Week 12 – Artist Conversation – Sage Garver

Exhibition Information

Artist: Sage Garver

Exhibition: BIO

Media: sculpture, metal, plastics

Gallery: Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery

Website: n/a

About the Artist

Sage Garver is an undergraduate student at California State University, Long Beach pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture. She is also the first person in her family to pursue an art career, but her family supports her decision. Growing up, she was sick most of the time to the point that she couldn’t really do anything. This is how she turned to art. Art was an outlet she used to make her feel better during her sick days. Sage decided to focus more on sculpture because she likes the physical nature of her artwork.

Formal Analysis

img_4165As I walked in the gallery, I noticed that there were sculptures attached to the wall. There were different kinds of shapes and textures; however, they were all white. Some sculptures have smooth rounded textures to it, while others have sharp pointy textures. One wall had identical rings of circles that were condensed in space that it touched each other. The whole walls had sculptures on them. Also, there were hanging gold metals from the ceiling. The metals were kind of hanging from the ceiling that it caused a curve image to it. There was also a ball of plastic attached to the metal.

Content Analysis

When I first walked in, I thought the exhibition had something to do with space or astronomy. The exhibition name BIO represents two word—biology and biography. This exhibition began with her body and illness. The biology part has something to do with her sickness growing up. Her sculptures on the wall represents the body, patterns, and symptoms. The sculptures were all white representing neutrality. The shapes on the wall represents malfunction leading to illness and abnormal growth.

My Experience

 I really like this exhibition because it represents how normal things can be affected abnormally. The whole exhibition was white with sculptures glued to the wall as it stuck out of the wall. I like how she used this method to show the forming of illness. I also like how she used her past to produce this amazing artwork.

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