Douglas Emery's Midway Exhibition at Grant Hall.
FIELD NOTES: Although UNLV MFA candidate Douglas Emery took a one-year leave from his studies, he was still researching robot culture and industry. It is the theme of his midway show, “Automation and Robotics in a Neoliberal iSociety” and the photographer takes some broad ideas and presents it with simple execution. On the floor of Grant Hall Gallery are color prints of the working class, seemingly looking up at the gallery viewer. The walls have black and white images of robot product and infrastructure at eye level. Just below the ceiling line are large prints with images representing class that benefit from robot profit. Those images are high above the viewer, and you look at them with the same POV as the images of working class symbols you are standing on.
“Automation and Robotics in a Neoliberal iSociety”
Runs through Feb 24.
The reception is Friday, February 23. Grant Hall. 6-ish.
ABOVE: Luis Varela Rico