A major new exhibition marking the first mid-career survey of American photographer and filmmaker Alex Prager.
Prager’s distinctive works cross the worlds of art, fashion, photography and film, exposing the human melodrama and dark unsettling undercurrents that are threaded through her subject matter.
Her early photographs were predominantly shot on sets in Los Angeles, with carefully staged scenes. In her celebrated Crowd series, each figure is presented in sharp focus drawing attention to individual characters and stories and hinting at interior lives. Her most recent project focuses on a different type of stage and setting, The Opera Bastille in Paris, where she captures the various stages of performance of a prima ballerina.
This comprehensive exhibition presents over 40 photographs and her complete filmic oeuvre, all of which capture the banal and the fantastic, the everyday and the theatrical in Prager’s heightened reality.