Double Exposure: Artist's Work Shown in 2 Exhibits
ATEC Graduate Student Weaves Rich Creations of Color With Thread
Sep. 15, 2010
Gabriel Dawe, a student in the Arts and Technology (ATEC) MFA program at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been busy. He is involved in two concurrent exhibitions in Dallas: a one-man show at Guerilla Arts, Plexus No. 3, and an installation, Plexus No. 4, at the Dallas Contemporary. Both are site-specific installations made from thread.
Dawe explains, “These installations are about the human need to shelter from the elements. Architecture and fashion partly come from those needs. I am taking the main material clothes are made out of – thread – and making an architectural structure with it. By reversing material and scale, I ended up with something ethereal that speaks to the need for social structures that we require to survive as a species.”
His work can also be seen in the “Indig-nation” exhibition at UT Dallas in late October, as well as a group show in November at the Kellogg Gallery at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. He is an artist in residence at CentralTrak, and will have his MFA show there in April.
Plexus No. 4 (shown here in detail) is on display at the Dallas Contemporary museum.