June 25 – July 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25, 7-9 pm

Artist Talk: Tuesday, July 12, 2016.  7pm

Hamiltonian is pleased to present the Washington, DC debut of artist Christie Neptune in She Fell From Normalcy, an exhibition that will run from June 25 until July 30, 2016. The exhibition will open with a reception on June 25 from 7 – 9 pm; the artist will be in attendance.

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: Tuesday, July 12, 2016.  7pm

Join Christie Neptune as she discusses her new works in “She Fell From Normalcy”, in conversation with Rhea L. Combs, PhD, Curator of Film and Photography at Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.