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Curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Natasha L. Logan, White Boys charts the ways artists are aestheticizing white, male identity in the United States today. Privilege, invisibility, fear, anxiety, purity, emptiness, cowardice–whiteness and masculinity conjure an array of competing associations, emotions and imagery. Taken together, they present a perspective paradoxically ever-present and ever-absent: white is both the sum of all colors and no color at all. But how have whiteness and masculinity ‘evolved’ as relational constructs vis-a-vis blackness, femininity, and sexuality, modes of otherness that have often been scrutinized and alienated? Where are these terms’ entrenchments, and where do they become more pliant? Through photography, video, painting, printmaking and sculpture, the ‘white’ and ‘non-white’ artists of White Boys variously imagine male whiteness within this broader network of racial and sexual tropes and identities, marking seeming commonalities and more subtle gradations.  March 22 – May 3rd, 2013

We printed for artist Sean Fader on Ilford Pearl Paper. Cannot wait to see this show!

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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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