Head Bowed in Assembled Construction, 2018.
Head Bowed in Assembled Construction, 2018.

36 x 24. Digital Chromogenic Print. Framed.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart
Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart

Unpacking Sameness Solo Exhibition, 2018. Brooklyn, NY. September 8 to October 7, 2018.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Mirror and Show Pieces, 2017
Mirror and Show Pieces, 2017

24x36. Digital Chromogenic Print. Framed.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Untitled Assembled Man-Made Construct, 2018
Untitled Assembled Man-Made Construct, 2018

24x36, Digital Chromogenic print.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Exposing My Limits behind America's Curtain, 2018
Exposing My Limits behind America's Curtain, 2018

24x36. Digital Chromogenic Print.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart
Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart

Unpacking Sameness Solo Exhibition, 2018. Brooklyn, NY. September 8 to October 7, 2018.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Faux legitimacy, 2018
Faux legitimacy, 2018

8.5 x 11. Text on Paper with Pin.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

The "Colorline" ™
The "Colorline" ™

The social construct of structural racism is given symbolic form in The Colorline, a readymade sculpture comprised of mirror, industrial chrome articulated armature, and heavy green velvet curtain.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

James Baldwin Quote, 2018

Single Channel HD Video. TRT 35 Secs. Looped quote on CRT monitor.

“I concluded long ago that they found the color of my skin inhibitory. This color seems to operate as a most disagreeable mirror and a great deal of one's energy is expended in reassuring White Americans that they do not see what they see.”


Sitting Like Gordon With Bare-Back ,  Indigo and Shutter Release in Hand, 2018
Sitting Like Gordon With Bare-Back , Indigo and Shutter Release in Hand, 2018

20x20. Digital Chromogenic Print. Framed.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Sitting Like Delia With Bare-Front, Indigo and Shutter Release in Hand, 2018
Sitting Like Delia With Bare-Front, Indigo and Shutter Release in Hand, 2018

20x20. Digital Chromogenic Print. Framed.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart
Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart

Unpacking Sameness Solo Exhibition, 2018. Brooklyn, NY. September 8 to October 7, 2018.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Sugar Cane and Drapery by Trading Warehouse, 2018
Sugar Cane and Drapery by Trading Warehouse, 2018

20 x 30. Digital Chromogenic print; Plexi face-mount on Aluminum.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Self by Trading Warehouse With Drapery, 2018
Self by Trading Warehouse With Drapery, 2018

20 x 30. Digital Chromogenic print; Plexi face-mount on Aluminum.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart
Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart

Unpacking Sameness Solo Exhibition, 2018. Brooklyn, NY. September 8 to October 7, 2018.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Dismantling Man Made Constructs Excerpt, 2018

Excerpt from the full film (TRT 11:08 mins)
Single Channel HD Video and Super 8mm Film to Video Transfer.
TRT 5:05 mins

The video Dismantling Man-Made Constructs shot on Super 8 film and HD video in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, features an interactive performance. During the performance, participants of the group were divided into groups of two: white participants as “Colonizers” and non-white participants as “The Colonized.” Participants of the performance were provided a strict list of rules and instructional guidelines on how to assemble or disassemble “The Colorline.”

Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by Christie Neptune; Cinematography by Christine Shaw and Christie Neptune. Musical Composition by Christopher Neptune

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Hardware And Construct In Parts I
Hardware And Construct In Parts I

30x30. Digital Chromogenic Print. Framed.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Image from Friday’s public performance at NURTUREart.
Image from Friday’s public performance at NURTUREart.

On October 05, 2018, I performed “Dismantling Man Made Constructs” at NURTUREart as part of my solo exhibit, “Unpacking Sameness.” For this performance, I tied my hands and feet together with fabric to limit movement. This made the act of breaking down the structure rather difficult. The gesture was symbolic of my status as the marginalized Black female in America. During the performance, I repeated the quoted text from James Baldwin’s 1965 essay “The White Man’s Guilt."

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Post Performance Installation view of Dismantled "Colorline"
Post Performance Installation view of Dismantled "Colorline"

On October 05, 2018, I performed “Dismantling Man Made Constructs” at NURTUREart as part of my solo exhibit, “Unpacking Sameness.” For this performance, I tied my hands and feet together with fabric to limit movement. This made the act of breaking down the structure rather difficult. The gesture was symbolic of my status as the marginalized Black female in America. During the performance, I repeated the quoted text from James Baldwin’s 1965 essay “The White Man’s Guilt."

