Race, Class, and Blue-Collar Sculptures
The University of Toledo Art Department welcomed identical twin brothers and ceramics artists, Kelly and Kyle Phelps. They gave a lecture on their work.
Much of their work is about the blue-collar working class, race relations, and the everyday struggles of the common man and woman. Both Kelly and Kyle continue to work collaboratively to create their artwork and share a studio in Centerville (OH). The twins share numerous grants, regional, national, and international exhibitions, and commissions. Their work is also included in many permanent museum collections across the United States. Most notable private collectors of the twin’s work are in the hands of film director Michael Moore, and actor Morgan Freeman as well as a major reviews in the world acclaimed Ceramics Monthly, Sculpture Magazine, and American Craft Magazine.
Knowledge Stream is made possible by a generous gift provided by the Appold Family Charitable Fund.