Alex Prager—A Face in the Crowd
The young photographer Alex Prager has a fantastic show up at Lehmann Maupin across 2 galleries. One has a 3 channel video projection that tells individual stories of people juxtaposed with the anonymous anxiety that large crowds can make one feel. She created the show in reaction to her own anxiety of crowds and public speaking.
NYT’s has a great behind the scenes video on the making of the film and the photographs. She used over 150 extras to create these timeless and eerie scenes. The make-up and wardrobe styling feels very much like early Cindy Sherman. Check it out.
NYT’s Video Link: http://nyti.ms/KUa22J