Monday, December 08, 2008

New Yorker Review of America: We Love Having You Here



Strauss’s 2007 exhibition in this gallery was a memorable knockout, but she tops it with a follow-up that’s even more aggressive and assured. With a nod to Walker Evans and Robert Frank, she calls the show “America: We Love Having You Here,” and it’s a love-it-or-leave-it affair. Strauss’s subjects are the damaged, the deranged, and the stubbornly ordinary—dead-end kids, tough broads, crackheads, angry guys—in their natural habitat. But there’s nothing anthropological or judgmental about the work. Strauss calls her pictures “unsparing and unsentimental,” but they’re also angry, engaged, and surprisingly bighearted. Through Jan. 10. (Silverstein, 535 W. 24th St. 212-627-3930.)



nina said...

just read it in hardcopy today :) Congrats again!

ruben said...

Wooorrrkk it!
This does not come as a surprise to me. I had known all along.Zoe you are destined for great and greater things in life.Still in Miami and will have mojitos in your honor tonight!

Anonymous said...

received my new yorker yesterday and what a surprise! i did not know any of this was in the works, but i had to finally after many years say congrats to you and continued success. btw, there are some good ones here might recognize this kid:

brian f