Week 9 – Artist Conversation – Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig

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Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig

Exhibition: All Work All Play

Media: Copper, Medal, Silver

Gallery: Werby Gallery

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Sean Joy is currently living in Long Beach and is an undergraduate at CSULB. It’s her last semester at CSULB, also her very first exhibit. Shes in the BFA Metal Art Department. Sean’s first exhibit is called, All Work All Play. She likes cats, reading, gaming, and studio experimenting. Sean mentioned that even though she likes cats, she does not want anything cat related as a gift. At first she was into drawing and painting, but then she transferred when she discovered there was a Metal department at CSULB. Most of Sean’s work is copper, metal, and silver. Most pieces are normal colors that go along with copper, metal, and silver but in one of the plate pieces, there is gray color mixed with black. Most of the pieces are smooth but others are rough skinned, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Not all of the pieces are on the floor, one is above on the ceiling as a Constellation. The Constellation is copper balls hanging from the ceiling.

Sean gets her ideas from her emotions, daily life, her type of humor, the type of environment that she surrounds herself in, art history, and anything else that she feels. Sean never really has a specific idea in mind, she just does what she feels. She doesn’t have a purpose or second motive to her pieces. Only that she made her art pieces as parts of herself that she is sharing.

I really enjoyed everything in her gallery. I liked the jewelry and plates, because I could see myself buying them if they were sold in stores. Almost everything in the gallery I could relate to. I loved her Constellation on the ceiling and her necklaces she made. Sean made it very personal to tell her our own opinions about her work by leaving paper and pens to write our thoughts and put in a box. I wrote to her in her box saying how much I enjoyed her gallery.