Week 12- Artist Conversation- Sage Garver

Exhibition Information

Exhibition: BIO

Artist: Sage Garver

Media: Installation, Sculpture

Gallery: CSULB School of Art,Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery

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About the Artist

BIO is Sage Garver’s undergraduate senior show in order to get her Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts in Sculpture. She is choosing to take a long break before heading off to a graduate school. Since she was young art was always a pastime but growing older sculpture got more and more interesting to her because she gets to work with her hands. Originally she was very into painting but she found it incredible working with a 3D object instead of a flat surface like paper. Sage find great interest in swimming, hiking, cooking and in general being outdoors.

Formal Analysis

In the gallery, shapes were protruding from the walls. Circles, waves and bumps were on every wall protruding from the walls but mixed in as the same color to make it seems more realistic. Also in the gallery there was a large chain that was holding up a circular brass object.

Content Analysis

The structures on the walls were representing the cells in our body. The were very similar to the shapes that cells have. the structure hanging from the chains represents the center of the cell, the nucleus. Everything is based around and minor to the nucleus. Sage has had many experiences with illness in her life and this is how she chose to express how it can take over the body. These are loose interpretations of the biological forms that you can find in the body. She took a long period of time to create this experience because she had to sculpt these on the computer and bring them to life by carving them out of a block of foam.

My Experience

Sage was very passionate about her work and was energetic to speak to us about her gallery. The work that she put into this gallery is very inspiring and you can tell just how much of a hard worker she is to get what she wants. I thought her gallery was interesting because it was simple but creative.

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