Artist: Krystal Ramirez
Exhibition: La Cena Esta Servida, Dinner is Served
Media: metal, copper, silver, brass
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Merlino Gallery
Artist Krystal Ramirez is currently a senior here at CSULB and working towards finishing her BFA degree with a major is 3D media while focusing on metal. She has always lived near the beach. Starting from Huntington to Long Beach her love for jewelry making and arts and crafts followed.
Ramirez uses all sorts of different metals to create a cohesive dining set in the middle of the gallery. Her dinner table included all sorts of items from forks to spoons and even cups. Although the pieces of her art were beautiful and modern details of art, they all created a bigger piece of art when observed together.
Ramirez explained to us that theres more to a dinner table than just a place to eat. Her dinner table was a place of storytelling and memories that her family shared. It was a location where the family got together and shared their day whether in ended badly or really well. Each utensils has its own meaning and brings its own to the dining table.
This exhibit really got me thinking about my dinner table and how my family uses it to interact. During this time, it is very hard to just stop and take a second to talk to people. Ive gone days without talking to my family because of how busy and different our schedules are. Dinner is the only time I can guarantee my family will all be there. Sometimes its the little things like a meal together that make the best memories.