Lost Highway 41 Revisited Blues March 8 - September 10, 2013. Extended to October 25, 2013.
Gerald Harris (Toughkennamon, PA), Egidija Ciricaite (London/Lithuania), Thomas Sowden (Bristol, UK), Danny Aldred (Winchester, UK)
On Thursday May 9th, a selection of Gerald Harris' paintings will be on display at this exciting local event presented by Safety Agriculture, Villages and Environment (S.A.V.E): Join S.A.V.E. for a presentation by leading transportation engineer and designer, Ian Lockwood. Ian was a 2012 recipient of Harvard University's prestigious Loeb Fellowship. He is recognized for his work on Smart Growth, context-sensitive design, historic preservation, and traffic calming. His passion is for improving places socially, economically, and environmentally. A panel discussion will follow the formal presentation. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available by advance reservation only. A program for the evening will be posted shortly.
Street Road's third exhibition, Lost Highway 41 Revisited Blues, is an exploration of that most iconic of American icons - the road, and specifically our local US Route 41. The title comes from the practice of Chester County artist Gerald Harris, whose paintings of areas in and around his studio in Toughkenamon, PA are on show.
Keeping with the Street Road focus on connecting local and international artists, Lost Highway features work by UK based Danny Aldred, Egidija Čiricaitė, and Thomas Sowden.
In an exploration of ways changing technologies affect our understanding of place, Aldred will use Google Street View to travel Route 41 from his desk in Winchester, England. For the duration of the exhibition he’ll fax daily views to us, over time creating a 5 month long continuous document, (arrivals) 3531 miles and back again.
Tom Sowden’s Ed Ruscha inspired bookwork, Some of the Buildings on the Sunset Strip brings us a British view of one of America’s most storied of roads and iconic artworks. Čiricaitė’s Being and not Being as Such, a series of 40 prints, traces the tenuous nature of perception through a re-presentation in text and image of a train journey between Vilnius and Kaunus in her native Lithuania.
Placed together in the context of Street Road these travelers’ tales all conincide in places and diverge in others, in an extended journey throuh time and space.