zoe strauss

November 24, 2008

this past saturday i was lucky enough to attend one of the best art openings EVER.

zoe strauss, america we love having you here. at Silverstein Photography 535 West 24th Street

seriously. the best.

for the most part i hate openings, it’s impossible to look at the work, it’s all about schmoozing and rubbing elbows, inflating egos, talking to weirdos you dont even like, trying to sound important, there is no discussing of the work on the walls, they are stuffy, hot, sweaty and the music is always, always bad.

zoe’s opening was like zoe herself. AMAZING. the way she used the space, from the arrangement of the work, the smaller side room with the “living room” where people could sit and take in the enormous wall of smaller prints…brilliant. the blue walls of the main room and the white frames she used, the work just popped off the wall and dared you not to look. either from afar or up close the work was impossible not to look at. i only peeked in the back room with the slide projector, but there was always a large group of people watching it and taking it all in.

the music, played by zoe’s brother, the world famous cosmo baker, was so so so good, a mix of soul & funk, hiphop, rock&roll, that was the perfect soundtrack to the night. there was literally a dance party in the main gallery. people were dancing, singing, the mood was just incredible.

it was all just perfect. the night was just perfect.

photos by: lynn bloom, ilene baker, and me


One Response to “zoe strauss”

  1. ZS Says:

    You know who is awesome? Manny Dominguez, Jr. I was so, so happy you were there and I am so, so happy and proud to know you.

    Love you, Dominguez!

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