Wk 12 – Artist Conversation – Sage Garver

Artist: Sage Garver
Exhibition: Bio
Media: Foam, Chain, Iridescent Film
Gallery: Dennis Dutzi Gallery
Website: none
Instagram: none
About the artist: Sage Garver is a undergraduate student at CSULB in the School of Art’s Sculpture Program. She will be graduating the end of this Fall semester. Garver had a special interest in art her whole entire life, she loves working with her hands and seriously considered art as a career the beginning of college. Garver is currently from California, but hopes after graduation she will have the opportunity to move to Hawaii to continue her passion in art. Garver really enjoys cooking and trying new foods to eat.
Formal Analysis: The gold chains in her exhibit resemble internal meanings and the white foam pieces that look like underwater pieces are resembling external meanings. All the white structures on the walls are made from foam and paint. The shapes are perfect rings and structures to form a beautiful piece.
Content Analysis: The exhibit could be understood as the body, the outer molds are the external body. The gold chains resemble the internal body. There was a sickness within this body which was conveyed from the iridescent balls. She wanted this piece to resemble herself as she was very sick as a child.
Synthesis/My Experience: I really enjoyed this piece because she took something insecure that happened within her life and retold it through art. I think that’s just fascinating . I really enjoyed her creative input on specific details from the exhibit.

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