Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig
Exhibition: All Work All Play
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery
Sean is currently 23, and graduating after this semester. She is an undergraduate student at CSULB in the BFA Metals Department. She currently resides in Long Beach. In her free time she loves to read, play games, and play with cats. She loves to experiment with new things.
Cabanig’s work is inspired by her range of sentiments and emotion through copper and silver. Each piece has no certain shape, yet has her point of view of random thoughts. She used paper models for construction as a “rough draft” for her actual pieces.
Through her own understanding of the environment and her humor, many of the pieces were made. Of the pictures seen above, her favorite piece from her exhibit was the chain ring. Sean said the simplicity of the ring was what made it beautiful and the range of beauty that can be displayed through the time and effort in her work.
I didn’t enjoy Sean’s work. Her work did look like it took quite a bit of effort but the messages she was trying to convey were of pure randomness and had no substantial meaning which I happen to enjoy more of. But of course her work did appear as though she had invested time and effort in it to the point where I can still respect it.