Wk 12 – Artist Conversation – Krystal Ramirez

Exhibition Information

Artist: Krystal Ramirez
Exhibition: La Cena está Servida (Dinner is Served)
Media: Metals
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Merlino Gallery
Website: www.kgrmetalcraft.com
Instagram: @kgrmetalcraft

About the Artist

Krystal Ramirez is on her last semester of college at California State University Long Beach. She is currently working on getting her BFA in school of arts, focusing on metal program. Before she she decided to get into the arts, her first choice was human development but decided to switch later on. Her passion for art started at a young age by simply drawing but it really sparked when she when she took jewelry classes back in Orange County School of the Arts.

Formal Analysis

The main material/media that was used in the exhibit was metal. She had crafted various pieces with metals while mixing in interesting colors to them. Each piece is unique as to their shapes, texture and color. The centerpiece, which is the table, really help cohort the pieces together. One of the pieces that the table help resonate with the rest is the spoon, fork, and knife piece.

Content Analysis

Interestingly enough, the table was not only meant for putting the pieces together, but it’s other purpose was to invoke feelings of the past. Most of people can look back at the past when they see a dining table because one of the first few memories that people have is having dinner with family. Not only from way back in the past but the people that have influenced her in life such as friends and families.

Synthesis / My Experience

I was drawn to Krystal’s exhibit because of the simplicity of it. I admire the thought of how the dining table as a center piece because when I was younger, eating at the dining table with the family was a tradition that we did every night. More recently, that is not the case because people are usually too busy and don’t have the time but seeing this exhibit helped me remember the good times.

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