Artist: Sage Garver
Gallery: Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery
About the Artist
Sage Garver is from Hermosa, CA and is currently trying to get her Bachelor of Fine Art in sculpture at California State Long Beach and is her last semester. She has always wanted to pursue a career in the art field. Her first choice was Studio art but decided to major in sculpture instead due to her enjoying and being interested in sculpture more than studio art. She was not planning to major in sculpture so one semester she decided to register for a sculpting class for a requirement and ended up loving it.
The main piece in her art piece was in the center of the gallery due to being the only colored object in her art. This piece looked like a chandelier because of the gold chains that were hanging from a silver circled object that was in the middle. Hanging from the gold chains was a gold fork which was interesting. The gallery also had patterns and circles on the walls that were white, the same color as the walls.
Sage Garver’s main focus for her art piece is to resemble the inside of a person’s body. She used biology in order for her audience to get a better idea and so it could resemble enough to cells and a body. The silver circled object in the middle resembles the nucleus and the gold chains resemble the nutrients and food that a person can eat which is why there is a fork attached to the chains. She explained that the reason behind her white shapes and patterns on the white walls is to resemble her illnesses that she experienced in which they come from the inside of the body and the malfunctioning that her body experiences.
I chose to interview Sage Garver because I read her artist statement prior to interviewing her and I loved how she did her art gallery by using her experiences and personal life. I thought her art gallery was unique and different because when I walked in her gallery, I did not know what she was portraying to her audience so I wanted to find out about her art. The main reason I really liked this gallery was due to Garver’s experiences and how she was not afraid to share that with others.