About The Art Box

A unique new public art display to showcase a rotation of original works by regional artists in an urban setting, The Art Box at North Hills is a collaboration between North Hills and the NCMA. The collaboration will feature regional and NC art and share information about NCMA exhibitions and program opportunities with the community. The Art Box is open on the ground level of the Bank of America Tower, at the corner of Six Forks and Dartmouth Roads.

The current installation will last 12 months and features Lincoln Hancock and Mollie Earls’ Sleeper, a dynamic dreamscape along an urban thoroughfare.  In the space between thought and expression, we locate pathways towards the actualization of the more ideal worlds we seek. Sleeper conjures ritual and magic; science and logic; systems thinking and design; art and music. This installation is a moment of stillness amidst flux — unperturbed by the synaptic pulse of activity outside, the dreaming figure suggests we all take a moment to look inward and imagine how we might chart our own course towards better realities.

The previous artist featured in The Art Box was Raleigh artist, Nate Sheaffer. His project, EyeCentennials, was an ambitious project using 100 recycled street lamp lenses backlighted with neon and argon tubing, creating unique sconces using over 130 different colors. Sheaffer mounted 60 EyeCentennials in 12 columns of 5, each column controlled by autofaders – all out of sync – filled the Art Box at North Hills with rolling waves of light, providing an ever changing wall of color at all times of day and night.



Lincoln Hancock and Mollie Earls

Lincoln Hancock is a Raleigh-based artist, designer and musician whose mixed-media paintings, installations and community-oriented projects have been seen at venues including the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and CAM Raleigh. His interactive site-specific light installation, FLAG, inhabited a storefront on E. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh during the summer of 2016.

Mollie Earls is an artist, arts educator and scenographer with a background in design. She leads the CAM-to-GO Program at CAM Raleigh and teaches art to inmates at Raleigh’s Central Prison. Her work has been seen at the Nasher Museum of Art, CAM Raleigh and Lump Gallery/Projects.