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The Block2 Gallery

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Last updated Jul. 19, 2019 - 9:46 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 a.m.

Current Exhibition

Seasons For Ibrahim 2 Exhibit

Mariam Aziza Stephan, Seasons For Ibrahim 2
HD video, stereo sound, 27 minutes, Music by Mark Mallman

June 5 - September 29
On view each evening at dusk and each First Friday

Stephan's constructed landscapes piece together fragmented scenes of conflict, abandonment, and disarray. Seasons For Ibrahim 2 is a meditation on change. This drawing-video landscape is a portrait of a relationship that is trying to find its place between two worlds. This piece is a testimonial to places that are constantly changing and undulating under the weight of history, paths, and identities. Each position, each face, needs to take turns making sacrifices so the other can grow.

Stephan believes the landscape speaks as a metaphor to the human condition and allows her to explore various thresholds encompassing both the physical and psychological. The health of the land speaks to the health of our future.

For more information, visit the artist’s website.

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.

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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