Sienna DeGovia in Los Angeles Review of Books 12.14.16

Sienna DeGovia’s sculptural practice incorporates materials ranging from metal, fabric, clay, polymer, paint, and glass to cupcakes, candies, and cakes. Her work explores the
emotional nature of consumption, the societal tendency to veer between excess and austerity, and the theatricality of identity that can result. Food is a consistent actor in her work, in its ability to cross and confuse desire and physical need, and highlight the impossibility of distinguishing between the two. Sienna received her BFA from the California College of Art and has exhibited in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The featured image in this week’s newsletter is Allegorical Deer Centerpiece, 2011, polymer, clay, metal, acrylic paint, 17 by 16 inches.