Street Road, an unreal estate art space in western Chester County, PA.
Visiting / Hours:
Friday 11-3, Saturday 11-3
And by appointment
Closed Thanksgiving weekend 11/24 and 11/25 except for appointments
Call 610-869-4712 or email to set up a 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 do visits by Skype - email us to set up a virtual visit.
Developed as an evolution of a family real estate business, Street Road sponsors 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 constain 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.
CURRENT & UPCOMING:
September 23-December 2, 2017
Reception: October 14th 1-5pm with live performance by Andrew Snyder.
Closing Reception: December 2nd 1-3pm with warm drinks and desserts
The Dust: American Matter
October 14, 2017 - Summer 2018
January 1 - April 15, 2018
Workshops and interviews on the subject of ownership, led by Daphne Plessner and Emily Artinian.