Heather Cox's Clipped is a site-specific installation made entirely of fingernail clippers. The project is an iteration of an ongoing body of work by Cox, entitled Clipper Project. In her work, Cox repurposes simple, overlooked objects – such as aspirin, pins, and erasers – as surrogates for the minutia of everyday life. The clippers in particular evoke strong memory and sense associations; it's hard to look at them without imagining their use and hearing their quick, sharp sound. The garland of clippers strung together in the West 10th Window catches flashes of sunlight and casts elaborate shadows, giving this benign, everyday object an unusual new life.
The West 10th Street Window is curated by Natalie Diaz and Jennie Lamensdorf and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.