JORDAN EAGLES is a New York based artist working in painting/sculpture hybrids, sculpture, and installation. Blood, sourced from a slaughterhouse, is the primary material in Eagles' work. His recent project Blood Mirror is created with 59 human blood donations to advocate for equality. Eagles approaches blood as a life-force and his interest in the material stems from both its symbolic and visceral qualities. Eagles encases, layers and suspends blood in resin, a preservation technique that permanently retains the organic material’s natural colors, patterns, and textures. He employs various mark making methods and when lit, the works become translucent, cast shadows, and project a glow. In Illumination installations, the preserved blood's colors and patterns are projected into spaces and onto viewers, transforming the environment and observers. Overall, the process, material, and luminosity in Eagles' work address themes of corporeality, mortality, spirituality, and science.
Recent exhibitions and public programs include: The High Line (New York), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Trinity Wall Street (New York), American University Museum (Washington, DC), and Boston Center for the Arts. Eagles is one of the founding collaborators of the Blood Equality campaign (with FCB Health and GMHC) which raises awareness of the FDA's discriminatory blood donation policy and advocates for equality.
Eagles' work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Addison Gallery of American Art, Everson Museum of Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Princeton University Art Museum, Prudential Center, The Rose Art Museum, and University of Michigan Museum of Art.