For her second solo exhibition at Miranda Gallery, Anglo-American artist Chloe Sells presents her new photographic work, inspired by her years spent at the side of the famous writer and 'gonzo journalist', Hunter S. Thompson, author of many fierce books critical of American society, including "Las Vegas Parano" (ed. 1972).
As the writer's last assistant, she shared his daily life and his unconventional style with the backdrop of the sumptuous natural setting of their hometown, Aspen, Colorado. Continuing her experimentation with the silver photographic print, Sells crosses documentary images from her personal archive with new landscape images, photographed in camera and then 'marbled', a traditional technique used in Japan and Italy since the 12th century. The result is a psychedelic slalom through the Rocky Mountains to the living room of one of the 20th century's freest thinkers. A monographic book will accompany the exhibition, published by GOST (England), the artist's third book.
As an art gallery dedicated to vintage photography, Miranda Gallery was founded in 2018 by Miranda Salt. It offers exhibitions of listed works and artists recognized in their countries but little exhibited in France/Europe, often but not exclusively women. The Miranda Gallery inaugurated its programming with a first cycle of exhibitions dedicated to women artists with exceptional backgrounds: Jo Ann Callis, Nancy Wilson-Pajic, Marina Berio and Ellen Carey. Other artists represented by the gallery, or with work available, include Merry Alpern, Peggy Anderson, Jo Bradford, John Chiara, Susan Derges, Sally Gall, Gary Green, Gerard Dalla Santa, Chloe Sells, Laura Stevens, Arne Svenson, Terri Weifenbach. The gallery is also a bookstore and offers a selection of books on photography.