Week 12 – Meet Sage Garver

Artist: Sage Garver
Exhibition: BIO
Media: Iridescent Film, Foam, Chain
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery
Website: N/A
Instagram: N/A

This week I was able to meet Sage Garver.  Her exhibition was awesome! She is a senior at CSULB and will be graduating with a BFA in sculpture.  When she graduates she plans on moving to Hawaii with her sister and to start a career relating to art out there.  During her free time, Sage likes to cook, swim, and hike.  She never got serious with art until she entered college, but she has always loved working with her hands and seeing things in 3D.

The wall decorations were made of styrofoam and she painted everything on the wall the same color as the wall.  She wanted it to look like the two items were merging together.  In the middle of the room there was a gold chain to represent the exterior of the body and the things on the wall were the interior of our body.  To create the gold chain, she took wire and then wrapped it with iridescent film and melted the film onto the wires.

The exhibit was aimed to represent the biological system.  The molds on the wall were supposed to show the symptoms a body can go through.  Her whole thing for the exhibit was to show the body with an illness.  Another way to look at this, was the large film ball in the middle was the nucleus and the molds on the wall represent the other organelles.

Being a biology major, I really enjoyed this exhibit. I thought it was really cool how the styrofoam pieces matched the color of the wall and blended in a sense.  The film sphere was also very interesting and intricate.


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