plexus – gabriel dawe

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Gabriel Dawe, Plexus no. 9 (2011), Gütermann thread, painted wood and hooks, photo by slyworks photography

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.

Gabriel Dawe, Plexus no. 3 (2010), Gütermann thread, wood and nails, photo by Kevin Todora

Plexus no.3 (detail)

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.

Gabriel Dawe, Plexus no. 4 (2010), Gütermann thread, wood and nails, photo by Kevin Todora

Gabriel Dawe, Plexus no. 5 (2011), Gütermann thread, wood and nails, photo by Mike Metcalfe

Gabriel Dawe, Plexus no. 7 (2011), Gütermann thread, painted wood and hooks

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.

Gabriel Dawe, Plexus no. 2: convergence (2010), Gütermann thread, wood and nails

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