Christine Neill: Observations from the Valley Floor
Curated by Mollie Berger Salah
November 9-December 15, 2019 Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art
Christine Neill, Disappearing Cavendish, 2017. Watercolor and archival ink print on paper and framing Plexiglas, 31 x 44 in. Courtesy of Goya Contemporary. Photography by John Dean.
Christine Neill, Holey Leaves, Violet,2019. Watercolor on laser cut Arches paper, 24 x 36 in. Courtesy of Goya Contemporary. Photography by John Dean.
Christine Neill, Strangler Fig,2019. Watercolor on laser cut Arches paper, 39 x 28.5 in. Courtesy of Goya Contemporary. Photography by John Dean.
Christine Neill is a nationally celebrated American artist whose work blends motifs of biological examination with visual processes and techniques. She has exhibited widely while influencing thousands of students over her long tenure as professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The effects of environmental changes on human life, and the reaction of the earth’s habitats to these threats underlie her investigations and images.
About the Curator
Mollie Salah has worked in the Prints and Drawings department at the National Gallery since 2014. She has published essays on Kenneth Noland, Thomas Downing, and Mary Pinchot Meyer. Mollie’s research interests include artists who have lived and worked in Washington, DC, early twentieth century American landscape painting, and the cultural impact of the Cold War.