Jordan Eagles: ONE BLOOD

The corner of a three dimensional clear acrylic rectangle with a reflective deep red interior.

Image credit (detail): Jordan Eagles, Blood Mirror, 2015 - present, 59 human blood donations, blood of Oliver Anene, Blue Bayer, Howard Grossman, M.D., Kelsey Louie, Lawrence D. Mass, M.D., Reverend John Moody, Loren Rice, Ty Spicha, CPT Anthony Woods, 50 PrEP advocates, preserved in UV resin. Courtesy of artist.

Exhibit Details:

September 23, 2023 - February 18, 2024
Weisel and Kelly Galleries

Based in New York, Jordan Eagles explores the “visual power, and cultural uses of blood” through a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and public programming. His practice addresses themes of corporeality, spirituality, and regeneration. Eagles has devised a preservation technique with resin that retains the natural patterns, colors, and textures of his medium.  

In recent years, Eagles has created a series utilizing human blood – sourced ethically from the LGBTQI+ community – to advocate for fair blood donation policies, anti-stigma, and equality. Many of these works connect the queer community to comic book heroes or pop culture icons, and imbue their bodies with superpowers, subverting the homophobic narrative that surround blood ban policies. 

This solo exhibition focuses on Eagles' work with queer blood and features the titular work Blood Mirror, a large resin sculpture made with 59 individual human blood donations from PrEP advocates, along with additional resin sculptures, film, and a textile work. The exhibit includes key works from several of the artist’s series that connect American pop culture with queer blood including comic books, World War II propaganda posters, and Leonardo Da Vinci. 

Jordan Eagles: ONE BLOOD is organized by Curator of Art Sarah Buhr.

Exhibit Resources


Related Programs

Slow Viewing with Shauna LeAnn Smith: Blood Mirror
Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 PM

Slow Viewing is a supportive practice for anyone who wants to develop their skills of interpretation, observation, and discussing art. Guests spend an hour carefully observing and speaking about the works on view, resulting in a deeper understanding of how they and others relate to the artwork and to each other. This program is facilitated by artist Shauna LeAnn Smith. This program is free, but space in-gallery is limited so registration is required.

  1. Exhibit Support

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.Springfield Black Tie logo featuring a white bowtie in a black oval. Opens in new window