Alex Prager: The Week End

Juxtapoz // Sunday, 27 Dec 2009

The photographs of Alex Prager offer a glimpse into picture perfect renderings of females that appear as if they have been trapped in the 1960s. Highly staged, Prgaer customarily utilizes wigs and costumes to give the final works a slightly plastic feeling. But in a good way.  Her doll-like models force the viewer to reconsider images from the past, asking one to second guess past and present realities.

“I saw a theme of apathy and impending death running through these pictures -- the death of and dreams,” the artists explains of her new series, Week-End. “Originally, I was going to call it, Weekend, without the hyphen, but by adding the hyphen, it emphasizes the word end, so it could also mean, Weak End. That adds a layer of comedy to it which I like.”

Read the full interview we conducted with Alex Prager on Week-End HERE and then make sure to clear off some time, weekend or not, so see the newest works.

Alex Prager: Week-End
January 14 – March 6, 2009
M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York City
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