Tuesday, October 23, 2007


The Tyler show is mostly installed, friends. There's 2 components to the show; real slides, not digital, projected onto 3 walls and a small pushpin installation in the front room. Of course I thought it would be an hour to do everything and I ended up being there from 10 to 7. Why am I so mental? That I can not answer.

The push pin installation is different that I had anticipated and is a genuine result of looking at some of my new work from the last few months. It's akin to the kind of first edit I do prior to putting a "works-in-progress "slide show together.

And I love "Produce," the student group that asked me to do this show... their curatorial and gallery team is powerpacked. Powerpacked! Because I liked the group so much I opted to use the space like a project space, meaning that I'll change the order of the pushpin exhibit during the course of the show and actually use the space for real work, as opposed to a static installation. In addition, this is the first time I have ever shown slides using a slide projector and the first time I've used more than one wall in a projection installation. I've thought quite a bit about a multi channel projection from a laptop but I've never really thought about slides, so it's thrilling to think about projected images using a format other than a digital/laptop projection. In ordering the slides I found it a more rigid and formal process than my usual, but I also found the real slides to be warmer, and truer, than the images projected from my computer.

"Produce Exhibitions Program is a student-run organization at Tyler School of Art. Our goal is to present the work of professional artists and to create a dialogue between them and Tyler students and faculty. Produce curates one show each semester with the guidance from the Exhibitions and Public Programs Department at Tyler. Previous artists include Tim Murphy, Jon Manteau, Quentin Davis, Nelson Loskamp, Benjamin Kinsley, Steven Lam, and David Howe."

Special thanks to
Michelle "Bev"

and thanks to
and all who helped with the installation

These kids don't need no guidance! They're killing it!

OCTOBER 24, 2007
Reception at 6pm

Zoe Strauss: Images Works in Progress

At Tyler and Penrose Galleries
on Tyler School of Art campus

7725 Penrose Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027


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