Alex Prager’s Constructed Reality

Posted on February 21, 2014 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS MAGAZINE

"Crowd #3 (Pelican Beach), 2013. © Courtesy of Alex Prager, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York and M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
Los Angeles-based artist Alex Prager‘s exhibition, “Alex Prager: Face In The Crowd,” opens at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design November 23, 2014. 

For her most recent series, Prager created elaborate and staged crowd scenes in a variety of locations. In “Face in the Crowd,” Prager tells the “personal stories of characters within the crowd,” the gallery said in a press release. “For ten years, Prager has staged imaginary scenes for her camera–dream worlds in Technicolor, rife with tension and melodramatic fictions.” 

The exhibition features 33 photographs, and it’s important to note that some of her newer work will be displayed at a very large scale, like the image above at 59.5 x 92.83 inches. Also included are films previously released by Prager: “Despair” (2010), “La Petite Mort” (2012), and “Sunday” (2012). The exhibition runs through March 9, 2014 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design.