Street Road Artists Space COCHRANVILLE, PA
The Dust: American Matter
October 14, 2017 - Summer 2018
exhibition: January 1 - Sept. 8, 2018
Workshops and interviews on the subject of ownership, led by Daphne Plessner and Emily Artinian.
The Little Free Library
A Street Road project, just opened:
1016B PA Route 41
Cochranville, PA 19330
PLEASE NOTE THE Little Free Library LOCATION is a few miles north of Street Road's Art space. The Little Free Library is in a shop in Cochranville, on Route 41, just north of the intersection with PA Route 10, and right next to the fabulous Motorcycle Outpost.
A new mural
March/April 2018: A new mural by Luyi Wang (b. Beijing, based NYC) will be installed on Street Road's old mushroom house building. Opening reception and exhibition of Luyi's work: May 18, 2018.
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.