Thursday, April 30, 2009

I-95.09 Press Release

Zoe Strauss Photography Installation Under I-95

May 3, 2009

Photographer and installation artist Zoe Strauss will exhibit 231 photographs, new
and selected, on Sunday, May 3th, 2009 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 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 9th year of Ms. Strauss's ongoing 10-year photo installation in
South Philadelphia. Within the last 9 years Ms. Strauss has published "America," a collection of photographs that was an Artforum "Best Book of 2008," received a United States Artists fellowship. spent a month in Alaska courtesy of USArtists and the Rasmuson folks, shown in France, had 2 critically acclaimed solo shows at Silverstein Photography, shown 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." Nuts, right?

Of all this fanciness, the 95 show is the big thing in Ms. Strauss's opinion.

I-95 is focus and keystone, and the rest of these things are details of I-95.

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

For more information on the May 3 exhibit or on the Philadelphia Public Art Project please
contact Zoe Strauss at
info (at) zoestrauss (dot) com



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contact: Zoe Strauss
info (at) zoestrauss (dot) com

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