Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I-95 2010 Press Release

Zoe Strauss Photography Installation Under I-95

May 2, 2010

contact: Zoe Strauss

Photographer and installation artist Zoe Strauss will exhibit 231 photographs, new and selected, on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 from 1pm to 4pm under I-95 at Front St. and Mifflin St. in South Philadelphia. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Color photocopies of the photos included in installation will be available for purchase at 5 dollars each, as supplies last. Ms. Strauss's new book America will also be available for purchase. The event will happen rain or shine. It's going to be off the hook.

This is the final I-95 show, the 10th year of Ms. Strauss's ongoing 10-year photo installation in South Philadelphia. Within the last 10 years Ms. Strauss has has published "America," a collection of photographs that was an Artforum "Best Book of 2008," been in a show and had works purchased by The Art Institute of Chicago, spent a month in Spain teaching and having a big show in conjunction with La Casa Encendida and Ivory Press, received a United States Artists fellowship, spent a month in Alaska courtesy of USArtists and the Rasmuson folks, shown in France, had 2 acclaimed solo shows at Silverstein Photography, been in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, been commissioned to create a ramp project at the Philadelphia ICA, had 8 prints purchased by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for their permanent collection, received a Leeway grant and won "friends of Arcadia award."

Of all this fanciness, the 95 show is it. It's the focus and keystone, and the rest of these amazing things are details of I-95 and are all coming back to under a highway in South Philly.

Zoe Strauss is the executive director of the Philadelphia Public Art Project.

For more information on the May 2nd exhibit or on the Philadelphia Public Art Project please contact Zoe Strauss at

info@zoestrauss.com THIS IS IT. 10 YEARS OF WORK. DON'T MISS IT. FOR REAL.

I'm typing this and trying to keep it in third person. I mean it is a press release, this is so spectacularly surreal and awesome I just can't believe it. And I'm hyperventilating a little, I'm terrified and euphoric and sad and proud. Holy fuck.

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