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Alex Prager
Étoiles

2016

About the Item

Edition of 6. Alex Prager creates highly staged, theatrical, and cinematic photographs inspired by a wide range of references and influences—street photography, classic Hollywood cinema, and experimental films. She is keenly aware of the ways Hollywood has created the seemingly fantastical ability to fabricate and depict any scene, event, or time period one can imagine. Her images, a moment frozen in time, hint toward a larger narrative that allows the viewer to speculate about what happened just before (or just after) the moment portrayed. Prager evokes a voyeuristic quality in her work, and her viewer becomes acutely aware of their role as a witness to a potentially private moment or event. This work is part of Prager’s 'La Grande Sortie' series, which tells the story of a prima ballerina struggling against stage fright. This body of work explores the role performance plays in the construction of personal and universal identity and questions the relationship between performer/audience, artist/viewer, and realism/fantasy. Here, Prager has subtly interspersed mannequins throughout the audience creating a surreal and somewhat terrifying juxtaposition between actor and stage prop—again playing in the space between reality and fiction.
  • Creator:
    Alex Prager (1979, American)
  • Creation Year:
    2016
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 48 in (121.92 cm)Width: 39.2 in (99.57 cm)
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  • Framing:
    Framing Options Available
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  • Gallery Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: LM238491stDibs: LU944312769452
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