Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to debut a major solo exhibition of new monumental works by artist and emerging talent Jordan Eagles who will cover the entire 3000+ square-foot space with preserved blood in a site-specific installation titled HEMOSAPIEN.
This exhibition is the first public opportunity to view Eagles' largest and most experimental blood works to date—a massive, 30-foot, multi-panel, abstract mural in which animal blood is suspended, encased and fully preserved in plexiglass and resin.
HEMOSAPIEN also features Eagles’ new forays into large-scale projections and color photography. Eagles utilizes overhead classroom projectors to set the entire space aglow in luminous, wall-to-wall projections of “blood light.“ Life-size color photographs of nude models, onto whom he projected blood patterns, serve as documents of his photographic shoots and introduce new figurative elements that emphasize Eagles' fascination with corporeality, mysticism, and physical and intangible spaces. The exhibition is lit to create multidimensional and translucent works that reveal the finite details and textures of the blood as well as the material's uniquely reflective and refractive qualities.