Joyner brings his robots, donuts and more to Trifecta

You have to appreciate an artist who is not afraid to paint things he just loves. Like donuts. Or robots. Or, even better, donuts and robots together on the same canvas. Such is the life of San Francisco artist Eric Joyner, whose first Las Vegas exhibit, “A Twist of Fate,” debuts at Trifecta Gallery inside the Arts Factory (103 E. Charleston Blvd. #108) with a reception Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m.

Joyner’s photo-realistic paintings depict classic tin robots, fluffy glazed donuts and … other figures such as Godzilla, Las Vegas neon signs and lollipops, juxtaposing the seemingly unrelated subjects into subtle commentaries on conflict and peace.

Visitors to Trifecta during the duration of the show–which runs through November 30–can also pre-order a signed copy of Joyner’s forthcoming Dark Horse book, “Robots & Donuts.”

3 Responses to “Joyner brings his robots, donuts and more to Trifecta”

  1. Patty L. Walsh says:

    This guy is an asshole! And I mean this in the most awestruck, respectful manner.

    In fact, he’s such a jackass that I’ll probably make it a point to meet him in person and view his exhibit. He is West coast, but I bet he’d fly a thousand miles plus to the East to check out Dunkin Donuts, a true staple of American cuisine (though if he sacrificed Krispy Kremes in the artistic process, I may just shed a few tears).

    Only in San Francisco, man, only in San Francisco.

  2. Hey, you do know Dunkin Donuts just opened here in Vegas (with the most successful store opening in the company’s 57-year history!), right …? And they are planning to open 62 locations in the area within the next few years. Look out Krispy Krunk!

  3. Patty L. Walsh says:

    Get out of town!! They did?!?!? Wow, I had no idea. Dunkin Donuts is one of many reasons why the East coast beckons me.

    Oh, the pure deliciousness of that heavenly establishment. The cup of joe coffee, the donut holes in a makeshift fishbowl in the CBS News cafeteria, yadda yadda yadda…

    Thank you for the update. Sin City just looked a little less terrible! I’m done with Krispy Krunk and am committing myself to Dunkin D.