CURRENT / UPCOMING
Dutchirican: a Latinx History of Central Pennsylvania
November 15, 2019 - September 19, 2020
March 28, 2020, 1-2pm
PLEASE JOIN US ONLINE for a discussion with the exhibition creators, an exhibition walkthrough, and a Q&A period.
May 16 (time TBA)
Reception and summer fete at Street Road
Our recent publication, Seven Million Acres: Pride of place, is available to purchase at Street Road, or online, here. It is also available to borrow from Street Road's Little Free Library.
Dear Street Road Friends,
Due to Covid-19 we are being extra cautious: both Street Road and The Little Free Library will be closed until March 31st.
During this time, our outdoor installations here are open and you are welcome to enjoy them (see the small silver metal signposts dotted around). Our Little Free Library outdoor box is always open, 24/7, as usual, and is being restocked with (wiped down) books regularly.
In this period of 'social distancing' we invite you to think with us about possibilities for more, and better, social attachments, and to revisit (online or in person) one of our installations in particular: Folly, an ongoing work that is a place of contemplation, both of conflict and of mutual support.
Created by Anthony, Dennis and Nicholas Santella, Folly is a sculpture that provides a shelter in which to consider threads of craft and fear that run through our relationships with land and with each other, the search for safety, conflict, and the ever-present attraction of barriers. In acknowledgment of the fact that the closest approximation to safety is found in community, all are invited to contribute to Folly by spending a little time here, and by sharing their thoughts in the journal available in a box within the fortification.
If you are staying put, you can walk through Folly virtually, here.
In love and solidarity,
Street Road Artists Space
Developed as an evolution of a family real estate business, Street Road Artists' Space hosts projects that relate directly to the problematic, capital-driven activity which produced its possibility. Challenges to received wisdom about property ownership, especially how this relates to social relationships, are the focus.
Located at the crossroads of Street Road and Gap Newport Pike (Routes 926 and 41), our name adopts the richly textured toponym by which we are located: etymologically 'Street Road' derives from the Roman ‘via strata’, or ‘paved road’, thus encoding histories of human-land intertwinings, particularly human impulses to map, posess, and constrain the earth.
The 5-acre site comprises outdoor works, many ongoing, an exhibition space in a renovated 1930s cottage, and occasional projects in two other on-site buildings - an abandoned former mushroom house and an industrial pole barn. In an area that lies between rural farmland, Amish country, horse country, land preservation efforts, towns impoverished by big-box proliferation, and encroaching suburbanization growing out from the cities of Philadelphia, Wilmington and Lancaster, Street Road is a laboratory for the consideration of humans’ multiplicitous relationships with land - past, current and future.
photograph: Street Road's archive of area real estate transactions, 1970s - early 2000s.