SYRACUSE, NY.- The Everson Museum of Art
announced it is presenting Red Giant by artist Jordan Eagles, September 21, 2013 January 5, 2014. The exhibition focuses on Eagles exploration of transformation, death, and rebirth through an unexpected medium, blood.
Red Giant features artwork created utilizing blood collected from a slaughterhouse, as the primary medium. Eagles encases the blood in Plexiglas and UV resin panels; which is then mounted onto the gallery walls creating a sublime environment that envelops and engages the viewer. The abstract patterns and forms seen in the works may suggest internal organs as well as cosmological phenomena like solar storms, sunspots, and craters.
This exhibition showcases Eagles innovative technique in utilizing a controversial medium to explore long thought of concepts such as life and death, says Steven Kern, Everson Museum of Art Executive Director. Eagles works create a transcendent environment within the gallery that will move viewers.
Jordan Eagles works are in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum. Recent solo shows include exhibitions at Causey Contemporary and Krause Gallery in New York. His works have also been featured in many publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, and LUomo Vouge.
Jordan Eagles: RED GIANT was originally presented by the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey January 11 March 24, 2013.
The Everson Museum of Art, whose roots extend to 1897, is internationally recognized for its extensive and significant collection of ceramics, its pioneering art video collection and its distinctive structural design by the noted architect I.M. Pei. In addition to exhibitions, the Everson presents a monthly Contemporary Film Series, regular Artists Open events and a wide variety of art education programs for adults and children.