Jordan Eagles - HEMOFIELDS
New York, NY, July 10, 2012 – KRAUSE GALLERY is pleased to present HEMOFIELDS, a
series of new works by New York-based artist JORDAN EAGLES in his second solo exhibition
at the gallery. HEMOFIELDS is Eagles’ first of three simultaneous fall solo exhibitions opening
across the U.S. this September. He has a second solo opening at the International Museum of
Surgical Science in Chicago (September 14) and the third at The Butcher’s Daughter in Detroit
In HEMOFIELDS, Eagles introduces a completely new series based on the various color and
textural components of blood as it reacts during the resin’s curing process, along with new
minimal works created with blood-soaked gauze stretched over black acrylic boxes. In the
presence of light, the blood's iridescence and the fabric’s suspended grid pop from under and
between the multiple layers of clear resin. The works retain and vibrate the light, illuminating
lustrous pools of reds, crimsons, oranges, browns, and blacks above their copper backing.
Overall, Eagles’ new works are remarkably luminous, as the blood permanently maintains its rich
colors and natural textures.
Describing his new series, Eagles says: “These new works are a reduction of process and a
collaboration between control and nature. The works offer an allegory of death to life but focus
on the colors, textures, patterns and inherent energies of this sacred material.”
Eagles has been using preserved animal blood, procured from slaughterhouses, in his signature,
multidimensional works for over a decade. Through his experimental, self-invented process, the
artist applies blood to layers of clear plexiglass and then permanently preserves the organic
material with layers of resin, allowing the high-gloss surfaces to suspend the fluid forms.