Artist: Krystal Ramirez
Exhibition: La Cena Esta Servida
Media: 3-D Media
Gallery: Merlino Gallery
About the Artist
For this week’s artist conversation, I had a conversation with Krystal Ramirez! Krystal is currently attending CSULB for her Bachelor’s in 3-D media with the emphasis being on Metal and Jewelry. She comes from the Huntington Beach, CA and grew up in a hispanic family just like me 🙂 She moved over here to Long Beach to pursue a career in Art because every since she was little, her passion was to create beautiful pieces of art.
Upon entering the gallery of “La Cena Esta Servida”, I noticed that the whole art exhibit was contained on one single table located in the center. The table wasn’t necessarily her art, but the “dishes” on the table were of her creation. Every piece located on the table was unique in it’s own way, with different shapes and different material for each single piece. Some pieces did look like dinner utensils (ex. spoon/fork/knife) but others looked like different pieces altogether. I guess what the gallery is trying to convey is all the different “stories” that people bring to the dinner table in terms of sharing and socializing. Krystal had stated that a big influence for the project was how everybody brought something different to the table and how get togethers around the table were really special to her since it brought her closer to her friends and family. You can definitely see her commitment to try and bring up those meaningful times with friends and family by the way her art is beautifully crafted.
Synthesis / My Experience
All in all, I had a great time viewing this art gallery as soon as I walked into the room. I really loved the title of the art gallery since it is in Spanish and I come from a hispanic family. She might have done this exhibit because for latinos, being together with family at the table is such an important issue. Most families might be busy with work or school but it is really heart warming that at the end of the day, we can all just sit around like family and enjoy the meal that we are to indulge in 🙂