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Sean Fader

I have loved Sean from 2 seconds into meeting him back in grad school at Maryland Institute College of Art. So pleased to be working together again here in NYC. Sean has several shows lined up this season. For this work titled Sup? we printed on Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl 290 gsm.

“Sup? Is a lived performance piece.  For 365 days I trolled online dating and hookup websites looking for men who interested me.  I looked at their profile and pre-visualized a portrait of who I thought they might be.  Then I contacted them and asked them out on a date. The date consisted of arriving at their home (never having met them in person)  pouring them a glass of wine, and photographing them immediately. I directed them to enact my preconceived ideas of who I imagined them to be.  After our shoot, I took them out on a date.  This allowed me to consider how I might alter my first portrait of them.   After our date, we collaborated on creating an image that we both felt represented them.”

Looks Like Torture
Curated by Nicholas Cohn and Amy Kisch
HERE Art Center 

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 21 from 5-8:30pm
On view: February 21 – March 30, 2013
145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10013-1548 (Enter on Dominick St.)

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