Artist: Sage Garver
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery
Sage Carver is truly an inspirational and creative artist whose talent is apparent through her exhibit BIO. Sage is an Hermosa Beach native who is currently working on her BFA at CSULB and is graduating this semester. Sage’s hobbies include hiking, swimming, cooking, and being outdoors. Sage has planned to move to Hawaii after graduation to help her sister. She plans on working in her field specifically in sculptures while in Hawaii and once she is done she would like to work on her Masters of Fine Art. Sage has always liked art but her passion for art started when she started drawing. Once she started her college career she took a few art classes which then made her take sculpting classes. She believes that sculpture making is better than drawing is because drawing only stays on a flat surface. The reason she loves art is because she can physically feel and hold her creations.
Sage’s exhibit is inspired by biology. We hardly connect biology and art together but Sage did a fantastic job at it. Sage’s shapes are inspired by biological diagrams which she has seen under microscopes such as cells. The interior of the walls were white and had what appeared to be a bubble popping out which were made of foam. There was a beautiful multicolored center piece that had several gold chains linked to it and were attached at multiple locations throughout the wall. The entire wall once seen is Sage’s interpretation of a cell. The walls and their texture are supposed to represent a cell and how rough their walls are. The centerpiece is supposed to represent a nucleus because the nucleus is the controller of the cell and is located in the center. The chains were painted gold to be a subtle compliment to the great centerpiece and all of its extravagant colors. This exhibit took about a month to complete. Sage also said that the centerpiece can be interpreted as a person because it is colorful and different because of all the components that make you who you are while the chains are the exterior of your soul or your body.
I was really touched by this exhibit. I felt like I was able to experience the frustration and confusion she has battled within herself with her health because she was able to transform it into something beautiful and able to share that with others. Instead of creating a dark room and a sense of mystery and anger she decided to shed light on something near and dear to her. It was very beautiful of her to create the centerpiece as a nucleus but also as an individuals should because it shows how compassionate she is. Along with the beautiful multicolored center, the bubbles on the wall were made with very good precision and with detail.