As part of Uptown Arts Stroll 2018, the Audubon Park Alliance is presenting an exhibition of images by photographer Elizabeth Currier entitled “Audubon Park: A Sense of Place.” The exhibition, which features a variety of photographic techniques, captures the unique sense of place inside and around northern Manhattan’s Audubon Park, a vibrant 21st century neighborhood sitting on the footprint of John James Audubon’s farm Minnie’s Land. It will take place in the Grinnell Community Room, 800 Riverside Drive (at 158th Street) during the month of June. Viewing times are listed below and in the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Guide, available in print and online.
Elizabeth Currier has lived in the Audubon Park neighborhood since 1966 and raised a daughter there. She earned a B.A. in Art History at Columbia University and studied photography with Ethan Feinsod, Natan Dvir, and Magdalena Sole. Among her credits are solo shows at the Macy Gallery Teachers College, Indian Road Café, and numerous juried group shows. Her evolution as a professional photographer, which began about two decades ago, includes the transition from film to digital and then to infrared cameras, starting from little point-and-shoots to more sophisticated cameras that take different lenses. Her work appears in several publications, in public collections at the Macy Gallery and New York Presbyterian Hospital, and private collections in Russia, Ireland, and the United States. (Image at right: Peeping Tom)
Currier shot much of the work for this show with infrared cameras, then converted some images to black and white and toned others to sepia, harkening to 19th Century photography. Most of the images in the exhibition include her signature hidden somewhere in a corner.
The exhibition will be open to the public during the scheduled hours listed below and other viewings may be arranged when feasible.
Audubon Park: A Sense of Place Captured in Photography by Elizabeth Currier
The Grinnell: 800 Riverside Drive at 158th Street
Saturday, June 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Opening reception)
Sunday, June 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 7 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 12 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 16 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Open studio day)
Wednesday, June 20 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Closing reception)
Friday, June 29 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
The Audubon Park Alliance is a coalition of residents in Manhattan’s Audubon Park neighborhood, whose mission is to beautify public spaces, advocate for clean and safe streets, and preserve and promote the neighborhood’s architecture, history, and culture.
The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is a non-profit arts service organization that cultivates, supports and promotes the works of artists and arts organizations in Northern Manhattan.