Week 12: Artist Conversation, Sage Garver

Artist: Sage Garver

Exhibition: BIO

Media: Iridescent Film, Foam, Chain

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis Dutzi Gallery

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Hello Everyone!

This week I got the chance to choose Sage Garver’s exhibition. She is currently a senior here at CSULB graduating with a BFA in Sculpture. She commutes everyday and plans to move to Hawaii with her sister and find a job related to art. On her free time, she loves to swim, hike, and cook. When asked what she enjoys cooking the most, she said “Curry”. I can definitely share the love of curry with her. The reason why Sage pursued a BFA in Sculpture was that she was always in love with art growing up. She never got serious until she entered college. The reason why she chose Sculpture as her program was because she loves to work with her hands and she enjoyed seeing something in 3-D.


As for her artwork itself, it is for her BIO Exhibition. The decals on the walls were made of styrofoam. She painted everything that was placed on the walls the same color as the walls. The reason behind this was that she wanted the two items to merge together to form one entity. In the center of the room she had a gold chain. The gold chain in the center of the exhibition represented the xterior of the body and the pieces on the walls would be representational of the interior of our body. In terms of the gold chains and how it was created, Sage took a wire and then wrapped it with iridescent film and used a heat gun and melted the film onto the wires.


My first interpretation of the exhibition was decently accurate. Sometimes when I visit the art galleries, I can have some kind of connection with the artist, while other times I cannot. This week when I first walked into the gallery, I definitely thought that it had to relate to the body. I’m a biology major here at CSULB and everything that was placed on the walls just looked like different parts to a cell. It represented the mitochondria, ribosomes, chloroplasts, etc. I definitely understood that part and was excited to discover more as the chains in the center of the room were very intriguing because I didn’t know how it related or what it represented. Overall, I thought that it was a unique experience and I definitely thought that it was aesthetically pleasing.






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