Wk12- Artist Conversation- Sage Garver

Artist: Sage Garver
Exhibition: BIO
Media: Sculpture
Gallery: Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery
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About the Artist:
Sage Garver is an undergraduate BFA of sculpture student at California State University Long Beach. She is a resident of Hermosa Beach who does a daily commute to school. In high school Sage was more interested in drawing but as she began taking more art classes she began to have a passion for sculpture. She liked sculpture because you actually get to make A 3D object with your hands rather than just a flat surface. Other than art, Sage likes to go on hikes especially by the beach, her favorite spot is Palos Verdes. As for graduate school, she does not plan on going any time soon but maybe will decide on it later in the future.

Analysis
As one walk in to the exhibition one is surrounded by white walls with many different bubbles on it. When you walk in there you actually feel like you’re in a cell. The shapes remind you of lysosomes floating everywhere and then you see a few shapes that may remind you of an endoplasmic reticulum. The feel in the room is definitely science and biology.

BIO is about Sage Garver’s illnesses that she’s had throughout her life. Through this exhibition she wanted to create a physical experience of the human body for her viewers to experience. Each shape in the exhibition represented a part of a cell. The bubbles were supposed to represent lysosomes, the squiggles were the endoplasmic reticulum and the centerpiece with the chains was supposed to represent the nucleus. The bubbles were purposely white because she wanted it to seem as if they were emerging from the wall all as one entity. They were inspired by shapes she saw using a microscope then formed by a computer and carved then shaped my foam.

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