Archival pigment print by Adam Bellefeuil, a house, fence, street light, and blurry person on the road

Raleigh, NC 2014
Archival pigment print
30" x 24" x 1.5"

Out of Darkness

A Block Gallery Exhibition by Raleigh Arts

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Selected Artists

These times call for reinvention and finding creative new ways to address our given circumstances. For many of us our reality has shifted to a new existence that at first may have felt like being trapped in a tragic dystopian movie. However, once the reality sets in and we begin to adapt and even overcome these conditions we move out of the darkness that once overtook our world.

These photographs and videos pay homage to Film Noir. This genre first evolved out of economic necessity following World War II as low to modestly budgeted film projects. The result of working with minimal equipment and resources led to creative experimentation then and now.

About the Juror

George Jenne was born in Richmond, VA. His films and videos are experimental narratives, marked by a convergence of literary and cinematic languages. George has a BFA in Film/Animation/Video, from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Studio Art from UNC Chapel Hill. He has attended numerous residencies including, The MacDowell Colony, Art Omi, and the Fine Arts Work Center, where he was a fellow, twice. George was also short listed for the Creative Capital Grant. He has exhibited his films and videos at Exit Art, Jack The Pelican Presents, PS122, The Nasher Museum at Duke University, and The Speed Museum in Louisville, KY, to name a few. He is represented by Freight + Volume in New York. He lives and works in Chapel Hill, NC where he is currently director of Lump Projects, a non-profit gallery in Raleigh, that operates through a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Selected Artists

Archival pigment print by Adam Bellefeuil, light shining throw tangled branches

Adam Bellefeuil

Adam Bellefeuil was born in suburban Detroit. For more than fifteen years he has worked as a video games designer. Through photography, he’s concerned with making quiet discoveries about the places we live. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Polaroid photography by I'Nasah Crockett, two polaroids of plants against the sky

I'Nasah Crockett

I’Nasah Crockett is a writer, blogger, performer, and cultural worker who focuses on Black cultural production and Black radical traditions. Through analog and digital photography, Crockett traces African American cultural and vernacular landscapes, and outlines the submerged histories of Southern geographies.

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Archival pigment print by Jimmy Fountain, street light with tree behind it at night

Jimmy Fountain

Shooting at night has been a big part of Jimmy Fountain's work for almost 20 years. In April of 2020, Fountain arrived back in Chapel Hill, NC from New York City, NY and was struck by the contrast of of the two when being outside.

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Dye sublimation print on aluminum by Tama Hochbaum, grid of blue, cadmium green thistles

Tama Hochbaum

Tama Hochbaum is an artist/photographer living in Chapel Hill, NC. Hochbaum is interested in making work about the passage of time as a printmaker, then as a painter, and now was an artist with a camera.

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Archival inkjet prints on Canson Platine Fibre Rag by Lindsay Metivier, the inside of a car during automated car wash

Lindsay Metivier

Lindsay Metivier has created a phantasmagoric series of photographs that she took during the wee hours of the morning, when most humans are pleasantly absent and deer emerge to track across their claimed territory, commonly referred to as “home range.”

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Photo on canvas by JP Jermaine Powell, a small boy stands behind the artist holding a gun

JP Jermaine Powell

JP Jermaine Powell's paintings explore the complexities of human relationships, materialism, and consumerism. His work has aided in uniting diverse communities of people who were once disconnected by unfortunate economic and/or social circumstances.

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A still from the video ABSTRACCIÓN by Xiaowei Wu and Shao Yixuan

Xiaowei Wu and Shao Yixuan

Xiaowei Wu and sound and visual artist Shao Yixuan have collaborated on a multichannel video with sound exploring perceptions of quantities and scales, and of human beings, among all discrete objects in their multiplicities.

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