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

Block2 Gallery

Raleigh Arts


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Hours Current Exhibition Call For Video Artists 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.

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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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    Hours

    On display every night from sundown to 3 a.m.

    Current Exhibition

    SUPER SYNETHIC SCHEMATIC
    Eddie Loymeyer and Daria Mikhailova

    Nov. 8, 2019 -  Jan. 26, 2020
    On display every night from sundown to 3 a.m. and each First Friday

    Eddie Lohmeyer, Maps, HD video, stereo sound, color, 7:49 minutes; R3D_4UM, HD video, color, 2:52 minutes
    Lohmeyer's work explores the aesthetic and technical development of digital media environments, with particular interests in video games and glitch. His art explores the encounter between body and technology, particularly in how physical computing and interactivity can open up participants to novel sensory and perceptual experiences.
    For more information, visit the artist’s website.

    Daria Mikhailova, #21.4 and #25, 2019, HD video, color, 10:00 minutes
    Mikhailova is a Moscow based artist whose practice lies in the field of synthetic colors that can be found in the urban environment. The aim of the artist is to immerse the viewer in the artificial colors and create an opportunity to consciously see the colors that surround us on a regular basis, and to feel their beauty and peculiar aesthetic.
    For more information, visit the artist’s website.

    Call For Video Artists

    If you are interested in submitting material to be considered please contact Stacy Bloom Rexrode, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections.

    View all current artist calls.

    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.