"Since the Industrial Age and particularly the 20th century, artists have examined the impact of the machine upon their societies. Paintings from the 19th century for example, celebrated the industrial might of nations. In the 1920s and '30s the Futurists found inspiration and hope for a new world order in the metaphor of the machine . . . Mechanika, an exhibition organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, takes a look at how a number of contemporary artists are currently using machine-based imagery to explore the issues of contemporary society" (Dennis Barrie, Mechanika).