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Jordan Eagles – Blood Work

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LIFE FORCE 2012-3, 2012 Blood, Copper Preserved on Plexiglass, UV Resin 48x48x3
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ROZE16, 2012 Blood, Blood Dust, Gauze Preserved on Plexiglass, UV Resin 36x44x3
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LFV, 2012 Blood Preserved on Plexiglass, UV Resin 36x36x3
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BLOOD DUST 3-4, 2012 Blood, Blood Dust, Copper Preserved on Plexiglass, UV Resin 36x72x3
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ROZE7, 2012 Blood, Copper, Gauze Preserved on Plexiglass, UV Resin 18x24x2
Jordan Eagles – Blood Work

1524 N Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60610
September 14th, 2012 - November 30th, 2012
Opening: September 14th, 2012 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.imss.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
justina@imss.org
PHONE:  
312.642.6502
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Fri: 10 am-4 pm, Sat-Sun: 10 am-5 pm
TAGS:  
installation, abstract

DESCRIPTION

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.