Artist: Sean Joy Cabanig

Exhibition: All Work All Play

Media: Metals: Silver, Copper

Gallery: CSULB, Marilyn Werby Gallery

Website: no website

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Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig is a 5th year student in the BFA Metals program at California State University Long Beach. Originally from Los Angeles, she now lives in Long Beach, California and enjoys reading, gaming, cats, drawing, painting, and experimenting with her work more. She was originally a creative writing major, but wasn’t completely happy and switched her focus to art and after taking an introductory metals class, fell in love and found her passion.

All of Sean’s pieces are made of metal, specifically copper and silver. She said she prefers working with Silver because of the flexibility and value it adds to her work. The color scheme of her work ranges from dark brown to light silver, but all stays in the metallic family. Her pieces very much reflect rustic art that has been given a modern facelift. While some pieces are very smooth and delicate, others are not.

Cabanig says she draws inspiration from her daily life and doesn’t have a specific reason for creating specific pieces. She says she likes to incorporate ideas from her environment, humor, and art history. She finds it important to work randomly and not take art too seriously.

Overall, I found this week’s exhibit beautiful. The pieces really showed that metal art doesn’t have to just be jewelry. The metals used in the work really made the pieces feel unique as well as valuable. I really appreciated Cabanig’s honesty about finding inspiration everywhere, because I found that refreshing for an artist to say. I look forward to seeing more from Cabbing and have really loved all the metal work this week.


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