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G Spot Gallery presents Garland Fielder: "Bunker Melodies." The opening reception will feature a live performance by Phil Spectral.

Bunkers represent several architectural types simultaneously. On the one hand, they are modernism distilled - form-follows-function quite literally in that the concrete megaliths derive their structural expression solely from functional needs as dictated by the ravages of modern technological warfare. In another sense, the bunkers are a timely typology, even if at first they seem anachronistic. The stable forms, once signifying a terrific solace against immediate annihilation have through time, become upended, so to speak, in their various strategic locations. In situ, they are enigmatic, creating hidden spaces for nefarious acts, yet, they still present a contemporary visitor a sense of stability - a comforting psychological totem in today’s uncertain times.

 

G Spot Gallery presents Garland Fielder: "Bunker Melodies." The opening reception will feature a live performance by Phil Spectral.

Bunkers represent several architectural types simultaneously. On the one hand, they are modernism distilled - form-follows-function quite literally in that the concrete megaliths derive their structural expression solely from functional needs as dictated by the ravages of modern technological warfare. In another sense, the bunkers are a timely typology, even if at first they seem anachronistic. The stable forms, once signifying a terrific solace against immediate annihilation have through time, become upended, so to speak, in their various strategic locations. In situ, they are enigmatic, creating hidden spaces for nefarious acts, yet, they still present a contemporary visitor a sense of stability - a comforting psychological totem in today’s uncertain times.

G Spot Gallery presents Garland Fielder: "Bunker Melodies." The opening reception will feature a live performance by Phil Spectral.

Bunkers represent several architectural types simultaneously. On the one hand, they are modernism distilled - form-follows-function quite literally in that the concrete megaliths derive their structural expression solely from functional needs as dictated by the ravages of modern technological warfare. In another sense, the bunkers are a timely typology, even if at first they seem anachronistic. The stable forms, once signifying a terrific solace against immediate annihilation have through time, become upended, so to speak, in their various strategic locations. In situ, they are enigmatic, creating hidden spaces for nefarious acts, yet, they still present a contemporary visitor a sense of stability - a comforting psychological totem in today’s uncertain times.

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G Contemporary Art Spot
223 E. 11th St.
Houston, TX 77008
https://www.gcontemporaryart.com/

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