July 9, 2007

Blood paintings

In the Hartford Courant, Matt Eagan writes about the new show at Real Art Ways: "Jordan Eagles uses animal blood from slaughterhouses to create his art. He knows how this sounds, but those expecting the art equivalent of the "Saw" movies will be disappointed. This is not a horror show. 'It's not designed to be shocking," Eagles says. "I'm dealing with something that is elemental but is something we rarely see. Unless you wound yourself, you're not accustomed to seeing blood or thinking about blood and what it means....' At Thursday's opening, members of Friends of Animals, an animal-rights advocacy group, protested outside the exhibit." Read more.

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