Silver Lake Drive is a major new exhibition marking the first mid-career survey of American photographer and filmmaker, Alex Prager (b.1979).
Tracing Prager’s remarkably rich career over the last ten years and taking place over two gallery floors, the exhibition encompasses over 40 photographs including her trademark, large-scale Technicolor photographs alongside her complete film works.
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. Referencing the aesthetic principals of mid twentieth century Hollywood cinema and fashion photography, as well as such photographers as William Eggleston, Diane Arbus and Cindy Sherman, each of her images is packed with a multitude of emotional layers and narrative possibilities.
Her early photographs were predominantly shot on sets in Los Angeles, with carefully staged scenes further heightened by hyper-styled costumes, makeup, lighting and the use of a richly saturated colour palette, lending the images a particular dramatic intensity.
|Duration||15 June 2018 - 14 October 2018|
|Times||Mon - Sat: 10.00 - 18.00 Thu: 10.00 - 20.00 during exhibitions Sun: 11.00 - 18.00|
|Cost||Free admission before 12.00 every day Exhibition Day Pass £4 (£2.50 concessions) Advance Online Booking £2.50|
|Venue||The Photographers' Gallery|
|Address||16 - 18 Ramillies Street, London, W1F 7LW|
|Contact||4402070879300 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk|