Going on view this week:
“Record of Cherry Road” by Elizabeth Moran
Exhibition on view December 4, 2014 – January 17, 2015
New York University’s Gulf + Western Gallery
721 Broadway, 1st Floor (rear of lobby)
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 4, 2014 – 6-8pm
The Department of Photography & Imaging presents Record of Cherry Road, an exhibition of photographs by alum Elizabeth Moran (’07), recipient of the Department’s 2013 Tierney Fellowship. Moran writes, “Record of Cherry Road investigates the myths that surround my family’s home, the farmhouse of an old plantation in Memphis, Tennessee. Storied to be haunted, the house contains a multitude of histories that are ever-present yet hidden. With the help of my aunt and uncle, both paranormal investigators, the project seeks a presence that exists within familial lore…. Documentation of paranormal activity from my mother’s childhood, like a map of footsteps or a flash in a window, further conflate myth and history. Referencing spirit photography from the nineteenth century, when ectoplasm was made of cotton, and contemporary images of the paranormal, where chromatic aberrations are not just an artifact of a digital sensor, the project questions our continued reliance on photography to prove a belief.” Photographs from Record of Cherry Road has been featured in the New York Times Lens Blog, BBC World News, Wired, Lenscratch, and Don/Dean.
Elizabeth Moran is the 9th recipient of the Department’s Tierney Fellowship. The Tierney Fellowship, established by The Tierney Family Foundation in 2003, is awarded to a Photography & Imaging alum who has shown excellence in the field of photography and graduated within the past seven years. The primary goal of the Fellowship is to find aspiring artists who will be tomorrow’s leaders and assist them in overcoming challenges that photographers face at the start of their careers.
Born in Houston, Texas, Elizabeth Moran lives and works in San Francisco. She received her BFA in Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York in 2007 and her MFA in Fine Art in 2013 and MA in Visual and Critical Studies in 2014 at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Moran’s work has been presented both nationally and globally, including Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center in Atlanta, SOMArts in San Francisco, RAC Gallery in New York, Fotofest in Houston, tête in Berlin, and 72 Gallery in Tokyo. Her work has been published in The New York Times Lens Blog, The British Journal of Photography, HotShoe, and Wired, among others. Moran was awarded a Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in 2012 and a Tierney Fellowship in 2013. She was named one of the winners of Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward (US) for 2013 and, in 2014 she was included in Photoboite’s 30 Under 30 Women in Photography and the CENTER Santa Fe 100.
For more information, visit www.elizabethmoran.com
The Gulf + Western Gallery, located at 721 Broadway (rear of lobby), is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. A photo ID is required when entering the buildings. For further information email email@example.com, call 212.998.1930, or visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.