“Ryan Brewer provides amalgamations that address slippages of object function while questioning issues including labor, class, commodification, and time. Viewers of these works are asked to pause and consider craftsmanship in a comprehensive way, ingesting investigations of passive and active labor along with notions of commodity and market. Brewer’s installation […] is as equally impossible to grasp with a cursory glance as it is to consider placing in one’s living room; the need for the viewer to return multiple times to complete an object experience that is engineered to react to both itself and its environment contradicts the paradigm of the autonomous art object, its amorphous nature pointing to other issues (such as gender) where classification begins to fail.”

-Rhiannon Aarons, excerpt from “Liminal Subjects, Queer Objects: Questioning as a Statement,” 2018