Alex Fradkin

April 3, 2008 - April 27, 2008

Image © Alex Fradkin

Image © Alex Fradkin

Image © Alex Fradkin

Image © Alex Fradkin

Image © Alex Fradkin

Image © Alex Fradkin

Alex Fradkin

In Bunkers: Ruins of War in a New American Landscape, Alex Fradkin documents the architecture of war through constructions that are historic monuments to every real and imagined threat to the Western United States. The earliest fortifications were built in the early 1800’s when the land was taken from Mexico. Emerging from the sand and sage brush lay hundreds of concrete forms whose alien appearance stand in stark contrast to the sublime coastal landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area.