Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sunday May 3, 2009 Zoe Strauss I-95 Show Philadelphia

Photo-Zoe Strauss- Kelly Harper

ARTmostfierce is not missing this one!

And if you have the time should get out of town and go to Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love to provide support and see  this show. Over the last nine years, with such  tremendous effort and dedication,  Photographer Zoe Strauss has pieced together this incredible and ambitious outdoor exhibit in an effort to share her photographic labor of love with the public in one of the most democratic settings possible; underneath the I-95 Highway in the city of Philadelphia. 

In my opinion this is something that is not done enough here in NYC (maybe because we are too greedy) and that artists should take notice and try to incorporate into their ME, ME and more ME agenda.

Originally the photo exhibit was in tented to demonstrate the surroundings of the highway area but, as Zoe's emerging career progressed, so it is the exhibit, covering territories as far as Alaska, making it a demonstration of America.

Speaking of America, Zoe's book will be available for purchase at different locations in Philadelphia and Zoe will be signing copies. You can purchase America at in Philadelphia at any of these locations:

The Joseph Fox Bookshop
1724 Sansom Street

Bindlestiff Books
4530 Baltimore Ave

Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street

All Indiebound booksellers.

In  times of Economic hardship like now , it is refreshing to see that some artists like Zoe are still committed to make her art visually and accessible to the public. 

The show is part of a benefit for the Philadelphia Arts Project which our dear Zoe founded and is the Executive Director. They will a sale of color copies to benefit the PAP.

By The Way... in case you don't know or remember last year, I took the Chinese Bus for $10.00 each way  and the trip was quick and efficient. If anybody wants to travel there by bus...don't be scared ...and if you need somebody to hold your hand to get out of Manhattan for a few hours feel free to contact me to meet up and travel together. I can be crazy sometimes but, a lot of fun!

See you Sunday and don't miss it. It is worth the trip!

For more info please check Zoe's blog.


Laura said...

Count me in Ruben. I'll be in touch to figure out the deets.

ZS said...

Love you, Ruben! Thanks so much for your kind words and your support... it means a lot to me. See you Sunday!

ZS said...

Love you, Ruben! Thanks so much for your kind words and your support... it means a lot to me. See you Sunday!