Rise of the Machines is a suite of new work by Katy Mutton exploring the evolution of air warfare. In her third solo exhibition she transitions from the romanticism of early combat planes to the idolatrous place of drones in modern warfare.
Over the last decade particularly there has been a proliferation of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle/drone) deployment across the globe with seemingly little accountability. With increasing numbers of drones traversing our skies whether for surveillance or targeted strikes we have entered a new warfare zone.
Katy Mutton Harbingers, 2013, detail, ink, carbon and acrylic on Kozo