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Project Statement
Project Statement
Head Bowed in Assembled Construction, 2018.
Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart
Mirror and Show Pieces, 2017
Untitled Assembled Man-Made Construct, 2018
Exposing My Limits behind America's Curtain, 2018
Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart
Faux legitimacy, 2018
The "Colorline" ™
James Baldwin Quote, 2018
Sitting Like Gordon With Bare-Back ,  Indigo and Shutter Release in Hand, 2018
Sitting Like Delia With Bare-Front, Indigo and Shutter Release in Hand, 2018
Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart
Sugar Cane and Drapery by Trading Warehouse, 2018
Self by Trading Warehouse With Drapery, 2018
Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart
Dismantling Man Made Constructs Excerpt, 2018
Hardware And Construct In Parts I
Image from Friday’s public performance at NURTUREart.
Post Performance Installation view of Dismantled "Colorline"
Project Statement
Head Bowed in Assembled Construction, 2018.

36 x 24. Digital Chromogenic Print. Framed.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart

Unpacking Sameness Solo Exhibition, 2018. Brooklyn, NY. September 8 to October 7, 2018.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Mirror and Show Pieces, 2017

24x36. Digital Chromogenic Print. Framed.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Untitled Assembled Man-Made Construct, 2018

24x36, Digital Chromogenic print.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Exposing My Limits behind America's Curtain, 2018

24x36. Digital Chromogenic Print.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart

Unpacking Sameness Solo Exhibition, 2018. Brooklyn, NY. September 8 to October 7, 2018.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Faux legitimacy, 2018

8.5 x 11. Text on Paper with Pin.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

The "Colorline" ™

The social construct of structural racism is given symbolic form in The Colorline, a readymade sculpture comprised of mirror, industrial chrome articulated armature, and heavy green velvet curtain.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

James Baldwin Quote, 2018

Single Channel HD Video. TRT 35 Secs. Looped quote on CRT monitor.

“I concluded long ago that they found the color of my skin inhibitory. This color seems to operate as a most disagreeable mirror and a great deal of one's energy is expended in reassuring White Americans that they do not see what they see.”


Sitting Like Gordon With Bare-Back , Indigo and Shutter Release in Hand, 2018

20x20. Digital Chromogenic Print. Framed.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Sitting Like Delia With Bare-Front, Indigo and Shutter Release in Hand, 2018

20x20. Digital Chromogenic Print. Framed.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart

Unpacking Sameness Solo Exhibition, 2018. Brooklyn, NY. September 8 to October 7, 2018.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Sugar Cane and Drapery by Trading Warehouse, 2018

20 x 30. Digital Chromogenic print; Plexi face-mount on Aluminum.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Self by Trading Warehouse With Drapery, 2018

20 x 30. Digital Chromogenic print; Plexi face-mount on Aluminum.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Installation Image courtesy of NURTUREart

Unpacking Sameness Solo Exhibition, 2018. Brooklyn, NY. September 8 to October 7, 2018.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Dismantling Man Made Constructs Excerpt, 2018

Excerpt from the full film (TRT 11:08 mins)
Single Channel HD Video and Super 8mm Film to Video Transfer.
TRT 5:05 mins

The video Dismantling Man-Made Constructs shot on Super 8 film and HD video in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, features an interactive performance. During the performance, participants of the group were divided into groups of two: white participants as “Colonizers” and non-white participants as “The Colonized.” Participants of the performance were provided a strict list of rules and instructional guidelines on how to assemble or disassemble “The Colorline.”

Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by Christie Neptune; Cinematography by Christine Shaw and Christie Neptune. Musical Composition by Christopher Neptune

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Hardware And Construct In Parts I

30x30. Digital Chromogenic Print. Framed.

3 Editions.

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Image from Friday’s public performance at NURTUREart.

On October 05, 2018, I performed “Dismantling Man Made Constructs” at NURTUREart as part of my solo exhibit, “Unpacking Sameness.” For this performance, I tied my hands and feet together with fabric to limit movement. This made the act of breaking down the structure rather difficult. The gesture was symbolic of my status as the marginalized Black female in America. During the performance, I repeated the quoted text from James Baldwin’s 1965 essay “The White Man’s Guilt."

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Post Performance Installation view of Dismantled "Colorline"

On October 05, 2018, I performed “Dismantling Man Made Constructs” at NURTUREart as part of my solo exhibit, “Unpacking Sameness.” For this performance, I tied my hands and feet together with fabric to limit movement. This made the act of breaking down the structure rather difficult. The gesture was symbolic of my status as the marginalized Black female in America. During the performance, I repeated the quoted text from James Baldwin’s 1965 essay “The White Man’s Guilt."

© Copyright Christie Neptune 2014-2019

Project Statement
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