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Riverside Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Dream Street
3425 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

April 27th, 2009 - June 13th, 2009
May 30th, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
, Douglas McCullohDouglas McCulloh
© courtesy of the artist and Riverside Art Museum
inland empire
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
space, audio, California, photography, modern


"I won the right to name a street in southern California ," writes author and photographer Douglas McCulloh.  The chance win at a charity event launched McCulloh into an obsessive relationship with a 134-home subdivision just commencing in Southern California's Inland Empire . Increasingly captivated with the creation of this new neighborhood, he haunted the place he named Dream Street , vividly chronicling the lives of builders, workers, and prospective homebuyers with his camera and tape recorder. 

 In Dream Street , as the tract of land progresses from an abandoned strawberry field to a jumble of framed houses to a typical suburban neighborhood, McCulloh puts a human face on the process that has shaped so much of America . The name " Dream Street ," he soon discovers, belies reality for those building the homes-most of whom are poorly trained and paid-and for those flocking to open house events hoping to buy. McCulloh's timely and captivating work illuminates the history and fate of Dream Streets everywhere.

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