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Find works of future past at Blackbird Studios’ ‘Dinosaurs vs. Robots’

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Forward into the past: Artwork by Ali Fathollahi, left, and Nanda Sharifpour, part of Blackbird Studios’ Dinosaurs vs. Robots exhibit.
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When it comes to Gina Quaranto and themed group shows at Blackbird Studios, there’s no such thing as an exhibit without props to heighten the experience. So it’s only natural that Quaranto would create a Museum of Ancient Humans for the Dinosaurs vs. Robots exhibit opening June 5.

Dinosaurs Vs. Robots

To get to the “museum” of human relics (presented from a robot’s perspective), visitors must journey through the continuum of evolution, beginning with Blackbird’s jungle-themed entry. Works by about 60 artists await from there, Godzilla and Astroboy, mutant dinosaur humans and Aztec-style robots. Artists re-create narratives, imagined moments or ideas about the continuum of evolution, occasionally placing the distant past with the future for twisted hybrids that come with or without political commentary.

Among the many highlights are works by KD Matheson, Zahra Ganji and Ali Fathollahi, whose pieces contribute to the Blackbird storyline of evolution as it morphs from dinosaurs to humans to robots.

Dinosaurs vs. Robots Opening receptions June 5 & 6, 6-10 p.m. Blackbird Studios, 702-782-0319.

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