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Jordan Eagles: ONE BLOOD Opens
September 23 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pmFree
New York based artist Jordan Eagles has been working with blood as an artistic medium for over 25 years, addressing themes of life-cycle, corporeality, and regeneration, and has developed techniques for preserving the organic material.
Over the past decade, Eagles has built an expansive body of work focused on challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) blood donation policy, which advocates suggest is biased, perpetuates stigma and homophobia, and is not in line with modern science. Eagles’ sculptures, panels, screen-prints, photographic and video works are collaborations created with blood donated by members of the LGBTQI+ community, specifically for the purpose of making artworks and advocating for science and equality.
The title of this solo exhibition, ONE BLOOD, references that despite the different backgrounds and serotypes of the blood donors, they are all united for blood equality. This exhibition features the work Blood Mirror, a large resin sculpture made with 59 individual human blood donations. For the first time, key works from several of the artist’s series that connect queer blood with American pop culture, comic books, military propaganda, and religious iconography are on view together. The exhibition also includes new works from Eagles’ latest series utilizing Artificial Intelligence.
Jordan Eagles: ONE BLOOD is organized by Curator of Art Sarah Buhr. The 2023 Exhibition Season is presented by Friends of the Springfield Art Museum, Inc. Lead Sponsorship of this exhibition is provided by Springfield Black Tie, Inc.