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Encounters, Odessa
Encounters, Odessa
Hand-cut Found Road Map (photographed against black)
24"x24" (framed)

All that is left of the bar is a façade, overgrown with trees and a metal door riddled with bullet holes. It’s on the side of a highway, and you can see old oil pumps working the earth not far away. It feels every bit as rough and industrial as the rest of Odessa. Odessa’s only two recent gay bars closed in the last few years leaving the city with none. Encounters was listed in the Gaia’s Guide, 1981 which we read on JD Doyle’s