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_Artist Talk: Christie Neptune in conversation with Rhea Combs

_Artist Talk: Christie Neptune in conversation with Rhea Combs

Christie Neptune in dialogue with Rhea Combs, Curator of Film & Photography at Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Combs and Neptune discuss the themes and inspiration behind the artist's newest body of work on view at Hamiltonian Gallery.

"She Fell From Normalcy" is the third and final installment of Christie Neptune's multi-media series "Eye Of The Storm", a body of work that examines how constructs of race, gender and class limit the personal experience. Working across photography, film and new media, Neptune challenges the hegemonic system of whiteness that shapes our definitions of the "self", and in "She Fell From Normalcy", places particular emphasis on its effect on the emotional and mental health of people of color.

In "She Fell From Normalcy", Christie Neptune uses sound, installation, original writing and video throughout the gallery to build a world stripped of the limitations of race, gender and class. As subject, Neptune employs two females trapped in a sterile, white environment in which they are controlled by an unseen presence; it is only after a cataclysmic break in the system that the females are granted clarity and self-recognition.

Neptune is a graduate of Fordham University and has been featured in publications including Les Femmes Folles, HYSTERIA: What Was Taken, Psychology Today and Juxtapoze Magazine. Recent shows include a solo exhibition at Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2015). She has been included in group exhibitions at the Queens Museum of Art, Queens NY (2016); A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2016); Yeelen Gallery, Miami Fl (2015); The Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC (2015); UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY (2015); the Momentum Technology Film Fest at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2014); and 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2011).

_Artist Talk: Dan Perkins + Alejandro Pintado

_Artist Talk: Dan Perkins + Alejandro Pintado

Dan Perkins and Alejandro Pintado discuss their new works in "Material/Ethereal". Moderated by Amanda Jirón-Murphy.

In "Material/Ethereal", Baltimore-based painter Dan Perkins and Mexico City-based artist Alejandro Pintado dissect and re-contextualize the visual and social histories that surround depictions of constructed and natural spaces from the 19th-century to the present day. Pintado and Perkins interrupt Romantic landscapes and interior spaces with luminous geometric forms, graphic patterns and trompe l'oeil effects, creating destabilized, artificial spaces where materials and forms morph and shift. By reversing hierarchies of foreground and background and making incongruous compositional choices, both artists upend pictorial conventions and invite viewers to consider painting's inherent falsity while acknowledging its potential as a catalyst for communication and ideation.

Artist Talk: Allison Spence in conversation with Sam Kean

Artist Talk: Allison Spence in conversation with Sam Kean

Allison Spence on her current exhibition 'Spread'. Spence is joined by author and science writer Sam Kean to discuss her sculptural paintings, video work, and overall practice.

Allison Spence presents an installation of paintings, archival matter, and video in her latest exhibition 'Spread'. Drawing parallels between Tomie--a Japanese horror manga with an infinitely regenerative femme fatale as its protagonist--and Pando--a prodigious and clonal forest colony in Utah that revitalizes itself in the wake of wildfires--Spence considers the potential for destructive acts to give rise to additive, creative, and infinite forms. Operating in a fluid space that confounds medium, language, and planarity, Spence's work overlays reality with a gloss of its abject and sinister undercurrents.

Artist Talk: Joshua Haycraft

Artist Talk: Joshua Haycraft

Hamiltonian Fellow Joshua Haycraft introduces us to the world of BHBITB and talks about the influences and inspirations for his current exhibition "20XX Future Guaranteed." April 22, 2014 Part 1 of 3

Artist Talk: Ryan Hoover

Artist Talk: Ryan Hoover

Hamiltonian Fellowship alum Ryan Hoover discusses his work leading up to his current exhibition "ambi-mimetics" and how art and science intersect through the creation of his groundbreaking Bio-Print. April 22, 2014 Part 2 of 3

Artist Talk: Will Schneider-White

Artist Talk: Will Schneider-White

Hamiltonian Fellow Will Schneider-White speaks about his new paintings and his thought process behind his first show at the Hamiltonian Gallery, "Ostensible Fictions".