I use utility and access as well as their removal as a metaphor to talk about loss, life, complex relationships, and personal space. Porcelain has been used for centuries, and other clay bodies even longer, as a material to make functional objects. In my work, I utilize these traditional materials in new ways as I remove the utility in cups, plates, and teapots through form or the incorporation of thread and yarn. In doing this, it forces us to look at the objects not for their original perceived function, but as an anthropomorphic metaphor.
Krystle Brewer has over 8 years of experience in leadership and nonprofit management. She has a background in strategic and cultural planning with the Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma as well as art museums and galleries. She was a part of the team that opened the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Postal Plaza Gallery in Stillwater, OK and most recently came to the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition from 108|Contemporary in Tulsa’a Arts District. Brewer holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts, Studio Art, from Oklahoma City University and a Masters of Arts, Art History, from Oklahoma State University. In addition to her role as Executive Director for OVAC, she serves as President for the statewide Lean In Oklahoma Network and is an active artist and arts writer.