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International Museum of Surgical Science

Exhibition Detail
Jordan Eagles – Blood Work
1524 N Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60610

September 14th, 2012 - November 30th, 2012
September 14th, 2012 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LIFE FORCE 2012-3, Jordan EaglesJordan Eagles, LIFE FORCE 2012-3,
2012, Blood, copper preserved on plexiglass, UV resin, 48x48x3
ROZE16, Jordan EaglesJordan Eagles, ROZE16,
2012, Blood, blood dust, gauze preserved on plexiglass, UV resin, 36x44x3
LFV, Jordan EaglesJordan Eagles, LFV,
2012, Blood preserved on plexiglass, UV resin, 36x36x3
BLOOD DUST 3-4, Jordan EaglesJordan Eagles, BLOOD DUST 3-4,
2012, Blood, blood dust, copper preserved on plexiglass, UV resin, 36x72x3
ROZE7, Jordan EaglesJordan Eagles, ROZE7,
2012, Blood, copper, gauze preserved on plexiglass, UV resin, 18x24x2
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Michigan Ave/Downtown
Tues-Fri: 10 am-4 pm, Sat-Sun: 10 am-5 pm
abstract, installation

BLOOD WORK, an exhibition of new paintings and a site-specific installation by New York-based artist Jordan Eagles, opens at the International Museum of Surgical Science with a free, public reception on Friday, September 14, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, and runs through November 30, 2012. 

For over a decade, Eagles has garnered public and critical attention for his signature use of a unique artistic medium—blood. The artist applies animal blood, which he procures in large quantities from slaughterhouses, to plexiglass panels and suspends its fluid, organic forms within layers of transparent UV resin through an experimental process of his own invention.

The BLOOD WORK exhibition at IMSS encompasses two galleries: one dedicated to paintings created with fresh blood, decomposed and pulverized blood, copper, and medical gauze; and the other housing an installation of "blood projections," in which overhead projectors cast shadows from the transluccent painted panels onto the walls and viewers' bodies.

This exhibition is the latest installment of the Museum's ongoing "Anatomy in the Gallery" exhibition series, which has explored the intersection of medicine and contemporary art since 1998. 

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