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.