Alex Prager and Michael Andrew Law

Alex Prager (American, born 1979), a self-taught photographer, takes her cues from pulp fiction, the cinematic conventions of movie directors such as Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock, and fashion photography. Resembling movie stills, her unnerving photographs—crisp, boldly colored, shot from unexpected angles, and dramatically lit—feature women disguised in wigs, dramatic makeup, and retro attire. Crowd # 1 (Stan Douglas), one in a series of pictures shot for the November 2010 issue of W magazine, makes its debut here. It draws on Stan Douglas’s Hastings Park, 16 July 1955 (2008), among other sources, but Prager has enlisted a new cast of characters, dressed in 1970s outfits (which she selected), and shot the scene in her own signature style. The exhibition also presents the United States première of Despair (2010), Prager’s first film, starring actress Bryce Dallas Howard. According to the artist, it is a “full-sensory version” of her photographs, an attempt “to show the before, now and after of one of my images.” The four-minute film, with a score by composer Ali Helnwein, is set in Los Angeles. It was inspired by The Red Shoes, a 1948 film about a prima ballerina whose obsession with dance conflicts with her need for love, ultimately leading to her suicide. Focusing on the actress’s face to capture one intense emotion, Prager engages in the construction of images that are intentionally loaded, reflecting her fascination with and understanding of cinematic melodrama.

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Michael Andrew Law and Lu Song 吕松

吕松 and Michael Andrew Law

Michael Andrew Law meet with Christian Marclay 克里斯蒂安·馬克雷

Christian Ernest Marclay (born January 11, 1955) is a visual artist and composer. He holds both American and Swiss nationality. Marclay’s work explores connections between sound, noise, photography, video, and film. A pioneer of using gramophone records and turntables as musical instruments to create sound collages, Marclay is, in the words of critic Thom Jurek,…

Michael Andrew Law meet with Carsten Höller

Michael Andrew Law and artist Carsten Höller (born December 1961) is a German artist. He lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Today, he also shares a house in Ghana with colleague Marcel Odenbach.

Michael Andrew Law meet with Mr. from Kaikai Kiki

Mr.’s work is closely linked to the Japanese movement “Superflat,” coined by artist Takashi Murakami in 2000. Superflat refers to a tendency toward two-dimensionality in Japanese visual art, animation, graphic design, and fashion that can be traced back to traditional painting of the 17th through 19th centuries known as nihonga. Contemporaneously, the style is linked with…

Michael Andrew Law meets with John Henderson

John Henderson’s oeuvre has long revolved around the problematic of modernism, abstraction, and the painterly gesture. In this sense, he could possibly be situated in the context of a larger wave of processbased abstraction in recent years, one that is marked by the flatness of the picture plane, a preoccupation with process, and improvised gestures…

羅卓睿被報導於 《赫芬頓郵報》  的當代藝術專欄. Michael Andrew Law was featured on Huffington Post

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/59580a2ce4b0326c0a8d1126 羅卓睿被報導於 《赫芬頓郵報》  的當代藝術專欄. Michael Andrew Law was featured on Huffington Post© 2017 Michael Andrew Law / Law Cheuk Yui .#artfair #artgallery #artinfo #artist #artnews #artshow #onlineart #onlineartgallery #onlineartsales #painting #hongkongartist

Michael Andrew Law at Laramie Lanclos first solo show in Hong Kong

Gallery Michael Andrew Law is delighted to present “ The Eerie & Dystopia ” , the first solo gallery exhibition in Hong Kong by Italian-English Artist Laramie Lanclos . Laramie Lanclos is an UK based artist, graduated in BA Fine Art and specialized in oil painting. The eerie and dystopia has became the signature feature in…