News By Tag
News By Location
Contemporary art exhibition "Corpo/Ethereal" to open in Ogden's WHITESPACE Nov 1
Patrajdas Contemporary, announces art exhibition Corpo/Ethereal, featuring blood paintings by Jordan Eagles, sculpture by Emil Alzamora and glass drawings by Jeff Wallin. Exhibition focuses on the metaphysical intersections of body and spirit.
Opens Friday November 1, with public reception from 6 - 9 p.m. at WHITESPACE, 2420 Wall Avenue, Ogden UT.
Additional Recption, Friday December 6, from 6-9 pm in conjunction with Ogden's Gallery Stroll
On November 1, Patrajdas Contemporary will inject new LIFE into Utah’s contemporary art scene, with the opening of Corpo/Ethereal, an exhibition featuring paintings and sculpture by NY Times-celebrated artist Jordan Eagles, (“The Blood Artist”), sculptor Emil Alzamora and Jeff Wallin. The exhibition focuses on the metaphysical intersections of body and spirit.
For over a decade, Jordan Eagles (http://patrajdas.com/
Eagles permanently preserves the blood on Plexiglas within layers of resin, suspending the organic medium’s fluid forms under the resin’s glass-like surface. His work is a dynamic wash of burgundy, crimson, rubys – commingling with near blacks, and rust colors forming a rich vibrant surface that glows with energy. Mixing his medium with copper, which imparts a unique, fiery energy, Eagles creates an effect that is not unlike erupting molten lava – a sparkling geology of vibrant colors and seemingly prehistoric textures that range from fiery orange to deep crimson. Eagles’ work similarly references issues of existence and mortality, revealing as much about life as about death: “The fundamental, underlying theme that runs through all of my work is regeneration. The works become relics of that which was once living, embodying transformation, regeneration and an allegory of death to life,” he says.
In some instances, blood that has decomposed for years forms dense masses that are ground into dust and tossed into the works, as a sign of passing and change.
When lit, the works become translucent, cast shadows, and project a glow, appearing as if they are illuminated from within. The materials and luminosity in these bodies of work relate to themes of corporeality, mortality, spirituality, and science—invigorating blood as sublime.
Mr. Eagles’ mesmerizing works have been snapped up by more than a dozen museums so far in 2013; his exhibitions nationwide have been favorably reviewed by Time Magazine, the New York Times, Flavorpill and FRAME Magazine, among others. This exhibition marks Eagles’ debut in Utah.
Adding further dimension to the exhibition is the sculptural work of Emil Alzamora (http://patrajdas.com/
Rounding the triumvirate of artists is Jeff Wallin (http://patrajdas.com/
Corpo/Ethereal opens on Friday November 1 with a public reception from 6 - 9 p.m.
(including immersive environment)
WHITESPACE is located at 2420 Wall Avenue, Oden.
There is FREE parking in the lot at the south end of the building.
A secondary reception will be held Friday, Dec. 6, from 6-9pm