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Alex Prager: Week-End

by Evan Orensten
on 05 January 2010

Photographer Alex Prager completes her trilogy of intriguingly unnerving photographs—awkwardly posing her doll-like subjects in vintage-inspired panoramas—with her upcoming exhibition "Week-End" at NYC's Yancey Richardson Gallery.

The source of a lot of buzz at the recent 2009 Pulse Fair in Miami, Prager's highly-saturated heroines and oft-startling scenes speak to her fondness for David Lynch and Hitchcock films, as well as her belief that deep down "all women are actresses." The carefully-executed compositions also draw both on Cindy Sherman's early film stills series and on the fellow photographer's later use of color.


Complimenting her previous two exhibitions "Polyester" and "Big Valley," the L.A. native builds on her creepy cinematic images with "Week-End," the final comment on her home city's "strange picture of perfection." (Click above image for detail.)

Check out more images after the jump.

Opening reception: 14 January 2009, 6-8pm
14 January-20 February 2009
Yancey Richardson Gallery
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd floor
New York NY 10011 map
tel. +1 646 230 9610