WK 12 – Artist Conversation – Sage Garver

Artist: Sage Garver
Exhibition: BIO
Media: Sculptures
Gallery: Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery
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BIO was located in the Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery at Cal State Long Beach. The BIO exhibit was created by Sage Garver, who is under graduate senior working on their BFA in sculpture. The exhibit showcases different sculptures that are attached to the wall, and a chains in the middle of the gallery. This exhibition is based on the human body, it uses biological forms and systems as an inspiration for the exhibition. Sage mentioned that, “My work begins with my body and illnesses I’ve experienced throughout my life.” After discovering that their work was based on their illnesses and experiences, it felt more personal to be inside of the exhibition.

Sage Garver is a senior student at Cal State Long Beach, they are currently working on their BFA in sculpture. Sage does plan on attending graduate school, but they are going to take a long break before they apply back to school. Originally, Sage was interested in drawing in high school. However, after a few art classes in high school their interest in drawing shifted to sculptures. Sage found sculptures more interesting to manipulate because it is a 3-D object. Sage enjoys going outdoors to hike and swim, and they also enjoy cooking. Some of Sage’s favorite places to go hiking is in Palos Verdes by the beach.


Walking into the exhibition I was captivated by the sculptures that were on the walls. All of the sculptures that were on the wall were white. Therefore, it appeared like the sculptures were coming out of the walls. It was evident that the exhibition was about humans biological form and systems. The sculptures that were all the wall all appeared to be different types of cells that are found inside of our body. The shapes that were found inside of the gallery reminded me of the shaped that you find when looking into biological diagrams under a microscope.

The different shapes of sculptures reminded me of how complex the human body is. After visiting the gallery I felt appreciative of the human body, because of its complexity. On the surface the human body does not seem that complicated, but once you examine the interior you realize that there are a lot of different mechanics that keeps us going. img_1119



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