>   Alex Prager, Mise-en-scène
Alex Prager,
Alex Prager, "La Petite Mort Film Still #5," archival pigment print, 2012. © Alex Prager. Courtesy of Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.

Alex Prager

July 27, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014

The SCAD Museum of Art presents the first solo exhibition in the Southeast for Los Angeles, California-based artist Alex Prager. "Mise-en-scène" 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.

Look Again gallery talk: Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m.

Reception: Friday, Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., as part of the SCAD Savannah gallery hop

The exhibition is free with SCAD Museum of Art admission.

The gallery talk is free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members and open to the public with the cost of museum admission.

The reception is free and open to the public as part of the SCAD Savannah gallery hop.