Wk5- Artist Conversation- Sean Joy Cabanig


Exhibition Information

Artist: Sean Joy Cabanig
Exhibition: Fuse: Join to Form A Single Entity
Media – Copper, Bronze, Silver
Gallery: CSULB School of Art
Website: none
Instagram: none

About the Artist

For this weeks artist conversation I met Sean Joy Cabanig. This is her 5th year in the BFA program and also her final semester. She has a show in March and has around 12 pieces that she has made. Out of those 12 pieces she only had 2 for the gallery. She said that first she makes a model to get an idea of how she wants the final project to turn out. She doesn’t only use metal but also many more things.

Formal Analysis

The first piece is called “Bearing Burdens” which is made out of silver and bronze. This art piece was actually rushed and it took her a few weeks to complete. The secound piece of artwork is called “The Sweet Spot”. At first it was only a spoon then she added he clown to make it funny and lastly she added the end part to make it look balanced. This piece of art actually looks very smooth and like a lot of time was put into it.

Content Analysis

I feel like she uses a lot of emotion not her art. The first one she describes on how she was happy making it but then some personal stuff happened in her life so she changed it to seem like a torture device. For “The Sweet Spot” it actually just looked way to simple for her and that the reason she added the clown to make it funny and happy.

Synthesis / My Experience

I actually really enjoyed her pieces of art because they were so different. Her pieces use metals
and I think that makes it look super cool and it gives them this distinctive look. I like how she made these pieces on how she was feeling and you could see it in the art pieces.


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