Artist: Krystal Ramirez
Exhibition: La Cena Esta Servida
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Merlino Gallery
Krystal Ramirez is currently in her last semester of college and graduating this May for BFA 3D Media: Medal. As a young girl, she developed her interest in art through painting and drawing. Furthermore, she also went to Orange County School of Arts in Santa Ana for visual arts. However, in her senior year of high school, she took a jewelry class, which sparked her interest in jewelry design and 3D art. However, in her first year of college, she was taking classes for human development but later realized she did not really like it and changed her major to 3D art.
The centerpiece of this exhibit is a table with place settings in the middle of the room. Each piece of the exhibit was unique and made with extreme details. For instance, there was only one set of spoon, fork, and knife in the table, however, were distinctive and special because they were clearly not ordinary table settings. They were much more — they had a type of aesthetic that emphasized the artist’s personality and creativity. Moreover, the pieces flowed together through their material, color, and feel.
Krystal’s inspiration was her relationships with her friends and families. She claims that the dining table has a special meaning to her because it has always been the center of her home with family gatherings and special occasions. As a result, her exhibit wanted to emphasize the connections and relationships developed around dinner tables.
When I walked into the gallery, I connected with the exhibit. The dinner table is also the center of my home. Eating together as a family is something that my mother and father always instilled in me and my brother. As a family, this is one of the activities that we all enjoy and look forward to.