Rana Siegel, Slack (The Gallery)
Slack (The Gallery)
September 13, 2020 – October 11, 2020.
Material is pleased to present artist Rana Siegel in her solo show: Slack (The Gallery). This exhibition continues Rana’s ongoing interest in choreographed gesture, where Rana comes to know a space through her body and material. The line and anchor are forms she will articulate using simple materials: string and small white tiles. Rana transforms the gallery into an experience of fragility and balance, as she negotiates the parameters of the space while suggesting fleeting possibilities of tangible contemplation, and strategic labor. Her hand is cued into the micro-potential as the overall composition continues regularity and geometric symmetry. The positioning of each piece allows for random moments of movement. Slack (The Gallery) will be the 4th iteration of the Slack series, where Rana uses these materials to respond to a unique space.
Throughout the exhibition, Rana will be engaging with Slack (The Gallery), through the documentation of movement and perspective. Regular posts: images, texts, videos; will be available for anyone to view online. Lights will be left on at night so that people can view the gallery from the street.
There is something there. It is not for us to occupy, but for us to witness.
Rana will direct us through this iteration of Slack, as we witness from the maker, a way of engagement.
Rana Siegel is a Chicago-based visual artist. In 2018, Rana completed a year-long Jewish Artist Fellowship at the Spertus Institute in Chicago and in the summer of 2019, received an Eramus Fellowship from the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. Rana currently works at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She holds an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2008) and a BFA in Crafts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia (2001).
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