Regardless of how old we are, we seem to love catching a glimpse of a rainbow. It makes our surroundings more beautiful in an instant. For [Gabriel Dawe], rainbows serve as his inspiration and his artistic works bring the natural wonder indoors. The artist uses thousands of threads to create an optical illusion of the colourful arc in his ongoing series *Plexus*. Born and raised in Mexico, the textile artist is challenging notions of masculinity and gender identity. His aim is to make people think twice about machismo, gender roles, and stereotypes we have come to accept.
Dawe favors buildings with high ceilings and open concepts to play on the illusion that the rainbow is created by the light. He also uses enough spools of thread to knit a few hundred sweaters. Dawe’s sculptures are designed to change, based on the viewer’s vantage point. His work will be on display at the [Newark Museum] in New Jersey from September 19, 2015 to January 10, 2016. : http://www.gabrieldawe.com/index.html : http://www.newarkmuseum.org/the-shape-of-light. Here we go again. #Plexus31 @newarkmuseum #theshapeoflight #biggestmuseumshowtodate #GabrielDawe #artinstallation #contemporaryart A photo posted by Gabriel Dawe (@gabrieldawe) on Aug 24, 2015 at 7:15am PDT.
Day 6: break tiiiime.
#Plexus29 #gabrieldawe A photo posted by shelby cunningham (@yayasheshe) on Nov 12, 2014 at 2:39pm PST.
Meditative observations of a methodical artist.
#gabrieldawe A photo posted by @natsaysso on Nov 6, 2014 at 11:01am PST.
Starting #Plexus29 at @byumoa A photo posted by Gabriel Dawe (@gabrieldawe) on Nov 6, 2014 at 1:41pm PST
First day assisting @gdawe on #plexus29 at @byumoa! A photo posted by shelby cunningham (@yayasheshe) on Nov 6, 2014 at 3:00pm PST
Lucky to witness the de-install of Gabriel Dawe piece at CAM Raleigh.
With the lovely @hightree19 Tama. A photo posted by Marielle (@marylo) on Sep 2, 2014 at 6:09am PDT.
#plexus29 from above A photo posted by shelby cunningham (@yayasheshe) on Nov 7, 2014 at 6:39pm PST
#regram from @yayasheshe: the piece at the EODIAH.
#gabrieldawe A photo posted by Gabriel Dawe (@gabrieldawe) on Jun 4, 2015 at 2:35pm PDT.
#art #dawiddiary #amazing #artist #gabrieldawe #instacool #installation #dawidworld #dawidtomaszewski #art ?❤️?Gabriel Dawe creates site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms.
His work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the complicated construction of gender and identity in his native Mexico and attempting to subvert the notions of masculinity and machismo prevalent in the present day. His work has been exhibited in the US, Canada, Belgium, and the UK. A photo posted by DAWID TOMASZEWSKI (@dawid_tomaszewski) on Jul 28, 2014 at 3:29pm PDT.
Day 7(?): @gdawe is 2/3rd finished with #Plexus29.
#gabrieldawe A photo posted by shelby cunningham (@yayasheshe) on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:36am PST.
#PlexusC15 is done.
#NordstromVAN @nordstromvan #artinstallation A photo posted by Gabriel Dawe (@gabrieldawe) on Aug 7, 2015 at 10:39am PDT.
#plexus29 A photo posted by @natsaysso on Nov 14, 2014 at 3:26pm PST
Day 5 (and color 8) of assisting @gdawe on #Plexus29.
Here’s another rare view from above. A photo posted by shelby cunningham (@yayasheshe) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:13pm PST.
#plexus29 A photo posted by @natsaysso on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:16am PST
This installation by Gabriel Dawe is just mesmerizing.
#gabrieldawe #plexus29 #byumoa A photo posted by Ann Lambson (@annlambson) on Dec 12, 2014 at 3:49pm PST.
@BYUMOA @GabrielDawe #ArtAfterDarkMOA #Plexus29 A photo posted by Bryan Tanner (@bryanthemormon) on Jan 9, 2015 at 6:10pm PST
#GabrielDawe via @human_evolution_project A photo posted by Um Yeah Arts (@umyeaharts) on Jun 13, 2015 at 7:24pm PDT
#camraleigh #amazinginstallation #gabrieldawe #otbfineart A photo posted by otbfineart (@otbfineart) on Aug 5, 2014 at 10:07am PDT
#gabrieldawe#orgullo#mexicano#museo A photo posted by Mich (@mich.estrada) on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:04pm PDT