Artist: Sean Joy Cabanig
Exhibition: All Work All Play
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery
Today on the gallery walk I got to talk to CSULB artist Sean Joy Cabanig. She is a twenty three year old undergrad here at CSULB from Los Angeles who has been going to school here for five years. She now lives in Long Beach and she originally came in as a Creative Writing major but is now following her passion and is pursuing her BFA in Metals. Sean Joy’s interests consist of gaming, painting, cooking, hanging out with her boyfriend, and cats.
Sean Joy’s work is Metal based and consists of differently shaped objects. She has pieces that resemble necklaces, finger braces, objects like acorns, jewelry, containers etc. A lot of her work I have noticed has a lot of round shapes to them. The metals used looks like copper and silver. The pieces are very smooth like for the most part like sphere shaped copper pieces on one of the necklaces for example. Texture and feel is overall smooth.
Her work is inspired by her environment and what is around her. Sean Joy is a very experimental person and does not have a set concept to her art. She did say that her favorite piece is the finger brace which was inspired by the movie Forest Gump and the leg braces he had to wear as a kid. She spends a lot of time in the studio just experimenting with different ideas. Sean Joy definitely likes to incorporate her personality in her pieces and likes to have fun with it.
I thought Sean Joy’s art work was really interesting because it gives off like a careless free flowing feel to it. Her pieces are definitely flawless and are very well made which I find very impressive. I like her idea that you don’t need to have a certain inspiration with your art, it should just come to you from your own daily life. I really think that is what art is all about, sharing a different experience with other people. I overall really enjoyed the exhibit and I wish Sean Joy best of luck in her future.