'i Feel like that'
by telvin Wallace
march 13 - may 17, 2019 | The Block Gallery
(Raleigh Municipal Building), 222 West Hargett St., Raleigh
Exhibition statement: "I Feel Like That" is an exhibition that focuses on issues associated with mental health. Through portraiture, artist Telvin Wallace uses his direct relationship with the subject matter to embrace the contentious impression of mental illness and the place it holds in society.
When people hear or see the word "depression" they generally think of sadness, but that is not all it entails. Depression encompasses anxiety, general discontent, fatigue and detachment. The most debilitating part can be the inability to relate to others. This feeling of detachment not only stems from depression itself, but from the stigma that is placed on those who have been diagnosed with mental disorders. I Feel Like That not only depicts emotions and feelings but begins a conversation on a subject that is too often neglected by society. #IFeelLikeTelvin
First Friday reception: April 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
Community Conversation: TBA
Closing reception: TBA