Zoe Strauss: Ten Years
Location: Philadelphia Museum Of Art
Dates: January 14 - April 22, 2012
Self-taught artist Zoe Strauss founded the Philadelphia Public Art Project in 1995 with the express purpose of bringing art to nontraditional venues. She's succeeded in an aim to create an epic narrative that reflects the beauty and struggle of everyday life." So, what happens when her work drops into an institution? Zoe Strauss: Ten Years was the first critical examination of her annual exhibition staged under I-95 in South Philadelphia. Poignant images and a (sometimes) troubling portrait of contemporary America gave this exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum Of Art and ably brought an outsider into the inside fray.