Artist Jordan Eagles’ Work Is Bloody Gorgeous

Jordan Eagles’ (2008) Photo: Courtesy of Merge Gallery

Jordan Eagles should offer his decorative services to Dexter, Showtime's gentlemanly murderer who slices and dices with the meticulousness of, well, an artist who works in blood. Eagles preserves blood (we won’t ask from whence it comes) with resin and presents it on Plexiglas in delicious forms such as moonlike circles and handsome splatters. Several new, stunning works are on show at Chelsea’s Merge Gallery through May 3. (We recommend visiting near closing time when the fading light does magical things to his sanguine medium.) —Emma Pearse