Novato-based photographer Ed Carey is set to show his striking black-and-white photography on the walls of the Mill Valley Chamber’s space at 85 Throckmorton Ave., including a reception on Tuesday, March 7, as part of the Mill Valley Arts Commission’s First Tuesday Artwalk (5:30-7:30pm). Aside from the First Tuesday Artwalk, the Chamber’s office is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12-4pm.
The prints on view are Platinum / Palladium prints. This process was invented in the early 19th century and was the preferred method of printing by many of the early legends of photography such as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand and many others. The Platinum / Palladium print is revered for its long tonal range and it’s archival quality.
Carey has been active in the photo community for over 40 years as a commercial photographer, gallerist, and black and white printer. His current work utilizes a number of 19th century photographic processes such as platinum / palladium, photogravure and cyanotype.
As we’ve been chronicling for the past couple of years, Mill Valley is having a certified, extended artistic moment.
That moment spans from micro to macro. The former is dominated by seemingly ubiquitous public art in the form of art boxes, art benches, celestial sculptures, free-standing doors in the Depot Plaza to promote racial justice, beautiful, thought-provoking murals of figures like Breonna Taylor and legendary Rep. John Lewis and actor Chadwick Boseman and the 2022 edition of the Arts Commission’s “Knitting Us Together” project.
Readers of this space likely saw a gorgeous, comprehensive guide to public art in the 94941 in our 2022 EMV Guide within the August issue of Marin Magazine.