This November, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design opens Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd, an exhibition of forty photographs and four films by the renowned Los Angeles artist. For 10 years, Prager has staged imaginary scenes for her camera—dream worlds in Technicolor, rife with tension and melodramatic fictions (see more of her work). Deftly blending archetypes from post-war America, her images have re-enacted and burlesqued media portrayals of women, drawing from classic Hollywood movies, fashion advertising, and icons of documentary photography. Face in the Crowd debuts Prager’s latest series by the same title—elaborately-staged crowd scenes, both poignant and revelatory—alongside earlier photographs and video works.

Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd
Alex Prager, Crowd #2 (Emma), 2012. Archival pigment print, 59 x 80.7 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Some early teasers…

A detail shot from Face In The Crowd:

 

A look into her work from Fourth & Main:

 

Touch of Evil: Ryan Gosling, directed by Alex Prager:

 

Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd will be on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from November 23, 2013– March 9, 2014. This is the Los Angeles artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States.