table in chairs in front of the Block2 Gallery screen in Market Plaza

Block2 Gallery

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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.

Special Update

Programming for Block 2 is temporarily suspended due to a large scale construction project at our First Citizens Bank partner at the Market Plaza location. Please stay tuned for reopening updates.


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    Stacy Bloom Rexrode
    Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
    stacy.bloom-rexrode@raleighnc.gov
    919-996-4687

    Address

    Market Plaza
    233 Fayetteville St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

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    Call For Video Artists

    A still from Adaptation Fever by Hồng-Ân Trương of a woman looking to the left, scared.
    Hồng-Ân Trương, "Adaptation Fever", 2006 - 2007, multi-channel video installation.

    Video submissions are still welcome and encouraged! If you are interested in submitting material to be considered please contact Stacy Bloom Rexrode, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections.

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    Gallery 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.

    See the full list of past exhibited artists.