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EXHIBITION ON VIEW: Feb 20 - Apr 19, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 | 7-9PM
CURATED BY JENNY GEROW
As an interdisciplinary artist working across film, photography, mixed media, and performance arts, visual artist Christie Neptune investigates how constructs of race, gender, and class limit the personal experiences of historically marginalized bodies of color. The artist built off the research and work that she engaged in during her year-long residency in the NXTHVN Residency program in New Haven, CT, focusing on a closed community center in the neighborhood of Dixwell, where the residency is based. Through extensive research and the lens of an archaeologist studying ancient ruins, Neptune sought to draw a deeper narrative of the hidden potential in absence. Focusing on photographs of the site, and filtering this example of American urban decay through the lens of ancient ruins, Neptune’s exhibition in BRIC’s Project Room will bring together sculpture, long-form video, and photographs to draw a deeper narrative related to absence and what that means for a community. Critically aware of both self and subjectivity, she illuminates the personal and emotional aftermath of a society that disregards and delegitimizes those that endure the brunt of historically upheld supremacies.
Christie Neptune is a 2019-20 recipient of the ArtFP, an open call for Brooklyn-based visual artists to exhibit at BRIC House.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Christie Neptune has been included in group shows at VOLTA, The Rubber Factory, A.I.R. Gallery, and Union Docs, all NY; and Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, NJ. She has been featured in publications including Artforum, Hyperallergic, The Creator’s Project, Juxtapoze Magazine, and The Washington Post. Neptune is an alumni of More Art’s Engaging Artists Residency, The Hamiltonian Gallery Fellowship, The Bronx Museum of The Arts: Artist in the Marketplace (AIM), and Smack Mellon studio residency through the New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship. She is a 2018 Artadia New York Finalist, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program Recipient, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant Recipient, MASS MoCA Asset 4 Artist Studio Artist in Residence, and the NXTHVN Studio Fellowship.
The Project Room, located adjacent to the Gallery in BRIC House is an added resource for video work, BRIC's emerging curator program, small-scale exhibitions and experimental curatorial projects.