Street Road is an experimental art space in Western Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Visiting / Hours:
Street Road is open from 11am to 4pm every Friday and Saturday.
and by appointment, and chance:
Please call 610-869-4712 or email us to set up an out of hours visit, or, if you are driving by and see cars outside, just drop in. If you are far, far away, and can't visit in person, we love visits by Skype - email us to set up a virtual visit.
Developed as an evolution of a family real estate business, Street Road Artists Space sponsors exhibitions and projects that relate directly to the problematic, capital-driven activity which produced its possibility. Investigations into received wisdom on property and ownership, and how this relates to social spaces and relationships, are the focus.
Our building is a renovated 1930s cottage, previously slated for demolition, and restored ably by local builder Tom Savage. We're located at the crossroads of the Gap Newport Pike and Street Road (Routes 41 and 926), in a culturally neglected but fascinating area that lies between rural farmland, Amish country, horse country and land preservation enthusiasm, towns impoverished by big-box proliferation of the 1990s and early 2000s, and encroaching McMansion-ization growing out from the cities of Philadelphia, Wilmington and Lancaster.
CURRENT & UPCOMING:
Sanctuary of Bel, Palmyra
November 7 - ongoing
In response to the recent catastrophic destruction of the Temple of Bel in Syria, Street Road will re-exhibit 'The Sanctuary of Bel, Palmyra', an artist's book by Syrian-born, UK-based Fadi Sultagi, a work first shown at Street Road in 2011.
Street Road's autumn/winter main exhibition will feature Pennsylvania artists Susan Marie Brundage and David A. Parker exhibiting together at both Street Road and at The Christiana Motel, 10 miles north of us on Route 41.
November 7 - April 16, 2016.
Opening reception, Saturday November 7, 1-5pm
Street Road Reading Group
Claire Bishop's Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship
Over four Thursday evenings this fall and winter we will be meeting to discuss Bishop's territory-staking text.
Street Road Artist
will hold her first open studio at Street Road Saturday November 7, concurrent to the opening of our Fall/Winter exhibition, also the closing party for Sailing Stones
Little Free Library Street Road has joined the Little Free Library movement. Our LFL will focus on the subjects of art and land and is currently accessible by appointment. The 24/7 accessible outdoor segment is under construction and will be complete in early November. If you're driving down Route 41, stop by and leave a book, take a book, or both. Accepting book donations now.
UK artist Adrian Barron will install a new iteration of his series Heterotopia West in the front garden. Also opening November 7.
His Supervene Forest, a planting of 2000 acorns last fall is bearing fruit - small oak shoots are coming up.