While the rise of the robots has yet to happen, it doesn’t mean that we can’t prime our hearts to belong to a number of mechanized potential overlords. A whole man-created army in waiting will be unleashed at the new exhibition “Robots and What Nots: A Space Boy Robot Show!,” which opens Friday, November 1.
Valley mixed media artist Jordan-Alexander Thomas is passionate about creating robots that have more in common with roadside muffler-men than Michael Bay-envisioned CGI monstrosities. Drawing heavily from the Victorian-infused sci-fi genre of steampunk and with a dash of 1950s windup toy robots, each of Thomas’ pieces has a distinct personality of its own. Artificial intelligence never looked so charming.
The opening reception for “Robots and What Nots: A Space Boy Robot Show!” is from 7 to 9 p.m. at Practical Art, 5070 North Central Avenue. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.spaceboyrobot.com.