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Gabriel Dawe: Plexus 28

September 12- December 28, 2014

When you see one of artist Gabriel Dawe’s installations for the first time, several metaphors may spring to mind. Spider webs and rainbows are both a common analogy for his work. This is easy to understand. The artist uses many miles of colored thread to weave his installations. Dawe manufactured a large needle-like tool to hook and move the thread, which forms patterns that mimic beams of light through a prism. Each installation takes tremendous amounts of time, patience and deliberation.  The result, as you can see, is simply spectacular. Plexus 28 took approximately 60 miles of thread to create.

A native of Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe has exhibited his work throughout the world including the US, Canada, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. He lived in Montreal, Canada for seven years before relocating to Dallas, Texas where he obtained his MFA at the University of Texas. Gabriel Dawe is represented by with Conduit Gallery in Dallas, TX and Lot 10 Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. 


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