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The Block2 Gallery

Office of Raleigh Arts

Last updated Apr. 04, 2017 - 11:12 am

Raleigh Art's Block2 Video Series is a visual platform for video, digital and new media artists. Viewed after dark, the changing videos aim to expand a viewer's notion of what visual art is and introduce the community to new artists, ideas and experimental mediums.

Location and Hours

Market Plaza
233 Fayetteville Street
Every night from sundown to 3 am

Current Exhibition

Sway ©2016 Matt McConnell

SWELL presents three international video works that blend technology and nature. Each of the artists use varying depictions of the wave to explore individual themes, capturing nature while using the latest technical capabilities of the medium.

Marta Di Francesco, The Waves, 2016, HD video, stereo sound, color 2:45 minutes

Susan Narduli Studio, Immersion, 2016, HD video, stereo sound, animations, aerial and 4K cinematography, motion capture, custom software 4:03 minutes

McLean Fahnestock, Stratagem 8, 2016 HD color video, stereo sound, continuous loop 3:52 minutes

SWELL is presented by Raleigh Arts, a division of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. The City of Raleigh and the Office of Raleigh Arts gratefully acknowledge First Citizen Bank's partnership and support of Block2.

Artist Calls

Block2 Artist calls

Call For Video Artists - Raleigh Art's Block2 Video Series is an outdoor visual platform for video, digital and new media artists. Viewed after dark, the changing videos aim to expand a viewer's notion of what visual art is and introduce the community to new artists, ideas, and experimental mediums.

If you are interested in submitting material to be considered, please contact Stacy Bloom Rexrode, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at stacy.bloom-rexrode@raleighnc.gov

History

Raleigh Art's Block2 Video Series is a visual platform for video, digital and new media artists. Viewed after dark, the changing videos aim to expand a viewer's notion of what visual art is and introduce the community to new artists, ideas and experimental mediums. Block2 is an extension of the Miriam Preston Block Gallery, which showcases changing exhibitions of local artists in the Raleigh Municipal Building.

The sculptural projection screen, titled "Sway", was designed and fabricated by Raleigh public artist Matt McConnell. Cary-based AVCON, Inc., an audio-visual engineering/design firm provided the expertise and equipment for projecting large-scale imagery.

The Block2 Video Series aims to create an environment for visual splendor. We hope you will take a moment to look, listen and enjoy.

Originally viewed in a street-level window at the corner of Fayetteville and Hargett Streets, Block2 was relocated on a larger visual scale to Market Plaza as a part of a vision to redevelop and activate an originally underutilized space.

Exhibited Artists

BLOCK2 GALLERY EXHIBITED ARTISTS

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