The Black Swan Theory refers to an event that is statistically almost impossible, yet occurs with far-reaching consequences. Ellen Carey's second solo exhibition at Miranda Gallery is a visual journey through two centuries of photographic practice via light, photogram, color and Polaroid. Ellen Carey pays homage to the trinity of artists whose experiments structured 19th century photography: Talbot, Daguerre and Atkins. With this new monumental and experimental work, Carey highlights the importance of the Polaroid and its giant 20X24 camera as a structuring element of 20th century photography. This spring 2022, in Paris 'ville lumière', Carey presents a new photographic document of the 21st century made from the negative of the Polaroid 20x24, a camera with which the artist has worked since 1983 and which allows him to reinvent 'painting with light'. Crackle, parabola, tone, abstraction, process, minimalism, Polaroid, photogram, wonder, innovation... this is Crush & Pull with Rollbacks & Penlights.
Galerie Miranda was founded in 2018 by Miranda Salt, French-Australian who has lived and worked in Paris' 10th arrondissement since her arrival in France in 1995. Specialised in fine art photography, the gallery presents international artists and works celebrated in their own country but little known in France and Europe. The gallery participates in fairs and private salons and is also a bookshop with a curated selection of publications on photography in French and English. Galerie Miranda is situated in Paris’ vibrant 10th arrondissement at 21 rue du Château d’Eau, close to the Place de la République and 100 metres from the former site, on rue Léon Jouhaux, of Louis Daguerre’s wonderful Diorama and laboratory, destroyed by fire in 1839.
Merry Alpern • Peggy Anderson • Marina Berio • Jo Bradford • Jo Ann Callis • Ellen Carey • John Chiara • Gérard Dalla Santa • Sally Gall • Gary Green • Chuck Kelton • Chloe Sells • Laura Stevens • Arne Svenson • Terri Weifenbach • Nancy Wilson-Pajic