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Alex Prager: Week-End

by Evan Orensten in Culture on 05 January 2010

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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.

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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.

Week-End
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

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