Lehmann Maupin Gallery presents a special exhibition of artist Alex Prager’s latest body of work titled, “Face in the Crowd”, in both of the gallery’s New York locations (Chelsea and Lower East Side) through February 22, 2014.
Face in the Crowd is Prager’s most complex and ambitious work to date. The artist directed hundreds of actors on constructed sets on a Los Angeles soundstage to create portraits of large crowds at airport terminals, lobbies, beaches, movie theaters and other public spaces.
“The characters, clothing, hairstyles and poses are all carefully chosen by the artist to convey a range of time periods from mid-century to present and recall cultural references drawn from street photography and classic Hollywood cinema”.
Face in the Crowd explores the unspoken connections among individuals and is a reminder that we are part of something larger than oneself.