Artist: Sage Garver
Media: Installations, Displays
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery
For this week’s artist conversation, classmates and I were able to take a look at what the young artist, Sage Garver, had to offer. Sage Garver is a student here at California State University Long Beach. She is currently enrolled in the BFA program and is getting ready to graduate and finish her educational journey at Long Beach state. With a beautiful display of white cells and body parts, she gladly informed us more of what her gallery display was about.
Sage Garver had body parts such as cells, mitochondria, chromosomes, mitosis and DNA cells. In the center, she had really nice gold chains connecting a silver-diamond like chandelier. She made the body parts blend with the walls, so the whole inside of the gallery was white throughout with the exception of the middle piece. It was very relaxing, impressive, and a peaceful view for everyone.
Sage Garver said that her exhibition display represented the illnesses she has experienced in life. She said all the pieces represented all aspects of her life, from her everyday activities to the food she consumes during the day. She uses biological forms and systems to create a sculptural and spatial experience. She described how the cells being white was for the viewer to have a more heighten physical and censorial experience since the gallery was white already. When asked about the centerpiece, she said that she put it there in order for the viewers to have a more pleasant experience; however, everyone referred it as the nucleus so she decided to refer it to that as well from then on.
Being in the exhibition was a really nice experience. Her decision of the biology body parts blending in with the room was a really great decision. The centerpiece was something that really blew everyone away and being referred to as the nucleus was perhaps the best idea since the nucleus is also centered in a cell. Overall, it was really nice to take a look at her art work and nice of her to inform us more towards it.