Wk 12-Artist Conversation-Sage Garver

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Exhibition Information

Artist: Sage Garver

Exhibition: BIO

Media: Mixed-media

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery

Website: None

Instagram: None

About the Artist

Sage Garver is an undergraduate here at CSULB. She will be graduating at the end of the fall semester with a BFA in Sculpting. Garver decided to major in art in community college before transferring to CSULB because it was something really enjoyable for her. After graduating, Garver plans to move to Hawaii in hopes of finding a job and will be staying with her sister over there.

Formal Analysis

The exhibition consists of many different shapes stuck on the walls. The shapes are foam and are somewhat simplistic but overall make a great pattern altogether. She sculpts the shapes using a specific machine. In the center of the exhibition is a a circular figure strung upon by gold chains that catches the center of attention.

Content Analysis

Garver says the exhibition represents deals with. She made this exhibition to display her illness in her pieces because of how much it has impacted her whole life the decisions she has to take because of that. Her interest in art actually happened because of this illness which is why she doesn’t shy away from it. Looking at the structure, one could analyze that this exhibition deals with cells and a nucleus in the middle.

Synthesis/My Experience

The way Garver turned her negative into a positive is so enlightening. Not everyone has it perfect but she demonstrates how to make the best of your situation and she sure has. I admire her for fighting and remaining positive. It’s great how you implement your struggles into your art pieces and come out successful in doing so.


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