Jordan Eagles, "NEW BLOOD"
March 6 - May 3, 2008
March 6, 2008, 6:00-9pm
MERGE GALLERY is pleased to present "NEW BLOOD," the new solo exhibition by contemporary, New York-based artist JORDAN EAGLES.
Jordan Eagles preserves blood on clear and white Plexiglas within layers of resin, suspending the organic medium's fluid forms under the resin's glass-like surface. For nearly a decade, Eagles has been using and preserving blood in his multi-dimensional works as a method to explore themes of regeneration and metaphysical connections between body, spirit and nature.
"New Blood" features a new technique-gradations of "aged blood" that create deep, black fields in stunning contrast to the medium's rich, translucent reds. The blood's lucent properties retain and vibrate light, illuminating pools of reds, blacks and sealed-in protein air-bubbles. The results are remarkably luminous as the blood permanently maintains its natural colors and textures. The compositions often resemble Rorschach inkblot test patterns, magnified cellular details and large-scale photographic images of planetary bodies, dark matter, galactic bullet clusters and bullet wounds.
Eagles' most recent solo shows include: Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT, San Francisco, CA (opening Feb. 7-March 21, 2008) and Atlanta, GA (opening Feb 28-April 25, 2008). His work has been featured in the New York Times, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, Architectural Digest and Baltimore City Paper, and is currently on view at the Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford.
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Photographs and high-resolution jpegs available on request.