, will open on April 25th, 2014 at Boston Center for the Arts.
Eagles' works are included in numerous collections including the Addison Gallery of American Art, The Everson Museum of Art, The Princeton University Art Museum, The Peabody Essex Museum, The University of Michigan Museum of Art and The Museum of Sex. Eagles' works have been featured in The New York Times, Time, Village Voice, New York Magazine, L'Uomo Vogue, Architectural Digest Italy, VS Magazine, Artforum, The Huffington Post and PBS.