Rania Hassan: Time•Line For my next solo show I've created a site-specific installation that will feature me knitting live as a part of the piece. Opens this Thursday at Artisphere!
“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”—T.S. Eliot
Rania Hassan combines knitting and painting to weave sculptural stories about our connections to time, place, and circumstance. Time•Line explores how the threads of our beginnings and endings shape and define us.
What brought you here to this point? Does one thread end where the next thread begins? In the Greek mythology of the three Fates, one goddess spins the thread, the second determines how long it will be, and the third cuts the thread.
One spindle, seven hands, eight spools of thread—all gathering at a single point representing where you are right now. The spools of threads represent potential, the hand-knit threads represent what’s been done, and everything points to one end, which is the present. This exact moment will never happen again. Everything is right here.
Join Rania for the unveiling of this piece on Thursday, June 4, 6–9pm.
Rania Hassan: Time•Line Artisphere, WIP Gallery June 3–28, 2015 Opening: June 4, 6–9pm Artist on Site: June 4, 18, 25 / 6–9pm 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209 703.875.1100 Free parking after 5pm weekdays, and all weekend. Closest Metro: Rosslyn [Blue/Orange/Silver line] FB Invitation: here.
Solo Show in NY In July I'll have a solo show at the Etui Fiber Arts Gallery. Opening reception will be Thursday, July 2.
2106 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont, NY 10538 914.341.1426
Notebook: Studio Time I've been doing a bit of traveling recently—New Orleans, New York, and Chicago. Many of my trips have centered around seeing live music which I absolutely adore. My sketchbook has mostly been covered with notes and drawings and plans for my solo shows. And for the days home in DC, I've spent a lot of time painting and knitting in my studio [studio detail picture below]. For more images from my adventures, please visit my Instagram.