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New Blood Paintings

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CONDUIT (C3), 2007 Blood, Resin, Preserved on Plexiglas 48 X 48 X 3 Inches
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FK11 + VFK, 2007 Blood, Resin, Preserved on Plexiglas Each 60 X 48 X 3 Inches
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FK25-26, 2007 Blood, Resin, Preserved on Plexiglas 44 X 36 X 3
J_eagles_fk28_high_res_copy
FK28, 2007 Blood, Resin, Preserved on Plexiglas 44 X 36 X 3
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PHASE8, 2007 Blood, Resin, Preserved on Plexiglas 72 X 60 X 3
J_eagles_phase9-10_high_res_copy
PHASE9-10, 2007 Blood, Resin, Preserved on Plexiglas 36 X 44 X 3
J_eagles_ts7
TS7, 2007 Blood, Resin, Preserved on Plexiglas 24 X 18 X 3
J_eagles_ur6
UR6 (Blink), 2007 Blood, Resin, Preserved on Plexiglas 48 X 48 X 3 Inches
New Blood Paintings

1 Sutter Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94104
February 7th, 2008 - March 29th, 2008
Opening: February 7th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.wolfecontemporary.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
contact@wolfecontemporary.com
PHONE:  
415-369-9404
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Fri 10:30-5:30; Saturdays by appointment

DESCRIPTION

 

Eagles has been using animal blood in his multidimensional works for nearly a decade. Utilizing the material's unique chromography and reflective and refractive qualities, these new works-many on a monumental scale-explore themes of regeneration and the physical and intangible connections between body, spirit, and nature.

Eagles applies blood to clear and white Plexiglas and then permanently preserves the organic material with layers of resin, allowing the high-gloss surfaces to suspend the fluid, organic forms. The renderings often resemble inkblot test patters, cellular details as well as large-scale photographic images of planets. In the presence of light, the blood's translucency is revealed under and between the multiple layers of clear resin, retaining and vibrating the light and illuminating pools of reds/blacks and proteins with sealed-in air bubbles- the results are remarkable luminous and often breathtaking as the blood permanently maintains its rich color and natural texture.

Eagles’ recent solo shows include: Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT, Touchet Gallery in Baltimore, and Merge Gallery in New York City. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Village Voice, Architectural Digest, and Baltimore City Paper, and is currently on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT.