The Rainbow Thread Installations of Gabriel Dawe

by Danny OldaPosted on

Gabriel Dawe‘s site specific installations are at once large yet delicate.  Myriads of multicolored threads shoot across open spaces like rays of light.  An intriguing balance between the installation’s ephemeral atmosphere and the concreteness of the thread seems to transform something about the space it inhabits.  At the same time his installations’ resemblance to a loom (albeit, a giant technicolor loom) can not be escaped.  Indeed, in his statement Dawe explains that his installations “explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms.”  With this in mind, each of his Plexus installations, as they are titled, evoke ideas of clothing as well as shelter and inside space.

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