Alex Prager ‘Compulsion’

Alex Prager has an exhibition of new work on simultaneous display at three galleries: Michael Hoppen Gallery in London until May 26th, at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York until May 19th, and LA’s M+B Gallery until May 12th. Compulsion features a selection of colour photographs, as well as the artist’s new short film, La Petite Mort, with accompanying film stills.

Prager’s new work furthers her exploration of subversive narratives through the construction of “scenes” inspired by tragedies depicted in the media and paired with emotive close-ups of eyes. The eyes, whether interpreted as belonging to the viewer or the subject, operate as a mode of investigation — an aid to decoding the scenes and implicating the viewer by provoking an emotional response.

More after the jump.

pic and info: Michael Hoppen

category: art