The Soap Factory's latest show, "R.U.R.," gets its name from Rossum's Universal Robots, a 1921 Czech play in which mechanical creatures grow disdainful of their unending work duties, and eventually attempt to overthrow their human overlords. For the exhibition, which features work from various artists across North America, pieces will explore the meaning of human identity, the identities attached to inanimate objects, and the impact that mass production has had on the art world. Kimberly Ellen Greene uses ceramics and glass to create hand-made sculptures that are also reproducible. Isabelle Hayeur's photography contemplates the impact industrialization has had — and will have — on the environment. The associated meanings of objects are an important theme in the ceramic pitchers of Dustin Yager. Meanwhile, Colin Lyons has created his own machine using discarded copper etching plates. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and artists' talks at 7 p.m. Fridays April 5 and 11. (Pictured: Katie Murken, Continua)
March 2-April 21, 2013
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