It’s amazing what can be done with a coil of wire. This is the latest work of Gabriel Dawe: an incredible rainbow sky that plays almost as perspectives as our vision.
This is called plexus and is composed of several modules, all currently exposed to Renwick Gallery under Wonder.
I immediately hung with works by Dawe, the appearance of the whole, the illusion that transforms the material.
To hear R.Bell Nicholas, the commissioner of the Renwick Gallery is subdued.
We have a long history with textiles, and yet how many people have managed to show us a different fabrics, to change the very nature of the material?
For Dawe, the creative process begins with a “dialogue with space.” For each piece its Plexus.
This is an important aspect of this series, be consistent with the place, the room.
In one of the modules, there is a needle, only link to the thread that makes up the structures.
Once I have the idea of what I want to do, it only remains to attach hooks and tender thread after thread. I imagined a special tool for this, a kind of giant needle. I like the area of Renwick, which is rather large.
We let you see what happens below.