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Heather Cox: Crush

Heather Cox, Crush, 2013, sintra, 16” x 16” x 20” each. Installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL. Photo: Doug Eng.

Heather Cox, Crush, 2013, sintra, 16” x 16” x 20” each. Installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL. Photo: Doug Eng.

Museum of Contemporary Art - Jacksonville

By Claire Fenton

The Jacksonville MOCA presents “Crush,” by the New York-based artist Heather Cox. The works of this sculptor are characterized by their impeccable execution, and their repetitive structures on a varying scale depending on the requirements of the piece in question. Cox experiments with a variety of materials including paper, pins, erasers, aspirin and frosting, through which she addresses themes related to the perception of the objects, their discovery, their mutation and metamorphosis into other objects.

In “Crush,” the artist presents sculptures that appear to have been passed through an egg slicer and then reassembled in new forms that challenge the beholder to discover the original nature of the object. The spectator’s proximity to the work is often accompanied by feelings of curiosity, confusion, wonder and admiration; the piece acts as a catalyst to provoke these sensations.

Cox received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her oeuvre has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at Knoedler Project Space, New York, NY; Gesheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL; Nohra Haime Gallery, New York and Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA. Through October 27, 2013.

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