When You’re Out There - Video, 2010-2012 2013

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A Rousing View of Nature’s Magnificence, 2011

Restless, 2012

Surfside, 2012

Politzer plays with the tension between two environments that are—as he quietly points out—awkwardly united. The works deftly mediate the gap between nature and the space it occupies in the cultural imagination —specifically, the American cultural imagination fed on a historical diet of Manifest Destiny, the National Park system, Route 66 and the open road. Perhaps the central premise of When You’re Out There is that there’s no “there” out there; the best you can hope for is a diagram indicating “You are Here.”

–Sandra Zalman, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Houston