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Exhibition Detail
Alex Prager: Mis-en-Scéne
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia


July 27th, 2013 - November 17th, 2013
 
"La Petite Mort Film Still #5," , Alex PragerAlex Prager,
"La Petite Mort Film Still #5," ,
2012, archival pigment print
© © Alex Prager. Courtesy of Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.
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Mise-en-scène is the first solo exhibition in the southeastern United States for Los Angeles-based artist Alex Prager. This exhibition features two of Prager’s recent short films, Despair and La Petite Mort, together with selected film stills.

Evoking the filmic trope of the tortured heroine and employing techniques of suspense reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock, Prager constructs emotionally charged and seductive worlds. Whether in stills or moving pictures, Prager’s cinematic and saturated images are at once charming and disturbing. Their glamour and dark humor lure the viewer into ambiguous narratives and exquisitely crafted mise-en-scène.


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