I use utility and access as well as their removal as 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 graduated Magna cum Laude from Oklahoma City University in 2009 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and a focus in ceramics. Since, she has interned and worked for art organizations including the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, and the Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma, before returning to school to pursue a Master’s in Art History at Oklahoma State University. While at OSU, she worked for the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art and the Gardiner Art Gallery.
She is currently the Exhibitions Director for 108|Contemporary in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District and a member of the artist group, Coalescence IAC. In addition to her art administrative role, she is an active artist and art writer.