San Francisco based artist, Eric Joyner, opens his latest solo show “Donut Logic” at Corey Helford later this weekend. Exploring the mutually exclusive themes of both robots and donuts, two of the more modern inventions that have captivated mankind since their inception, Joyner often times combines the two in subtle ways (see Capt. Kirk eating a donut on the television as a robot watches in Joyner’s “Mesmerized”.) Joyner sent us a comprehensive preview of his new show, many images of which haven’t been seen elsewhere, check them out after the jump!
Hi-Fructose Fun Fact of the Day (via Wikipedia): The word robot was introduced to the public by Czech writer Karel Čapek in his play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), published in 1920. The play begins in a factory that makes artificial people called robots, but they are closer to the modern ideas of androids, creatures who can be mistaken for humans. They can plainly think for themselves, though they seem happy to serve. At issue is whether the robots are being exploited and the consequences of their treatment. Neat-O!
At the Club
Bookish (a precursor to Summer Afternoon, seen below)