Mexican-born, Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe made these stunning polychrome installations using sewing thread strung between wooden beams. As the colours cross over a rainbow of hues is created, resulting in vivid optical structures that are ambiguously translucent and intangible in their three-dimensionality. His work Plexus no.9 (above) is currently on show at the PEEL Gallery in Houston, Texas through 8 October.
These works combine the delicate subtle tendencies of colour with a bold graphic quality, and on such a large scale create a dizzying effect. The series was inspired by the traditional Mexican practice of embroidery on clothing, translating this practice into a three-dimensional architectural scale.
‘The installation focuses on thread, textiles and clothing, but its large scale introduces architecture as another form of shelter and protection. Dawe examines not only the supporting aspects of these forms of human shelter, but also their limiting and controlling nature,’ explains the PEEL Gallery.
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