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Krystle Brown
Affiliation:; Alumni
MFA

2018

Gallery:  Kingston Gallery (Emerging Artist)
Upcoming exhibitions:  Solo show at Kingston Gallery, Boston MA (date TBD)
Awards/Fellowships:   Katherine Romero Graduating Student Award, SMFA at Tufts University Montague Travel Grant for Northern Ireland, SMFA at Tufts University President's Scholarship, SMFA at Tufts University

Personal website:   www.krystlebrownart.com
 
Artist Statement
From Urban Dictionary, Tchotchke: A small piece of worthless crap, a decorative knick knack with little or no purpose. Purgatory: An imaginary place invented by the Catholic Church to assuage family members of dead people heading to hell that there is still a last chance for them to heaven if they intercede for them—gifts and cash donation could help speed up the process. My recent work revolves around the psychological effects of economic class, ritual, and being at odds with one’s environment. Combining these motifs, I create video installations, sculpture, photography and performance that bridge between the morbid and the humorous. I use personal storytelling to drive the concepts and aesthetics that are in conversation with the suburban/urban gothic paradigm. Situated uncomfortably between the aspirations of the American Dream and “white trash”, I am grappling with my hybrid economic class and social identity. I question and attempt to solve whether a society decides that there



Artwork submitted for the SMFA Art Sale

 

  Sleeper St  (2016)
Wall Hanging - Paintings
Medium: Mix Media  
Edition: 1  Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 24 H: 17
Price:$800
 

  Diminishing Returns  (2016)
Shrink-wrap - Drawings
Medium: Mix Media  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 22 H: 18
Price:$300
 

  Industry  (2019)
Time based media - Video
Medium: Single channel video  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 30 H: 20
Price:$800