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G Spot Gallery presents David Politzer: "Outdooria" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of David Politzer

Government entities have taken to using every available tool to maximize potential outcomes of climate change. The National Parks Service tasked selected artists to envision how the U.S. system of parks can continue to serve the public as natural areas shrink and/or become unsafe. David Politzer is one such artist helping the public understand how the NPS can remain relevant as the Anthropocene cements itself in geologic History.

He uses powerful computer applications and artificial intelligence to assess and refashion doomsday scenarios. He creates new realities where human ingenuity has harnessed disaster or at least made lemons into lemonade. Through a unique blend of science, design, and the realities of human-caused devastation, Politzer creates blueprints for the future of the NPS.

The images offer glimmers of hope in each proposal. In Portals of the Passamaquoddy, a giant, rocky crevasse rises from the ground. It’s intimidating but also irresistibly curious. One can imagine visiting and being swallowed by its majestic granite walls. The NPS hopes that images like this will ultimately help shape Department of Interior policy. As natural areas become hazardous, the need for models of safe, managed access will be critical.

The exhibition will include 12 images of proposed parklands and several gridded floral and geological illustrations.

Government entities have taken to using every available tool to maximize potential outcomes of climate change. The National Parks Service tasked selected artists to envision how the U.S. system of parks can continue to serve the public as natural areas shrink and/or become unsafe. David Politzer is one such artist helping the public understand how the NPS can remain relevant as the Anthropocene cements itself in geologic History.

He uses powerful computer applications and artificial intelligence to assess and refashion doomsday scenarios. He creates new realities where human ingenuity has harnessed disaster or at least made lemons into lemonade. Through a unique blend of science, design, and the realities of human-caused devastation, Politzer creates blueprints for the future of the NPS.

The images offer glimmers of hope in each proposal. In Portals of the Passamaquoddy, a giant, rocky crevasse rises from the ground. It’s intimidating but also irresistibly curious. One can imagine visiting and being swallowed by its majestic granite walls. The NPS hopes that images like this will ultimately help shape Department of Interior policy. As natural areas become hazardous, the need for models of safe, managed access will be critical.

The exhibition will include 12 images of proposed parklands and several gridded floral and geological illustrations.

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WHERE

G Contemporary Art Gallery
223 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77008, USA
http://gspotgallery.com/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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