Wk9- Artist Conversation- Sean Joy Cabanig

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Artist: Sean Joy Cabanig

Exhibition: All Work All Play  

Media: copper, metals, silvers

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery

Website: no website

Instagram: no instagram

About the Artist:

Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig is an undergraduate student in her last semester at CSULB. She is a fifth year student obtaining her degree in the CSULB School of Art’s BFA Metals Program. Cabanig is originally from Los Angeles but now lives in Long Beach. She has been in the dorms for two years now. Chabanig loves cats and enjoys to read, play video games, and experimenting with her art. A fun fact about her is that she first applied to CSULB for creative writing but she was not happy and switched.     

Formal Analysis:

Amongst the very interesting and beautiful pieces in the gallery, I decided to do it on a piece that called my attention. The object was a small cylinder box. In the inside it had what seemed to be like a metal pinecone. The cylinder was made of a dark brown metal which was the reason why I liked it so much. I really like brown and seeing the contrast of the dark brown from the cylinder and the light brown from the pinecone really made it stand out. The object was very simple but really stunning. The object appeared to be very smooth and it looked like something that took a while to make.               

Content Analysis:

Cabanig draws inspiration for her artwork from her daily life and the emotions she is feeling in that point in her life. She does not have any specific reasons for creating particular pieces and is very free when it comes to creating her work. She does pieces from jewelry to items like the one I previously described.     

Synthesis/ My Experience:

Overall I really enjoyed Cabanig’s gallery. I found it really amazing how she was able to create some really amazing pieces with metal. Her story of how she changed her major and found her true passion was really inspirational because it shows how students still find a calling. The gallery showed more than just jewelry, which I really liked.


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