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Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Perfecting the portraiture

New York City photographer Sean Fader brings his acclaimed contemporary photographic series to the University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery. Fader’s exhibition SUP?, reviewed in Slate Magazine and Huffington Post, is an interesting look at first impressions. The artist used personal ads to met strangers of whom he would shoot their portraits upon first meeting, using costumes and sets to portray whom he thought that person was. Then after Fader got to know the person more, the pair would collaborate on how to set up an accurate portrayal, and Fader would take another series of shots. Fader discovered that his initial impressions were not often reflective of the person he subsequently got to know. The work will be on display in the gallery until April 10. The exhibition reception is Thursday, March 13, from 5:30-8 p.m. Also, you won’t want to miss Faber speaking about this project on Wednesday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. in UIS Brookens Auditorium.

Art Exhibition – SUP?
Monday-Thursday, March 10-April 10, 11am-6pm
University of Illinois Springfield
Visual Arts Gallery
Health and Science Building, room 201

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