gescheidle is pleased to present a new installation by Heather Cox. Originally from northwest Indiana, Heather now lives and works in New York. Her work is quirky, seductive, and often characterized by precisely-crafted objects that involve repetition and shifting scale. The viewer’s physical approach is often accompanied by curiosity, confusion and moments of recognition. “What is that?” is the common refrain. Heather’s work is designed to act as a catalyst for these momentary thresholds.
Phalanx is a floor installation of spooky, exoskeletal creatures. Composite images of the artist’s head and hands are folded into thousands of small paper sculptures. Eyes open and eyes closed, this amphibious population is on the move. A raised walkway allows the viewer to navigate the hordes. Below, the crab-like forms reproduce and create their own interactive eddies. This tidal army is confrontational. En masse, the creatures suggest both physical and psychological invasion.