The Alex Prager Photo Exhibition “Week-end” will open on April 28, 2010 (Wed.) at Ricoh Photo Gallery RING CUBE located in the Ginza district of Tokyo. This is Alex Prager’s first solo exhibition in Japan. It was arranged in collaboration with the internationally prominent London gallery Michael Hoppen Contemporary.
“Week-end” exhibits 18 color photographs with an impact that is both bizarre and intense. All the works being exhibited are original prints, with the largest being approximately 120 cm by 180 cm. Prager herself has said that she is “documenting a world that exists and doesn’t exist at the same time.”
Although the world shown in “Week-end” is an illusion, it is portrayed in a way that makes it more real than the real world.
Ricoh envisions its RING CUBE to be not only “a place to display and appreciate photographs,” but also a gathering place for people who want to both enjoy photographs and express themselves through photographs and a place that expands the possibilities of photography. Ricoh will continue to hold exhibitions presenting the works of a wide range of photographers, both professional and amateur.
About Alex Prager
Alex Prager was born in Los Angeles in 1979. In her early 20s, she devoted herself to photography after seeing an exhibition of the photographs of William Eggleston at the Getty Museum. She eschewed art school and began studying photography on her own, learning equipment and lighting through trial and error. Since then her photographs have been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London and elsewhere and have been presented in a number of publications, including “Details,” “i-D,” “Tank,” “Elle Japon,” “MOJO,” and “Complex.” She will have a solo show in June 2010 at Michael Hoppen Contemporary in London.