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 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 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.
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 features 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.
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.
Next meeting: Thursday February 18, 5:30-7.
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 December. 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 has a new iteration of his series Heterotopia West in the front garden. His Supervene Forest, a planting of 2000 acorns last fall is bearing fruit - small oak shoots are coming up.