Now in its final week, Sean Fader’s #wishingpelt is on view at Gagosian Gallery’s Madison Avenue Store in an exhibition organized by Richard Prince entitled New Portraits, September 19–Saturday, October 25, 2014.
 
Fader’s #wishingpelt uses the social world of Instagram as its medium, and is a forum in which to perform work.  Related closely to live events, the Instagram photograph is for Fader a contract with his participants, sealing a bond and producing a shared experience across the thousands of his participants who have not yet met.  The images are not documentation.  They are performative and utopic commitments.

Time Out Dubai gave 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."

A Blade of Grass recently released a beautiful new book about the twenty socially engaged Artist Fellows who were chosen to be part of Artist Files.

There is an amazing chapter on yours truely!

Artist Files was a one-time grant cycle focused on generating and harnessing public discourse as a way to define socially engaged art and the selection criteria.

Sean Fader Explores The Art Of Online Dating In Sup? by Priscilla Frank

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 Fader explores the complexities of online representations, mixed desires and the occasional breaches of truth:

We're only one week away from the official Flash Forward 2012 Book Launch and Exhibition Opening in Toronto!  Join us on Wednesday, November 14 from 7-10pm at the newly developedRegent Park Arts & Cultural Centre and meet some of the talented art stars chosen by an international jury to represent the best emerging photography being made in Canada, the US and the UK. All are welcome to join the Facebook Event and invite your friends and family to a fantastic evening of art and conversation amongst the international photographic community.  We look forward to seeing you all there! 

"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

The Josh (Jorunal of Sexual Homos) published a photo essay.

“New York photographer, Sean Fader, likes to play with himself. Over and over. Working in the style of some other self-focused photographers--Cindy Sherman, Kelli Connell, Aaron Hobson, and Robert Rainey--Sean's work manages to reflect not only himself, but a little bit of all of us. Starting out as an actor, Sean has combined his photographic and photoshop skills to produce his own stage show, and has lots of accolades to show for it. No other cast members need apply.” read more

Next Magazine names Sean Fader the visual artist of 09

 

"Every year Next Magazine selects the people that it thins are going to be high in gay culture in the coming year."  

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