Time Out Dubaigave my show at The Jam Jar Dubai a lovely write up. "For Dubai, the exhibition is both liberating and challenging – it’s almost impossible not to have some reaction. For starters, Sean Fader’s video installation is intimate and unusual."
If you've ever taken your love life to the digital sphere, you're familiar with the stressful, agonizing and self-esteem destroying task that is creating your dating profile.
From choosing accurate yet complimentary photos to summing up your charm, wit and brains in a succinct bio, the challenge at hand is an arduous one. In an exhibition entitled "Sup?", Sean Faderexplores the complexities of online representations, mixed desires and the occasional breaches of truth:
"The photographs in Fader’s I Want to Put You On series are unnervingly clever.Physical identity seems disposable in the images and the subject is both the artist and his friends, suggesting that they are possibly a commentary on their relationship." read more
"Let's stick with elation for now. There's a palpable sense of it in Sean Fader's portraits, like the perky-nippled sylph who anchors the show -- an Olympia for the Photoshop-savvy genderfuck set." more
"One of the most remarkable images is Sean Fader’s cross-gender “I Want to Put You On, Raini” It shows a slender young man with visibly hairy chest lying on a couch and holding a glass of wine. But he has a zipper pulled part way up the front of his body that is part of a female skin with a gently curving breast he is surrounding himself with." read more